Solomon Hill said the opportunity to start in New Orleans was a "huge" factor in his decision to sign.
Pelicans sign F Solomon Hill.
The Pelicans have a verbal agreement on a four-year, $52 million deal with unrestricted free agent Solomon Hill.
Solomon Hill has been linked to the Jazz, Grizzlies, Mavericks and Bulls.
The Jazz have reportedly "heavily scouted" Solomon Hill and are interested in signing him as an unrestricted free agent this offseason.
The Pacers have decided to decline Solomon Hill's option for the 2016-17 season.
Solomon Hill scored two points with six rebounds and two assists in 27 minutes against the Raptors on Monday.
Solomon Hill made 1-of-3 from the field and all 10 from the line for 13 points with two rebounds and one 3-pointer in 26 minutes against the Raptors on Saturday.
Solomon Hill scored a season-high 25 points against the Bucks during a 97-92 win on Wednesday, adding six rebounds, three assists, four steals and seven 3-pointers in 33 minutes.
The Pacers clinched a playoff spot with a win on Sunday, aided by Solomon Hill's 13 points, 12 rebounds, three assists and two steals in 32 minutes off the bench.
Solomon Hill started the second half of Wednesday's game and finished with 15 points, five rebounds, three assists, one block and three 3-pointers in 31 minutes of action.
Solomon Hill started the second half of Wednesday's game in place of Lavoy Allen.
Solomon Hill played one minute against the Nets on Saturday with no stats.
If Paul George (leg, game-time decision) can't play on Saturday, Solomon Hill would start.