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Pelicans' Matt Ryan: Back with NBA team
The Pelicans recalled Ryan from the G League's Birmingham Squadron on Monday.
Assuming Ryan is active for Monday's game in Boston, he'll be suiting up for the Pelicans for the first time since Nov. 18 after missing more than two months while recovering from surgery to remove loose bodies in his right elbow. The two-way forward was cleared for game action last week and made two appearances for the Squadron, averaging 8.5 points, 2.5 assists, 2.0 three-pointers and 1.0 rebounds in 22.2 minutes between those contests.... See More ... See Less
Pelicans' Matt Ryan: Transferred to G League
The Pelicans transferred Ryan (elbow) to the Birmingham Squadron of the G League on Tuesday.
Ryan hasn't played since Nov. 18 after undergoing right elbow shoulder surgery. The two-way forward's move to the G League likely signals that he's at least been cleared to resume practicing with the Squadron, even if he doesn't immediately play for the affiliate.... See More ... See Less
Pelicans' Matt Ryan: Undergoes surgery, out 6-to-8 weeks
The Pelicans announced Tuesday that Ryan underwent surgery to remove loose bodies in his right elbow and will be sidelined for approximately 6-to-8 weeks, Andrew Lopez of ESPN.com reports.
Ryan missed 11 straight games due to elbow soreness, but he was diagnosed with a strain Monday and underwent surgery Tuesday. The sharpshooter was a consistent part of the Pelicans' rotation earlier in the season, averaging 9.3 points in 23.0 minutes across 13 appearances (one start), but he was headed for a reduced role after CJ McCollum and Trey Murphy got cleared to return from lengthy injury-related absences.... See More ... See Less
Pelicans' Matt Ryan: Will miss extended time
Coach Willie Green said Monday that Ryan will be out "awhile" with a right elbow strain, Christian Clark of The New Orleans Times-Picayune reports.
Ryan has missed 11 straight contests due to what was being labeled as soreness in his shooting elbow, but he's now been diagnosed with a strain. The sharpshooter carved out a consistent role to start the season, but the Pelicans are getting close to full strength, so Trey Murphy, Jordan Hawkins and Dyson Daniels will continue to absorb Ryan's missing minutes.... See More ... See Less
Pelicans' Matt Ryan: Unavailable Monday
Ryan (elbow) is out for Monday's game against the Timberwolves.
Ryan will miss an 11th consecutive game due to elbow soreness that has been the cause of his last four absences. It remains unclear when Ryan will be able to return, his next chance will come Wednesday against the Wizards.... See More ... See Less
Pelicans' Matt Ryan: Won't face Lakers
Ryan (elbow) is out for Thursday's game against the Lakers.
Ryan will miss a third straight contest with right elbow soreness, and it'll be his 10th consecutive absence overall including time missed while battling a calf injury. While it's unclear how close Ryan is to a return, his next chance to play will come Monday against Minnesota.... See More ... See Less
Pelicans' Matt Ryan: Still out
Ryan (elbow) is out for Monday's game against the Kings.
Ryan missed seven straight games with a calf injury and will now miss a second consecutive game due to right elbow soreness. It may be difficult for Ryan to carve out a role when he returns, especially now that Trey Murphy and CJ McCollum are back in the lineup.... See More ... See Less
Pelicans' Matt Ryan: Out again
Ryan will not play in Saturday's game against the Bulls due to right elbow soreness.
Ryan has missed the Pelicans' previous seven games with a calf injury. This is the first time he is being reported as sidelined due to elbow soreness. Once he returns, he will presumably have a tough time cracking New Orleans' rotation.... See More ... See Less
Pelicans' Matt Ryan: Unavailable Friday
Ryan (calf) is unavailable for Friday's game against the Spurs.
This will be the seventh game in a row on the shelf for Ryan. With the Pelicans getting healthier, Ryan will have a difficult time cracking the rotation when he's cleared to suit up again.... See More ... See Less
Pelicans' Matt Ryan: Unlikely to play Friday
Ryan (calf) is doubtful for Friday's game against the Spurs.
Ryan has missed the last six games due to a calf strain and will likely be unavailable once again Friday. If he's ruled out, it's unclear whether he'll be available for Saturday's game in Chicago.... See More ... See Less
Pelicans' Matt Ryan: Officially ruled out
Ryan (calf) won't play in Wednesday's game versus the 76ers.
Ryan's absence streak will extend to six games Wednesday after being downgraded from doubtful to out with a right calf strain. His next chance to suit up is Friday's matchup with the Spurs.... See More ... See Less
Pelicans' Matt Ryan: Doubtful for Wednesday
Ryan (calf) has been upgraded to doubtful for Wednesday's game against Philadelphia.
Ryan has missed the Pelicans' past five games due to a mild right calf strain. He was given a 10-to-14-day recovery timeline after being diagnosed with the injury Nov. 20, and he appears to be firmly in line to return at some point during that window. While Ryan is unlikely to be available Wednesday, he could have a better chance at returning to action Friday versus the Spurs. With Trey Murphy (knee) also trending toward a potential return to action Friday, however, the Pelicans may not have room for Ryan in their rotation.... See More ... See Less
Pelicans' Matt Ryan: Dealing with mild calf strain
The Pelicans announced Monday that Ryan will be sidelined for approximately 10-to-14 days due to a mild right calf strain.
Ryan is averaging 23.0 minutes per game this season, so his absence will open up significant playing time, especially if CJ McCollum (lung) and Trey Murphy (knee) remain sidelined. Jordan Hawkins has the most comparable skill set to Ryan among New Orleans' reserves, so he's an obvious choice to take most of Ryan's minutes, but Jose Alvarado, Dyson Daniels and Naji Marshall could also see slightly larger roles until Ryan is cleared to return.... See More ... See Less
Pelicans' Matt Ryan: Questionable for Monday
Ryan is questionable for Monday's game against Sacramento due to right calf soreness.
Ryan has appeared in each of the Pelicans' first 13 games this season, but it's unclear whether he'll be available against the Kings. If he's unavailable, Jordan Hawkins, Naji Marshall and Dyson Daniels could see some additional minutes. For fantasy purposes, Ryan is mostly a threes specialist, hitting better than 47 percent of his attempts from downtown to begin the year.... See More ... See Less
Pelicans' Matt Ryan: Drains three triples in loss
Ryan closed with 10 points (3-5 FG, 3-4 3Pt, 1-1 FT), three rebounds, one assist and one steal in 27 minutes during Saturday's 121-120 loss to the Timberwolves.
Ryan continues to be a serviceable three-point streaming option, even in standard leagues, and connected on another three triples Saturday. While Jordan Hawkins has elevated his game, Ryan has remained steady, plateauing after a short period of standard-league relevance. While he could get hot at any time, Ryan's overall upside is too limited to make him anything more than a spot start outside of deeper formats.... See More ... See Less
Pelicans' Matt Ryan: Delivers 17 points from bench
Ryan accumulated 17 points (5-8 FG, 4-6 3Pt, 3-3 FT) and one assist over 25 minutes during Monday's 134-116 loss to the Nuggets.
Ryan seems to have landed in the right spot after stints with the Celtics, Lakers and Timberwolves over the last two seasons. His shooting acumen at the perimeter has been his strongest suit. He's averaging 6.1 attempts beyond the arc with a conversion percentage of 41.9 percent, which provides an added dimension when he steps in for relief.... See More ... See Less
Pelicans' Matt Ryan: Heads back to bench
Ryan is not in the starting lineup for Saturday's game against the Hawks.
Ryan moves back to the bench with the return of Zion Williamson. Ryan is averaging 7.3 points, 2.3 rebounds and 1.5 assists per game when coming off the bench (four appearances) this season.... See More ... See Less
Pelicans' Matt Ryan: Six threes in Thursday's start
Ryan had 20 points (7-10 FG, 6-8 3Pt), two rebounds and two assists in 35 minutes during Thursday's 125-116 win over the Pistons.
Getting his first career NBA start with both Zion Williamson (rest) and Brandon Ingram (knee) sidelined, Ryan parlayed the opportunity into a career-best scoring performance. The undrafted forward out of Chattanooga has already suited up for four NBA squads in his three seasons, but he seems to have found a home in New Orleans, averaging 24.2 minutes per game in the early going and shooting 41.2 percent (14-for-34) from three-point range.... See More ... See Less
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