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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.... See More ... See Less
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.... See More ... See Less
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.... See More ... See Less
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.... See More ... See Less
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.... See More ... See Less
Pelicans' Nickeil Alexander-Walker: Set to return Sunday
Alexander-Walker (ankle) will be available for Sunday's game against the Hornets, Christian Clark of the New Orleans Advocate reports.
While the second-year guard will face a minutes restriction following a long injury layoff, it's nonetheless a great sign that he's back in action before the end of the regular season. That was no guarantee after Alexander-Walker went down with a severely sprained ankle back on April 4 in Houston. Expect Alexander-Walker to come off the bench behind Lonzo Ball and gradually increase his workload as the Pelicans play their final five regular-season games of the campaign.... See More ... See Less
Pelicans' Nickeil Alexander-Walker: Probable vs. Hornets
Alexander-Walker (ankle) is probable for Sunday's contest against the Hornets.
After an 18-game absence, Alexander-Walker is likely to return Sunday. If he does, there's a chance he'll be on a minutes limit. Once he's 100 percent cleared, he could take minutes away from Naji Marshall, Kira Lewis and Eric Bledsoe.... See More ... See Less
Pelicans' Nickeil Alexander-Walker: Won't play Friday
Alexander-Walker (ankle) has been ruled out for Friday's game against the 76ers, Will Guillory of The Athletic reports.
Alexander-Walker was limited in Thursday's practice, but he'll be unable to return to the court Friday. The 22-year-old hasn't played since April 4 but could play in at least a few more games before the end of the regular season.... See More ... See Less
Pelicans' Nickeil Alexander-Walker: Limited in Thursday's practice
Alexander-Walker (ankle) was a limited participant in Thursday's practice, Andrew Lopez of ESPN.com reports.
Alexander-Walker has been out since April 4, and he remains without a firm timetable for a return. Still, going through practice, even without contact, is a good sign for his potential availability before the end of the season.... See More ... See Less
Pelicans' Nickeil Alexander-Walker: Listed questionable for Friday
Alexander-Walker (ankle) is listed as questionable for Friday's game against the 76ers.
The Pelicans revealed earlier in the day that Alexander-Walker was limited at Thursday's practice, so while it's very unclear if he could actually be ready to play Friday, the move to "questionable" is still a major step in the right direction. The second-year guard has not played since spraining his ankle back on April 4. For several weeks, the Pelicans hadn't provided any updates, but it looks like Alexander-Walker will have a great chance to play in at least a few more games before the regular season wraps up.... See More ... See Less
Pelicans' Nickeil Alexander-Walker: No clear return timeline
Pelicans head coach Stan Van Gundy said April 24 that Alexander-Walker (ankle) has begun to ramp up his conditioning activity, but a target date for the second-year guard's return to the court hasn't been established, Oleh Kosel of TheBirdWrites.com reports.
Updates on Alexander-Walker have been scarce since he sustained a Grade 2 left ankle sprain in the Pelicans' April 4 win over the Rockets. While Alexander-Walker at least appears to be making progress in his recovery, his return shouldn't be considered imminent until the Pelicans provide word that he's taking part in full-court, full-contact practice. For what it's worth, Van Gundy indicated that Alexander-Walker is expected to play before the regular season ends April 16.... See More ... See Less
Pelicans' Nickeil Alexander-Walker: Out at least two weeks
Alexander-Walker has been diagnosed with a moderate left ankle sprain and will be reevaluated in two weeks.
The 22-year-old sustained the injury over the weekend and will be sidelined for at least two weeks after undergoing an MRI on Monday. Alexander-Walker will miss at least eight games during his absence.... See More ... See Less
Pelicans' Nickeil Alexander-Walker: Listed out Tuesday
Alexander-Walker (ankle) will not play Tuesday against the Hawks.
The second-year guard sustained a high-ankle sprain during Sunday's win over the Rockets, so there's a good chance he'll end up missing several games. Alexander-Walker filled in admirably while Lonzo Ball (hip) missed time, posting averages of 18.9 points, 5.4 rebounds, 2.7 assists, 1.1 blocks, 0.9 steals and 3.6 made threes across seven starts from March 21 through April 2.... See More ... See Less
Pelicans' Nickeil Alexander-Walker: Leaves with lower-leg injury
Alexander-Walker suffered a left lower leg injury and will not return to Sunday's game against Houston.
The team hasn't provided any details, but Alexander-Walker appeared to have his left ankle rolled up on during the second quarter. He was in considerable pain and was helped off the floor by the Pelicans' training staff. For now, consider Alexander-Walker day-to-day, but it wouldn't be a surprise if he ultimately misses some time. He finished Sunday's game with five points (2-5 FG, 0-1 3Pt, 1-2 FT), two steals, one block and one rebound.... See More ... See Less
Pelicans' Nickeil Alexander-Walker: Getting MRI
Head coach Stan Van Gundy said Alexander-Walker (lower leg) will require an MRI on Monday after exiting early in the Pelicans' 122-115 win over the Rockets on Sunday, Andrew Lopez of ESPN.com reports.
Alexander-Walker's fantasy value was already set to take a hit with Lonzo Ball (hip) returning to the starting five for Sunday's game, and the second-year guard's injury only further dims his outlook. The Pelicans won't have a clear timeline for Alexander-Walker's return until the results of his MRI are read, but he doesn't appear especially likely to suit up Tuesday against the Hawks. He's one of seven players on the injury report for the banged-up Pelicans.... See More ... See Less
Pelicans' Nickeil Alexander-Walker: Shifting back to bench
Alexander-Walker will return to the bench for Sunday's game against the Rockets, Will Guillory of The Athletic reports.
Alexander-Walker's string of seven straight starts will come to an end as Lonzo Ball (hip) returns to the Pelicans' lineup. Over that stretch, the second-year guard averaged 18.9 points, 5.4 rebounds, 2.7 assists and 1.1 blocks while knocking down 3.6 three-pointers per game at a 40.3 percent clip. His fantasy value will obviously take a hit with Ball back, but Alexander-Walker will help shoulder the scoring burden off the bench -- especially with Brandon Ingram (toe) and Zion Williamson (thumb) out.... See More ... See Less
Pelicans' Nickeil Alexander-Walker: Scores 12 on 15 shots
Alexander-Walker posted 12 points (3-15 FG, 2-8 3Pt, 4-5 FT), three rebounds, three assists, two blocks and one steal in 35 minutes during Friday's 126-103 loss to the Hawks.
The 22-year-old went cold from the field on Friday but salvaged his night by producing across-the-board stats. Before Friday's game, Alexander-Walker was averaging 20.0 points, 5.8 rebounds, 3.8 three-pointers, 2.7 assists, and 1.0 blocks over his last six games as the starter. As long as Lonzo Ball (hip) is out of the lineup, the second-year guard will be a solid fantasy option across all formats. He'll look to bounce back Sunday on the road against the Rockets.... See More ... See Less
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