Pelicans Sign Bryce DeJean-Jones To 10 Day Contract
The New Orleans Pelicans have signed undrafted guard Bryce Dejean-Jones to a 10 day deal, according to multiple reports.
Dejean-Jones signed a partially guaranteed deal with the club last August after being the second leading scorer on the Pelicans summer league team, averaging 12.8 points per contest at an impressive clip (61.5% FG, 50.0% 3FG%).
He’s extremely competitive and displays an edge on the court from a guy who won’t back down.
At 6’5, Dejean-Jones could see time over the next week as starting shooting guard Eric Gordon will be out the next 4 to 6 weeks with a broken finger.
Dejean-Jones had several issues during his collegiate career, with reports of locker room problems during two seasons at UNLV that included his inability to control emotions, coupled with too many on court shots. He transferred to Iowa State, where he was a factor for the Cyclones last season, but was arrested (charge eventually dropped) after failing to turn down the music in his apartment during a party after multiple requests to do so. There were also reports of marijuana at the party.
Dejean-Jones appeared to say all the right things during Summer League, acknowledging the mistakes from his past.
The 23 year old was playing with the Idaho Stampede of the NBA Developmental League before receiving the call up from the Pelicans.