Tyrone Wallace, Ty Lawson work out for New Orleans Pelicans
A pair of free agents looking for a new team to latch on have worked out with the New Orleans Pelicans, with Tyrone Wallace and Ty Lawson paying the said team a visit this week, Alex Kennedy of Hoops Hype reports.
Wallace, who was a second-round draft pick by the Utah Jazz in the 2016 NBA Draft, most recently played for the Los Angeles Clippers last season. The 24-year-old California product signed a two-way contract with the Clippers in January and appeared in 30 games (19 starts). He enjoyed a robust playing time over that span, playing 28.4 minutes per game for the injury-riddled Clippers squad and averaging 9.7 points, 2.4 assists, and 3.4 rebounds, and 0.9 steals.
Tyrone Wallace was offered a qualifying offer by the Clippers last June, which makes him a restricted free agent.
The 30-year-old Ty Lawson, on the other hand, is among the many veterans who are looking for work in the NBA. He was last seen suiting up for the Washington Wizards in the first round of the playoffs against the Toronto Raptors. In that series, he put up just 5.8 points, 3.0 assists, and 2.6 rebounds per game, mostly serving as John Wall’s chief reliever.
The Pelicans are perhaps eyeing to add depth behind point guard Elfrid Payton, which is why they had Wallace and Lawson paying them a visit.