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Western Southwest Standings

Team W-L L10 STRK
56-26 7-3 L1
52-30 8-2 W4
36-46 6-4 L2
34-48 6-4 L3
20-62 2-8 L7

2021 Stats

Minutes Per Game
Points Per Game
Field Goal Percentage
Rebounds Per Game
Assists Per Game
Regular Season 15.4 6.1 44.6 1.9 2.8
Post Season 19.5 8.0 48.5 1.3 1.5

Top Jose Alvarado News

  • Pelicans' Jose Alvarado: Resting after heavy workload

    Alvarado won't take the floor during Tuesday's Summer League contest versus Atlanta, Andrew Lopez of reports.

    Alvarado played a lot recently with the Puerto Rican National Team, and the Pelicans don't want to overload him during the summer session. Per Will Guillory of The Athletic, Alvarado is likely done for the remainder of Summer League and will instead presumably shift his focus to training camp in the fall. The second-year guard is fresh off signing a multi-year contract with the Pelicans and should log plenty of minutes off the bench again in 2022-23.

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  • Pelicans' Jose Alvarado: Signs multi-year deal with Pels

    Alvarado and the Pelicans agreed to a four-year, $6.5 million contract Sunday, Shams Charania of The Athletic reports.

    As is often the case with two-way players, all four years of the deal are not fully guaranteed, but it appears as though Alvarado will stick with the Pelicans through at least the 2022-23 campaign. The signing is a showing of good faith by the Pelicans and a well-deserved reward for Alvarado, who's performed well this season and emerged as a very capable backup point guard. Including Sunday's come-from-behind win over the Lakers, Alvarado has now played double-digit minutes in 37 of his last 38 games.

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  • Pelicans' Jose Alvarado: Big game off bench against Spurs

    Alvarado closed Saturday's 107-103 loss to the Spurs with 23 points (10-19 FG, 2-6 3Pt, 1-1 FT), five rebounds, five assists, one block and one steal across 29 minutes off the bench.

    Unfortunately for the Pelicans, Alvarado didn't just lead the second unit, he just about was the entire unit as the rest of the New Orleans bench combined for only 15 points. That's a figure the rookie has supplied on his own in four of the last seven games, averaging 12.4 points, 5.7 assists, 3.3 boards, 2.4 steals and 1.1 threes over that stretch.

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  • Pelicans' Jose Alvarado: Pops for 15 off bench

    Alvarado finished Thursday's 126-109 victory over the Bulls with 15 points (5-10 FG, 2-3 3Pt, 3-4 FT), one rebound, seven assists and three steals in 30 minutes off the bench.

    The rookie guard continues to flash, scoring at least 15 points for the third time in the last six games while recording at least three steals for the sixth time in the last 11. Alvarado's overall game remains inconsistent, but he's proving to be useful in deeper fantasy formats, averaging 8.5 points, 4.5 assists, 2.7 boards, 2.3 steals and 1.0 threes in 21.7 minutes over that 11-game stretch.

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  • Pelicans' Jose Alvarado: Will play Friday

    Alvarado is available for Friday's game against the Spurs, Will Guillory of The Athletic reports.

    Alvarado is good to go Friday and won't miss any time due to the finger laceration that caused him to land on the injury report. He's averaging 5.2 points, 2.5 assists, 1.6 rebounds and 1.2 steals in 14.0 minutes per game this season.

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  • Pelicans' Jose Alvarado: Listed as questionable

    Alvarado is listed as questionable for Friday's game against the Spurs due to a laceration on a finger on his left hand.

    It's unclear when Alvarado sustained the injury, but the Pels will keep an eye on it and see how he feels on Friday. The backup point guard finished Tuesday's loss to Phoenix with three points, seven assists, one rebound and one steal in 19 minutes.

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  • Pelicans' Jose Alvarado: Tees off on Rockets in victory

    Alvarado had 16 points (7-14 FG, 2-6 3Pt), 10 assists, six steals and two rebounds over 30 minutes during Sunday's 130-105 win over the Rockets.

    Alvarado had the best game of his career as the Pelicans easily dispatched the Rockets, notching his first double-double while racking up a career-high steal total. While the performance can be viewed as an outlier, the rookie has been a solid source of steals for most of the season. In fact, over the past two weeks, Alvarado is averaging 2.1 steals in just 19.0 minutes per game. Until CJ McCollum (COVID-19 protocols) and Brandon Ingram (hamstring) are back on the court, Alvarado should continue to handle an increased role.

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  • Pelicans' Jose Alvarado: Records four steals in loss

    Alvarado closed with five points (2-5 FG, 0-2 3Pt, 1-2 FT), four steals, four assists, three rebounds and one block across 20 minutes during Tuesday's 132-111 loss to the Grizzlies.

    Alvarado brought the defensive numbers Tuesday, with his four steals representing his highest total in that category since late January. With the Pelicans pushing for a playoff berth, Alvarado appears to be stuck in a role that only lends itself to deeper-league value. When in a pinch, managers in 12-team leagues could stream him in if looking for a quick boost in steals.

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  • Pelicans' Jose Alvarado: Big game off bench

    Alvarado scored 17 points (7-12 FG, 3-6 3Pt) while adding a rebound and an assist in 20 minutes off the bench during Thursday's 112-97 loss to the Heat.

    He led the Pelicans in scoring on the night, although that was the extent of his impact. Alvarado is proving to be a useful find for New Orleans as an undrafted rookie, and over the last 11 games he's averaged 9.4 points, 2.8 assists, 1.7 boards, 1.5 steals and 1.1 threes in 18.9 minutes while shooting an impressive 50.6 percent from the floor.

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  • Pelicans' Jose Alvarado: Leads team with 19 points

    Alvarado registered 19 points (8-11 FG, 3-4 3Pt), four rebounds, four steals and two assists across 20 minutes during Saturday's 107-97 loss to the Celtics.

    After largely being excluded from the rotation through the first two-plus months of the season, Alvarado has wrested the backup point guard job from Tomas Satoransky since the calendar flipped to January. Not only has Alvarado played well enough to solidify his position on the second unit, but he could begin to eat into starter Devonte' Graham's minutes if he continues to play at a high level. Over his last five games -- including one contest in which Graham sat out due to injury -- Alvarado is averaging an impressive 9.6 points (on 50 percent shooting from the field), 2.6 assists, 2.4 steals, 1.6 rebounds and 1.0 three-pointers in 19.8 minutes. The two-way rookie from Georgia Tech has firmly put himself on the radar in 14-team leagues and deeper, and he could soon gain relevance in shallower formats if the Pelicans elect to de-prioritize Graham in the weeks to come.

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  • Pelicans' Jose Alvarado: Solid line in first start

    Alvarado produced 11 points (4-11 FG, 1-2 3Pt, 2-4 FT), three rebounds, five assists, two blocks and two steals over 33 minutes during Tuesday's 117-107 loss to the 76ers.

    The undrafted rookie out of Georgia Tech made his first career start with Devonte' Graham, Brandon Ingram and Josh Hart out with ankle injuries, and he tied for the team lead in assists and blocks. It was the first time all season Alvarado played more than 20 minutes in a game, and his role for Friday's matchup with Denver will depend on the health of the Pelicans' starting backcourt.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-0, 179 lbs
Birthplace: Brooklyn, NY
Age: 24
School: Ga. Tech
Experience: 1