Reports: Pelicans signing Luke Babbitt and Alonzo Gee

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The Pelicans, coming off a breakthrough playoff appearance, are keeping the band together.

They’ve re-signed Omer Asik, Alexis Ajinca and Dante Cunningham.

Add Luke Babbitt to the list – with Alonzo Gee joining him in New Orleans.

Marc Stein of ESPN:

Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports:

These are only slightly above minimum contracts – or maybe even minimum deals with generous rounding. So, don’t expect either player to move the needle too much. Everything starts and ends with Anthony Davis.

But Babbitt has a chance to contribute as a stretch four in Alvin Gentry’s spread offense. That would mean more minutes for Davis at center, another plus.

Gee provides length on defense, which could help New Orleans switch more often (a la Gentry’s old team, the Warriors).