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.
Former Phoenix Suns guard Archie Goodwin has emerged a likely potential signee for the New Orleans Pelicans, according to league sources.— Marc Stein (@ESPNSteinLine) November 7, 2016
The Pels would have to waive someone to create a roster spot to sign Goodwin but yet to make a final decision on how to do so, sources say.— Marc Stein (@ESPNSteinLine) November 7, 2016
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.