Pelicans sign veteran free-agent guard Lance Stephenson

METAIRIE, La. (AP) The New Orleans Pelicans say they have signed veteran free-agent guard Lance Stephenson.

The 6-foot-5 Stephenson, who's signing was announced Wednesday, began last season with the Los Angeles Clippers and was acquired by the Memphis Grizzlies at the NBA trade deadline. In 69 games combined, he averaged 8.3 points, 3.2 rebounds and 1.9 assists in about 20 minutes per game.

Stephenson, who starred in college for Cincinnati, entered the NBA as a 2010 second-round draft pick by the Indiana Pacers. He has played in 340 career games with Indiana, Charlotte, the Clippers and Memphis.

His best pro season was 2013-14, his last with Indiana, when he averaged 13.8 points, 7.2 rebounds and 4.6 assists in 35.3 minutes per game with five triple-doubles.

The Pelicans have not announced contract terms.

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