METAIRIE, La. — The New Orleans Pelicans say they will receive the draft rights to overseas professional Ater Majok as part of a trade that is sending veteran small forward Quincy Pondexter, a second-round draft choice and cash to the Chicago Bulls.
The portion of the trade sending Pondexter and a second-round draft choice to Chicago was agreed upon Thursday and confirmed to The Associated Press by a person familiar with the move who spoke on condition of anonymity because it hadn’t been announced.
Friday afternoon’s announcement details that New Orleans is receiving in return.
The 6-foot-10 Majok is Sudanese by birth and grew up in Australia. The 30-year-old most recently played for Homenetmen Beirut of the Lebanese Basketball League.
For the Pelicans, trading Pondexter increases salary cap flexibility for a club that could use another small forward following Solomon Hill’s offseason hamstring tear.
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