Babbitt joins a lengthy Pelicans injury list that's bordering on laughable as the season comes to a close. The former Nevada standout has struggled to find a niche, overall, in the NBA, but he's taken on a larger role over the last month, due in large part to the team's aforementioned injuries. In six April contests, Babbitt is averaging 15.3 points, 5.7 rebounds and 3.5 assists per game while shooting 52.6 percent from beyond the arc.
Luke Babbitt will draw the start in Monday's matchup with the Bulls, Brett Dawson of The Advocateno reports.
After coming off the bench for the previous three contests Babbit will return to a starting Role Monday. The New Orleans Pelicans are going with a small lineup, so he will likely matchup with either Mike Dunleavy or even Nikola Mirotic. He should obtain a relatively high workload.
Luke Babbitt compiled 16 points (5-13 FG, 2-5 3Pt, 4-6 FT), eight rebounds, and four assists in 33 minutes during the New Orleans Pelicans ' 104-97 loss to the Celtics on Wednesday.
Babbitt came off the bench on Wednesday while James Ennis earned the start, but Babbitt played only one less minute than Tim Frazier (ankle), who came off the bench to play a team-high 34 minutes for the Pelicans. Babbitt has scored in double figures during seven straight contests, and in nine of the last 10. Given the incredible amount of injuries that the Pelicans are dealing with, Babbitt is likely to continue seeing plenty of playing time over the team's last four bouts.
Luke Babbitt will move from the starting lineup to a bench role for Wednesday's game against the Celtics, Jennifer Hale of Fox Sports reports.
Babbitt has started the past few games for a New Orleans Pelicans team that has been decimated by injuries this season. His move to the bench can likely be chalked up to head coach Alvin Gentry trying out a different lineup. It's remains to be seen if Babbitt will return to the starting lineup in the final few games of the season, but he should still be expected to play a large role off the bench.
Luke Babbitt scored 16 points (7-16 FG, 2-3 3Pt) while pulling down eight rebounds with three assists over 31 minutes in Tuesday's 107-93 loss to the 76ers.
Another player benefiting from New Orleans' diminished roster, Babbitt has been getting more playing time since mid-March and has shown enough promise to warrant it for the rest of the season. Over the last six games Babbitt has scored in double figures and has hit at least two shots from distance in five of those six contests.
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