OCTOBER 15, 1:33pm: As expected, the Pelicans have waived Petty, the team announced today in a press release.
OCTOBER 13, 7:01pm: The signing is official, according to a press release from the Pelicans.
Petty spent the last four seasons playing his college ball at Alabama and was a two-time All-SEC player. As a senior in 2020/21, he averaged 12.6 PPG, 5.2 RPG, and 1.9 APG on .420/.370/.734 shooting in 32 games (31.1 MPG) for the Crimson Tide. He went undrafted in July.
Petty will likely be waived before the regular season begins and looks like a good candidate to end up playing for New Orleans’ G League affiliate, the Birmingham Squadron.