AP source: Pelicans, 2nd-rounder Diallo agree on 3-year deal
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A person familiar with negotiations says the New Orleans Pelicans and second-round draft choice Cheick Diallo have agreed to a three-year contract at the NBA minimum, with a team option in the third season.
The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the contract has not been announced.
If Diallo plays through the end of the contract, it could be worth about $2.5 million.
The Pelicans traded up in the second round of last month's draft, sending the 39th and 40th overall picks to the Los Angeles Clippers, to select the 6-foot-9 Diallo out of Kansas at 33rd overall.
Diallo recently played for the Pelicans' NBA Summer League team in Las Vegas, averaging 10.8 points, 9.4 rebounds and 2.2 blocks in five games.
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Posted on Thu, July 21, 2016
by BRETT MARTEL, AP Sports Writer