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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 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

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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

Alexis Ajinca was benched to begin the third quarter on Wednesday, finishing a home loss with one rebound and no other stats in just five minutes.

Omer Asik also went scoreless in just nine minutes off the bench, whereas Terrence Jones (21 points in 34 minutes) benefited from coach Alvin Gentry's small-ball approach. Do not hesitate to cut Ajinca immediately.
Wed, Dec 21, 2016 11:20:00 PM

Alexis Ajinca played 12 minutes in a start against the 76ers with no points, seven boards and two assists.

Hey, at least he only had one foul. Ajinca may continue to start, but coach Alvin Gentry has been shifting Anthony Davis to the five more often these days. Leave him on the wire.
Tue, Dec 20, 2016 10:00:00 PM

Alexis Ajinca played his best game of the season vs. the Spurs on Sunday with 16 points on 8-of-12 shooting, eight rebounds, one assist and zero turnovers in 27 minutes.

The Pelicans lost despite Ajinca's efforts and they have yet to defeat a Southwest Division opponent with an 0-6 record on the season. Omer Asik was a DNP-CD tonight for the second time in three games, and Ajinca has stealthily crept onto the fantasy radar. Over the past five games he's averaging 6.6 points, 6.0 boards, 0.8 assists, 1.2 steals and 1.0 blocks.
Sun, Dec 18, 2016 11:12:00 PM

Alexis Ajinca scored eight points with eight rebounds, one assist, one steal and two blocks in 22 minutes against the Rockets on Friday.

He actually played well on both ends and is clearly ahead of Omer Asik, who was a DNP-CD. Ajinca would also get a decent bump if Anthony Davis (leg) needs to miss games, but it sounds like Davis will be OK.
Sat, Dec 17, 2016 01:06:00 AM

Alexis Ajinca hit 4-of-6 shots for eight points and four rebounds in 13 minutes against the Sixers on Thursday night.

Ajinca did not make much of an impact against Philadelphia despite getting the start. In fact, he played fewer minutes than Omer Asik and did not start in the second half. He remains a non-factor from a fantasy standpoint and can be left on the waivers.
Fri, Dec 9, 2016 12:31:00 AM

Alexis Ajinca will start against the 76ers on Thursday.

He'll get a dose of The Process to start out tonight. Given Ajinca's fouling issues, he may foul out in under 10 minutes.
Thu, Dec 8, 2016 07:21:00 PM

Alexis Ajinca (shoulder) returned to action on Sunday with two rebounds and no other stats in just four minutes off the bench.

Ajinca was "expected" to return last weekend but this is his first action since then, so presumably he's been a DNP-CD in recent games. As tonight's line proves, he's not on the fantasy radar while Anthony Davis, Terrence Jones and Omer Asik are healthy.
Sun, Nov 27, 2016 10:25:00 PM

Alexis Ajinca (shoulder) is expected to play on Saturday against the Hornets.

He missed Friday due to a shoulder injury. With Omer Asik and Anthony Davis active, there are not likely to be many minutes for Ajinca.
Sat, Nov 19, 2016 05:46:00 PM

Alexis Ajinca (shoulder) is questionable for Saturday's game vs. Charlotte.

Ajinca missed Friday's game due to the injury. If Ajinca can't play Saturday, it would likely clear the way for Terrance Jones to play upwards of 30 minutes once again. Jones scored 15 points with seven rebounds, two assists, two steals, four blocks, two triples and two turnovers in 31 minutes on Friday.
Sat, Nov 19, 2016 12:28:00 PM

Alexis Ajinca (shoulder) will not play on Friday against the Blazers.

With Anthony Davis (quad) back in action, the Pelicans won't need Ajinca much tonight. We'll see a decent amount of Omer Asik and Terrence Jones holding down the minutes next to AD.
Fri, Nov 18, 2016 06:52:00 PM

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PG1Jrue Holiday
2Tim Frazier
3Langston Galloway
SG1Buddy Hield
2E'Twaun Moore
SF1Solomon Hill
2Tyreke Evans
3Quincy Pondexter
PF1Dante Cunningham
2Terrence Jones
3Cheick Diallo
4Donatas Motiejunas
C1Anthony Davis
2Omer Asik
3Alexis Ajinca