Pelicans Waive Zylan Cheatham, Jared Harper; Sign James Banks, Malcolm Hill

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The New Orleans Pelicans announced they have waived Zylan Cheatham and Jared Harper. New Orleans also announced they signed James Banks and Malcolm Hill.

Cheatham signed in late-September for a second go-around with the Pelicans. He previously played for the team during the 2019-20 season. Cheatham did not appear in any preseason games for New Orleans.

Harper was also signed in late-September. He spent the previous two seasons with the Phoenix Suns and New York Knicks on Two-Way contracts. Harper did not appear in any preseason games for the Pelicans.

Banks went undrafted out of Georgia Tech at the 2020 NBA Draft. He then played Israel during the 2020-21 season. The 6-foot-10 center played for the Cleveland Cavaliers at 2021 Las Vegas Summer League.

Hill has played professionally in the Philippines, Germany, Russia and Israel over the last five years. The 6-foot-6 wing played for the Pelicans at 2021 Las Vegas Summer League.

All four players are likely to land with New Orleans G League team, the Birmingham Squadron, as Affiliate players following the preseason.