The New Orleans Pelicans announced today that the team has traded Quincy Pondexter, a future second-round pick and cash considerations to the Chicago Bulls in exchange for the draft rights to Ater Majok.
Pondexter, 6’7”, 220, was re-acquired by New Orleans from Memphis during the 2014-15 season after spending his rookie season with the franchise. Selected in the first round (26th overall) in the 2010 NBA Draft by the Oklahoma City Thunder, Pondexter has appeared in 279 career regular season games (47 starts) with Memphis and New Orleans, averaging 5.3 points and 2.0 rebounds.
Majok, 6’10”, 233, was originally drafted by the Los Angeles Lakers with the 58th overall pick in the 2011 NBA Draft and currently plays for Homenetmen Beirut B.C. of Lebanon.
The Pelicans also announced that rookie guard Frank Jackson sustained a right foot fracture (fifth metatarsal), it was determined following examination by Pelicans Director of Medical Services/Head Team Physician Dr. Misty Suri. The injury occurred while Jackson was training in New Orleans.
Jackson underwent successful surgery today by Dr. Martin O’Malley in New York, NY and is expected to miss approximately 3-4 months. Jackson previously underwent a procedure in May to correct a stress reaction in the same location.
Originally selected by Charlotte with the 31st overall pick in the 2017 NBA Draft out of Duke University, Jackson was acquired by New Orleans in exchange for the draft rights to Dwayne Bacon (40th overall) and cash considerations.