Pelicans, Anthony Morrow agree to two-year deal

The New Orleans Pelicans and shooting guard Anthony Morrow agreed to a two-year contract Tuesday, an NBA source confirmed.

Morrow, 6-foot-5, is known as one of the league’s top shooters; he has shot 42.4 percent on 3-pointers during his career. He gives the Pelicans a big perimeter threat to open up the inside for the team’s big men but also to take advantage of opponents trying to fall back into the lane to stop the drives of point guard Jrue Holiday and New Orleans’ other guards.

Last season, he played with the Hawks after coming to Atlanta in the trade that sent shooting guard Joe Johnson to the Brooklyn Nets. The Hawks traded him to the Dallas Mavericks, with whom he played in 17 games.

Pelicans fans may remember Morrow.

After his rookie season ended in 2009 with the Golden State Warriors, he scored 42 points in a Summer League game against the then Hornets, setting a record.

Morrow went undrafted out of Georgia Tech in 2008, but signed with Golden State. In his first start with the Warriors, he scored 37 points against the Los Angeles Clippers, a record for an undrafted player in his first game.