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New Orleans Pelicans to keep Toney Douglas through season

New Orleans is apparently satisfied with the team's fifth guard.

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Since the injuries subsided, Toney Douglas has garnered very little playing time from the start of last December. In fact, he has appeared in just four games during this time frame for a grand total of 27 minutes. Despite a lack of usage, sources indicate that the Pelicans intend on keeping the journeyman point guard.

His contract is set to guarantee in a few days, January 10th to be specific, but the second year of his deal will not be guaranteed until July 12th.

On the season, Douglas' advanced numbers are relatively good; however, a lot of that is buoyed by his incredibly hot-shooting during the first two weeks of the regular season. In 6 of the Pelicans first 7 games, Douglas averaged 11.5 points (on 50% from the floor and three-point range), 2.8 assists, 2.0 rebounds, 1.8 threes and 1.2 steals in a hair over 21 minutes per game.