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Norris Cole | Guard | #30

Team: New Orleans Pelicans
Age / DOB:  (28) / 10/13/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 175
College: Cleveland State
Drafted: 2011 / Rd. 1 (28) / CHI
Contract: view contract details

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Norris Cole's contract in China is worth $5 million, according to Ira Winderman of the South Florida Sun Sentinel.
Well, that certainly helps to explain why Cole wasn't willing to wait it out for an NBA deal any longer than he did. Cole's contract does reportedly include an NBA-opt out, but even if he spends the entire season in China, he'll be back and eligible to be signed by a team around March. Oct 8 - 6:03 PM

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Norris Cole has inked a deal with the Shandon Bulls of the CBA.

The contract reportedly does include an NBA out clause, so if the opportunity arrises, Cole will be able to make his way stateside prior to the conclusion of the CBA season (February). He's not worth drafting anywhere.
Oct 5 - 8:58 AM

Norris Cole's new agent has been in touch with the Timberwolves, according to Darren Wolfson.

Wolfson reports that Cole's new agent called the Timberwolves this week, but there isn't a deal imminent. Cole will likely find a job as a backup point guard before training camp, but he's unlikely to have much fantasy value wherever he lands.
Aug 25 - 12:46 PM

Norris Cole is not expected to re-sign with the Pelicans.

This became clear on Sunday as soon as the Pelicans reached an agreement to re-sign Tim Frazier. There are still several teams around the league in need of a backup PG, so Cole shouldn't have any problem landing a contract.
Jul 10 - 12:14 PM

The Pelicans are not expected to re-sign Norris Cole, according to John Reid of the New Orleans Times-Picayune.

Cole only appeared in 45 games during the 2015-16 campaign, and he may be forced to take a short-term "prove it" type of deal from any interested club. Cole is unlikely to be a fantasy option unless he winds up in a paper-thin backcourt with playing time up for grabs.
Jun 27 - 11:19 AM

Norris Cole (back) has been ruled out for Wednesday's game against the Timberwolves.

Cole lasted just 45 games during the 2015-16 season, compiling averages of 10.6 points and 3.7 assists on 40.5 percent shooting. He's bound for free agency and it'll be interesting to see where he winds up, but as a backup point guard, he won't be worth drafting in most leagues.
Apr 12 - 6:58 PM

Norris Cole (back) will not play on Monday vs. the Bulls.

He is not expected to play on Wednesday vs. the Wolves either in the regular season finale. Leave him on the wire.
Apr 10 - 7:33 PM

Norris Cole (back) will not play on Friday vs. the Lakers.

Coach Alvin Gentry said that he likely won't play again this season, but the Pelicans will probably continue to list him as questionable for reasons unknown.
Apr 8 - 6:34 PM

Norris Cole (back) is being listed as questionable for Friday's game against the Lakers.

The Pelicans continue to list Cole as questionable despite the fact that he hasn't played since March 7. With the Pelicans playing for Ping-Pong balls, there's no reason to believe Cole will return to the court this season.
Apr 7 - 4:28 PM

Norris Cole (back) is questionable to play against the 76ers on Tuesday.

Coach Alvin Gentry said Cole might not be back this season. Tim Frazier has been fantastic off the bench behind Toney Douglas. Both Douglas and Frazier should be owned in standard leagues.
Apr 4 - 3:30 PM

Norris Cole (back) may not play again this season according to coach Alvin Gentry.

Cole has no timetable and Gentry said that it's "more and more unlikely" that he will see the floor again this season. With Cole on the shelf, Tim Frazier, Toney Douglas and Jordan Hamilton will soak up the backcourt minutes moving forward.
Apr 2 - 1:29 PM

Norris Cole (back) is not expected to play against the Nuggets on Thursday.

He is day-to-day and has been for almost almost a month. It'll be Toney Douglas and Tim Frazier handling the point guard minutes with Jordan Hamilton starting at the two. Cole should be dropped basically everywhere.
Mar 31 - 7:28 PM

Norris Cole (back) is questionable for Thursday's game vs. the Nuggets.

He's been day-to-day for weeks, so this report doesn't mean much. Cole is probably a lot closer to doubtful, so expect to see a lot of Tim Frazier, Toney Douglas and Jordan Hamilton on Thursday.
Mar 31 - 12:08 PM

Norris Cole (back) will not play against the Spurs on Wednesday.

The Pelicans keep calling him day-to-day and questionable, but he hasn't played in weeks. With Cole out, it should be Toney Douglas and Tim Frazier getting the minutes at the point with Douglas getting some wing minutes. The Pelicans should have a tight rotation tonight out of necessity.
Mar 30 - 6:08 PM

Norris Cole (lower back) is being listed as day-to-day.

Cole has spent the past 11 games on the sidelines, and while he's being listed as day-to-day, there are no guarantees he makes it back to the court this season. Jrue Holiday (toe) and Alonzo Gee (groin) have been ruled out for the season, so that means Tim Frazier and Toney Douglas are going to be playing major minutes as the few remaining healthy bodies on the wings in New Orleans. Both Frazier and Douglas are worth owning in most leagues.
Mar 29 - 4:03 PM

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PG1Jrue Holiday
2Tim Frazier
3Langston Galloway
SG1E'Twaun Moore
2Buddy Hield
3Lance Stephenson
SF1Tyreke Evans
2Solomon Hill
3Quincy Pondexter
4Dante Cunningham
5Quincy Ford
6Alonzo Gee
PF1Anthony Davis
2Terrence Jones
3Cheick Diallo
C1Omer Asik
2Alexis Ajinca