Earlier this morning the New Orleans Pelicans officially announced the signings of Solomon Hill, E’Twaun Moore, and Langston Galloway on the team’s site. Contract terms were not included, per team policy. According to previous reports Hill’s contract is for four years and $48 million with incentives that can increase the amount as high as $52 million. Moore’s contract is for four years and $34 million and thus far without reported incentives or options. Galloway’s contract is for two years and $10 million with a player option in the second year.
In the background of the image on Twitter one follower saw Danny Ferry hiding in the shadows. Is he the good angel on Dell’s right shoulder? It might seem that way after this summer.
There was also some (possibly unofficial) news on the numbers the newest Pelicans will be wearing this season.
It appears that Hill will wear number 44, Moore 55, and Galloway 10. Both Hill and Moore continue to wear the same number they wore last year for the Indiana Pacers and Chicago Bulls respectively. Galloway, who wore 2 for the New York Knicks, goes back to 10 he wore while at St. Joseph’s in college. 10 was unavailable in New York, retired for Walt Frazier. Let’s hope Galloway finds better luck in 10 than the previous occupant.
Last season Dante Cunningham wore 44 for the Pelicans. However, he has worn 33 in the past when available including at Villanova in college, as a rookie with the Portland Trail Blazers, and with the Minnesota Timberwolves. Thanks to the departure of Ryan Anderson 33 is now vacant and Cunningham is the best candidate to take the number over.
There are still more signings to be announced. The Pelicans have yet to officially sign Buddy Hield, Cheick Diallo, Tim Frazier, Terrence Jones, and Alonzo Gee. Since the Saints open training camp next Wednesday expect the Pelicans to get their off season done and out of the way to cede the remaining spotlight to football season in the coming days.