In light of the recent injuries that have plagued the team, the New Orleans Pelicans have been actively seeking a possible fit for their paper-thin roster.
As such, the team will sign former Phoenix Suns guard Archie Goodwin and waive Lance Stephenson after his sudden injury, according to Shams Charania of The Vertical.
The Pelicans reportedly will sign Goodwin to a two-year contract which is twice the length of the deal Stephenson inked back in September. Matter of fact, only $100,000 of Stephenson's contract with New Orleans is guaranteed.
The 6-foot-5 shooting guard had shown plenty of upside last season, sharing the backcourt in February with fellow Kentucky product Devin Booker; but was cut inexplicably after a good showing in the preseason.
Goodwin provides good size at the point guard position, but is a natural shooting guard — his athleticism can be a great asset for the team and bring some much-needed flexibility in the backcourt.
The 22-year-old has averaged 6.2 points and 1.2 assists through 150 career games at both guard spots.