Chris Douglas-Roberts with Charlotte in 2014
Apr 20, 2014; Miami, FL, USA; Charlotte Bobcats guard Chris Douglas-Roberts (55) is pressured by Miami Heat forward James Jones (22) during the second half in game one during the first round of the 2014 NBA Playoffs at American Airlines Arena. The Heat won 99-88. Reuters/Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports

Veteran wingman Chris Douglas-Roberts has signed with the New Orleans Pelicans on a two-year deal.

Shams Charania of Yahoo Sports reports that Douglas-Roberts’ deal is worth the veteran’s minimum, or about $1.2 million (AU$ 1.69 million) and both sides agreed to the deal after the shooting guard worked out with the team this offseason.

The Pelicans will be Douglas-Roberts’ sixth NBA team after stints with the New Jersey Nets (2008 to 2010), Milwaukee Bucks (2010-2011), Dallas Mavericks (2012-2013), Charlotte Bobcats (2013-2014) and Los Angeles Clippers (2014-2015).

Douglas-Roberts, who was picked in the second round of the 2008 NBA Draft, also played outside the NBA, with Virtus Bologna in the Italian basketball league in 2011-2012 and Texas Legends in the NBA Developmental League in 2012 and 2013.

Douglas-Roberts’ best NBA year came with the Nets in 2009-2010 when he averaged 9.8 points, 3.0 rebounds and 1.4 assists in 25.8 minutes per game in 67 regular season games. Last season, he saw limited action for the Clippers, playing in just 12 games and averaged 8.6 minutes per game.

The Pelicans are coming off a season when they made the playoffs for the first time since 2011. In Douglas-Roberts, New Orleans will get a player who can play on both ends of the floor and will be one of the primary back-ups in both shooting guard and small forward positions.

New Orleans has Quincy Pondexter, Dante Cunningham, Alonzo Gee and Eric Gordon playing the wing spots and Douglas-Roberts is expected to crack the Pelican’s rotation for the upcoming season.

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