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Pelicans, Jahlil Okafor Agree To Deal

Pelicans, Jahlil Okafor Agree To Deal
Published On: Wed, Aug 08
Feb 28, 2016; Orlando, FL, USA;Philadelphia 76ers center Jahlil Okafor (8) dunks against the Orlando Magic during the first quarter at Amway Center. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

TheA PelicansA have agreed to sign free agent centerA Jahlil Okafor, according to ESPNa€™s Adrian Wojnarowski (TwitterA links). A source tells Wojnarowski that Okafor will sign a two-year contract with a partial guarantee in the first year and a team option for year two.

Scott Kushner of The AdvocateA first reported on Tuesdaythat the Pelicans and Okafor were engaged in discussions about a possible deal. As we noted at the time, the 22-year-old could be a good fit on a Pelicans roster that is short on traditional centers.A Anthony Davis,A Nikola Mirotic, andA Julius RandleA are expected to see the majority of the frontcourt minutes for the club, but none of those players is a natural five.

WhileA Emeka Okafor,A Alexis Ajinca, andA Cheick DialloA are also options at center for the Pelicans, Okafora€™s salary is still non-guaranteed, Ajinca missed the entire 2017/18 season with a knee injury, and Diallo has played primarily at the four since arriving in New Orleans.

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