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.
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.