According to the famous NBA reporter Warner rosky, restricted free agent Josh Hart is close to renewing his contract with the New Orleans pelicans with a three-year contract of $38 million. Hart’s agent Aaron Mintz confirmed the news to reporters.
Hart is 26 years old, with a height of 1.96 meters, an arm span of 2.04 meters and a weight of 98 kg. At the 2017 NBA draft, Hart was selected by the Utah Jazz in the 30th place in the first round and entered the league. Hart’s career began with the Los Angeles Lakers. Although the Lakers have young stars such as Ingram, Kuzma and Bauer, Hart with simple style still won a seat with hard defense. In the rookie season, Hart averaged 23 minutes and got 7.9 points and 4.2 rebounds.
In the summer of 2019, the Lakers reached a heavy deal with the pelican, got superstar Anthony Davis, and sent Hart, Ingram and Bauer to the pelican. After joining pelican, Hart still worked hard and the data continued to improve. In the 2020-21 season, Hart can contribute 9.2 points, 8 rebounds and the highest 2.3 assists in his career to the pelican, with a shooting percentage of 43.9%, a three-point percentage of 32.6% and a free throw percentage of 77.5%. As a defender whose physical quality is not outstanding, Hart’s rebounding ability is extremely fierce. Last season, he grabbed 324 defensive rebounds, ranking eighth in the league.
This off-season, the pelicans have changed a lot. On the one hand, the team’s main point guard Renzo Bauer left the team and transferred to the Chicago Bulls on a four-year $85 million contract. On the other hand, the pelicans signed guard Graham, who played well in the Hornets last season, on a four-year $47 million contract. Meanwhile, the pelican also sent Adams and brysso back to powerful center Wallace Yunus from the Grizzlies. They also changed their coach. Former NBA player Willie green will coach the youth army in the new season.
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