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Western Southwest Standings

Team Conf Overall
25-11 33-17
22-12 28-21
11-16 18-29
11-18 18-31
7-20 14-34

2021 Stats

Regular Season 10.1 3.3 32.4 2.4 0.9

Top Naji Marshall News

  • Pelicans' Naji Marshall: Recalled by New Orleans

    Marshall was recalled by the Pelicans on Monday.

    Marshall will return to the parent club following a brief stint in the G League. He's averaged just 2.3 points in 3.0 minutes per game across four NBA appearances since Jan. 1.

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  • Pelicans' Naji Marshall: Impressive double-double Sunday

    Marshall recorded 26 points (7-16 FG, 2-6 3Pt, 9-11 FT), 13 rebounds and four assists across 32 minutes in Sunday's win over Austin.

    Marshall couldn't have asked for a better debut in the G League, and while one game is too early to reflect a tendency going forward, he should remain a starter for Birmingham as long as he remains healthy and available. He is averaging 3.3 points and 2.4 rebounds per game in the NBA this season.

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  • Naji Marshall: Assigned to G League

    Marshall was assigned to the G League's Birmingham Squadron on Saturday.

    Marshall cleared the league's health and safety protocols at the end of December, but he averaged just 3.0 minutes per game across four appearances since then. The 23-year-old should have additional chances to develop in the G League.

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  • Pelicans' Naji Marshall: Exits protocols

    Marshall (COVID-19 protocols) has exited protocols and is off the injury report for Saturday's matchup against the Bucks.

    Marshall isn't a regular part of the Pelicans' rotation. His return shouldn't change things.

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  • Pelicans' Naji Marshall: Enters protocols

    Marshall was placed in the league's COVID-19 protocols Thursday, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reports.

    Marshall joins teammate Nickeil Alexander-Walker in protocols as the Pelicans prepare to face the Magic in Orlando on Thursday night. Marshall had not been a part of the rotation in recent weeks, so his absence shouldn't have any major fantasy ramifications.

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  • Pelicans' Naji Marshall: Works some magic in limited minutes

    Marshall had 14 points (3-8 FG, 0-3 3Pt, 8-8 FT), six rebounds and three assists across 12 minutes during Saturday's 111-94 loss to the Pacers.

    Marshall came into the season as a player to watch, especially given the news Zion Williamson would be out indefinitely with his foot injury. Sadly, things have not panned out as Marshall would have hoped. This was arguably his best performance of the season which certainly says a lot about his lack of production thus far. If and when the Pelicans fall out of the playoff race, he could slide into a more consistent role, and so those in deeper formats should keep an eye on things as we move beyond the end of the calendar year.

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  • Pelicans' Naji Marshall: Available against Nets

    Marshall (knee) is available for Friday's game against the Nets.

    Marshall will be back in action Friday following a one-game absence due to right knee soreness. He should continue to see increased playing time with Brandon Ingram (hip) unavailable.

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  • Pelicans' Naji Marshall: Questionable Friday

    Marshall (knee) is questionable for Friday's matchup against the Nets.

    Marshall sat out Wednesday due to right knee soreness. Both he and Brandon Ingram (hip) are questionable Friday. If Ingram makes his return, Marshall could see fewer minutes than usual if also available.

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  • Pelicans' Naji Marshall: Will not play Wednesday

    Marshall (knee) has been ruled out for Wednesday's game against the Thunder, Daniel Sallerson of the Pelicans Radio Network reports.

    Marshall will sit out Wednesday's matchup due to soreness in his right knee. The 23-year-old has had a subpar start to the season, averaging just 3.0 points through 11 games. Herbert Jones, who is returning after a three-game absence, is likely to benefit from Marshall's unavailability. Marshall will have a chance to return Friday against the Nets.

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  • Pelicans' Naji Marshall: Early season struggles continue

    Marshall failed to score (0-1 FG, 0-1 3Pt), adding just one rebound and one assist in four minutes during Saturday's 96-89 loss to Minnesota.

    With Zion Williamson (foot) sidelined, the hope was that Marshall could step into a larger role to open the season. Unfortunately, those hopes couldn't be further from the truth at this point. There is undeniable talent there but until he can find his footing, anyone still holding onto him can safely move on.

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  • Pelicans' Naji Marshall: Strong finish to campaign

    Marshall finished Sunday's loss to the Lakers with 18 points (6-13 FG, 4-6 3Pt, 2-2 FT), seven assists, six rebounds and a steal over 35 minutes.

    Marshall did mar his stat line a bit with seven turnovers, but it was still a strong performance by the rookie forward. His 18 points were only two below his career high and he drained a career-best four three-pointers while tying a career high with seven assists. Over his final four games, Marshall impressed with per-game averages of 15.5 points, 9.0 boards, 3.5 assists and 1.3 steals.

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  • Pelicans' Naji Marshall: Matches career high with 20 points

    Marshall registered 20 points (7-15 FG, 1-3 3Pt, 5-6 FT), 13 rebounds and three assists in 35 minutes during Friday's 125-122 loss to the Warriors.

    The 23-year-old has now scored double-digit points in four straight games -- a span in which he's averaging 14.3 points, 7.8 rebounds, 2.3 assists and 1.0 steals in 30.9 minutes. Marshall has started and played well over his last five games in place of Brandon Ingram (ankle), which are trends that should continue as long as the latter remains out of the lineup. The rookie out of Xavier will look to keep up his productive play Sunday at home against the Lakers.

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  • Pelicans' Naji Marshall: Records double-double in loss

    Marshall totaled 12 points (5-13 FG, 1-2 3Pt, 1-2 FT), 11 rebounds, three steals, two assists and one block in a 115-110 loss to the Grizzlies on Monday.

    Marshall had a solid all-around performance and recorded the second double-double of his career. The forward has taken advantage of an increased role on offense, scoring in double figures in four of his last five contests. Over that span, Marshall has averaged 10.2 points, 6.0 rebounds, 2.4 assists and 1.2 steals per game.

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  • Pelicans' Naji Marshall: Starting vs. 76ers

    Marshall will start Friday's contest against the 76ers, Will Guillory of The Athletic reports.

    With Brandon Ingram (ankle) sidelined, Marshall will make his fifth start of the season. In his previous four starts, he averaged 9.8 points, 6.0 rebounds, 3.3 assists and 1.0 steals in 29.3 minutes.

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  • Pelicans' Naji Marshall: Picks up 10 points, seven boards

    Marshall posted 10 points (4-9 FG, 0-2 3Pt, 2-2 FT), seven rebounds, two assists and one steal Tuesday in a 108-103 victory over the Warriors.

    Marshall had an impactful performance, notching two important offensive rebounds along with a key steal. The undrafted rookie has struggled shooting from the floor since being given more minutes early in April, as he's posted just a 38.8 field-goal percentage over his last 19 games. Expect him to keep seeing significant minutes for the rest of the season as the Pelicans look to evaluate how the 23-year-old fits into the future of the franchise.

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  • Pelicans' Naji Marshall: Agrees to three-year deal

    Marshall agreed to a three-year, $5.3 million contract with the Pelicans on Thursday, Shams Charania of The Athletic reports.

    The undrafted rookie had previously been on a two-way contract. He started seeing regular playing time in early April, and he's become a legitimate part of the Pelicans' rotation. He's appeared in 19 straight games and has averaged 8.6 points, 5.5 rebounds, 3.4 assists and 1.1 steals in 25.7 minutes.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-7, 220 lbs
Birthplace: Atlantic City, NJ
Age: 24
Class: Freshman