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Norris Cole | Guard | #30

Team: New Orleans Pelicans
Age / DOB:  (27) / 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 scored 10 points with six assists, three boards and one turnover in 32 minutes vs. the Wolves on Monday.
Coach Alvin Gentry seems to love Cole and he has played 30 or more minutes in seven out of his last eight games. He had a 26-point game in his last outing with five assists, so he is worth owning in standard leagues until he cools off or until the Pelicans get some healthy bodies back. Feb 9 - 12:07 AM

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Norris Cole scored a career-high 26 points with two rebounds, five assists, one steal, five turnovers and two 3-pointers in 34 minutes against the Cavs on Saturday.

He started the second half on fire with 12 points in the first three minutes of the third quarter. Cole is up and down, but he's played well in most of the games since Tyreke Evans (knee) went down. With Tyreke out for at least this week, holding Cole in standard leagues makes sense.
Feb 6 - 10:42 PM

Norris Cole scored two points on 1-of-10 from the field against the Lakers on Thursday, adding two assists, two steals and one turnover in 13 minutes.

He was in foul trouble tonight and coach Alvin Gentry just opted to keep him out. Cole had some major problems with consistency in his Miami days, but he's been fine up until tonight. He's only a low-end guy and should hold some value while Tyreke Evans (knee) is without a timetable.
Feb 5 - 12:52 AM

Norris Cole scored 14 points with four rebounds, nine assists, one steal and two turnovers in 34 minutes against the Spurs on Wednesday.

He continues to surprise with the increased assists, averaging 7.5 per game in his last four. Cole has put up seventh-round value in that span, which is pretty close to his ceiling. That's still enough to give him a long look until we see Tyreke Evans (knee) back on the court.
Feb 4 - 12:27 AM

Norris Cole scored 23 points with three rebounds, six assists, one steal and three 3-pointers in 38 minutes against the Grizzlies on Monday.

He's been a pleasant surprise with some nice consistency. The ups and downs in Miami is why the Heat dumped him, but Cole has played with more control and is trusting his teammates more. His value will dip once Tyreke Evans (knee) comes back, but that might not happen any time soon.
Feb 2 - 12:10 AM

Norris Cole played 38 minutes against the Kings on Thursday with 17 points, seven rebounds, 10 assists, one steal and one 3-pointer.

He ran the offense for close to 20 minutes while getting some run next to Jrue Holiday, too. Tyreke Evans (knee) could miss a lot of time and is a shut-down candidate, so Cole does have more appeal in standard leagues now.
Jan 29 - 12:36 AM

Norris Cole scored 11 points with three rebounds, three assists, one steal and three 3-pointers in 27 minutes against the Bucks on Saturday.

That's two solid games for Cole filling in as the starter with a 12-point, seven-dime game on Thursday. Cole really hasn't displayed much upside in his career with a career 40.7 percent from the field, lacking a consistent shot from deep and low assists. Unless you really need a guard, Cole's low ceiling makes him an undesirable pickup in standard leagues. He should be added in points formats, though.
Jan 23 - 9:32 PM

Norris Cole was effective in a start against the Pistons on Thursday with 12 points, eight rebounds and seven assists in 31 minutes.

He only turned the ball over once and didn't add anything else. Cole was really hot to start the game, but he kind of disappeared after that. Even with Eric Gordon (finger) out for over a month, Cole is more of a 14-team target because there won't be a big chance for him.
Jan 21 - 11:01 PM

Norris Cole will return to the starting lineup for Thursday's game vs. the Pistons.

Eric Gordon (finger) is set to spend the next 4-6 weeks on the sidelines, and it'll be Cole earning the start in his place tonight. Through two starts this season, Cole owns averages of 13.0 points, 6.5 boards, 4.0 assists, 3.0 steals and 4.5 turnovers per game. It'll be interesting to see just how long Cole can hold off Jrue Holiday from overtaking him in the starting five, but as long as he's starting, he's worth a look in deep leagues.
Jan 21 - 6:30 PM

Norris Cole came off the bench for seven points, five rebounds and two assists in 23 minutes of Tuesday's win over the Wolves.

Eric Gordon broke a finger tonight and Cole has been coming on lately, despite tonight's quiet line. The Pelicans could turn to Cole for a bigger role if Gordon's going to miss time, while Alonzo Gee is also a candidate for more minutes. Cole looks like a nice player to grab right now.
Jan 19 - 11:11 PM

Norris Cole will come off the bench on Tuesday vs. the Wolves.

Tyreke Evans (knee) will join the starting lineup, so Cole is a drop candidate in most leagues. If Evans needs to miss any additional time down the road, feel free to give Cole another look, but keep in mind that he is a low-end asset.
Jan 19 - 7:17 PM

Norris Cole started in place of Tyreke Evans (knee) on Monday against the Grizzlies with 10 points, one rebound, four assists, two steals and four turnovers in 30 minutes.

It was a big step back from his start on Jan. 2 with 16 points and 12 boards. Cole is renowned for his inconsistent ways and his game isn't the most fantasy friendly around. If you have Tyreke or you really need help at point guard, give Cole a look as insurance until Evans gets the all clear. He's far from a must-grab guy, though.
Jan 18 - 6:19 PM

Norris Cole is likely going to start on Monday against the Grizzlies in place of Tyreke Evans (knee).

He was really good in his other start without Evans, scoring 16 points with 12 boards, four assists, four steals and five turnovers in 38 minutes back on Jan. 2. Cole is not great for standard leagues, but he should have enough minutes in points leagues and in DFS. Give him a look if you need a point guard in the short term.
Jan 18 - 2:11 PM

Norris Cole started the second half of Wednesday's game, finishing with 18 points on 8-of-16 shooting with two 3-pointers, two rebounds, two assists and one turnover in 26 minutes.

Cole got the nod once Tyreke Evans (knee) went down, and should be in line for another start if Evans can't play vs. the Hornets on Wednesday. He's not worth a standard-league pickup, but would be a solid DFS punt-play in the even that Evans misses more games. Keep an eye on New Orleans' injury report.
Jan 14 - 1:50 AM

Norris Cole played 32 minutes in Tuesday's loss to the Lakers, scoring 11 points on 5-of-13 shooting with four assists, three boards, one block and one 3-pointer.

He does bring energy and toughness, but it's odd that coach Alvin Gentry is giving him so many minutes because he isn't playing that well at all. Cole is shooting just 32.7 percent from the field over his last five games, yet he played more minutes than Eric Gordon (27) and Jrue Holiday (26). This is the same team that let go of Ish Smith for a couple of second round picks and who signed Omer Asik to a blockbuster deal, so maybe this shouldn't be too surprising.
Jan 13 - 2:18 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PG1Jrue Holiday
2Norris Cole
3Toney Douglas
SG1Tyreke Evans
2Eric Gordon
3Bryce Dejean-Jones
SF1Alonzo Gee
2Dante Cunningham
3Quincy Pondexter
4Luke Babbitt
PF1Anthony Davis
2Ryan Anderson
C1Alexis Ajinca
2Omer Asik
3Kendrick Perkins