Pelicans trade Pondexter, pick to Bulls

Quincy Pondexter has not played in an NBA game since 2014.

The New Orleans Pelicans have traded forward Quincy Pondexter and a second-round pick to the Chicago Bulls, according to multiple reports.

The Bulls will receive the Pelicans’ 2018 second-rounder with no protections.

This was a salary dump move by New Orleans, who are in need of money so they can sign a small forward to replace Solomon Hill.

Hill is expected to miss 6-8 months due to a significant hamstring injury.

Pondexter, a seven-year veteran, has not played the past two seasons because of knee injuries. He has one season remaining on his current contract worth $3.8 million.

Sources have told Amico Hoops that the Bulls will likely waive Pondexter once the deal is completed.