Player News - Pelicans

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According to Zach Lowe of ESPN, the 76ers will take a "hard look" at Jrue Holiday.

The 76ers traded away Holiday to start "The Process" back in 2013, but he would be an interesting fit next to Ben Simmons and Joel Embiid in Philly. Holiday is set to become a free agent and several teams will be in the market for a PG including Philly, Orlando, New York and Sacramento, and the Pelicans are worried that he will walk this summer. It's not clear if the 76ers will entertain the idea of trading for Holiday when they can just wait until the summer to make him an offer, but this is something to keep an eye on as we approach the Feb. 23 deadline.
Source: ESPN
Jan 19 - 11:32 AM

Tyreke Evans made the most of his 20 minutes vs. the Magic on Wednesday, scoring 18 points with five assists, four rebounds, three steals and four 3-pointers.

New Orleans' offense ran wild tonight and Evans looked great once again -- over the past five games he's now averaging 17.0 points on 50.0 percent FGs and 92.9 percent FTs, 1.6 triples, 3.2 boards, 4.4 assists and 2.0 steals. He said he's "getting used to [a bench role], just coming off, being aggressive," and he needs to be in your active lineups in light of his recent success.
Jan 19 - 12:04 AM

Langston Galloway picked up 18 points on 5-of-8 FGs and 4-of-5 FTs on Wednesday, hitting four 3-pointers with three boards, three assists and zero turnovers in 31 minutes.

Galloway played the entire fourth quarter of the Pelicans' blowout win, so this needs to be viewed in context. He's played 30+ minutes six times all season and isn't a safe fantasy option while guys like Jrue Holiday, Buddy Hield and Tyreke Evans are healthy.
Jan 19 - 12:03 AM

Terrence Jones played just 18 minutes off the bench vs. Orlando, finishing with seven points, five rebounds, three assists and one 3-pointer.

Jones also had a steal and a block, so it wasn't altogether terrible for fantasy purposes. The playing time is a concern, but with Donatas Motiejunas basically out of the rotation we expect T-Jones to see more run vs. the Nets on Friday. If you've owned him for any stretch of time this season, you already know that a ton of patience is required.
Jan 19 - 12:03 AM

Jrue Holiday stole the ball five times vs. the Magic on Wednesday, while scoring 14 points with five assists, two rebounds and two blocks in just 26 minutes.

The Pelicans have "tried something new" by going small lately, and coach Alvin Gentry noted that "it increases the pace" but makes it hard to compete on the boards. New Orleans wound up with a season-high 38 fast-break points tonight, and Holiday could have had an even bigger line if the game weren't out of hand in the fourth quarter.
Jan 19 - 12:02 AM

Dante Cunningham earned another start for the Pelicans on Wednesday, posting 14 points on 7-of-11 shooting with five rebounds and no other stats in 27 minutes.

The veteran came in shooting 38.9 percent this season, and he's typically a vacant fantasy option no matter how many minutes he gets. He belongs on the wire.
Jan 19 - 12:01 AM

Anthony Davis (hip, thumb) played 29 minutes on Wednesday, finishing with 21 points (9-of-17 FGs, 3-of-4 FTs), 14 rebounds, four assists and one block.

AD survived yet another injury scare tonight when he left to get X-rays on his left hand, but he quickly returned while wearing a splint on two fingers. He seems to be perpetually banged up, yet he's only missed three games this season. The risk of a shutdown is limited by the fact that New Orleans is just 1.5 games out of the playoff picture, and thus far Davis has paid off richly for his risk-taking owners. As a precaution, we'll add him to the injury report ahead of Friday's home game vs. Brooklyn.
Jan 19 - 12:00 AM

Anthony Davis (left thumb, left hand sprain, right hip) returned to action on Wednesday.

X-rays were negative on his left hand and he should be OK. Hopefully, he can stay healthy for the rest of the game tonight.
Jan 18 - 8:57 PM

Anthony Davis (left hand) is questionable to return against the Magic on Wednesday.

It looks like he'll be OK. Davis had a right thumb injury before today, but he now has a new splint on his ring and pinkie fingers. Davis had a trainer go to the locker room walk back there with him, so maybe he's getting an X-ray. It sounds like he's OK.
Jan 18 - 8:40 PM

Anthony Davis (right hip, left thumb) will play Wednesday vs. the Magic, as expected.

Davis looked fine while going through his pregame routine, and there's been no discussion of a minutes restriction, so his owners can feel free to fire him up. Alvin Gentry may have had the quote of the year during his pregame interview, stating, "AD will play hurt. He's played hurt since the day he got here." Yup.
Jan 18 - 6:40 PM

Anthony Davis (right hip, left thumb) said that he will play Wednesday vs. Orlando.

Davis really likes going up against the Magic, in eight career outings against Orlando he owns impressive averages of 18.8 points, 13.4 boards, 1.4 dimes, 1.4 steals and a whopping 4.1 swats per contest, so he's on the radar as a potential DFS target. Just check back for official confirmation on his status closer to tip-off.
Jan 18 - 12:12 PM

The 76ers will reportedly "take a hard look" at Jrue Holiday during free agency this offseason.

Holiday will be an unrestricted free agent when the offseason hits, and Holiday will be one of the more attractive point guards on the market, and he also makes sense in Philly's system as he could work off the ball next to Ben Simmons. We still have a long way to go until free agency, so this is just something to file away for later.
Source: ESPN
Jan 18 - 11:26 AM

Anthony Davis (right hip, left thumb) is being listed as questionable for Wednesday's game against the Magic.

Davis hit the ground hard on Monday, and given that he tends to be a slow healer, we feel he's probably a bit closer to doubtful for Wednesday's game. If he's out, Terrence Jones would likely move back into the starting five, and there would be more minutes available for Donatas Motiejunas, while Jrue Holiday and Tyreke Evans would be tasked with more offensive responsibilities. Check back for another update following Wednesday morning's shootaround.

E'Twaun Moore scored 15 points on 5-of-10 shooting in Monday's loss to the Pacers.

Moore had the hot hand off the bench for the second game in a row after scoring 16 points vs. the Bulls in his previous outing. He added three rebounds, two blocks, one steal and one 3-pointer in 28 minutes, but he's likely going to be an afterthought once Tyreke Evans' restrictions are lifted or when Jrue Holiday finds his form. He's only worth monitoring in deeper leagues for now.
Jan 16 - 7:57 PM

Jrue Holiday scored 11 points on 4-of-9 shooting with six assists, two rebounds, one steal and two triples vs. the Pacers on Monday.

Holiday only played 26 minutes because E'Twaun Moore had the hot hand off the bench Monday. His minutes are down in January and he's coming off a one-point dud in his previous outing vs. the Bulls, but this has opened up a nice buy-low opportunity for savvy fantasy owners. Holiday has early-round upside and was a monster after the All-Star break last season, so hopefully he can find his form soon. Moore is not a long-term threat.
Jan 16 - 7:53 PM


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