The New Orleans Pelicans announced Monday they have signed Raptors 905 guard-forward Axel Toupane to a contract for the remainder of the season.
In 36 games with Raptors 905 this season (11 starts), Toupane is averaging 16.1 points, 4.1 rebounds, and 3.6 assists in 27.6 minutes. He appeared in the first game of the 2017 NBA D-League Playoffs, scoring a franchise-high 41 points. He was also named an NBA D-League All-Star this season.
Toupane was signed to a 10-day contract by the Milwaukee Bucks on February 25 before returning to the team March 8. Last season he was signed by the Denver Nuggets to two consecutive 10-day contracts before being signed for the remainder of the season. In 21 games with Denver, he averaged 3.6 points and 1.5 rebounds.