Pelicans Pick Up Player, Start Him On Same Day

The day before the NBA season started, the New Orleans Pelicans picked up point guard Ish Smith off waivers, and played him 38 minutes the next night against the Golden State Warriors. And as crazy as that sounds (and it was), today the Pels picked up a player named Orlando Johnson and placed him in the starting lineup hours later. The man I've already nicknamed 'O-Jo' played 21 minutes tonight, including 15 in the first half. Have you ever heard of such?


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