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Archie Goodwin may join Anthony Davis and Pelicans

After being cut by the Suns, Archie Goodwin could be joining Anthony Davis and a Pelicans team in desperate need of help.

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It looks like Archie Goodwin is close to finding a new home with a fellow Wildcat.

According to ESPN’s Marc Stein, Goodwin could be on the verge of signing with the New Orleans Pelicans, where he would give Anthony Davis and Terrence Jones some much-needed help.

The Pels have the NBA's worst record at 0-6, despite an epic start from Davis, who is averaging 30 points per game. He's been doing everything for New Orleans while getting little help in return, something Goodwin can help with.

Goodwin averaged a career-high 8.9 points, 2.5 rebounds, and 2.1 assists in a reserve role last year, but was waived before the start of this season after asking to be traded by Phoenix. He has since been waiting to sign with a team while mulling his options. New Orleans would offer him immediate playing time right away with very little backcourt depth.

Even Jones has been great thus far, and his 18.6 PER is the second-best on the team behind only Davis (30.6). Goodwin isn't solving all of New Orleans' issues, but he'd be a nice addition while giving New Orleans their third former Cat.


Goodwin has reached an agreement with the Pelicans on a two-year deal, reports The Vertical's Shams Charania.