Former Celtics Sharpshooter Lands New Deal with Pelicans

Mar 28, 2024; New Orleans, Louisiana, USA;   New Orleans Pelicans forward Matt Ryan (37) dribbles
Mar 28, 2024; New Orleans, Louisiana, USA; New Orleans Pelicans forward Matt Ryan (37) dribbles / Stephen Lew-USA TODAY Sports

The New Orleans Pelicans are fighting to save their season. They trail the Oklahoma City Thunder 2-0 as their first-round series moves to the Big Easy.

But the front office must maintain a semblance of balance between focusing on the present and looking beyond this series.

Addressing an item on their offseason agenda before the summer arrives, the Pelicans have reached a new deal with Matt Ryan, per Michael Scotto of

Their new pact is a three-year, $6.1 million contract, guaranteeing his $1.5 million deal this season, is non-guaranteed for the 2024-25 campaign, and includes a team option for 2025-26.

While the former Boston Celtics sharpshooter is yet to suit up for New Orleans in the playoffs this year, in 28 regular season appearances, including one start, he averaged 5.4 points and drilled 45.1% of his 3.3 attempts from beyond the arc.

For his career, the Notre Dame Fighting Irish alum is producing 4.4 points per contest and has a 45.1% conversion rate from three-point range.

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Bobby Krivitsky


Bobby Krivitsky's experiences include covering the NBA as a credentialed reporter for Basketball Insiders. He's also a national sports talk host for SportsMap Radio, a network airing on 96 radio stations throughout the country. Additionally, he was a major-market host, update anchor, and producer for IMG Audio, and he worked for Bleacher Report as an NFL and NBA columnist.