Jimmer Fredette is once again a member of the Pelicans. For now.

New Orleans has signed Fredette to a non-guarantee

d contract under the NBA's injury hardship exception clause, ESPN.com reported.

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The Pelicans were granted the hardship exception after the team experienced a slew of injuries, including Jrue Holiday, Kendrick Perkins, Omer Asik, Tyreke Evans and Norris Cole.

According to the hardship exception, Fredette can remain with the Pelicans until one of the injured players is healthy enough to return to the team. The Pelicans will then have the choice of releasing Fredette or another player from the 15-man roster.

Late last month, Fredette was picked No. 2 overall for the Knicks D-League team, the Westchester Knicks. If he is released from the Pelicans, he must return to Westchester. He also has the choice to play in Europe if his D-League contract is bought out. 

Fredette, a former BYU player, was the 10th overall pick of the 2011 draft by the Kings. He has bounced between four NBA teams, most recently the Spurs.

Fredette spent last season with the Pelicans, averaging 3.6 points per game over the course of 50 contests.