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Norris Cole | Guard

Team: New Orleans Pelicans
Age / DOB:  (26) / 10/13/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 175
College: Cleveland State
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Norris Cole missed all 10 of his field goal attempts on Friday, finishing with three points (3-of-4 FTs), two boards and four assists in 23 minutes.
This could be his worst game for the rest of the season and he had been fairly hot coming in. Cole isn't a must-own player or even a strong add, but he could wiggle his way into a productive role before it's all said and done in New Orleans. Feb 28 - 3:35 AM

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Norris Cole backed up a solid debut from Saturday with 15 points on 7-of-11 shooting, one rebound, six assists, one steal and one 3-pointer in 25 minutes off the bench on Monday.

The Pelicans might be desperate enough for offense that Cole steps into the void right away and produces. Consider him a flier pick for 12-14 team leagues at this time.
Feb 24 - 12:10 AM

Norris Cole played a surprising 30 minutes against the Heat on Saturday with 12 points, six rebounds, three assists, one steal and one 3-pointer.

Admittedly, we didn't see this coming, but the Pelicans just need bodies right now. Considering Tyreke Evans plays three positions, we might see Cole log minutes in the upper 20s at the point next to 'Reke while their power forwards are on the shelf. Cole doesn't have a high ceiling, so he's only worth a look in deeper leagues.
Feb 21 - 10:40 PM

Norris Cole will play against the Heat on Saturday.

In his first game away from the Heat, he gets to play against them. The Pelicans have been using Jimmer Fredette as a backup point guard, but coach Monty Williams has become even more confident in Tyreke Evans at the one. There won't be many minutes for Cole tonight.
Feb 21 - 6:11 PM

Norris Cole will not be available for Friday's game against the Magic.

That means that Tyreke Evans will start at point guard tonight with Jimmer Fredette serving as his primary backup. Cole wasn't able to consistently put up value as the starting point guard in Miami, so he's not likely to do much when he does become available for the Pelicans. Evans looks like a quality plug-and-play option in daily leagues tonight.
Feb 20 - 6:07 PM

Norris Cole is unlikely to play on Friday against the Magic.

Coach Monty Williams should provide an update at around 5:30 EST, but it would be a big surprise to see him play. Toney Douglas was waived, so Jimmer Fredette will play as the backup behind Tyreke Evans.
Feb 20 - 4:17 PM

Norris Cole was traded to the Pelicans as part of Thursday's deal sending Goran Dragic to the Heat.

The Pelicans need all the PG help they can get after Jrue Holiday's latest injury setback, and Cole enters as favorable a situation as he could have asked for. Tyreke Evans and Eric Gordon have been running the show as makeshift point guards and Cole has a good chance to immediately take over as a starter, so owners searching for a cheap PG should think about stashing him.
Feb 19 - 3:33 PM

The Thunder could make a play for Norris Cole if they are able to complete the rumored Brook Lopez-Reggie Jackson deal, according to Adrian Wojnarowski.

This move would be predicated on the Lopez-Jackson swap happening, but Cole would provide the Thunder with a solid backup point guard if Jackson heads to Brooklyn. There are a lot of moving pieces here, but Cole would get a minor bump in fantasy value with the Thunder while Shabazz Napier and Mario Chalmers would also see a nice boost in fantasy value.

Norris Cole scored 12 points on 4-of-6 shooting (including two threes) with two rebounds, eight assists and one steal in 29 minutes on Monday.

Cole has not done anything in fantasy leagues lately and we need to see him do this again before we pay him much attention.
Feb 10 - 12:39 AM

Norris Cole will not start against the Mavs on Friday.

He was expected to start, but the Heat will go with their rookie. The first thing that comes to mind here are the trade rumors, so it's possible Cole doesn't play at all. Although, there is no word of a deal yet. Cole is not worth owning in most leagues.
Jan 30 - 7:49 PM

With Dwyane Wade (hamstring) sidelined, it's likely that Norris Cole will slide into the starting lineup for Miami's game against Dallas on Friday, according to beat reporter Ira Winderman.

While this is just speculation, the move does make sense as it would help combat the quickness of Rajon Rondo and Monta Ellis. Shabazz Napier will also be an option for Erik Spoelstra and we'll be sure to list the starters prior to tip-off. However, Mario Chalmers and Chris Bosh are likely the guys to benefit most with Wade sidelined, and those are the guys that should be targeted in daily leagues.

Norris Cole finished Tuesday's loss to the Bucks with seven points on 3-of-7 shooting, one 3-pointer, two rebounds and two assists in 25 minutes.

He picked up a DNP-CD on Sunday and hadn't played 20 minutes in a game since Jan. 11, but Erik Spoelstra called his number tonight and then leaned on him once Dwyane Wade (hamstring) left in the third quarter. The Pistons are reportedly considering a trade offer for Cole now that Brandon Jennings (Achilles) is done for the season, so this may have been a subtle showcase on Miami's part. Stay tuned.
Jan 27 - 10:17 PM

The Pistons are reportedly considering a trade offer for Heat PG Norris Cole.

The Pistons just lost Brandon Jennings (Achilles) for the season, so they could definitely use some depth in their backcourt. Cole has found himself out of the rotation in Miami, as they have opted to go with Mario Chalmers and Shabazz Napier instead. It probably wouldn't take much for the deal to work, but the Hornets are also said to be interested in Cole. We will continue to follow this story closely, but owners in standard leagues can safely leave Cole on the wire for now, as he likely wouldn't start no matter where he ends up.
Jan 27 - 7:21 PM

The Hornets are pursuing a trade for Ramon Sessions or Norris Cole.

The Hornets need a point guard with only Brian Roberts as their only healthy option right now. Both Cole and Sessions have lost a lot of ground on their current teams, especially Cole with rookie Shabazz Napier stepping up. Both guys are not the best stashes and would still likely start behind Brian Roberts.
Jan 26 - 5:53 PM

Norris Cole is not focused on recent trade rumors despite losing favor to rookie Shabazz Napier.

"Until I hear something and see the writing on the paper, I’m a member of the team I’m on now," Cole said. "I want to help my teammates and help us to win, and that’s all I concentrate on. Until it’s in black and white, I really don’t consider it." Dwyane Wade (hamstring) has been sidelined the past couple of games, but the Heat have opted to start Napier over Cole and it has worked out pretty well for them. Unless Cole earns a larger role in Miami or is traded to an ideal situation, he is off the radar in most leagues.
Jan 17 - 10:52 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Jrue Holiday
2Norris Cole
3Jimmer Fredette
SG1Eric Gordon
SF1Tyreke Evans
2Quincy Pondexter
3Luke Babbitt
PF1Anthony Davis
2Ryan Anderson
3Dante Cunningham
C1Omer Asik
2Alexis Ajinca
3Justin Hamilton
4Jeff Withey