Pelicans waive Stiemsma, sign Ely

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Updated: 4/14 2:27 pm

New Orleans, LA (SportsNetwork.com) - The New Orleans Pelicans waived center Greg Stiemsma and signed center Melvin Ely for the remainder of the season, the team announced on Monday.

Stiemsma appeared in 55 games for the Pelicans this season and averaged 2.9 points and 4.1 rebounds over 18.3 minutes per game.

Ely, who spent the past two seasons with the Texas Legends of the NBA D- League, has appeared in 373 NBA games with the Clippers, Charlotte, New Orleans and Denver. He has posted averages of 5.3 points and 3.3 rebounds per game.

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