Player News - Pelicans

Date: Team: Pos:

Omri Casspi (thumb) has reportedly cleared waivers.

Casspi is currently dealing with a fractured right thumb that is expected to keep him on the sidelines for the next 4-6 weeks, so he probably won't be joining another team this season.
Feb 27 - 5:20 PM

Jrue Holiday admitted that it's been tough to look for his own shot when he sees two dominate guys in the post, but he knows he needs to be more aggressive.

Upon the arrival of DeMarcus Cousins, Holiday's usage rate dipped to 22.7 (down from 24.4 pre-Boogie), but more importantly, he's seen his assist percentage nosedive to 28.1 (down from 36.5). Holiday is predictably going through an adjustment period as he learns to play alongside usage rate monsters Cousins and Anthony Davis, but with those guys dominating the offensive possessions, it could be tough for Holiday to close out the year as a top-50 guy.
Feb 27 - 2:30 PM

Terrence Jones reportedly had preliminary talks with the Celtics, but a deal is unlikely.

Boston would not be a good landing spot for Jones at all, so hopefully, nothing becomes of this report. Jones is in a contract year, so chances are he'll want to put himself in a situation where he can prove his worth. However, until he's actually in the "advanced discussion" phase of a new contract signing, he can remain on the waiver wire in most leagues.
Feb 27 - 2:11 PM

Donatas Motiejunas (left shin laceration) returned to Sunday's game to finish with six points, four rebounds and one steal in 23 minutes.

Motie left for a while in the first half to get some stitches, but this isn't an injury that should jeopardize his status going forward. His minutes were inflated due to DeMarcus Cousins' foul trouble tonight, so don't read anything into this performance.
Feb 26 - 9:52 PM

Anthony Davis went off for 38 points in a losing effort on Sunday, making 15-of-28 field goals and 6-of-6 free throws with two 3-pointers, seven rebounds, four assists and one steal.

Davis dropped 24 points in the first quarter alone, setting a new franchise record for points in a quarter. He and DeMarcus Cousins combined for a whopping 69 points tonight, but their teammates added just 41 points on 35.1 percent shooting. They're figuring things out on the fly, but so far it doesn't look like AD will take a big hit statistically with Cousins alongside him.
Feb 26 - 9:51 PM

DeMarcus Cousins picked up his 18th technical foul of the season on Sunday, meaning he'll be suspended one game if the tech isn't rescinded.

Cousins finished the game with 31 points and 10 rebounds, making 8-of-15 FGs and 15-of-15 FTs before fouling out, but those numbers are overshadowed by the possibility of a suspension. His combustibility could haunt owners if he gets more techs during the fantasy playoffs. The trade deadline has passed in most leagues, so his owners can only hope that he keeps his cool down the stretch.
Feb 26 - 9:50 PM

Hollis Thompson started Sunday's game but finished with only seven points, three rebounds and two 3-pointers in 31 minutes of action.

Thompson isn't guaranteed to earn another 10-day contract, let alone lock up a starting job in the season's final weeks. He's getting the minutes but the production has yet to follow, and he belongs on your waiver wire.
Feb 26 - 9:50 PM

E'Twaun Moore (personal) returned on Sunday with 10 points, four assists and two 3-pointers in 27 minutes vs. the Thunder.

Moore came off the bench tonight but it sounds like the SG spot is in flux. "We’re contemplating [whether he will start]," Alvin Gentry said before the game. "He’s played extremely well off the bench. We’ll look at the rotations and see what works best for our team." Gentry referred to Moore as an "extra ballhandler" for the team, so he might be leaning toward keeping him in the second unit.
Source: NBA.com
Feb 26 - 9:49 PM

Donatas Motiejunas (left shin laceration) is probable to return to Sunday's game.

He'll need a few stitches but it sounds like he's fine.
Feb 26 - 8:19 PM

E'Twaun Moore (personal) will come off the bench for Sunday's game against the Thunder.

Moore was out of Saturday's game for personal reasons, but he is back and should see a healthy amount of minutes off the bench. Hollis Thompson will make the start at the two for the second consecutive game.
Feb 26 - 6:57 PM

Hollis Thompson will earn another start at SG on Sunday.

Thompson logged 25 scoreless minutes as a starter on Saturday, and there's not a lot to like here with E'Twaun Moore (personal) returning to the lineup.
Feb 26 - 6:52 PM

E'Twaun Moore (personal) is not on the injury report for Sunday's game vs. the Thunder.

This is great news for the Pelicans after Moore missed Saturday's game for personal reasons. The Pelicans are very thin on the wings, so Moore should see plenty of minutes. To be clear, his upside is low with Jrue Holiday, DeMarcus Cousins and Anthony Davis dominating all the touches. Hollis Thompson loses value with Moore expected back.
Feb 26 - 1:01 PM

Omer Asik (illness) will not play on Sunday vs. the Thunder.

He wouldn't be in the rotation if he was healthy. The Pelicans have to be disappointed that they couldn't shed his terrible contract at the deadline.
Feb 26 - 12:58 PM

Anthony Davis scored 39 points during a 96-83 loss to the Mavs on Saturday, adding 14 rebounds, one steal, two blocks and one 3-pointer.

That's two blowout losses in the two games since DeMarcus Cousins arrived. Coach Alvin Gentry has done a decent job of staggering his two bigs with the pair on the court for only 44 minutes together in the two games -- Davis has played 72 total minutes and Cousins has played 67. It seems pretty clear Boogie will be affected more than AD, who should still be a first-round guy going forward.
Feb 26 - 12:18 AM

DeMarcus Cousins scored a season-low 12 points against the Mavs on Saturday, adding 15 rebounds, six assists, three steals and two 3-pointers in 32 minutes.

He was just 3-of-9 from the field to also make this his first game with single-digit attempts from the floor. Obviously Boogie's usage rate is going to plummet from his second-ranked 37.6 before he came to New Orleans, but it shouldn't be this low. His fantasy value is almost certainly going to drop, but he could still be a second-round guy going forward.
Feb 26 - 12:13 AM


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