The New Orleans Pelicans have signed free-agent guard Elfrid Payton and re-signed guard Ian Clark.
New Orleans announced the roster moves Monday along with the formal signing of former Lakers forward Julius Randle, who agreed last week to a two-year contract worth about $18 million. Payton and Clark each have signed for one year.
The 6-foot-4 Payton is a New Orleans native who played in college for Louisiana-Lafayette. He spent most of his four NBA seasons with Orlando before being traded to Phoenix last February and has averaged 11.2 points and 6.4 assists during his career. Payton now joins a back-court that also includes Jrue Holiday and E'Twaun Moore.
Clark averaged 7.4 points in 20 minutes per game last season.
The 6-9 Randle, who averaged 16 points and eight rebounds with Los Angeles last season, joins a front-court featuring five-time All-Star and fellow former Kentucky player Anthony Davis.
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