Player News - Pelicans

Date: Team: Pos:

Anthony Davis hurt his right elbow Thursday against the Thunder during a 121-95 loss, finishing with 23 points, three rebounds, two assists, two steals, two steals and one turnover.

He did not go to the locker room and it looks like it is a minor problem. The Pelicans were blown out tonight, so that makes it more likely Davis is OK. Expect him to be fine after the break and in the All-Star Game lineup.
Feb 11 - 10:24 PM

Ryan Anderson scored just four points with five rebounds and no turnovers in 21 minutes against the Thunder on Thursday.

Ouch. Anderson's name is popping up in the trade block and the Pelicans losing promotes his chances of being dealt. If you own him, it's not a bad idea to deal him at 85 cents on the dollar because he would likely lose value now that Tyreke Evans (knee) is out for the year. In other words, you want him to stay in NO.
Feb 11 - 10:23 PM

Toney Douglas played 25 minutes on Thursday with 10 points, two rebounds, one assists, two steals and one 3-pointer.

With Bryce Dejean-Jones out tonight, there were more minutes up for grabs. The Pelicans have some extra run to go around, so chances are Douglas won't play much going forward.
Feb 11 - 10:21 PM

Jrue Holiday scored 23 points with four rebounds, six assists, five steals and one 3-pointer in 32 minutes against the Thunder on Thursday.

He's played like the player the Pelicans traded for before the leg fracture issue. Holiday is coming off the bench, but he's anchoring the bench in an up-tempo style. He probably won't be dealt, which means he should be an early-round player going forward.
Feb 11 - 10:20 PM

Norris Cole scored 15 points with five rebounds, six assists and one 3-pointer in 27 minutes against the Thunder on Thursday.

He likely has the job locked up with Tyreke Evans (knee) out for the year. Cole is only hanging around 12th-round value since Evans went down, so chances are he's being overrated. He's still worth owning, but his un-friendly game for fantasy makes him a trade candidate with the Evans news.
Feb 11 - 10:19 PM

Tyreke Evans underwent successful surgery on his right knee on Thursday.

He is out for the season due to his lingering tendinitis. Evans had his third right knee surgery in the past nine months, but he should be ready to start the season next year. The Pelicans will add another player, which should be Bryce Dejean-Jones. Norris Cole and Jrue Holiday benefit most while every other player benefits as well. Evans' future isn't looking great after winning Rookie of the Year over Stephen Curry.
Source: NBA.com
Feb 11 - 8:54 PM

Alonzo Gee is starting at shooting guard on Thursday against the Thunder.

It was expected to be Toney Douglas, but the Pelicans will go bigger. Gee is not an option tonight.
Feb 11 - 8:04 PM

The Raptors are reportedly interested in Ryan Anderson.

Toronto is reportedly looking to land a power forward at the deadline, although it's unclear just how available Ryno is in New Orleans. So far, Anderson has been linked to Detroit, Houston, Phoenix and Sacramento, and out of all those locations, Ryan's fantasy value would be best served in Phoenix.
Feb 11 - 4:52 PM

The Pelicans are reportedly in negotiations to sign Bryce Dejean-Jones for the remainder of the season, although a deal is not likely to be finalized until after the All-Star break.

Dejean-Jones will not be available for Thursday's game vs. the Thunder as his second 10-day deal expired on Wednesday, but it sounds like the Pelicans would like to factor him into their long-term plans. However, Eric Gordon (finger) is expected to return to the court by late-February, so Hot Mustard's long-term outlook in New Orleans isn't great.
Feb 11 - 3:18 PM

Toney Douglas is being listed as the probable starter for Thursday's game vs. OKC.

Bryce Dejean-Jones is no longer with the team after his second 10-day contract expired, and while game notes are notoriously unreliable, New Orleans doesn't have all that many options with Tyreke Evans (knee) and Eric Gordon (finger) sidelined. If Douglas does start, he could be used as a streamer option for those seeking some 3-point shooting and steals.

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


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