Alexis Ajinca

#42 C / New Orleans Pelicans / EXP: 5YRS Height: 7-2 Weight: 248 lb Age: 27 College: No College

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      Pelicans' Alexis Ajinca: Grabs his first double-double of season

      Ajinca grabbed his first double-double of the season Wednesday against the Thunder, posting 12 points (6-8 FG), 10 rebounds, two blocks, and one assist in 23 minutes. Ajinca saw an uptick in minutes due to Anthony Davis's injury, and he was able to produce solid numbers as a result. He hasn't made enough of an impact this season with Davis on the court, so any fantasy value he may hold now will be short-lived.

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      Pelicans' Alexis Ajinca: Will start Saturday

      Ajinca will start Saturday for the Pelicans, Sean Kelley radio voice of the New Orleans Pelicans reports. Ajinca will get the start with Omar Asik still nursing his injured calf. Ajinca has only averaged 11.8 minutes per game, but he's likely to get an increase in playing time Saturday if Asik cannot find his way onto the court against the Mavericks.

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      Pelicans' Alexis Ajinca: Will start Tuesday

      Ajinca will start for the Pelicans against Orlando on Tuesday, broadcaster John Kelley reports. Ajinca has only averaged 10 minutes per game so far this season but will start Tuesday. The Pelicans are riddled with injuries which is the reason for Ajinca getting into the starting lineup. Expect him to see a lot of minutes with both Omer Asic and Kendrick Perkins out.

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      Pelicans' Alexis Ajinca: Logs Just Six Minutes In Loss

      Ajinca played just six minutes in the Pelicans' loss to the Warriors, and is now averaging only 10.0 minutes per game through the first three games. Ajinca inked a shiny new contract this offseason, but hasn't been utilized heavily in the early going. While he actually has played more minutes than starting center Kendrick Perkins, it is clear new coach Alvin Gentry is largely staying away from the true centers. Ajinca's preseason injury may have something to do with his limited play, but when Omer Asik gets healthy Ajinca's minutes will only dwindle even further.

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      Pelicans' Alexis Ajinca: Returns from hamstring injury

      Ajinca (hamstring) played 17 minutes in Tuesday's season-opening loss to the Warriors, providing six points (3-7 FG) and four rebounds. When Ajinca was ruled out for four-to-six weeks with a right hamstring strain early in the preseason, it was generally expected that he'd be unavailable for the start of the regular season, but he made tremendous progress in practice over the last few days to make an early return. He roughly split the playing time in the middle with starting center Kendrick Perkins, who logged 16 minutes and put up 10 points. Expect the rough timeshare between the two big men to remain in place for the next handful of games, until the return of Omer Asik (calf) from injury cuts into the playing time of both players.

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      Pelicans' Alexis Ajinca: Could play in opener

      Ajinca (hamstring) has been practicing the last couple of days and could be available for Tuesday's opener against the Warriors, John Reid of the New Orleans Times-Picayune reports. Ajinca was still limited in Monday's team session, but he may have shown enough improved health for coach Alvin Gentry to consider using him. The Pelicans will be without the services of Omer Asik, Quincy Pondexter, Norris Cole, and Tyreke Evans on Wednesday, so even if Ajinca is only available to soak up a few minutes, his presence would at least provide some semblance of relief to a starting lineup that will likely be forced to assume heavier playing time than normal.

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      Hamstring strain sidelines Pelicans C Alexis Ajinca

      Pelicans center Alexis Ajinca will miss 4-6 weeks due to a right hamstring strain sustained in a preseason game Saturday. Ajinca entered training camp still suffering from an Achilles issue, and now he's compounded it. He'll miss extended time, but will likely see just limited action when healthy.

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      Pelicans center Alexis Ajinca sustains hamstring injury

      Pelicanscenter Alexis Ajinca left Saturday's preseason game with a hamstring injury. Already dealing with an Achilles injury, Ajinca will now add hamstring injury to a laundry list of troubles for the 27-year-old to start the season. While the severity of the injury is unknown at this point, more information should be available in the coming days.

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      Pelicans C Alexis Ajinca still with sore Achilles as training camp opens

      Pelicans center Alexis Ajinca is not fully recovered from an Achilles tendon injury and still experiencing pain as training camp begins, John Reid of the New Orleans Times-Picayune reports. As expected, Ajinca was cleared to participate in Tuesday's opening day of the Pelicans' training camp, but the backup center remains less than 100 percent. "I'll have to work through it a little bit. It's still painful," Ajinca said Monday. Although he's cleared as a full participant, it's uncertain to what extent the team will limit his workload during training camp and the preseason and ease him back to full health. This injury likely won't linger into the regular season, but even if it does, Ajinca is willing to play through the soreness.

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      Alexis Ajinca to remain with Pelicans

      Pelicans center Alexis Ajinca will remain with the Pelicans after the two sides agreed to a contract, according to NBA Insider Ken Berger. The reported deal is worth $20.5 million over four years. Ajinca averaged 6.5 points, 4.6 rebounds and 0.8 blocks in 68 games last season.

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