Pelicans Sign Free Agent Guard Despite ACL Injury

An ACL injury in a pre-draft workout with the New Orleans Pelicans caused him to go unselected in the 2022 NBA Draft, but now free agent guard Izaiah Brockington has got himself a two-way deal with the Pelicans after all.

The injury actually occurred just before the draft, causing Brockington to slip out of the second round, where he was expected to be selected. He's still rehabbing his ACL, according to Insider Adrian Wojnarowski, but the hope is that he'll be able to return in-season during the upcoming year. 

Brockington, 23, was a senior last season, and averaged 16.9 points, 6.8 rebounds and 1.3 steals for Iowa State. He also had played college ball at Penn State and St. Bonaventure.

The Pelicans now have both of their two-way spots filled, and will enter camp, at this point, with a 15-man roster.

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