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Thursday News and Notes from Around the League

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He is not Greg Oden, but the Pelicans have added front court depth, signing forward Arinze Onuaku to a two year non-guaranteed deal, according to Yahoo Sports. Onuaku played about 17 minutes per game for the Phoenix Suns’ Summer League team in Las Vegas, averaging 6.9 points and 6.4 rebounds per game.

Lance Thomas has re-signed with the Pelicans on a two year, non-guaranteed deal, granting him the right to compete for a roster spot in this seasons’ training camp after being waived in July.

Chris Paul has been voted president of the National Basketball Players Association, inheriting the leadership of an organization in turmoil from Derek Fisher.

Larry Sanders, the 24 year old defensive phenom of the Milwaukee Bucks, has officially signed a 4 year, $44 million extension.