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30 Norris Cole PG

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Thunder's Norris Cole: Agrees to contract with Oklahoma City
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Cole agreed to a contract Tuesday with the Thunder for the remainder of the season, Shams Charania of Yahoo! Sports reports.

After failing to attract interest in free agency this summer, Cole headed to the Chinese Basketball Association in October, but returned from overseas in December after sustaining an injury. Cole is now back to full health, but with the CBA season winding down, the veteran point guard received clearance to pursue NBA opportunities, and found a home with the Thunder. After Cameron Payne was dealt away to the Bulls at the trade deadline, rookie Semaj Christon had been serving as the team's backup point guard behind MVP candidate Russell Westbrook the last two contests, but with a 33.5 percent mark from the field on the season, Christon hasn't proven himself as a viable option for those duties. Cole, a two-time NBA champion with the Heat who has averaged 7.1 points, 2.8 rebounds and 2.0 rebounds over five NBA seasons, probably amounts to a significant upgrade over Christon, despite his extended time away from the league. While Cole is expected to sit out Tuesday's game against the Jazz in a coach's decision while he gets acclimated with his new team, the 24-year-old could join the Thunder rotation as soon as Thursday against the Trail Blazers. Assuming he quickly settles in as the main backup to Westbrook, Cole would likely be in store for a 10-to-15-minute role in most games, which wouldn't give him much value in deeper leagues.

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Norris Cole: Signs contract with Chinese club
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Cole signed a one-year contract Wednesday with the Shandong Golden Stars of the Chinese Basketball Association, international basketball writer David Pick reports.

After posting career-high averages in a number of categories last season with the Pelicans, including points per game (10.6), assists per game (3.7) and minutes per game (26.6), Cole was unable to attract much interest from NBA teams in free agency. It probably didn't help matters that the 27-year-old had dealt with back problems for a good chunk of the second half of last season, as he ended up suiting up in 45 total games. He'll look to rehabilitate his value in China, but reportedly has an out clause in his contract with Shandong that will allow him to head back to the NBA if an opportunity arises.

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Pelicans' Norris Cole: Sitting out season finale
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Norris Cole (back) will miss Wednesday's season finale against the Timberwolves, ESPN.com's Justin Verrier reports.

Cole wasn't officially ruled out for the season due to his ongoing bout with back spasms, but with 19 consecutive absences heading into Wednesday, he was never expected to return. The veteran point guard is set to become a free agent this offseason, and it's uncertain if the New Orleans Pelicans are interested in bringing him back, especially if Jrue Holiday (eye) and Tyreke Evans (knee) both enter the coming season at full health. Cole was at least a dependable rotation player when called upon this season for the injury-plagued Pelicans, averaging a career-high 10.6 points (on 40.5% shooting from the field) to go along with 3.7 assists, 3.4 rebounds, 0.8 steals, and 0.7 three-pointers across 26.6 minutes in his 45 appearances.

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Pelicans' Norris Cole: Out Monday
by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

Cole (back) will remain out for Monday's game against the Bulls, Justin Verrier of ESPN.com reports.

As expected, Cole hasn't been cleared to return Monday, and with only one more game remaining on the Pelicans' schedule, the point guard's season is likely over. In his absence, Toney Douglas and Tim Frazier will continue to assume increased roles.

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Pelicans' Norris Cole: Listed as questionable for Friday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Norris Cole (back) is listed as questionable for Friday's tilt with the Lakers, Brett Dawson of the New Orleans Advocate reports.

The New Orleans Pelicans continue to list Cole as questionable in advance of every game, despite coach Alvin Gentry's acknowledged that the point guard will likely be shut down for the season. There's been little to indicate Cole is showing enough improvement with his back to play Friday, so expect the status quo to remain in place here.

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Career Shooting Stats
SeasonTEAMGMINFGFGAFG%FG3FG3AFG3%FTFTAFT%PTSAVG
2011-12Miami65126017745039.3217627.6668577.64416.8
2012-13Miami80159017942542.1359835.7528065.04455.6
2013-14Miami82201420750041.46017434.5536877.95276.4
2014-15MIA-NO75183123055841.25517631.2588171.65737.6
2015-16New Orleans45119819648440.53310232.4526580.047710.6
TOTAL3477895989241740.920462632.628137974.124637.1
More Stats
SeasonTEAMGMINREBRAVGAAAVGSTLSAVGBLKBAVGTO
2011-12Miami651260911.41332.0440.720.0105
2012-13Miami8015901301.61642.0570.770.1104
2013-14Miami8220141602.02483.0770.950.1127
2014-15MIA-NO7518311592.12553.4570.8150.299
2015-16New Orleans4511981513.41673.7370.850.175
TOTAL34778956912.09672.82720.8340.1510
Postseason Stats
SeasonTEAMGMINFGFGAFG%FG3FG3AFG3%FTFTAFT%PTSAVG
2011-12Miami19170123732.431225.07977.8341.8
2012-13Miami214184910248.0173253.1141973.71296.1
2013-14Miami20404327841.0154037.5131586.7924.6
2014-15New Orleans4106153641.731421.42366.7358.8
TOTAL64109710825342.7389838.8364678.32904.5
More Postseason Stats
SeasonTEAMGMINREBRAVGAAAVGSTLSAVGBLKBAVGTO
2011-12Miami19170100.5120.670.400.05
2012-13Miami21418391.9422.0150.720.123
2013-14Miami20404221.1361.890.510.119
2014-15New Orleans410671.871.800.010.28
TOTAL641097781.2971.5310.540.155
College Career Shooting Stats
SeasonTEAMGMINFGFGAFG%FG3FG3AFG3%FTFTAFT%PTSAVG
2007-08Cleveland State344895414238.0104223.8496081.71674.9
2008-09Cleveland State37121318741345.34013130.5789780.449213.3
2009-10Cleveland State33112718542843.23811134.213116479.953916.3
2010-11Cleveland State36128525157243.95114934.222726685.378021.7
TOTAL1404114677155543.513943332.148558782.6197814.1
More College Stats
SeasonTEAMGMINREBRAVGAAAVGSTLSAVGBLKBAVGTO
2007-08Cleveland State34489481.4280.8220.600.039
2008-09Cleveland State371213942.5902.4441.250.156
2009-10Cleveland State331127912.81464.4611.830.191
2010-11Cleveland State3612852105.81915.3802.230.197
TOTAL14041144433.24553.22071.5110.1283
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Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-2/175
Birthdate:
10/13/1988
Age:
29
Hometown:
Dayton, OH
Team:
New Orleans Pelicans
School:
Cleveland State
NBA Experience:
5