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Pelicans officially sign Terrence Jones to one-year contract

Houston Rockets forward Terrence Jones, left, goes up for a dunk as Los Angeles Lakers center Roy Hibbert defends during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Sunday, Jan. 17, 2016, in Los Angeles.
Houston Rockets forward Terrence Jones, left, goes up for a dunk as Los Angeles Lakers center Roy Hibbert defends during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Sunday, Jan. 17, 2016, in Los Angeles. AP

The New Orleans Pelicans announced that they have signed free-agent forward Terrence Jones.

A person familiar with the negotiations told the Associated Press that Jones, a four-year veteran out of the University of Kentucky, signed a one-year deal Friday for the NBA minimum of about $1.14 million. The person spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity because the Pelicans have not released contract terms.

“We’re thrilled to welcome Terrence Jones to the Pelicans’ family,” senior vice president of basketball operations/general manager Dell Demps said, according a report on the team’s website. “Terrence is a versatile player that possesses a diverse skill set that can help us win games. He will be a great addition to our program."

The 6-foot-9 Jones, who was Anthony Davis’ teammates on Kentucky’s 2012 national championship team, spent his first four NBA seasons with Houston, posting career averages of 10.4 points and 5.8 rebounds.

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