Player News - Pelicans

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Bryce Dejean-Jones is hoping to sign an NBA deal for the rest of the season.

Dejean-Jones' second 10-day contract with the Pelicans expired without a contract and the 25-year-old is now seeking a long-term deal with the Pelicans or another team. It's unclear where Hot Mustard will end up after the break, but he averaged just 6.3 points, 3.5 rebounds, 1.1 assists, 0.8 steals, and 0.9 three-pointers in 11 games with the Pelicans and should only be in the radar in deeper fantasy leagues.
Feb 11 - 9:36 AM

Anthony Davis scored 19 points during a 100-96 win over the Jazz on Wednesday, adding four rebounds, five assists, one block and one 3-pointer.

This was a huge win for the Pelicans to give them some hope heading into the break. They still have a six-game hole with three other teams ahead of them for the eighth spot, so the Pelicans could be sellers at the deadline. Davis owners should be rooting for the team to make the playoffs to decrease the chances of a shutdown.
Feb 11 - 12:20 AM

Norris Cole scored 11 points with two rebounds, four assists, two steals and one 3-pointer in 24 minutes against the Jazz on Wednesday.

He has a clear runway for minutes now with Tyreke Evans (knee) likely out for the season. Cole hasn't really lit it up as a fantasy asset with just 12th-round value in the eight games since Evans has been out, so he might be slightly overvalued. He is still worth owning in standard leagues.
Feb 11 - 12:14 AM

Jrue Holiday scored 21 points with six rebounds, nine assists, two steals, one block and five turnovers in 31 minutes against the Jazz on Wednesday.

He is going to dominate with the news of Tyreke Evans (knee) looking to have surgery. There is still a chance of Holiday suffering an injury to his oft-injured leg, but he's a must-start player.
Feb 11 - 12:10 AM

Bryce Dejean-Jones is not expected to play on Thursday.

His contract is up and the team is in negotiations. Dejean-Jones has a pretty decent chance to be signed after the break, but the team may opt to wait until after the deadline. He scored nine points with two rebounds, two assists, one steal and one 3-pointer in 19 minutes on Wednesday.
Feb 11 - 12:07 AM

Eric Gordon (broken finger) said that everything is progressing "good and as normal."

Gordon is hopeful to make it back to the court by late-February, and with Tyreke Evans likely to undergo season-ending knee surgery, Gordon will be a larger part of the offense once he's able to get back on the court. Gordan has mid-round upside sans Evans, so he's worth stashing away in most leagues now that he's nearing a return.
Source: NBA.com
Feb 10 - 1:57 PM

Tyreke Evans is undergoing further tests on his bothersome right knee to determine if surgery will be required to correct the issue.

While surgery has not yet officially been determined, it seems the likely route for Evans who is playing on a 19-32 team with little hopes of making a post-season run. With Tyreke likely done for the year, Jrue Holiday and Noris Cole figure to see a boost in value while Bryce Dejean-Jones is now much more likely to sign a deal that will keep him with the team for the remainder of the season. Cole is worth a look in most leagues for those seeking a low-end point guard.

Tyreke Evans plans to undergo surgery on his right knee and will likely miss the rest of the 2015-16 season.

This is a tough blow for Evans and the Pelicans, but it sounds like the wise decision because there is no reason for him to play at less than 100 percent in what has become a lost season for New Orleans. This could have a significant impact on the Pelicans at the trade deadline as they may be more willing to become sellers. If Evans goes through with the surgery, Jrue Holiday and Norris Cole look like the primary beneficiaries, while Bryce Dejean-Jones could be signed for the remainder of the season.

The Pelicans are reportedly open to moving either Tyreke Evans (knee) or Eric Gordon (finger).

While Evans' talent is undeniable, his surgically repaired right knee has become a major issue, so the Pelicans may be willing to move on from the oft-injured guard. The same can be said for Gordon, as he has never made it through a full 82-game season, so it'll be interesting to see if New Orleans makes a move at the deadline.
Source: CBS Sports
Feb 9 - 4:44 PM

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

Jrue Holiday scored 27 points vs. the Wolves on Monday with nine assists, six boards, three steals and three 3-pointers.

He took care of his business in just 28 minutes and finished 11-of-23 from the field with one turnover. Holiday is one of the safest players to own in New Orleans going forward because Tyreke Evans (knee) is a shut-down candidate and Anthony Davis is very prone to injuries, so his owners should be feeling confident. The Pelicans will play the Jazz on Wednesday and the Thunder on Thursday before the All-Star break begins.
Feb 9 - 12:02 AM

Anthony Davis scored a game-high 27 points in a win over the Wolves on Monday, adding eight boards, one assist, two steals and one 3-pointer in 31 minutes.

The Pelicans won this one comfortably, so Davis was able to get some valuable rest in the fourth quarter. New Orleans snapped a four-game losing streak tonight, but they still have seven more losses than the eighth seed in the West (Utah). If the Pelicans don't turn their season around, the shut-down risk for Davis will grow.
Feb 8 - 11:57 PM

Ryan Anderson scored 26 points on 9-of-17 shooting in Monday's 116-102 win over the Wolves.

The forward added three boards, one block and one steal in 31 minutes, helping the Pelicans snap a four-game losing skid. Anderson had a six-point dud on 2-of-11 shooting on Saturday vs. the Cavaliers, so it was nice to see him get back on track. With the trade deadline just a little more than a week away (Feb. 18), expect the trade talking surrounding Anderson to heat up. The Pelicans play two more times this week.
Feb 8 - 11:51 PM

Anthony Davis scored 24 points during a 99-84 loss to the Cavs on Saturday with 11 rebounds and two blocks in 40 minutes.

This might have been the first time in a while Davis didn't have any concerns of injury. Since returning from his concussion, Davis averaged 26.8 points, 11.4 boards, 2.0 assists, 2.0 blocks, 1.2 steals and 0.4 treys in those five. The bad news is that the Pelicans lost again and are now seven games behind the Jazz.
Feb 6 - 10:47 PM

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


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