The Pelicans have signed unrestricted free agents Langston Galloway, Solomon Hill and E’Twaun Moore.
“Today is an exciting day for the Pelicans,” said Senior Vice President of Basketball Operations/General Manager Dell Demps. “We entered the free agency period determined to add high character, talented, defensive-minded, gritty yet smart players that compete and play hard. We are headed in the right direction with the signings of Langston Galloway, Solomon Hill and E’Twaun Moore.”
Demps added, “These guys are two-way players that have been on our radar for quite some time. We wanted to stick with the theme of adding young veterans that can enhance our program while growing with our team. We are thrilled to welcome Langston, Solomon, E’Twaun and their families to the Pelicans’ family.”
Galloway, 6-2, 200, most recently played for the New York Knicks, appearing in all 82 games during the 2015-16 season, averaging 7.6 points, 3.5 rebounds and 2.5 assists. Undrafted out of Saint Joseph’s, Galloway began his professional career with the Westchester Knicks of the NBA Development League, before signing with New York on January 5, 2015. The Baton Rouge native appeared in 45 games for the Knicks during his rookie campaign, averaging 11.8 points, 4.2 rebounds, 3.3 assists and 1.2 steals on his way to being named to the 2015 NBA All-Rookie Second Team. In 127 career regular season games, Galloway holds averages of 9.1 points, 3.8 rebounds, 2.8 assists and 1.0 steals in 27.5 minutes per game.
Hill, 6-7, 225, has spent his entire professional career with the Indiana Pacers after being selected 23rd overall in the 2013 NBA Draft out of the University of Arizona. In 169 career regular season games with the Pacers, Hill has averaged 6.0 points, 3.1 rebounds and 1.5 assists in 20.6 minutes per contest. His best statistical season came in 2014-15, when Hill appeared in all 82 games (78 starts), averaging 8.9 points, 3.8 rebounds and 2.2 assists per game.
Moore, 6-4, 191, most recently played for the Chicago Bulls, averaging 7.5 points on .481 shooting from the field, including .452 from three-point range, 2.3 rebounds and 1.7 assists in 59 games during the 2015-16 season. Selected by the Boston Celtics with the 55th overall pick in the 2011 NBA Draft following a four-year collegiate career at Purdue University, Moore has appeared in 307 career regular season games with Boston, Orlando and Chicago, while averaging 5.8 points, 1.7 rebounds and 1.6 assists in 17.2 minutes per game.