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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Alexander-Walker compiled 22 points (7-9 FG, 4-5 3Pt, 4-4 FT), four assists and two rebounds across 16 minutes in Friday's 128=127 win over the Jazz.
The first-round pick out of Virginia Tech is undoubtedly going to add an interesting wrinkle into the future of the Pelicans' backcourt, especially if he continues his excellent play off the bench. While Jrue Holiday (quad) is the presumptive starter at the two, Alexander-Walker's presence is going to affect Lonzo Ball and Josh Hart's playing time. Ball especially looked to have the best chance of sealing up the starting job at the point, but Alexander-Walker is adding a bit of intrigue to the story.
Alexander-Walker registered 13 points (4-12 FG, 3-8 3Pt, 2-4 FT), seven assists, two rebounds and one steal across 19 minutes during the Pelicans' 127-125 preseason win over the Bulls on Wednesday.
The rookie turned in his second double-digit scoring effort in as many games to open preseason, following up what had been an impressive summer league showing. Alexander-Walker is expected to see a solid allotment of playing time behind Lonzo Ball at point guard this season, and given the latter's injury history, he could potentially be in for even more minutes than expected as the season unfolds.
Alexander-Walker collected 26 points (10-20 FG, 3-7 3Pt, 3-4 FT), six assists, five rebounds, one steal and one block across 32 minutes during the Pelicans' 99-78 win over the Cavaliers in a Las Vegas Summer League game Wednesday.
The 2019 first-round pick has only suited up for two games in Las Vegas thus far, but he's made a lasting impression. Alexander-Walker is averaging 24.5 points on 53.0 percent shooting over that pair of contests, and despite the small sample, he's looks more than up for the task of taking on a relatively sizable role behind Lonzo Ball during the coming season.
Alexander-Walker scored 23 points (9-16 FG, 3-6 3Pt, 2-3 FT) and added eight assists, three steals, two rebounds and two blocks across 27 minutes in the Pelicans' 109-72 win over the Bulls in the Las Vegas Summer League on Monday.
Alexander-Walker did it all on Monday, scoring an efficient 23 points on just 16 shots and dishing eight times. The No. 17 pick showed why he was so highly touted coming out of Virginia Tech with his effort on both ends of the court.
Alexander-Walker was selected by the Pelicans with the No. 17 pick in the 2019 NBA Draft.
Alexander-Walker's size and playmaking ability helped him be voted onto the 2018-19 All-ACC team as a sophomore last season. The Virginia Tech product, in conference play, averaged 15.5 points, 4.0 rebounds, 3.9 assists and 1.6 steals. His playing time next season may depend on what the Pelicans opt to do with Elfrid Payton, who is a free agent this summer. Either way, Lonzo Ball and Jrue Holiday figure to start ahead of Alexander-Walker
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