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Alexis Ajinca | Center | #42

Team: New Orleans Pelicans
Age / DOB:  (28) / 5/6/1988
Ht / Wt:  7'2' / 248
College: France
Drafted: 2008 / Rd. 1 (20) / CHA
Contract: view contract details

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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

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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

Alexis Ajinca (personal) was active for Sunday's game, but he finished with a healthy DNP-CD.

The Pelicans are 3.0 games behind the No. 8 seed Nuggets, with three teams in between them -- the Mavericks, Kings and Trail Blazers. Ajinca has been an afterthought in the Pelicans' rotation this season, and he's reportedly asked for a trade, but it would require an ideal location for him to emerge with any fantasy appeal.
Feb 12 - 11:40 PM

Alexis Ajinca (personal) will not play Friday vs. Minnesota.

No word as to why Ajinca, who has been mentioned in a flurry of trade rumors this week, is away from the team. However, he is not a part of the Pelicans rotation, so there is no fantasy impact associated with his absence.
Feb 10 - 12:54 PM

Alexis Ajinca told reporters on Monday night that he would welcome a trade if it resulted in him getting more playing time.

Ajinca has fallen completely out of the Pelicans rotation. He has played a grand total of three minutes since Christmas. "I don’t care where I’m going, as long as I’m playing," said Ajinca. "At the end of the day, I’m a competitor and I just want to play and be able to bring what I can to a team. If it’s here, it would be great. But if it’s not, then I just go somewhere else." It's possible he could carve out a role in a new situation, but he can certainly be left on the waiver wire for now.
Source: NBC Sports
Feb 7 - 9:47 AM

Alexis Ajinca is a healthy inactive for Friday against the Nets.

There is no reason to play him against the NBA's fastest team. In other news, Ajinca denied reports of him asking for a trade. He needs a lot of things to happen to get playing time.
Jan 20 - 7:49 PM

Alexis Ajinca did not score in three minutes on Thursday with one rebound and one steal.

He checked during the first half, looked awful for three minutes, and never came back in. Ajinca sure does know how to get into coach Alvin Gentry's doghouse.
Jan 12 - 10:37 PM

Alexis Ajinca told French publication L'Equipe that he would welcome a trade or buyout from the Pelicans.

Ajinca has fallen out of the rotation in New Orleans, and there's no reason to believe head coach Alvin Gentry will suddenly reverse course on this move. Here are his words, per Google translate: "The solution, it would be a trade, after if the club wants to make a buyout, we will see what they ask but normally it would be an exchange." Ajinca is unlikely to have much value, regardless of where he winds up.
Jan 11 - 2:06 PM

Alexis Ajinca picked up a DNP-CD on Monday vs. Dallas.

Omer Asik was also a DNP-CD as the Pelicans opted to play small with Anthony Davis at center. Ajinca should be back in the rotation on Wednesday vs. the Clippers, but he's not a great fantasy asset for obvious reasons.
Tue, Dec 27, 2016 12:34:00 AM

Alexis Ajinca will come off the bench on Monday vs. the Mavericks.

The Mavericks are using a small-ball lineup with Harrison Barnes at the four and Dirk Nowitzki at the five, so the Pelicans will insert Solomon Hill into the starting five and shift Anthony Davis over to center. Ajinca has very little fantasy value anyways.
Mon, Dec 26, 2016 08:03:00 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PG1Jrue Holiday
2Tim Frazier
SG1E'Twaun Moore
SF1Solomon Hill
2Quincy Pondexter
PF1Anthony Davis
2Dante Cunningham
3Cheick Diallo
4Donatas Motiejunas
C1DeMarcus Cousins
2Alexis Ajinca
3Omer Asik