The hits just keep on coming from the NBA today, keeping the extended holiday weekend busy in the world of sports. Next up, free agent Al-Farouq Aminu will stick with the redesigned New Orleans Pelicans.
Like a machine, Yahoo! Sports’ Adrian Wojnarowski broke the news on Twitter while covering the Dwight Howard saga.
Al-Farouq Aminu has agreed to a one-year, $3.7 million deal with New Orleans, league source tells Y!
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) July 6, 2013
Aminu will be entering his fourth season in the NBA, and spent time with the Los Angeles Clippers in the first season before being traded to the Pelicans for Chris Paul.
The strong forward finally made the transformation to a constant starter last season, starting in 71 of the 76 games he played in. Aminu averaged 7.3 points and 7.7 rebounds per game along with a .737 free throw percentage. He had 10 double-doubles on the season.
New Orleans also picked up Tyreke Evans in a sign-and-trade with the Sacramento Kings during the free agency period.