Elfrid Payton is coming back home.
The 24-year-old point guard agreed to a one-year deal to join the New Orleans Pelicans Sunday night (July 1), sources confirmed.
ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski was the first to report the news.
The four-year veteran averaged 12.7 points, 6.2 assists and 4.3 rebounds in 2017-18 and has started in 253 of the 300 games he’s played in his career.
The 6-foot-4, 185 pound guard is one of the best slashing guards in the league, but his outside jumper has been one of the weaknesses in his game. He’s shot 45.7 percent from the field for his career, but he’s only made 29.8 percent of his attempts from beyond the 3-point arc.