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Report: Anthony Morrow agrees to two-year deal with Pelicans

Jul 9, 2013, 8:10 PM EDT

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The Pelicans have arguably the game’s best stretch four in Ryan Anderson on the roster, but you can never have enough shooting. Never.

Enter Anthony Morrow.

The guy with the career 42.4 percent three point shooting percentage (but that has been lower the past couple seasons) has agreed to be a gun slinger off the bench for the Pelicans, tweets Marc Spears of Yahoo Sports.

This deal is for the veteran minimum, and at that price it’s a nice pickup.

Morrow will come off the bench behind Eric Gordon or Tyreke Evans (depending upon how coach Monty Williams sets the rotations) and will just be asked to shoot on offense. Space the floor. Score the rock. He’s struggled by his standards the last two seasons shooting 37.1 percent from three, but expect that number to go up with him healthy and in a good role.

He’s not going to defend all that well, which is what limits his minutes. But he provides points. And that’s why at this price he’s a good value.

  1. addmack24 - Jul 9, 2013 at 8:24 PM

    Pelicans are going for the small ball look, lots of guards, I’m digging it!

  2. adzs - Jul 9, 2013 at 8:49 PM

    Good signing and fills a big need for us; really optimistic for the inaugural season as the Pelicans

  3. johnmindiola - Jul 9, 2013 at 9:01 PM

    Wait, Ryan Anderson is better than Kevin Love?

    • fanofthegame79 - Jul 9, 2013 at 9:08 PM

      He did say arguably… And I’m a big fan of what Love can do. But with him having so many injury issues last season, Ryan Anderson is better at this point than Love is.

    • jackntorres - Jul 9, 2013 at 9:10 PM

      Anderson hit 213 threes, and Love hit 20. There is an arguable difference at who is currently better as a stretch 4. What have you done for me lately?

    • casualcommenter - Jul 9, 2013 at 10:42 PM

      Andersen is a career 38% 3-point shooter, having made 660 of 1720 attempts in his career since 2008.
      Love is a career 35% 3-point shooter, having made 250 of 710 attempts in his career since 2008.

      Andersen is more accurate on a higher volume of 3-point shot attempts, making him a better STRETCH-4.

  4. 00maltliquor - Jul 9, 2013 at 9:21 PM

    Honestly, you gotta love what the Hornicans are doing. This will be one team I am gonna keep a close eye on next year.

  5. 00maltliquor - Jul 9, 2013 at 9:24 PM

    Dangit, I was hoping the Lakers would snag him, especially with Kobe out and Jim Buss’ relentlessness to not part ways with ‘Antoni. Woulda fit great with what we are tryna fail to do this season.

  6. saint1997 - Jul 9, 2013 at 10:01 PM

    Seriously in love with the Pelicans offseason. Great moves they have made to build a playoff team.

  7. savvybynature - Jul 9, 2013 at 10:34 PM

    Another good move by the Pelicans.
    Morrow probably should have waited. There is always a roster spot for a shooter, and he likely could have gotten more or at least gone to a contender if he had to settle for the minimum.

  8. skinsfanwill - Jul 10, 2013 at 11:35 AM

    Evans was a good signing as well. We all know that other two guard they have is only good for 40 games if he is having a healthy season.

  9. divan22 - Jul 10, 2013 at 1:26 PM

    Seriously? This was the newest Morrow pic you could find? It’s at least 3 years old and in the OLD Warriors uni!

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