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Pelicans call up Southerland from D-League

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The New Orleans Pelicans called up forward James Southerland from the Los Angeles D-Fenders of the NBA Development League on Friday.

Southerland is averaging 14.7 points, 6.5 rebounds and 28.6 minutes in 42 with the D-Fenders this season. He played one game with the Charlotte Bobcats earlier this season.

Southerland was an undrafted free agent last year after starring at Syracuse. He was signed by the Pelicans on Thursday.

Alan is an expert gambling writer who works as one of the chief editors for Basketball Insiders. He has been covering online gambling and sports betting for over 8 years, having written for the likes of Sportlens,, The Sports Daily, 90min, and His particular specialisms include US online casinos and gambling regulations, and soccer and basketball betting. Based in London, Alan holds an MA in English Literature and is a passionate supporter of Chelsea FC.

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