Norris Cole Re-Signs with Pelicans: Latest Contract Details, Comments, Reaction

September 16th, 2015 by Matt Fitzgerald Leave a reply »

The New Orleans Pelicans re-signed restricted free-agent point guard Norris Cole to a one-year contract Wednesday.  

Brian Windhorst of reported the news on Cole signing the qualifying offer, and Yahoo Sports' Marc J. Spears reported the deal is worth $3.03 million, citing agent Rich Paul.

As recently as Tuesday, negotiations between New Orleans and Cole were reportedly at a standstill, according to the Times-Picayune's John Reid. It's a positive sign that an agreement was reached so quickly in light of those circumstances.

''Obviously we would like to have him back on our team," said Pelicans head coach Alvin Gentry of Cole, per Reid. "He's an important part of our team, but that's something that will have to get answered on the (front office) side of it."

Zach Lowe of Grantland felt the resolution was suitable for Cole and the Pelicans:

Cole isn't the biggest star on New Orleans' roster, but he's a key cog in the squad's perimeter rotation.

The Pelicans don't have a lot of depth at the point guard position. Although they do have a reputable starter in All-Sta ...

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