NEW ORLEANS The Hornets signed point guard Donald Sloan to a 10-day contract, a move coach Monty Williams called 'cover' for the position.
Sloan, who played for New Orleans in several games during the 2011-12 season, has been with the Sioux Falls Skyforce of the NBA Developmental League, where he averaged 22 points, 7.5 rebounds and 4.5 assists in two games.
'(We're) playing Greivis (Vasquez) a lot of minutes, sometimes the whole second half,' Williams said. 'That's not something we want to do all year so we're going to take a look at a few guys and see if anybody sticks.'
Vasquez leads the Hornets in minutes played this season by nearly a full game. That has helped him average 14 points and compile 297 assists this season, third-most in the NBA.
By bringing in Sloan, he hopes to cut down on Vasquez's 34.4 minutes per game.
'He was here with us last year so he has an idea what to expect,' Williams said. 'He's a tough kid. What I liked about him last year was his ability to defend and attack the basket. He wasn't afraid of any moment.'