New Orleans Saints to sign Robert Nkemdiche
New Orleans Pelicans guard Robert Nkesmour will sign a three-year contract with the team, according to sources informed of the situation.
The team did not release the details of the deal.
Nkesms is scheduled to make $3.3 million this season, and could make $4 million in 2019-20.
Nkems was one of the top-ranked guards in the class of 2019, but the Pelicans did not have a first-round pick this season due to a knee injury.
The Saints, who were last in the league in points per possession at 110.6, had the league’s lowest field goal percentage at 44.9 percent.
New Orleans’ offense averaged just 39.7 points per game in 2019, and Nkesmiems 3.6 assists per game was the fourth-lowest total in the NBA.
The Pelicans also lost guard Austin Rivers to a season-ending knee injury in March, and they had a roster that included rookie guard Marcus Smart, who was sidelined for the season with a hamstring injury.
Ntems is expected to help New Orleans improve on the offensive side of the ball.
The 27-year-old is a versatile guard who can guard multiple positions.
He can also score from the perimeter, and he can make shots at the rim.
He has averaged 16.7 assists and 5.2 steals per game this season.
Nmsmour has been a reliable scorer for the Pelicans.
He averaged 13.2 points and 3.8 rebounds per game last season.