NEW ORLEANS: The New Orleans Pelicans exercised choices on 4 former first-round draft possible choices, together with big name ahead Zion Williamson, and added undrafted rookie guard John Petty Jr. to their roster.
The Pelicans picked up fourth-year choices on 2019 first-round draft possible choices Williamson, heart Jaxson Hayes and guard Nickeil Alexander-Walker, retaining them below contract via subsequent season. New Orleans additionally exercised a third-year choice on 2020 best draft selection Kira Lewis Jr., retaining him below contract throughout the 2022-23 season as smartly.
The signing of Petty provides the Pelicans a 3rd Purple Tide participant since they drafted Lewis thirteenth total out of Alabama final yr.
New Orleans additionally decided on former Purple Tide ahead Herbert Jones early in the second one around of the 2021 draft.
The 6-foot-5, 184-pound Petty averaged 11.7 issues, 4.5 rebounds, and two assists in 4 seasons at Alabama and hit a faculty report 311 occupation 3-pointers.
Petty was once named first-team All-SEC final season after averaging 12.6 issues, 5.2 rebounds, and 1.9 assists with 77 made 3s.
New Orleans was once anticipated to select up choices on contemporary first-round choices once they each and every confirmed promise within the early phases in their occupation none extra so than Williamson, a 2021 All-Celebrity who has averaged 25.7 issues and 7 rebounds in keeping with sport in his first two seasons.
Alexander-Walker has performed in 93 video games with 14 begins, averaging 8.3 issues, 2.5 rebounds, and a pair of.1 assists.
Hayes has performed in 124 video games with 17 begins, averaging 7.4 issues and four.2 rebounds.
Lewis were given into 54 video games off the bench as a rookie final season, averaging 6.4 issues and a pair of.3 assists.
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