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Pelicans' Dereon Seabron: Efficient in big win
Seabron recorded 25 points (10-14 FG, 2-2 3Pt, 2-2 FT), six rebounds, six assists, two steals and a block across 34 minutes in Thursday's win over Raptors 905.
Seabron was the best player on the court for the Squadron and barely missed from the field en route to one of his best outings of the campaign. The former NC State star is averaging 19.7 points per game on the season.... See More ... See Less
Pelicans' Kira Lewis: Struggles from field in loss
Lewis notched 11 points (3-12 FG, 1-4 3Pt, 2-2 FT), a rebound, four assists and two steals across 33 minutes in Wednesday's loss to Raptors 905.
Lewis has been assigned to the G League after seeing limited minutes with the Pelicans in the NBA, and he continues to build his confidence after suffering an ACL injury last year. This was his regular-season debut with the Squadron, and he should remain a starter with Birmingham as long as he's healthy.... See More ... See Less
Pelicans' Herbert Jones: Modest results in defeat
Jones closed Wednesday's 111-102 loss to the Timberwolves with four points (2-9 FG, 0-5 3Pt), five rebounds and one assist across 26 minutes.
Jones was inefficient from the floor Wednesday and was held to a single-digit scoring total for a second consecutive matchup while also failing to record a steal or a block in a game for the first time since Dec. 17. He's been inefficient over his four appearances since returning to the court, averaging 7.8 points, 4.0 rebounds, 2.3 assists and 1.8 steals in 24.8 minutes per game.... See More ... See Less
Pelicans' Naji Marshall: Gets good minutes in return
Marshall (toe) played 27 minutes and finished with five points (1-6 FG, 0-2 3Pt, 3-4 FT), four rebounds, four assists, one steal and one block in Wednesday's 111-102 loss to the Timberwolves.
Marshall was back in action after a three-game absence, but because his return coincided with Brandon Ingram's (toe) comeback from a two-month hiatus, the former player was unable to reclaim a spot in the starting five. Marshall still saw a healthy workload off the bench, cutting into the playing time of Herbert Jones (26 minutes) and Trey Murphy (20 minutes) in the process. Marshall may be able to maintain a near-25-minute role for the foreseeable future while Zion Williamson (hamstring) faces an uncertain timeline for a return, but look for Marshall's usage to take a hit now that Ingram is back on the fold. Before missing the past three games, Marshall reached double figures in scoring in each of his prior 10 appearances and put up 13.1 field-goal attempts per contest.... See More ... See Less
Pelicans' Jonas Valanciunas: Posts neat final line
Valanciunas ended Wednesday's 111-102 loss to the Timberwolves with 15 points (7-9 FG, 1-2 3Pt), 12 rebounds and one block in 29 minutes.
Valanciunas was locked in from the field and locked up another double-double in the loss. Fantasy managers have to be pleased with the consistency that the big man has brought of late, as he's secured a double-double in six of his last seven contests while tallying a block in his last four.... See More ... See Less
Pelicans' Brandon Ingram: Looks rusty in return
Ingram (toe) logged 13 points (4-18 FG, 0-6 3Pt, 5-5 FT), five rebounds, five assists and one steal over 26 minutes during Wednesday's 111-102 loss to the Timberwolves.
After sitting out the Pelicans' last 29 contests while on the mend from a bruised left toe, Ingram unsurprisingly struggled with his efficiency in his first game action in two months. He came up empty on all six of his shot attempts from long range, marking just the third time all season he failed to knock down a three-point shot. On a positive note, Ingram saw a healthy amount of playing time in his first game back, and he should see his minutes load ramp up in the games to come as he becomes further removed from the toe injury.... See More ... See Less
Pelicans' CJ McCollum: Makes impact from deep
McCollum provided 25 points (9-17 FG, 5-9 3Pt, 2-4 FT), five rebounds, eight assists, two blocks and one steal in 34 minutes during Wednesday's 111-102 loss to the Timberwolves.
McCollum managed to bounce back following a horrendous 0-for-8 night from three Tuesday against the Nuggets, scoring 15 of his 25 points from deep in Wednesday's loss. He also offered up unexpected production on the defensive end by swatting away two shots. McCollum is now averaging 25.0 points, 3.3 rebounds and 5.3 assists through 12 January appearances.... See More ... See Less
Pelicans' Jaxson Hayes: Back to bench
Hayes isn't starting Wednesday's game against Minnesota, Andrew Lopez of ESPN.com reports.
Hayes drew a spot start Tuesday, but he totaled just four points, four rebounds and three assists in 23 minutes. He'll return to the bench with Brandon Ingram (toe) back in the starting lineup for the first time since Nov. 25.... See More ... See Less
Pelicans' Brandon Ingram: Starting in return
Ingram (toe) will start Wednesday's contest against the Timberwolves, but he's expected to play around 24 minutes during his first game action since Nov. 25, Jennifer Hale of Bally Sports New Orleans reports.
As expected, Ingram will return to the Pelicans' starting lineup Wednesday following a lengthy absence due to a left bruised toe. Given his minutes restriction, it may be difficult for fantasy managers to trust Ingram right away, but New Orleans presumably wouldn't thrust him back into action unless he was ready to handle a solid role. Before suffering the injury, Ingram had averaged 21.6 points, 5.1 rebounds and 5.0 assists in 34.9 minutes over his previous 11 appearances.... See More ... See Less
Pelicans' Naji Marshall: Will play Wednesday
Marshall (toe) is playing but won't start Wednesday against the Timberwolves, Erin Summers of Bally Sports New Orleans of ESPN reports.
The return of Marshall will provide some much-needed depth for New Orleans, and he is set to return to the hardwood following a three-game absence. He won't be in the starting lineup, however, with the Pelicans starting CJ McCollum, Herbert Jones, Trey Murphy, Brandon Ingram and Jonas Valanciunas.... See More ... See Less
Pelicans' Dyson Daniels: Will be out 'a little bit of time'
Coach Willie Green noted that Daniels (ankle) will be "out for a little bit of time," Erin Summers of Bally Sports New Orleans reports.
While Green's comments are vague, it seems safe to assume the rookie will be out for at least a week. The Pelicans will finally be getting Brandon Ingram (toe) back Wednesday, so Daniels' absence won't be felt dramatically. Daniels has shown upside this season, averaging 4.5 points, 3.5 rebounds, 2.5 assists and 0.9 steals in 19.9 minutes.... See More ... See Less
Pelicans' Brandon Ingram: Listed probable for Wednesday
The Pelicans officially list Ingram (toe) as probable for Wednesday's game against the Timberwolves.
Supporting what Shams Charania of The Athletic reported earlier Wednesday, Ingram looks poised to put an end to his two-month absence against the Timberwolves, provided he doesn't experience any setbacks with his bruised left big toe while warming up ahead of the 8 p.m. ET opening tip. Even if Ingram reclaims his usual starting role on the wing, he'll most likely be on some sort of minutes limit Wednesday, given that he's been sidelined for each of the Pelicans' last 29 games and may need more time to regain full conditioning.... See More ... See Less
Pelicans' Dyson Daniels: Ruled out Wednesday
Daniels (ankle) has been ruled out Wednesday against the Timberwolves, Jim Eichenhofer of the Pelicans' official site reports.
Daniels exited Tuesday's game against the Nuggets due to a right ankle injury, and he'll be forced to miss at least one additional matchup after being diagnosed with a sprain. Devonte' Graham and Garrett Temple are candidates to see increased run against Minnesota.... See More ... See Less
Pelicans' Naji Marshall: Probable Wednesday
Marshall (toe) is probable for Wednesday's game against the Timberwolves, Jim Eichenhofer of the Pelicans' official site reports.
Marshall has missed the last three games due to his toe injury, but he'll likely return to the court for the second half of a back-to-back set Wednesday. The Pelicans will likely get another boost against Minnesota, as Brandon Ingram (toe) is probable and expected to play.... See More ... See Less
Pelicans' Jose Alvarado: Scores 17 points off bench
Alvarado finished Tuesday's 99-98 loss to the Nuggets with 17 points (8-12 FG, 1-4 3Pt), one rebound and three assists over 27 minutes.
Alvarado bounced back with an extremely efficient performance Tuesday following a 1-for-8 outing in his previous appearance. The backup point guard has now scored in double figures in four of his past five games and is averaging 11.6 points, 2.8 assists and 1.8 rebounds in 27.6 minutes during that stretch. However, with Brandon Ingram (toe) set to return Wednesday, Alvarado could see his role slightly decrease moving forward.... See More ... See Less
Pelicans' Brandon Ingram: On track to play Wednesday
Ingram (toe) is expected to play Wednesday against the Timberwolves, barring a setback in pregame warmups, Shams Charania of The Athletic reports.
Ingram has been sidelined for the past two months with a bruised left big toe, but he finally turned a corner over the past few days, when head coach Willie Green said the 25-year-old was able to take part in full-contact, 5-on-5 work in practice. Because of his lengthy layoff, Ingram will most likely be on a minutes restriction of some kind Wednesday, provided he avoids a setback leading up to the 8 p.m. ET opening tip. Ingram's impending return could result in fewer minutes to go around for the likes of Trey Murphy, Naji Marshall (toe), Jose Alvarado and Dyson Daniels (ankle), all of whom have stepped into heightened roles while the one-time All-Star has been out.... See More ... See Less
Pelicans' Jaxson Hayes: Spot start amounts to little
Hayes finished with four points (0-3 FG, 0-2 3Pt, 4-4 FT), four rebounds and three assists in 23 minutes during Tuesday's 99-98 loss to Denver.
Hayes moved into the starting lineup Tuesday but struggled to have any sort of impact on the game. This was basically a case of the next man up for Hayes, as he started as a result of injuries to multiple players. Even when handed meaningful minutes, Hayes is typically not a viable fantasy option, even in slightly deeper formats.... See More ... See Less
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