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2021 Stats

STATS MPG
Minutes Per Game
PPG
Points Per Game
FG%
Field Goal Percentage
RPG
Rebounds Per Game
APG
Assists Per Game
Regular Season 34.0 23.0 56.3 5.0 1.0

Top Nickeil Alexander-Walker News

  • Pelicans' Nickeil Alexander-Walker: Pours 23 points as starter

    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.

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  • Pelicans' Nickeil Alexander-Walker: Earns starting job

    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.

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  • Pelicans' Nickeil Alexander-Walker: Fourth-year option exercised

    Alexander-Walker had his fourth-year option exercised by the Pelicans on Wednesday.

    Coming off an impressive second season in the league, Alexander-Walker's fourth-year option was exercised by New Orleans, which ensures that the 23-year-old will be under contract for next season. Alexander-Walker could start for the Pelicans this season and will look to continue the strong start to his young career.

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  • Pelicans' Nickeil Alexander-Walker: Shifts to bench

    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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  • Pelicans' Nickeil Alexander-Walker: Drains five threes in start

    Alexander-Walker went for 19 points (5-12 FG, 5-9 3Pt, 4-4 FT), five assists and two steals in Wednesday's preseason win over Orlando.

    Alexander-Walker moved into the starting lineup alongside Devonte' Graham after coming off the bench in the preseason opener, though the Pelicans were without Brandon Ingram (knee) for this one. Regardless, it was a positive effort for the third-year guard, who showed flashes of strong fantasy potential last season when given the opportunity. If he's able to earn a starting spot, Alexander-Walker could provide fantasy managers with helpful production in points, threes, assists and steals.

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  • Pelicans' Nickeil Alexander-Walker: In starting five Wednesday

    Alexander-Walker will start Wednesday's game against the Magic, Will Guillory of The Athletic reports. The Pelicans' starters are expected to play 20-to-25 minutes, per Christian Clark of NOLA.com.

    Alexander-Walker came off the bench in the preseason opener, but coach Willie Green will pair him with Devonte' Graham in the starting backcourt Wednesday. The Pelicans are without Brandon Ingram (knee) and Zion Williamson (foot), however, so it's unclear if the move is worth reading into. Either way, Alexander-Walker will compete for one of the starting backcourt spots heading into the regular season. Outside of Ingram, Williamson and Jonas Valanciunas, the Pelicans' starting five is far from solidified.

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  • Pelicans' Nickeil Alexander-Walker: Leads team in preseason opener

    Alexander-Walker tallied 22 points (7-13 FG, 2-6 3Pt, 6-8 FT), three assists, two steals, two rebounds and one block during Monday's preseason loss to Minnesota.

    Alexander-Walker was the Pelicans' leading scorer during their preseason opener. The guard played 21 minutes of action off the bench and finished as one of only three Pelicans players to score in double figures. Alexander-Walker, who is competing for a starting backcourt spot, averaged a career-high 11.0 points, 3.1 rebounds and 2.2 assists in 46 games played last season. The battle for minutes between he, Devonte' Graham, Tomas Satoransky and Garrett Temple will be worth monitoring closely throughout the preseason. In 13 starts last season, Alexander-Walker averaged 19.0 points, 5.0 rebounds, 3.0 assists, 1.1 steals, 0.7 blocks and 3.1 made threes.

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  • Pelicans' Nickeil Alexander-Walker: Not starting

    Alexander-Walker isn't starting Monday's preseason opener against Minnesota.

    Alexander-Walker could very well open up the 2021 season in a starting role, but it's Garrett Temple who will get a shot alongside Devonte' Graham in this exhibition. The Virginia Tech product averaged 11.0 points, 3.1 rebounds and 2.2 assists over 46 contests a season ago (21.9 minutes).

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  • Pelicans' Nickeil Alexander-Walker: Scores team-high 30 points

    Alexander-Walker tallied 30 points (11-24 FG, 4-8 3Pt, 4-7 FT), five rebounds, four assists, three steals and one block in 40 minutes during Friday's 125-122 loss to the Warriors.

    The 22-year-old had a masterful game Friday, chipping in across the board. Alexander-Walker has been solid since returning from an 18-game absence due to a high-ankle sprain, averaging 18.5 points, 4.0 assists, 3.5 rebounds, 2.3 three-pointers and 1.5 steals in 29.9 minutes over his last four games. The second-year guard will look to end the regular season strong Sunday at home against the Lakers.

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  • Pelicans' Nickeil Alexander-Walker: Starting without minutes restriction

    Alexander-Walker will start Wednesday's game at Dallas without a minutes restriction, Christian Clark of The New Orleans Times-Picayune reports.

    The 22-year-old looked good off the bench the past two games after missing over a month with an ankle sprain, and he'll join the starting five Wednesday with Lonzo Ball (thumb) unavailable. Alexander-Walker has averaged 19.0 points, 5.4 rebounds and 2.7 assists in 33.0 minutes over 10 starts this season.

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  • Pelicans' Nickeil Alexander-Walker: Scores team-high 18 points

    Alexander-Walker scored 18 points (8-16 FG, 2-7 3Pt) with six assists, three rebounds and one steal across 24 minutes in a 115-110 loss to the Grizzlies on Monday.

    Alexander-Walker paced the injury-riddled Pelicans in scoring despite being on a minutes limit. The guard was also very effective as a distributor, as he recorded a team-high assist total and a solid 6:2 assist-to-turnover ratio. Alexander-Walker has averaged 15.5 points, 4.5 assists, 3.5 rebounds and 1.0 steals in his first two games back from an ankle injury that forced him to miss 18 games.

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  • Pelicans' Nickeil Alexander-Walker: Will have similar minutes limit

    Alexander-Walker will have his workload capped in the 20-to-24-minute range Monday against Memphis, Will Guillory of The Athletic reports.

    The second-year guard made his long-awaited return from an ankle sprain Sunday in Charlotte and played 21 minutes off the bench, finishing with 13 points, four rebounds, three assists and a steal. While it's encouraging that he'll be available for both halves of the back-to-back, Alexander-Walker's upside in DFS contests will be capped by the restriction.

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  • Pelicans' Nickeil Alexander-Walker: Plays 21 minutes in return

    Alexander-Walker (ankle) returned to action in Sunday's 112-110 win over the Hornets and finished with 13 points (5-11 FG, 2-4 3Pt, 1-2 FT), four rebounds, three assists and one steal in 21 minutes.

    Alexander-Walker suited up for the first time since April 4, ending a streak of 18 consecutive absences due to a high-ankle sprain. The second-year guard didn't have much rust to shake off, as he looked spry in an encouraging all-around return to action. With the Pelicans finishing up a back-to-back set Monday in Memphis, keep an eye on Alexander-Walker's status.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-6, 205 lbs
Birthplace: Toronto, ON
Age: 23
School: Virginia Tech
Experience: 2