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Pelicans sign Isaiah Thomas to 10-day contract

Thomas can suit up on Sunday against the Rockets.

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Isaiah Thomas played 40 games last season for the Wizards.

Isaiah Thomas has signed a 10-day contract with the New Orleans Pelicans, the team announced on Saturday.

Shams Charania of The Athletic and Andrew Lopez of ESPN reported about the deal on Friday.

Thomas, 32, last played on Feb. 3, 2020 as a member of the Washington Wizards. The veteran guard was traded three days later to the LA Clippers, who then waived him.

Thomas suited up for a pair of FIBA AmeriCup qualifying games for USA Basketball in February, recording a team-high 14.0 points and 2.5 assists per game, while shooting 43.5% from the field and 50% from long range.

The two-time All-Star is eligible to make his Pelicans debut on Sunday against the Houston Rockets. The guard position in New Orleans is comprised of Lonzo Ball, Nickeil Alexander-Walker, Kira Lewis Jr., Eric Bledsoe and Josh Hart.

In nine career seasons, Thomas has averaged 18.1 points and five assists per game.

He will wear No. 24 for the Pelicans.


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