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Quincy Pondexter | Guard/Forward | #20

Team: New Orleans Pelicans
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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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

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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

Quincy Pondexter (knee surgeries) is still not close to getting back on the court.

"Quincy’s probably going to take a little bit longer than [Tyreke Evans to return]," Pelicans' GM Dell Demps said. "We’ll get a better determination on Quincy probably in about two weeks." With Evans' looking at a potential December return, it sounds like Pondexter might not get back to the court until sometime in January. He doesn't offer enough upside to warrant a hold in any setting.
Tue, Oct 25, 2016 04:18:00 PM

Pelicans GM Dell Demps said that the earliest Quincy Pondexter (knee surgeries) could return is in November.

"The next 2-4 weeks will give us a better understanding of when he’ll be ready to play," Demps said. "Best-case scenario for him would be November [to return], but it also could be December or January for him as well." With Tyreke Evans (knee) expected to miss the beginning of the season, Solomon Hill should be the heavy favorite to start at SF on opening night.
Mon, Sep 26, 2016 02:55:00 PM

Quincy Pondexter (knee surgeries) said that he still has to get his leg "a lot stronger" after two major knee surgeries.

Q-Pon didn't play at all last season due to ongoing knee complications, and it doesn't sound like he'll be back before November—but more likely December or January—at the earliest. Even with a nickname that centers around a discount, he's not on the fantasy radar in any format.
Source: PBT
Sat, Sep 24, 2016 02:39:00 PM

Quincy Pondexter (knee) is not traveling with the team to China.

He will stay home to continue his rehab. Pondexter still hasn't gone through any on-court work yet, so he's behind schedule. The Pelicans will almost certainly bring him along slowly and he might not be ready to start the season. Due to his knee surgery, he hasn't played in a game since Apr. 25, 2015.
Fri, Sep 23, 2016 02:35:00 PM

Quincy Pondexter (knee) has not gone through on-court work yet.

He's still with the team and said he's looking forward to getting out there. Pondexter had season-ending surgery back on Jan. 20 and is hoping to get out there for camp. Considering how much he's dealt with knee injuries, he'll be brought along slowly.
Wed, Sep 14, 2016 02:44:00 PM

Quincy Pondexter (left knee surgery) is "getting close" to returning, according to head coach Alvin Gentry.

Pondexter had to undergo two separate left knee surgeries in what was a lost 2015-16 campaign, but the Pelicans are hopeful that Q-Pon will be ready to go when the lights turn back on. "I think with Quincy he's getting close and I think we're airing on the side of caution and not jumping the gun at all," Gentry said. '"I think he will probably be healthy and ready to go for us." Even if Pondexter is available for the start of the season, he will not be on the fantasy radar.
Sat, Sep 10, 2016 03:52:00 PM

Quincy Pondexter (knee surgery) has progressed to going through live drills, although it's not clear if he'll be ready for the start of the 2016-17 season.

Pondexter spent the entire 2015-16 season on the sidelines after undergoing knee surgery, and while him progressing to live drills is a positive development, it's a bit concerning that he's still not ready to go after having so much time off. Pondexter is largely irrelevant in fantasy hoops.
Thu, Sep 8, 2016 04:56:00 PM

Quincy Pondexter (knee surgery) said that he will be ready for the start of the 2016-17 season.

"I guarantee I'll be 100 percent by training camp," Pondexter said. "That's about it right now. It's gonna be a lot of work, a lot of hard work this summer. It'll be pretty [good]. I'll be well into being on the court by the time training camp comes."
Source: ESPN
Sun, Mar 20, 2016 11:15:00 AM

Quincy Pondexter (knee) had surgery on Wednesday and is out for the season.

He is expected to be ready for the start of next year. Losing Pondexter really hurts the Pelicans, who are running out of wings right now.
Wed, Jan 20, 2016 06:29:00 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PG1Rajon Rondo
2Ian Clark
3Frank Jackson
SG1Jrue Holiday
2E'Twaun Moore
3Jordan Crawford
SF1Solomon Hill
2Quincy Pondexter
PF1Anthony Davis
2Cheick Diallo
C1DeMarcus Cousins
2Alexis Ajinca
3Omer Asik