Pelicans sign RFA guard Wallace to offer sheet

Tyrone Wallace has signed an offer sheet with the Pelicans.

The New Orleans Pelicans have reached an agreement with restricted free-agent guard Tyrone Wallace on an offer sheet, according Shams Charania of Stadium.

Ian Begley of ESPN reports the offer sheet is for two-years and is a minimum-salary deal that is partially guaranteed.

Wallace, a 24-year-old left-hander, finished last season on a two-way pact with the Los Angeles Clippers, who extended him a qualifying offer after the season.

Unlike players such as Rodney Hood and Patrick McCaw, who are traditional restricted free agents, Wallace is a two-way RFA, which also gives the Clippers the right to match any offer sheet he signs.

The 6-foot-5, 205-pound point guard averaged 9.7 points, 3.5 rebounds and 2.4 assists in 28.4 minutes in 30 games (19 starts) for the Clippers last season, shooting 44.5 percent from the field, 25.0 percent from the 3-point arc and 78.2 percent from the free-throw line as he became part of coach Doc Rivers’ rotation.

The Clippers already have 15 players on guaranteed contracts on their roster, along with the non-guaranteed deal with Patrick Beverley. Once Wallace signs the offer sheet, Los Angeles will have two days to decide whether or not to match.

Wallace was the 60th overall selection in the 2016 NBA draft by the Utah Jazz out of the University of California.

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