Stokes was waived by the Pelicans on Friday. Stokes, along with cash considerations, came over from Miami at Thursday's trade deadline in exchange for a future second round pick. The Pelicans were apparently only interested in the extra cash, as they'll part ways with Stokes in order to use their final roster spot to re-sign Bryce Dejean-Jones.
Stokes was traded to the Pelicans for a second round pick on Thursday, Shams Charania of Yahoo! Sports reports. Stokes has been only a minor contributor for the Heat this season and has spent considerable time in the D-League. He figures to hold a similar role for the Pelicans, although the fact that the team traded for him indicates that they may see him as a potential rotation piece down the road.
Stokes was recalled from the D-League on Monday. Stokes was sent down last week and took part in the D-League All-Star Game on Saturday afternoon in Toronto. The Tennessee product finished with 17 points in the game and hit the go-ahead hook shot with less than 40 second remaining to help propel the Eastern Conference over the West.
Stokes was assigned to the D-League's Sioux Falls Skyforce on Wednesday, Ira Winderman of the South Florida Sun Sentinel reports. Stokes saw three minutes of court time in Tuesday's blowout loss to the Spurs, but outside of games where the outcome has already been decided, the second-year forward typically isn't used in the Heat's rotation. With the Heat now heading into the All-Star break, Stokes will have the opportunity to pick up some more extensive run with the Skyforce.
Stokes was recalled from the D-League's Sioux Falls Skyforce on Sunday. In his most recent game with the Skyforce on Saturday, Stokes went off for 23 points (11-16 FG, 1-2 3Pt), 14 rebounds and an assists over 36 minutes. He'll rejoin the Heat's roster on Sunday, but considering he's seen action in just six games this season, he's not expected to have any sort of significant impact. Another stint in the D-League likely isn't far off.
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