The New Orleans Pelicans have signed two point guards in veteran Nate Robinson and Bo McCalebb to separate contracts this week to add depth in their guard rotation for the upcoming 2015-2016 NBA Season.
Marc Stein of ESPN confirmed the signing for Robinson while the Pelicans’ official team website reported McCalebb’s acquisition.
It's a one-year veteran minimum deal for Nate Robinson with New Orleans, which also signed Euroleague ace Bo McCalebb to fortify backcourt
— Marc Stein (@ESPNSteinLine) October 15, 2015
The 31-year-old Robinson will be entering his 11th NBA season and has played for multiple NBA squads since being drafted the 21st overall pick by the Phoenix Suns in the 2005 NBA Draft. This includes stints with the New York Knicks, Boston Celtics, Oklahoma City Thunder, Chicago Bulls, Golden State Warriors, Denver Nuggets and Los Angeles Clippers.
Meanwhile, the 30-year-old McCalebb will be seeing his first NBA action in his basketball career after getting undrafted in the 2008 NBA Draft. He played in various European leagues since 2009 for various Euro squads, including Partizan Belgrade in Serbia, Montepaschi Siena in Italy, Fenerbahçe Ulker in Turke and Bayern Munich in Germany. McCalebb, who was born and went to school in New Orleans, had a successful stint in Europe winning multiple Most Valuable Player awards and championships.
Both Robinson and McCalebb are on minimum deals and they have to work for a roster spot as the Pelicans currently have 20 players under contract before making the final cuts for their final line-up in the upcoming season.