Corey Webster Rumors
The New Orleans Pelicans announced today the team has signed free agents Jeff Adrien, Chris Douglas-Roberts and Corey Webster. Per team policy, terms of the deals were not disclosed. Jeff Adrien, 6-7, 245, appeared in 17 games last season for the Minnesota Timberwolves, where he averaged 3.5 points and 4.5 rebounds in 12.6 minutes per game before signing with the Guangdong Southern Tigers of the Chinese Basketball Association. In China, Adrien appeared in 11 games, averaging 13.6 points on .551 shooting from the field, 11.3 rebounds and 1.1 steals per game. Prior to his stint in Minnesota, Adrien was a member of the Houston Rockets’ preseason roster.
Webster put things into perspective on Wednesday, admitting the hard work was still all in front of him. “Realistically I haven’t done anything yet. Obviously signing the contract makes it all real but I’m still fighting for a spot on the final roster,” Webster told TAB Trackside Radio. “I’m still realistic about this but today was a great day and signing the contract just makes it a little more real. “It’s an unguaranteed contract right now. I’m on the roster for the training camp. There’s a possibility I don’t make the final roster. If they keep me, things on the contract change. I will just keep on working hard.
John Reid: New Zealand guard Corey Webster has definitely been extended an invite to the Pels’ training camp with a non-guaranteed deal, sources say
Breakers and Tall Blacks shooting guard Corey Webster is one step closer to his dream of playing in the NBA. Webster has had his stay at the New Orleans Pelicans extended to take in the upcoming official pre-season training camp, which runs from September 29 to October 2. As such he has been signed to a three-year non-guaranteed contract by the organisation. “I am not there yet but this is another positive step towards my dream of playing in the NBA,” Webster said from New Orleans. “The past week has gone well and the coaches have been impressed enough by the workouts to want me to stay for the training camp.
“We just want to wish Corey all the best and have him give this opportunity 100 per cent of his focus and become the first Breaker to progress through to the NBA.” With the camp scheduled to take place from September 29th to October 2nd, Webster will opt to remain in the US in the interim and work further with the Pelicans training staff to ensure he’s as prepared as possible.