Wednesday February 4th, 2015

The New Orleans Pelicans signed guard Toney Douglas to a 10-day contract on Wednesday, the team announced.

Douglas, a five-year NBA veteran, most recently played for the Jiangsu Dragons of the Chinese Basketball Association. He appeared in 35 games while averaging 19.1 points, 4.8 rebounds, 3.3 assists and 2.1 steals.

A first-round pick of the Los Angeles Lakers in 2009, he was traded to the New York Knicks on draft day. Douglas spent three seasons with the Knicks, and later played for the Houston Rockets, Sacramento Kings, Golden State Warriors and Miami Heat. His last NBA action was in 2013-14 with the Heat, where he played in 27 games (17 starts) and averaged 4.2 points, 1.8 assists and 2.3 rebounds per game.

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The 6-foot-2, 195-pound point guard has appeared in 297 NBA games (47 starts) and averaged 7.8 points, 2.2 assists and 2.2 rebounds.

Douglas will be available for the Pelicans' game against the Oklahoma City Thunder on Wednesday. His signing brings the Pelicans' roster to 14 players.

Starting Pelicans point guard Jrue Holliday has missed the last 11 games with a stress reaction in his lower right leg. On Wednesday, the Pelicans elected not to sign backup point guard Nate Wolters for the remainder of the season after his second 10-day contract expired.

Mike Fiammetta

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