Former Sun Arinze Onuaku signs non-guaranteed deal with the New Orleans Pelicans


Jul 22, 2013; Las Vegas, NV, USA; Golden State Warriors guard Kent Bazemore looks to dribble past Phoenix Suns center Arinze Onuaku during the NBA Summer League Championship game at the Thomas and Mack Center. Golden State won the game 91-77 to remain undefeated during the Summer League games. Mandatory Credit: Stephen R. Sylvanie-USA TODAY Sports

With the Suns having a lot of big men on their roster, Arinze Onuaku would have been a long shot to make the team. But Onauku has found a home in the NBA and that is with the New Orleans Pelicans.

According to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports, Onuaku agreed to a two-year deal, the first year of the deal is non-guaranteed and the 2014-15 season is a team option.

Onuaku rightly deserves this chance after how he played in the Las Vegas Summer League back in July. He averaged 6.9 points, 6.4 rebounds, and 17.3 minutes in seven games. Onuaku should help the Pelicans right away if he makes the roster because he is a bruiser type power forward down low.

His 6-foot-9, 275-pound body frame helps him a lot. Did the Suns possibly make a mistake in not signing him? No not really. The Suns at best would have invited him to training camp and at that point he would still be fighting for a roster spot. This is a good move for both the Suns and Onuaku.