Hart (knee) will play and start in Thursday's season finale against the Magic, Will Guillory of The Athletic reports. Hart came into the contest as a game-time call, but as evidenced by this news, he won't miss the final game of the season. With Jrue Holiday (elbow), Zion Williamson (knee) and Brandon Ingram (knee) already ruled out, Hart could end up seeing plenty of action if he sees meaningful minutes.
Hart is questionable for Thursday's seeding game finale against the Magic due to right knee soreness. With Jrue Holiday (elbow), Zion Williamson (knee) and Brandon Ingram (knee) already ruled out, Hart could end up seeing plenty of action if he does take the court. If he's out, more minutes should funnel to E'Twaun Moore, Frank Jackson and plenty of other backcourt and wing options.
Hart will start Tuesday's matchup against the Kings. With Brandon Ingram (knee) out, Hart will draw his 15th start of the season. In his previous nods, he's averaged 12.2 points, 6.4 rebounds, 1.7 assists and 1.4 steals in 31.9 minutes.
Hart registered 15 points (5-6 FG, 2-3 3Pt, 3-3 FT) and seven rebounds in 25 minutes off the bench during Monday's 109-99 win over the Grizzlies. Hart had scored in double digits just three times in his last 10 games dating back to Feb. 23, but he delivered a strong performance here. The third-year man has scored in double digits in two of he Pelicans' three games since the restart, though his playing time remains a bit inconsistent.
Hart (face) collected seven points (2-5 FG, 1-4 3Pt, 2-2 FT), four rebounds and two assists in 20 minutes during Monday's 124-103 scrimmage win over the Bucks. Hart rejoined the rotation after missing Saturday's scrimmage against the Nuggets following a minor dental procedure. He's proven himself to be an excellent utility player for the Pelicans, filling in at various positions and accepting his wide range of roles. Although Hart can be somewhat inconsistent -- which is partly a product of the team's depth when at full strength -- he does enough to earn a sizable chunk of minutes more often than not.
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