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AP source: Pelicans sign former Pacers forward Solomon Hill

A person familiar with the negotiations says the New Orleans Pelicans and former Indiana Pacers forward Solomon Hill have agreed to a four-year free-agent contract worth about $50 million.

The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the contract cannot be signed until July 7. The person says Hill's decision was influenced by a meeting with Pelicans personnel, including coach Alvin Gentry, shortly after free agency began Thursday at midnight ET.

Hill is expected to enter training camp as a front-runner to start at small forward.

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The 6-foot-7 Hill has averaged 6.0 points and 3.1 rebounds in his first three NBA seasons since the Pacers drafted him 23rd overall in 2013. He averaged 7.7 points and four rebounds in seven playoff games this past season.