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Trevon Bluiett signs two-way contract with New Orleans Pelicans

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The undrafted NBA rookie has given Dell Demps plenty of reasons to take a chance on his Summer League standout performance.

2018 NBA Summer League - Las Vegas - Toronto Raptors v New Orleans Pelicans Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images

The New Orleans Pelicans and Trevon Bluiett have come to an agreement on a two-way contract for next season. The exact terms were undisclosed, but the deal could be good for up to two years.

The Summer League’s leading scorer after two games, Bluiett has cooled off recently, scoring 13 points against the Pistons and 10 points against the Heat. SL Head Coach Kevin Hanson noted on Monday that Detroit’s defense keyed on Bluiett from the get-go, likely stemming from the Xavier (Ohio) product going 12/18 from the three-point line in the previous two games.

Regardless of his output from any of these exhibition games, it must be mentioned that Bluiett believes he would make for an excellent addition to Alvin Gentry’s high paced style of attack.

“It suits my game,” said Bluiett after practice on Tuesday. “I like to get up and down, to run, to come off screens, and with the pace we play, I feel like it’s perfect, and it compliments my game.”

Moreover, Bluiett is supremely confident in his all-around abilities, something he feels he hasn’t received enough credit for possessing from the vast majority to this point.

  • “Other than shooting, and making the right play, my IQ. I help the guys see what they don’t see, and I explain why. I also want to offensive rebound. It’s a valuable tool and I make it part of my game.”
  • “I’m not just a scorer. When I come off pick and rolls, I want to hit the open guy, the right guy, and I just want to be the guy who makes the right plays, and plays to win.”
  • “I’m a physical guy. In college I couldn’t play as physical, but in the NBA, I can, and that plays into my strengths. I want to guard big guards and big men, 1-4, and make the right play.”

Whether Trevon Bluiett builds on his success in Las Vegas or winds up never spending any meaningful minutes in a regular season game, he’s determined to grab the bull by the horns.

“It’s not the first time I’ve had my back against the wall.”

After watching Tony Carr, the 51st overall pick from the 2018 NBA Draft, fail to impress and Frank Jackson succumb to another injury, Bluiett has been the Pelicans best story in Las Vegas and now he’ll be given a much longer opportunity to continue proving the naysayers wrong.