Pelicans sign second-year forward Williams to contract

Troy Williams has signed a deal with the New Orleans Pelicans.

The New Orleans Pelicans have agreed on a deal with free-agent forward Troy Williams, according to Shams Charania of Yahoo Sports.

Scott Kushner, columnist/reporter for the New Orleans Advocate, reports the deal is for more than one year.

Williams averaged 7.5 points, 3.5 rebounds and 1.0 steals in 17.1 minutes in 17 games (1 start) with the Knicks last season, his second in the league, shooting 49.0 percent from the field and 33.3 percent from deep.

He has appeared in a total of 51 NBA games. He has also spent time with the Houston Rockets (10 games) and Memphis Grizzlies (24 games).

Williams, 23, is 6-foot-7 and went undrafted out of Indiana in 2016.