Pelicans formally add Payton, Randle, re-sign Clark

ABS-CBN Sports on Jul 10, 2018 10:23 AM
Pelicans formally add Payton, Randle, re-sign Clark
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By The Associated Press

The New Orleans Pelicans have signed free-agent guard Elfrid Payton and re-signed guard Ian Clark.

New Orleans announced the roster moves Monday (Tuesday, PHL time) along with the formal signing of former Lakers forward Julius Randle, who agreed last week to a two-year contract worth about $18 million. Payton and Clark each have signed for one year.

The 6'4" Payton is a New Orleans native who played in college for Louisiana-Lafayette. He spent most of his four NBA seasons with Orlando before being traded to Phoenix last February and has averaged 11.2 points and 6.4 assists during his career. Payton now joins a back-court that also includes Jrue Holiday and E’Twaun Moore.

Clark averaged 7.4 points in 20 minutes per game last season.

The 6'9" Randle, who averaged 16 points and eight rebounds with Los Angeles last season, joins a front-court featuring five-time All-Star and fellow former Kentucky player Anthony Davis.

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