Alexander-Walker tallied 14 points (6-24 FG, 2-13 3Pt), 14 rebounds, two assists and two steals in 36 minutes during Saturday's 96-89 loss to the Timberwolves. Alexander-Walker struggled mightily from the field, shooting a woeful 25 percent on 24 shots. However; he did manage to pull down a career-high 14 rebounds while recording another two defensive counters. It appears as though he is locked into heavy minutes and has a green light to shoot the ball. He is going to be a standard league asset the rest of the way but the efficiency could be a problem.
Alexander-Walker recorded 15 points (4-9 FG, 3-6 3Pt, 4-4 FT), five rebounds, four steals, two blocks and one assist across 32 minutes during a 128-112 loss Friday at Chicago. Though his points tally was pedestrian, Alexander-Walker's multiple steals and blocks were excellent. His most recent stat line indicates he could be a valuable fantasy option two different ways. The guard averaged 2.2 steals-plus-blocks across his last 17 games.
Alexander-Walker had 23 points (9-16 FG, 4-8 3Pt, 1-2 FT), five rebounds, an assist, a steal and a block across 34 minutes in Wednesday's loss against the Sixers. Alexander-Walker earned the starting role to begin the season and lived up to the expectations, as he was the team's second-best scorer behind Brandon Ingram, who finished with 25 points. Expect the former Virginia Tech standout to handle a big scoring load to begin the season, as he could easily operate as the team's second-best offensive option until Zion Williamson (foot) is cleared to return.
Alexander-Walker is in the starting lineup Wednesday against the 76ers. Alexander-Walker took a major step forward during his sophomore campaign last year, and he'll open the 2021-22 season as the Pelicans' starter at shooting guard. The 23-year-old could handle a larger scoring load to open the season alongside Devonte' Graham and Brandon Ingram until Zion Williamson (foot) is cleared for action.
Alexander-Walker is coming off the bench in Monday's preseason game against the Jazz. Alexander-Walker impressed Wednesday against the Magic, dropping in 19 points to go with five dimes and two steals. He'll get a look in a different role with the Pels on Monday.
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