Al-Farouq Aminu has agreed to a 1-year extension with the New Orleans Pelicans, a person familiar with the situation said. Aminu's first chance to start regularly came last season, and coach Monty Williams spoke highly of Aminu's rebounding and all-around athletic ability. The 6-foot-9 Aminu, heading into his fourth NBA season, started 71 games last year. A recent trade reported by multiple outlets including AP will bring Tyreke Evans to New Orleans once it's official should help the Pelicans in that area when matchups allow. He averaged career highs of 7.3 points and 7.7 rebounds per game, with season-highs of 20 rebounds against Dallas on April 17 and 18 points against Boston on Jan. 16.