Pelicans Sign Jerome Jordan

Published: October 11, 2015

The Pelicans announced today that they signed center Jerome Jordan to a contract, which brings the Pelicans roster total to 19. The terms of the deal have not yet been released, though Marc Spears tweeted yesterday that it was a “make-good” contract. In other words, the deal is probably at best partially guaranteed, but it is more than likely a non-guaranteed deal. With the injuries to Asik and Ajinca, Jordan will get the chance to come in and prove he is worth a roster spot during the training camp.

The 7-0 University of Tulsa prospect has bounced around the league and world since being drafted 44th by Milwaukee in the 2010 draft. His most notable NBA season came last year, when he appeared in 44 games for the Brooklyn Nets. Still, Jordan has played less than 500 minutes in the NBA. Despite the small sample size, Jordan has created a reputation as a shot blocker and rebounder.

I followed Jordan’s senior season in college pretty closely. From what I remember, he was known around Tulsa for being a nice guy and a hard worker. There were some big expectations around the city that year for Jordan and the team, which never really worked out. At any rate, it’s exciting to see a guy get another shot who seems to deserve it, but Pelicans fans probably shouldn’t let high hopes get the best of them.

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