New Orleans Pelican guard Devonte’ Graham was arrested and charged early Tuesday morning for impaired driving in his hometown of Raleigh, North Carolina. Police reviews present that the previous Kansas star was arrested at 3 a.m.
Graham was taken thirty fourth within the 2018 NBA Draft by the Charlotte Hornets. He spent his first three seasons with Charlotte earlier than being despatched to the New Orleans Pelicans in a sign-and-trade deal in 2021, the place Graham was signed to a 4 12 months, $48 million contract.
Graham’s manufacturing has been strong for New Orleans, as he averaged 11.9 factors and 4.2 assists to assist the Pelicans make their first playoff look because the 2017 season.
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The Pelicans are coming off a tricky end to an up and down season. New Orleans snuck into the playoffs with the 8 seed at a 36-46 common season document. Their opening spherical of the postseason noticed New Orleans tackle a David versus Goliath stage matchup as they confronted off towards the highest seeded Phoenix Suns. Sadly for New Orleans, Goliath got here out on prime because the Suns dispatched the Pelicans in a 4-2 sequence.
Doubtlessly shedding a task participant like Graham can be a crushing setback for this younger and inexperienced Pelicans lineup, which bolsters a few of the league’s greatest younger expertise comparable to Zion Williamson, Brandon Ingram, and CJ McCollum.
The NBA has not but commented on potential suspension or punishment for Graham from the league.