The New Orleans Pelicans addressed their need at the small forward position.
According to The Vertical's Adrian Wojnarowski, Solomon Hill has agreed to a four-year, $52 million deal with the Pelicans. Hill is getting a significant increase in salary after the Pacers declined to pick up their $2.3 team option on him in the fall.
By all reports, Hill was one of New Orleans' main targets in free agency. With Ryan Anderson likely leaving, the Pelicans were looking for a wing defender that can play multiple positions. Hill is that type of player as he is a solid defender and can play either small forward or in small lineups, power forward. According to Kushner, the Pelicans believe Hill is a similar type of player to DeMarre Carroll. That may be a lofty comparison but Hill showed plenty of potential last season when he started to get regular playing time in Indiana.
The Pelicans are betting on Hill's potential though with this contract. And with Hill just 25 years old, the Pelicans are hoping he continues to develop in New Orleans.