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Pelicans finalizing multiyear deal with Didi Louzada

WOLLONGONG, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 24: Didi Louzada of the Kings shoots for the basket during the round 17 NBL match between the Illawarra Hawks and the Sydney Kings at WIN Entertainment Centre on January 24, 2020 in Wollongong, Australia. (Photo by Mark Evans/Getty Images)

The New Orleans Pelicans are signing Brazilian swingman Didi Louzada to a multiyear deal, according to ESPN’s Olgun Uluc and Andrew Lopez.

Louzada was drafted by the Pelicans with the No. 35 pick in the 2019 NBA Draft.

The 21-year-old has spent the last two seasons with the Sydney Kings in Australia’s NBL.

In 20 games this season, Louzada averaged 8.8 points, 3.4 rebounds and 1.9 assists per game in 24.1 minutes per game.

In one of his recent games, Louzada scored 28 points on 6-of-7 shooting from three-point.

He averaged 10.3 points, 3.6 rebounds and 1.8 assists per game in 22.8 minutes per game in the 2019-20 season.

The Pelicans have until April 27 to sign another player to their roster after Isaiah Thomas‘ 10-day contract recently expired and Louzada’s contract could reportedly be finalized around that date.

He recently arrived in the United States on the morning of April 18, notes Uluc and Lopez.

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