Hornets sign Mustafa Shakur

Updated: September 9, 2010, 10:08 AM ET
Associated Press

NEW ORLEANS -- The New Orleans Hornets have signed free-agent point guard Mustafa Shakur.

General manager Dell Demps says the 6-foot-4 Shakur has good size for a point guard and got the Hornets' attention by thriving in the NBA Development League last season.

Undrafted out of Arizona, the 26-year-old Shakur was been with several NBA teams since 2007 but has yet to play in a regular-season game.

Shakur played two seasons in Europe. Last season, he played for the Tulsa 66ers, averaging 19.2 points, 6.9 assists, 4.5 rebounds, 37.8 minutes.

Demps says Shakur will provide depth at point guard behind All-Star Chris Paul. Earlier this summer, the Hornets traded point guard Darren Collison to the Indiana Pacers.


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