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0 Nickeil Alexander-Walker SG

New Orleans Pelicans

Fantasy Stats
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Key Stats
GPMIN/GPTS/GREB/GAST/GFG %
4112.25.121.833.9

Player Updates

August 15, 2020 02:00 PM
Pelicans' Nickeil Alexander-Walker: Impresses in first career start
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Alexander-Walker notched 29 points (11-18 FG, 2-6 3Pt, 5-5 FT), seven assists and a steal in 36 minutes during Thursday's loss to the Magic.

With nothing on the line in the last game of the season, Alexander-Walker made the first start of his NBA career, and it could hardly have gone better. Alexander-Walker is primed for a bench role next season if both Jrue Holiday and Lonzo Ball remain with the team. The Virginia Tech product averaged 5.7 points and 1.9 assists in 12.6 minutes per game across 47 appearances during the 2019-20 campaign.

August 13, 2020 08:08 PM
Pelicans' Nickeil Alexander-Walker: Primed for starting role
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Alexander-Walker will start in Thursday's finale against the Magic, Will Guillory of The Athletic reports.

With the Pelicans eliminated from playoff contention, Alexander-Walker will draw the first start of his career. In the bubble, he's averaging 5.4 points, 0.6 rebounds, 1.6 assists and 1.0 steals in 11.0 minutes.

August 1, 2020 08:36 PM
Pelicans' Nickeil Alexander-Walker: Scores 15 in 12 minutes
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Alexander-Walker amassed 15 points (6-7 FG, 2-3 3Pt, 1-2 FT), two assists, two steals and one rebound in 12 minutes during Saturday's 126-103 loss to the Clippers.

Alexander-Walker made the most of his opportunities in the blowout defeat, this after not appearing at all in Thursday's tilt versus the Jazz. Alexander-Walker paced the team in scoring, and it's possible this will help him become a consistent part of the rotation going forward. Nevertheless, it's also possible that coach Alvin Gentry will continue to rely on more experienced players so long as the Pelicans have a shot at the playoffs.

July 25, 2020 11:36 PM
Pelicans' Nickeil Alexander-Walker: Thrives as substitute
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Alexander-Walker registered 21 points (8-19 FG, 2-8 3Pt, 3-3 FT), five assists, four rebounds, two steals, and two blocks in 32 minutes off the bench during Saturday's 119-104 scrimmage win over the Nuggets.

Alexander-Walker might have a crowded path towards earning meaningful minutes once play resumes, but this performance will certainly boost his confidence moving forward. The fact that he led all Pelicans in minutes should be encouraging for his chances of earning a decent role off the bench moving forward. The rookie point guard averaged 5.1 points in 12.2 minutes per game across 41 appearances when the season got suspended back in March.

July 13, 2020 01:08 PM
Pelicans' Nickeil Alexander-Walker: Cleared for season restart
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Pelicans coach Alvin Gentry said Monday that Alexander-Walker (wrist) is completely healthy and will be ready to go for the resumption of the 2019-20 season in Orlando, Christian Clark of The New Orleans Times-Picayune reports.

Alexander-Walker suffered a hairline fracture of his right wrist in early March and was ruled out indefinitely, but the NBA's four-month shutdown afforded the rookie guard ample recovery time. Though he'll be available off the bench when the Pelicans resume their season July 30 versus the Jazz, Alexander-Walker may not have a spot in Gentry's rotation. Before his injury was disclosed, Alexander-Walker was assigned to the G League and didn't appear in any of the Pelicans' preceding nine games.

April 30, 2020 01:12 PM
Pelicans' Nickeil Alexander-Walker: Avoids surgery for wrist
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Alexander-Walker told Daniel Sallerson of the Pelicans Radio Network in a podcast appearance Wednesday that he's no longer sporting a hard cast to protect his fractured right wrist.

Alexander-Walker had been sporting the cast for nearly five weeks before trading it out for some softer protection. With the rookie guard's fractured wrist having healed as expected, he'll avoid surgery, which likely would have spelled an end to his season. He'll still have to complete some strengthening exercises with the wrist before the Pelicans sign off on him playing, but he could be back to 100 percent when the NBA season resumes.

March 7, 2020 06:44 PM
Pelicans' Nickeil Alexander-Walker: Out indefinitely
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Alexander-Walker has been diagnosed with a hairline fracture in his right wrist and will be sidelined indefinitely, Andrew Lopez of ESPN.com reports.

It remains unclear when Alexander-Walker suffered the injury, but he'll be out for an extended period while recovering. Considering he hasn't been a regular part of the rotation since late January, the absence shouldn't affect coach Alvin Gentry's gameplan significantly.

March 7, 2020 06:04 PM
Pelicans' Nickeil Alexander-Walker: Won't play Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Alexander-Walker is out for Sunday's game against the Wolves due to a right wrist injury.

The nature and severity of Alexander-Walker's injury are not yet clear, though he was absent from practice Saturday and was spotted with a cast on his wrist, Andrew Lopez of ESPN.com reports. The young guard has played a total of 20 minutes in the Pelicans' last 19 games, so his absence is unlikely to affect the team's rotation.

March 1, 2020 02:40 PM
Pelicans' Nickeil Alexander-Walker: Returns from G League stint
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Pelicans recalled Alexander-Walker from the G League's Erie Bayhawks on Sunday.

Alexander-Walker will presumably dress for the Pelicans in Sunday's game against the Lakers as he rejoins the parent club following a two-game stint in the G League. During his time with Erie, the rookie guard averaged 16.5 points, 6.0 rebounds and 4.0 assists in 34.5 minutes.

February 26, 2020 03:12 PM
Pelicans' Nickeil Alexander-Walker: Assigned to G League
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Alexander-Walker was assigned to the G League on Wednesday, Will Guillory of The Athletic reports.

Alexander-Walker has been out of the rotation over the Pelicans' last four games, and he hasn't seen double-digit minutes since Jan. 20 against the Grizzlies. As a result, the organization will opt to send the rookie to the G League so he can develop his skillset in a game setting.

February 5, 2020 06:24 PM
Pelicans' Nickeil Alexander-Walker: Removed from injury report
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Alexander-Walker (illness) is not listed on the injury report for Thursday's game against the Bulls.

Alexander-Walker is good to go after missing Tuesday's game against the Bucks due to an illness. He's played a minimal role since Zion Williamson's debut, appearing in just four of the past seven games and playing a total of 14 minutes.

February 4, 2020 01:16 PM
Pelicans' Nickeil Alexander-Walker: Comes down with illness
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Alexander-Walker is unlikely to play Tuesday against the Bucks due to an illness.

The rookie is officially listed as doubtful, so there's still a chance he could play, but the Pels are not expecting to have him available. Alexander-Walker has logged only 14 total minutes over the last six games, picking up a pair of DNP-CDs in that span.

January 21, 2020 04:32 PM
Pelicans' Nickeil Alexander-Walker: Remaining in rotation
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Alexander-Walker played 13 minutes in Monday's win over the Grizzlies, finishing with two points, two rebounds and five assists.

The rookie hasn't been fantasy-relevant for the vast majority of the season, but the bigger point here is that he remained in the rotation, even with all of Jrue Holiday, Lonzo Ball, J.J. Redick, E'Twaun Moore, Josh Hart, and Frank Jackson healthy. Barring more injuries to several players in that group, Alexander-Walker likely won't play enough minutes to work his way onto the fantasy radar, but he remains a fairly intriguing hold in dynasty formats. Back in mid-November, the Virginia Tech product had a two-game run during which he averaged 23.0 points, 4.5 rebounds, 3.5 assists and 5.5 made threes per game, but since then he's struggled to take advantage of his opportunities, shooting just 36.0 percent from the field, 50 percent at the line and 32.8 percent from three over his last 22 games.

December 17, 2019 11:36 PM
Pelicans' Nickeil Alexander-Walker: Decent line versus Nets
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Alexander-Walker chipped in nine points (4-7 FG, 1-4 3Pt), four rebounds and four assists in 23 minutes during Tuesday's 108-101 overtime loss to the Nets.

Alexander-Walker put forth a quality effort off the bench, making the most of his uptick in minutes amid the absence of J.J. Redick (groin). If veteran point guard Jrue Holiday ends up being traded before the deadline, Alexander-Walker would almost certainly be in line for a much more demanding and consistent role.

December 3, 2019 11:32 PM
Pelicans' Nickeil Alexander-Walker: Not shy in 12 minutes of action
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Alexander-Walker went for seven points (3-9 FG, 1-4 3Pt) and three rebounds in 12 minutes during Tuesday's 118-97 loss to the Mavericks.

Alexander-Walker had been a healthy scratch in each of the last three games. However, he rejoined the rotation in this one while veteran E'Twaun Moore saw just eight minutes. It's unclear whether coach Alvin Gentry will commit to playing the rookie on a regular basis going forward, but Alexander-Walker is very aggressive offensively when he does take the court.

November 24, 2019 02:56 PM
Pelicans' Nickeil Alexander-Walker: Moves out of rotation
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Alexander-Walker (coach's decision) didn't see the floor Saturday in the Pelicans' 128-120 loss to the Jazz.

With Lonzo Ball returning from a hip injury to play in the Pelicans' last two games, Alexander-Walker has effectively lost his spot in the rotation. There will be even fewer minutes to go around once the likes of Josh Hart (knee) and Derrick Favors (back) presumably return within the next several days, making it difficult for Alexander-Walker to put himself back on the fantasy radar.

November 18, 2019 01:40 PM
Pelicans' Nickeil Alexander-Walker: Fills up box score in win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Alexander-Walker registered 19 points (7-18 FG, 5-13 3Pt), five rebounds, four assists and one steal in 35 minutes off the bench Sunday in the Pelicans' 108-100 win over the Warriors.

With a slew of injuries leaving New Orleans with just nine available players, Alexander-Walker took advantage of the extra minutes and usage that was available. The Pelicans are off until Tuesday and could get some extra reinforcement for their game against the Trail Blazers, so the rookie's fantasy value could tail off significantly. Alexander-Walker was at least able to capitalize during the Pelicans' weekend back-to-back set, racking up 46 points (on 47.2 percent shooting from the field), 11 three-pointers, nine rebounds and seven assists between the two contests.

November 17, 2019 09:32 AM
Pelicans' Nickeil Alexander-Walker: Pops for career-high 27 points
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Alexander-Walker erupted for 27 points (10-18 FG, 6-9 3Pt, 1-2 FT) and added four rebounds and three assists in 30 minutes off the bench Saturday in the Pelicans' 109-94 loss to the Heat.

The first-half departures of Frank Jackson (neck) and Derrick Favors (back) left the Pelicans with just eight healthy players by the end of Saturday's game, affording Alexander-Walker and a number of other fringe rotation options some extended run. The rookie took advantage of the available minutes and fired away early and often, exceeding his scoring output from the prior seven games combined as a result. It's unclear if any of Jackson or fellow guards Lonzo Ball (hip), Josh Hart (knee) or J.J. Redick (toe) will be ready to play in the second half of the back-to-back set Sunday against the Warriors, so Alexander-Walker could be in store for a substantial role for at least one more contest.

October 28, 2019 11:32 PM
Pelicans' Nickeil Alexander-Walker: One dime shy of double-double
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Alexander-Walker went for 15 points (6-11 FG, 2-4 3Pt, 1-2 FT), nine assists, four rebounds, and one steal in 24 minutes during Monday's 134-123 loss to the Warriors.

Alexander-Walker had his first solid showing of the regular season, as he finished with more points and assists in this one than he did in his first three appearances combined. If Jrue Holiday (knee) remains on the shelf for Thursday's matchup with the Nuggets, Alexander-Walker could see another decent load of minutes.

October 23, 2019 03:32 PM
Pelicans' Nickeil Alexander-Walker: Shoots poorly in debut
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Alexander-Walker tallied three points (1-10 FG, 1-7 3Pt), four rebounds, two assists and two steals in 12 minutes off the bench in Tuesday's 130-122 overtime loss to the Raptors.

One of the preseason standouts of this year's rookie class, Alexander-Walker was unable to carry over that success in his regular-season debut. It was still encouraging to see the 21-year-old maintain a 37.7 percent usage rate during his time on the floor, but he'll probably need to display more efficiency if he hopes to maintain a regular reserve role. One of Alexander-Walker, Frank Jackson or E'Twaun Moore may be the odd man out if coach Alvin Gentry elects to trim his rotation from 11 to 10 men in the Pelicans' next game Friday versus Dallas.

Last 7 Games
DateOpponentResultMinPTSREBASTTOSTLBLK
08/13@ ORLL 127-133362917610
08/11@ SACL 106-11225906321
08/09vs SAL 113-1228300410
08/07vs WASW 118-1070000000
08/06@ SACL 125-1405010100
08/03vs MEMW 109-995010000
08/01@ LACL 103-126121512020
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Career Shooting Stats
SeasonteamGMINFGFGAFG%FG3FG3AFG3%FTFTAFT%PTSAVG
2019-20NO415017722733.94011734.2172860.72115.15
2018-19
Total415017722733.94011734.2172860.72115.15
More Stats
SeasonteamGMINREBRPGASTAPGSTLSPGBLKBPGTOMPG
2019-20NO41501801.95741.80110.2770.174012.2
2018-19
Total41501801.95741.80110.2770.174012.2
 

Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-5/205
Birthdate:
9/2/1998
Age:
22
Hometown:
Toronto, ON, Canada
Team:
New Orleans Pelicans
School:
Virginia Tech
NBA Experience:
0