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Alexis Ajinca | Center | #42

Team: New Orleans Pelicans
Age / DOB:  (29) / 5/6/1988
Ht / Wt:  7'2' / 248
College: France
Drafted: 2008 / Rd. 1 (20) / CHA
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Alexis Ajinca (hand) scored 11 points with seven rebounds and a steal over 25 minutes in Wednesday's win in Portland.
Ajinca suffered a right hand injury in the game, but he toughed it out and was able to finish strong after a brief absence. He seemed to be a player head coach Alvin Gentry liked, at least down the stretch, so he should return as a backup in 2017-18. However, his fantasy appeal remains rather minimal. Apr 13 - 1:35 AM

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Alexis Ajinca scored 17 points with six rebounds, one assist and five fouls in 29 minutes against the Warriors on Saturday.

He was actually very good compared to expectations. With the Pelicans possibly shutting guys down, they may give Ajinca some regular minutes. That said, it's hard to add him in fantasy unless there is a definite shutdown on DeMarcus Cousins or Anthony Davis. Plus, there is talk of a youth movement.
Apr 9 - 1:00 AM

Alexis Ajinca will start vs. the Warriors on Saturday.

With DeMarcus Cousins (Achilles) and Anthony Davis (knee) resting, Ajinca will start next to Dante Cunningham in the frontcourt. Ajinca probably won't play a ton, especially since the Pelicans might want to get a look at Cheick Diallo. Most fantasy owners can look the other way.
Apr 8 - 8:55 PM

Alexis Ajinca (hip) was healthy enough to play in Sunday's game against the Bulls but he did not get into the game.

Ajinca is healthy, which is the good news, but he isn't terribly useful from a fantasy perspective. As long as DeMarcus Cousins and Anthony Davis are healthy there are very few minutes to go around for reserve bigs in the Crescent City.
Apr 2 - 8:52 PM

Alexis Ajinca (hip) is expected to play on Sunday.

It's nice to see him healthy, but this doesn't have fantasy ramifications.
Apr 2 - 5:14 PM

Alexis Ajinca (hip) will not play against the Kings on Friday.

He's not in the rotation right now. Enjoy DeMarcus Cousins revenge night.
Mar 31 - 7:13 PM

Alexis Ajinca (hip) is questionable for Friday against the Kings.

The Pelicans won't really need him with DeMarcus Cousins and Anthony Davis fully expected to play. Ajinca was not in the rotation on Wednesday.
Mar 30 - 5:44 PM

Alexis Ajinca finished with six points, seven rebounds, two steals and a blocked shots in Sunday's 115-90 win at Denver.

Head coach Alvin Gentry told reporters after the game that Ajinca was the team's MVP in the win due to the energy he provided off the bench. Ajinca has plenty of energy because he averaged just 9.2 minutes per game over his past five outings. Despite the coach's nice words and the decent stat line, Ajinca doesn't have much fantasy appeal outside of the deepest of leagues. He was playing more than usual because DeMarcus Cousins (ankle) was sidelined and the team was involved in a lopsided game.
Mar 26 - 10:44 PM

Alexis Ajinca scored nine points with two rebounds and two fouls in nine minutes against the Raptors on Wednesday.

He could be in the rotation while Anthony Davis (wrist) is on the shelf, but you would have to be super desperate to add Ajinca in fantasy.
Mar 8 - 11:54 PM

Alexis Ajinca scored 10 points with eight rebounds and three blocks in 19 minutes against the Pistons on Wednesday.

With DeMarcus Cousins suspended, Omer Asik sick and Terrence Jones not on the team anymore, Ajinca was able to pick up some minutes. Boogie will be back for the next one, so Ajinca may not be in the rotation.
Mar 1 - 11:22 PM

Alexis Ajinca will shift back to a bench role vs. Houston on Thursday.

DeMarcus Cousins is starting alongside Anthony Davis tonight, and that's about all fantasy owners need to know here. Ajinca doesn't have value while those two studs are healthy.
Feb 23 - 7:33 PM

Alexis Ajinca posted season-highs 10 boards and three steals against the Grizzlies on Wednesday, adding 12 points, three steals and two blocks in 35 minutes.

Surprising line of the night? It's his best game of the season and the timing is interesting. Ajinca reportedly wants a trade, so maybe this game will help the demand before the deadline. Terrence Jones (thumb) should be back after the break, so leave Ajinca on the wire. He's only a trade stash in super deep leagues.
Feb 15 - 11:46 PM

Alexis Ajinca will start again vs. the Grizzlies on Wednesday.

The Pelicans don't have many options with both Dante Cunningham (personal) and Terrence Jones (thumb) out of commission. Ajinca rarely does anything but foul and grab a few boards, even as a starter, so he's not a strong punt play against a tough defense tonight.
Feb 15 - 8:05 PM

Alexis Ajinca moved into the starting lineup on Monday vs. the Suns, scoring five points on 2-of-5 shooting with three rebounds and one steal.

As per usual, Ajinca racked up four fouls in 19 minutes and had a rough outing. Terrence Jones (thumb) and Dante Cunningham (personal) could return as soon as Wednesday vs. the Grizzlies, but Ajinca wouldn't be worth a pickup even if we learned that Jones and Cunningham will miss more time.
Feb 14 - 1:31 AM

Alexis Ajinca is starting next to Anthony Davis on Monday vs. the Suns.

Terrence Jones (thumb) and Dante Cunningham (personal) are both out, so this will give the Pelicans a chance to showcase Ajinca for a potential trade. He's prone to foul trouble and probably isn't going to see a heavy workload anyways, so there's no reason to stream him in most leagues. We should see more of Donatas Motiejunas tonight.
Feb 13 - 8:23 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
SG1Jrue Holiday
2E'Twaun Moore
SF1Solomon Hill
2Quincy Pondexter
3Axel Toupane
PF1Anthony Davis
2Dante Cunningham
3Cheick Diallo
4Donatas Motiejunas
C1DeMarcus Cousins
2Alexis Ajinca
3Omer Asik