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36-25 6-4 W1
34-27 6-4 L2
26-34 3-7 W1
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2023 Stats

STATS MPG
Minutes Per Game
PPG
Points Per Game
FG%
Field Goal Percentage
RPG
Rebounds Per Game
APG
Assists Per Game
Regular Season 18.9 6.9 44.7 3.5 2.0

Top Naji Marshall News

  • Pelicans' Naji Marshall: Facing one-game suspension

    The NBA suspended Marshall on Sunday for one game without pay for instigating and engaging in an on-court altercation during Friday's win over the Pelicans. Marshall will serve his suspension during Sunday's game against the Bulls.

    Marshall, Jimmy Butler and Nikola Jovic were all suspended for one game, while Jose Alvarado and Thomas Bryant drew three-game suspensions for their involvement in the incident that occurred with just 11 minutes remaining in the fourth quarter. Marshall's next chance to play will come Tuesday in New York, while Larry Nance and Jeremiah Robinson-Earl are candidates for increased roles off the bench in Marshall's absence.

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  • Pelicans' Naji Marshall: Ejected Friday

    Marshall was ejected from Friday's game against Miami with 11:19 remaining in the fourth quarter.

    Jimmy Butler approached Marhsall and things quickly escalated, and it appeared as though Marshall put a hand around Butler's neck. That could warrant a suspension, putting his status for Sunday's game against Chicago in jeopardy. Marshall finished with zero points (0-4 FG, 0-3 3Pt), two assists, one rebound and one block in 14 minutes.

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  • Pelicans' Naji Marshall: Will play Saturday

    Marshall (back) is available to face the Trail Blazers on Saturday.

    Marshall is set to return to the rotation after a two-game absence due to a back injury, and he should handle his regular playing time off the bench. He's averaging 16.9 minutes, 4.8 points and 2.2 rebounds per game over his last 10 appearances.

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  • Pelicans' Naji Marshall: Iffy against Portland

    Marshall (back) is listed as questionable for Saturday's game versus the Trail Blazers.

    Marshall is in danger of missing his third straight game Saturday due to back spasms. If Marshall is ruled out, Dyson Daniels and Herbert Jones are candidates to receive increased playing time.

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  • Pelicans' Naji Marshall: Out Friday

    Marshall (back) won't play in Friday's game against the Lakers, Christian Clark of The New Orleans Times-Picayune reports.

    Friday's game is the first leg of a back-to-back set, and while Marshall will be sidelined for a second straight contest, he could be back in action Saturday versus the Trail Blazers. Marshall is averaging 16.9 minutes per game off the bench over his last 10 appearances, so his absence isn't a major one while the Pelicans are otherwise at full strength.

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  • Pelicans' Naji Marshall: Questionable for Friday

    Marshall (back) is questionable for Friday's matchup with the Lakers.

    Marshall missed Wednesday's game, and his minutes were divvied up between Trey Murphy and Larry Nance. It'll be more of the same if he's out again Friday night.

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  • Pelicans' Naji Marshall: Won't play Wednesday

    Marshall (back) has been ruled out for Wednesday's game versus the Clippers, Tomer Azarly of ClutchPoints.com reports.

    Marshall will miss his first game since Nov. 12 on Wednesday after being downgraded from questionable to out due to back spasms. Trey Murphy and Larry Nance are candidates to receive increased playing time in his absence. Marshall's next chance to suit up is Friday's matchup with the Lakers.

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  • Pelicans' Naji Marshall: Iffy with back spasms

    Marshall is questionable for Wednesday against the Clippers due to lower back spasms.

    Marshall's absence isn't likely to have a fantasy impact since he's averaged just 5.0 points, 2.0 rebounds and 3.5 assists in 18.0 minutes over his last two games. However, it would likely result in a few more minutes for players like Larry Nance and Cody Zeller, as well as starters Zion Williamson (foot) and Jonas Valanciunas, assuming Williamson can play.

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  • Pelicans' Naji Marshall: Subtly effective

    Marshall amassed eight points (3-6 FG, 2-6 FT), one rebound, one assist and one steal across 15 minutes during Saturday's 141-117 loss to Milwaukee.

    Marshall hasn't exceeded eight points in any of New Orleans' past six games, including two scoreless outings, but the 25-year-old is a synergistic presence on both ends. Marshall connecting on a career-best 37.6 percent of 2.3 triples per game is limited volume, but it nonetheless enhances his credibility as a versatile wing.

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  • Pelicans' Naji Marshall: Rejoins bench group

    Marshall will come off the bench for Monday's game against Dallas.

    The Pelicans are getting CJ McCollum, Brandon Ingram, Zion Williamson and Trey Murphy back in the mix after all four of them were held out for rest Saturday against Dallas. Marshall is likely to play a limited role off the bench Saturday with the Pelicans back at full strength.

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  • Pelicans' Naji Marshall: Starting against Dallas

    Marshall will start Saturday's game against Dallas.

    Marshall is likely to see a significant increase in playing time Saturday, as the Pelicans are without Brandon Ingram (Achilles), Zion Williamson (rest), CJ McCollum (ankle) and Trey Murphy (knee) for the second leg of this back-to-back set. Marshall has come off the bench in all 30 of his appearances coming into Saturday's game, and he holds averages of 8.0 points, 3.8 rebounds, 2.1 assists and 0.9 three-pointers.

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  • Pelicans' Naji Marshall: Productive off bench

    Marshall chipped in 11 points (3-4 FG, 1-1 3Pt, 4-4 FT), five rebounds and two assists over 22 minutes during Sunday's 133-100 victory over the Kings.

    Marshall saw increased run off the bench Sunday with Zion Williamson (quadriceps) and Jose Alvarado (illness) sidelined, crossing the 20-minute mark for just the sixth time since the beginning of December. Now that Trey Murphy is healthy, Marshall's role could be pretty volatile going forward, assuming Williamson is day-to-day.

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  • Pelicans' Naji Marshall: Productive off bench

    Marshall produced 14 points (4-11 FG, 1-4 3Pt, 5-7 FT), six rebounds, three assists and one steal across 22 minutes during Thursday's 123-104 win over Cleveland.

    Marshall has been an inconsistent contributor for the Pelicans recently, but he had a solid scoring mark during Thursday's matchup despite a somewhat inefficient showing from the floor. The 25-year-old's playing time has fluctuated over the past few matchups, but he's averaged 9.4 points, 3.8 assists and 3.2 rebounds in 20.0 minutes per game over his last five appearances.

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  • Pelicans' Naji Marshall: Good to go against Memphis

    Marshall (ankle) is available for Tuesday's game versus the Grizzlies.

    Marshall has been upgraded from questionable to available for Tuesday's contest despite dealing with a right ankle sprain. Marshall should continue to be one of New Orleans' primary options at the forward position off the bench.

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  • Pelicans' Naji Marshall: Upgraded to probable

    Marshall (ankle) is probable for Tuesday's game against the Grizzlies.

    Marshall has been upgraded from questionable to probable and will likely suit up Tuesday, which is a good sign because Zion Williamson is in danger of missing the contest due to an illness. Over his last 17 appearances, Marshall has averaged 8.6 points, 4.5 rebounds, 2.5 assists and 0.9 steals in 20.6 minutes per game.

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  • Pelicans' Naji Marshall: Questionable for Tuesday

    Marshall is questionable for Tuesday's game against Memphis due to a right ankle sprain.

    Marshall hasn't missed a game since Nov. 10, but he's dealing with an ankle issue ahead of Tuesday's matchup. The 25-year-old has scored in double figures in two of his last three appearances, averaging 10.0 points, 5.0 assists and 2.7 rebounds in 20.3 minutes per game.

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  • Pelicans' Naji Marshall: Hits for 16 off bench

    Marshall closed with 16 points (6-11 FG, 2-5 3Pt, 2-2 FT), four rebounds, seven assists and two steals in 28 minutes off the bench during Wednesday's 142-122 victory over Washington.

    The 25-year-old forward tied his season scoring high while also matching his career high in assists, taking advantage of the absence of Zion Williamson (ankle). Marshall had scored in single digits in four straight games coming into Wednesday however, and while he's posting the best shooting numbers of his career from long distance with 1.2 threes a night on 42.2 percent shooting, his inconsistent minutes as part of the Pelicans' second unit make him a risky fantasy option.

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  • Pelicans' Naji Marshall: Sniffs double-double from bench

    Marshall racked up 14 points (6-12 FG, 1-3 3Pt, 1-2 FT), nine rebounds, three assists and three steals over 28 minutes during Monday's 114-112 loss to the Jazz.

    The box score fails to tell the full story behind Marshall's solid total. Although he initially took the floor to spell Zion Williamson, the Pelicans utilized a hybrid lineup without Herbert Jones until the fourth quarter, when Marshall and Jones shared the court. The variable in this scenario appears to be Dyson Daniels, who has failed to be the answer for CJ McCollum (chest), and the gap in production is one reason for the rotation changes.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-6, 220 lbs
Birthplace: Atlantic City, NJ
Age: 26
School: Xavier
Experience: 3