Pelicans announce signing of Toney Douglas

Published Oct. 30, 2015 3:23 p.m. ET

After realizing that Nate Robinson wasn't the answer to their point guard issues, the Pelicans have brought in Toney Douglas, according to the team's official release.

At least Douglas is familiar with the organization from his brief time there last season, and he should be able to help on the defensive end of the floor in limited minutes, where New Orleans has been disastrous through the first two games of the season.

But what the Pelicans need more than anything is to get Tyreke Evans and Norris Cole back healthy, and that's still a little ways away.


The New Orleans Pelicans announced today the team has signed point guard Toney Douglas. Per team policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Douglas, 6-2, 185, appeared in 12 games for New Orleans during the 2014-15 season, averaging 4.3 points and 2.0 assists in 14.8 minutes per game. Douglas spent the 2015 preseason with the Indiana Pacers, appearing in five games and averaging 6.6 points, 1.6 assists, 1.8 rebounds and 1.4 steals.

Drafted 29th overall out of Florida State in 2009 by the Los Angeles Lakers, Douglas has appeared in 309 career NBA games with New York, Houston, Sacramento, Golden State, Miami and New Orleans, averaging 7.6 points and 2.2 assists in 18.9 minutes per game.

New Orleans’ roster now stands at 15.

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