The New Orleans Pelicans welcome in two new veteran players who are expected to bring some maturity to their young roster: center Greg Stiemsma and guard Anthony Morrow.
Stiemsma, a 6'11" former member of the Minnesota Timberwolves, is now gunning for the Pelicans' starting center position, a spot vacated when the Pelicans traded Robin Lopez to the Portland Trail Blazers.
"I'm definitely looking for big things this year for myself personally," Stiemsma said. "This is a good opportunity to be a part of a young team that is building and trying to turn around a franchise. I think we have the right pieces to do that, and I think I can fit in with that pretty well. We have guys that can score and guys that can get up and down the floor."
Stiemsma looked at the pieces the Pelicans were bringing in, the team's potential and his opportunity to play a larger role with more minutes when he decided to make the move to New Orleans. Stiemsma is known for his shot blocking ability and defense,...