New Orleans Pelicans bring back Josh Hart

The New Orleans Pelicans announced have re-signed guard Josh Hart, the team announced on Friday.

According to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, it’s a three-year deal worth $38 million.

“Josh brings tenacity, competitiveness, and infectious energy to our team every time he steps on the court,” said Pelicans Executive Vice President of Basketball Operations David Griffin. “We are excited to welcome him back and grateful that he wanted to continue his evolution with our Pelicans family.”

The 26-year-old Hart, who was originally acquired by New Orleans from the Los Angeles Lakers as part of a three-team trade on July 6, 2019, appeared in 47 games (four starts) for the Pelicans last season, averaging 9.2 points, 8.0 rebounds, and 2.3 assists in 28.7 minutes per game.

Selected with the 30th overall pick in the 2017 NBA Draft, Hart has appeared in 242 games (65 starts) with the Lakers and Pelicans over four seasons, holding career averages of 8.7 points, 5.4 rebounds, and 1.6 assists in 26.0 minutes per contest.

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