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The New Orleans Pelicans and Jarrett Jack have agreed to a 10-day deal, per Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports.
Jack participated in a workout with the team Thursday, two days after Mario Chalmers, Quinn Cook, Reggie Williams and Hollis Thompson auditioned for the club.
Thompson agreed to a 10-day contract on Wednesday and the Pelicans passed on Chalmers, Cook and Williams, leading to Jack’s audition.
New Orleans waived Terrence Jones Thursday, which opened up a roster spot for Jack.
While the Cleveland Cavaliers are expected to sign Deron Williams, it’s worth noting that Jack and Chalmers were both on the team’s radar in late-January/early-February, but Chalmers was reportedly opposed to signing a 10-day contract at the time.
It’s unclear if that was a reason the Pelicans passed on Chalmers, but as more teams continue to fill their backup point guard spots, he may not have many NBA options left in the coming days.
Jack joins Jrue Holiday, DeMarcus Cousins and Anthony Davis on a Pelicans team fighting for the eighth seed in the Western Conference and fills a hole created by the trade that sent Buddy Hield, Langston Galloway and Tyreke Evans to the Sacramento Kings in exchange for Cousins.
The 33-year-old point guard averaged 12.8 points and 7.4 assists per game with the Brooklyn Nets in 2015-16, but his season was cut short in January after suffering a torn ACL.