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Quincy Pondexter | Guard/Forward | #20

Team: Chicago Bulls
Age / DOB:  (29) / 3/10/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'7' / 225
College: Washington
Drafted: 2010 / Rd. 1 (26) / OKC
Contract: view contract details

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Quincy Pondexter returned to action on Thursday October 19.
Oct 20 - 6:31 AM

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Quincy Pondexter scored eight points with two rebounds and two steals in 12 minutes against the Raptors on Thursday.

It took over two years, but Pondexter is finally back. The Bulls only have one healthy power forward on their roster, so Pondexter was the backup to Lauri Markkanen in this game. He may not play much once Bobby Portis' suspension is up, but staying healthy would be a great start for QP.
Oct 19 - 10:05 PM

Quincy Pondexter (hamstring) is expected to play in Thursday's season opener against the Raptors.

Pondexter injured his hamstring early on at training camp, which forced him to miss the preseason. He hasn't played professional basketball since 2015 due to various knee surgeries, so he'll likely be brought along slowly in Chicago, making him an unappealing option in fantasy hoops.
Oct 18 - 1:29 PM

Quincy Pondexter (strained left hamstring) didn't play on Sunday.

Pondexter has been traveling with the team but he remains day-to-day. His next opportunity to play comes Tuesday vs. the Cavaliers.
Oct 8 - 9:50 PM

Quincy Pondexter (hamstring) will not play on Tuesday vs. the Pelicans or Wednesday vs. the Mavericks.

He's traveling with the team and is day-to-day, so there's a chance he will be ready for Friday's game vs. the Bucks. Pondexter probably isn't looking at minutes on opening night, so it's important that he proves his worth in the preseason.
Oct 2 - 11:21 AM

Quincy Pondexter strained his left hamstring at the end of practice on Saturday.

The injuries are just piling up, and his left knee required three surgeries in his NBA career. Pondexter needs to get on the court and stay healthy to show he has value on the roster.
Sep 30 - 6:49 PM

Quincy Pondexter (knee) says he has been able to "practice fully, with no limitations."

Pondexter recently revealed that he was battling a potentially lethal infection (Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus) in 2016 and is ecstatic to simply be back on the floor. The Bulls are in rebuilding mode and have limited talent on the roster, but Pondexter is still a longshot to be a significant part of the rotation.
Sep 29 - 10:55 AM

Quincy Pondexter revealed that he was dealing with a life-threatening infection in his knee for the past two years.

Pondexter had three surgeries on his left knee in that time span, but doctors finally found the root of the problem when he was diagnosed with MRSA (skin infection). There was a point when Pondexter didn't think he would live and he said it took him three week to relearn how to walk after he was released from the hospital in February. "A few months ago, it was almost over," he said. "I'm alive, and I get to play basketball again. It's a miracle." Now with the Bulls, Pondexter is expected to be a full go for training camp and will get to make his case for minutes.
Source: ESPN
Sep 24 - 9:24 AM

The Bulls are finalizing a deal to receive a second-round draft pick and Quincy Pondexter from New Orleans, according to Shams Charania of The Vertical.

The Pelicans are throwing in the pick to get money off the books, and they're only getting back the draft rights to Ater Majok. Pelicans general manager Dell Demps called Pondexter's status "a little uncertain" a couple months ago and they have reportedly been shopping him for over 1.5 months. He has struggled to stay healthy like few others, failing to play since the 2014-15 season due to a troublesome knee injury. Maybe a change of scenery will help, but he has to stay healthy before even earning playing time.
Aug 31 - 5:43 PM

The Pelicans are reportedly shopping Quincy Pondexter.

Knee issues have kept Pondexter off the floor for the past two seasons, and as recently as June 8, Pelicans GM Dell Demps said that Pondexter's status for the 2017-18 season is still "a little uncertain." He's owed roughly $3.8 million next year in what will be the final year of his contract, so if the Pelicans are able to move him, he would likely go to a team seeking to free up cap space for free agency in 2018. Pondexter is firmly off the radar in fantasy hoops.
Jul 12 - 12:18 PM

Pelicans GM Dell Demps said Quincy Pondexter's (knee) status is "a little uncertain right now."

Demps said that the wing will go through some testing this week and that he's hopeful he will be back on the court soon. Pondexter hasn't played since the 2015 playoffs, so it's hard to project his role for the 2017-18 season. "He’s had some setbacks," Demps added. "He’s had a couple surgeries. It’s tough because he’s one of those glue-type guys who is a leader not only in the locker room, but on the floor. We’ve missed his defense and his shooting." If the Pelicans bring back Jrue Holiday, they will be over the cap and won't have much money to spend on quality wing players, so that bodes well for Pondexter's path to minutes. He's still unlikely to make an impact in standard fantasy leagues next season.
Jun 8 - 9:56 AM

Quincy Pondexter (knee) will not play again this season.

He underwent left knee arthroscopic surgery on Jan. 4 and hasn't played all season. Pondexter is under contract for next season, so the Pelicans will be hoping the oft-injured forward can have a healthy offseason.
Mar 30 - 4:07 PM

Coach Alvin Gentry said Quincy Pondexter (left knee) is unlikely to return for the remainder of the regular season.

Pondexter underwent a third surgery on his left knee in January and has not appeared in an NBA game since the 2015 postseason. Gentry said that Pondexter "will be gearing toward the summer and next year, really." Pondexter should obviously be left on waivers in all fantasy leagues.
Mar 25 - 9:52 AM

The Pelicans are looking to move Alexis Ajinca or Quincy Pondexter, according to David Aldridge of

This is a pretty logical report with the Pelicans looking to clear out some money to allow them to sign DeMarcus Cousins and Jrue Holiday in the next two summers. They would have to trade away other assets for a team to take on either of these two deals.
Feb 23 - 10:19 AM

Quincy Pondexter underwent successful arthroscopic left knee surgery on Wednesday morning.

His timetable will be released at a later date. We've seen Pondexter doing some on-court work dating back to November, but his return date has been a mystery since training camp. Considering the litany of knee injuries Pondexter had, he's likely going to be out for the majority of the rest of the season.
Jan 4 - 8:37 PM

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