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New Orleans Pelicans sign Josh Gray to two-way contract

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The former LSU product should serve as organizational depth at the point guard position.

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According to Shams Charania of The Athletic, the New Orleans Pelicans will sign 25-year-old point guard Josh Gray to a two-way contract.

Gray’s most recent professional appearance was with the Brooklyn Nets summer league team, where he averaged 12.0 points, 4.3 rebounds, 3.0 assists and 1.3 steals in 23.9 minutes per game over six contests. He led the Nets with 19 points and eight rebounds in an 88-85 win over the Washington Wizards on July 8th.

Gray spent last year with the Changwon LG Sakers where he helped them to a 30-24 record and a third place finish in the Korean Basketball League.

Over a span of 61 games, Gray put up averages of 17.3 points, 4.5 rebounds, 3.7 assists and 1.6 assists.

The former LSU guard’s only stint on a NBA regular season roster came during the 2017-18 campaign. He appeared in five games with the Phoenix Suns, averaging 6.4 points, 2.4 assists and 1.6 steals.

Gray also spent the vast majority of the 2016-17 and 2017-18 seasons in the G League with the Northern Arizona Suns.

Per Andrew Lopez, the New Orleans Pelicans expect to begin next season with Zylan Cheatham and Josh Gray filling both of the team’s two-way contract slots.