Forward Larry Nance Jr. and the New Orleans Pelicans have agreed to a two-year agreement worth $21.6 million.

Bartelstein stated that the agreement is valid through the 2024–2025 campaign.

Nance will be able to join a team that also has power forward Zion Williamson, high-scoring wing Brandon Ingram, and guard CJ McCollum under contract for at least the next three seasons as a result of the deal.

The Los Angeles Lakers selected Nance, 29, in the late first round of the 2015 NBA Draft after he excelled for Wyoming in college.

Nance has a career average of 8.1 points and 6.5 rebounds and has played for Cleveland and Portland as well.

Without Williamson, the Pelicans reached the playoffs the previous year.

Williamson, the top pick in the 2019 draft and a 2021 All-Star, was forced to miss his whole third season due to a foot injury.

Williamson, who is now practising at full speed, praised the continuity the Pelicans are attempting to achieve by having a number of starters or notable role players under contract for the upcoming few seasons.

Willie Green, the Pelicans second-year coach, stated that the team wished to retain Nance "in the fold for many years to come."

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