The New Orleans Pelicans are looking for a little more shooting and depth on the wings, and they’ve reached into the Erie Bayhawks of the D-League.
Anthony Brown was the last cut of the Lakers at the end of training camp and was the first pick in the D-League draft, and he tore up the minor league getting 29.3 points per game and shooting 65 percent from three. Now he’s getting a shot in the Big Easy, according to Marc Stein.
The Pelicans waived guard Archie Goodwin to make room.
The Lakers had hoped Brown could be part of their young core, play the role of a “3&D” wing, except that he never really pulled that off on either end (he shot 28.6 percent from three last season). His performance in the preseason wasn’t bad but couldn’t get him a roster spot in Los Angeles. That said, he deserved a shot somewhere.
This is a minimum, not guaranteed contract.