Pelicans Sign Greg Stiemsma
Two-Year Veteran to add Front Court Depth
July 10, 2013
The New Orleans Pelicans announced today that they have signed center Greg Stiemsma as a free agent. Per club policy, terms of the contract were not released.
Stiemsma, a Wisconsin product, known for his defense and shot blocking, appeared in 76 regular season games (including 19 starts) for the Minnesota Timberwolves last season averaging 4.0 points, 3.3 rebounds and 1.2 blocks per game in 15.9 minutes. The 6’11” center led the team in rebounding nine times and registered his first career double-double against Phoenix on March 22, 2013.
Undrafted in the 2008 NBA Draft, Stiemsma, with perseverance and a blue collar approach, made it to the NBA via the D-League and signed as a free agent with the Boston Celtics on December 19, 2011.