Thomas among four Pelicans cut

The New Orleans Pelicans cut Lance Thomas and give up rights to three other players.

The New Orleans Pelicans have waived forward Lance Thomas and renounced their rights to forward Lou Amundson, and guards Xavier Henry and Roger Mason Jr.

The 6-foot-8 Thomas, a former Duke standout, played 101 games with 19 starts during the past two seasons with New Orleans. Last season, he averaged 2.5 points and 1.9 rebounds in 59 games.

Mason, a nine-year veteran, played in 69 games with 13 starts last season. In his only season in New Orleans, he averaged 5.3 points and 1.1 assists in 17.7 minutes.

The 6-9 Amundson was acquired in a midseason trade and averaged 2.4 points and 3.2 rebounds in 18 games.

Henry, drafted 12th overall by the Memphis Grizzlies out of Kansas in 2010, averaged 3.9 points in 50 games last season, his second in New Orleans.

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