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Report: Toney Douglas near deal to join Pelicans

Elfrid Payton, Toney Douglas

Elfrid Payton, Toney Douglas


The Pelicans are desperate for help at the point. Jrue Holiday is on a minutes limit — just when he seems to get a flow going he has to come out — while Norris Cole (high ankle sprain) and Tyreke Evans (knee surgery) remain out. The Pelicans tried Nate Robinson, but he seems to have lost a step and isn’t looking to set up Anthony Davis anyway, so they waived him Thursday.

Immediately the buzz was Toney Douglas — recently waived by the Pacers — would be getting a call to return to New Orleans. That is going to happen sooner rather than later, reports Jeff Zillgitt at USA Today.

Douglas isn’t exactly a traditional playmaker, but his three point shooting can space the floor, he can get you some steals on defense, and he can at least move the ball and help out the Pelicans.

New Orleans started the season 0-2 and their next game is Saturday night against Golden State.