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New Orleans Pelicans

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January 21, 2021 11:20 AM
Pelicans' Nickeil Alexander-Walker: Gets big minutes off bench
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Alexander-Walker posted nine points (4-13 FG, 1-6 3Pt), five rebounds, two assists, two steals and one block across 31 minutes Tuesday in the Pelicans' 118-102 loss to the Jazz.

With Lonzo Ball (knees) returning to the starting five after a three-game abasence, Alexander-Walker shifted back to a bench role, but he didn't see his playing time suffer much as a result. It's worth noting that the Pelicans deliberately planned to limit Ball's playing time in his first game back (he played 23 minutes), and the fact that New Orleans was trailing by 22 entering the fourth quarter also may have pushed up Alexander-Walker's minutes count. Don't be surprised if Alexander-Walker's playing time falls closer to the 20-minute mark in Thursday's rematch with the Jazz, assuming that game is more competitive.

January 20, 2021 08:32 AM
Pelicans' Nickeil Alexander-Walker: Shifts back to bench
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Alexander-Walker will come off the bench Tuesday against the Jazz.

The 22-year-old started the last three games but will return to the bench with Lonzo Ball (knees) rejoining the lineup. Ball still has an unspecified minutes restriction, so Alexander-Walker could see more than the 16.8 minutes he was averaging before filling in as a starter.

January 18, 2021 07:04 PM
Pelicans' Nickeil Alexander-Walker: Nine points in Sunday's win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Alexander-Walker had nine points (3-8 FG, 1-3 3Pt, 2-5 FT), five rebounds, five assists and two steals in 33 minutes during Sunday's victory over Sacramento.

The 22-year-old started his third straight contest in place of Lonzo Ball and delivered a well-rounded line despite scoring in single digits. Ball is questionable for Tuesday's matchup with the Jazz, and if he's unable to play Alexander-Walker is poised for another start.

January 14, 2021 12:36 AM
Pelicans' Nickeil Alexander-Walker: Delivers career-best game in loss
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Alexander-Walker registered 37 points (15-23 FG, 5-8 3Pt, 2-2 FT), eight rebounds, an assist and a steal across 33 minutes in Wednesday's 111-106 loss against the Clippers.

The 22-year-old received his first start of the season with Lonzo Ball (knee) and Eric Bledsoe (eye) sitting out Wednesday, and he delivered in a big way -- he posted career-high marks in both points and rebounds while carrying New Orleans offensively time and time again. His upside will depend on whether he is able to remain in the starting lineup, and his next chance to feature will come Friday at the Lakers.

January 13, 2021 09:36 PM
Pelicans' Nickeil Alexander-Walker: Joins starting five
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Alexander-Walker will start Wednesday's game against the Clippers.

The 22-year-old will receive his first start of the season with Lonzo Ball (knee) and Eric Bledsoe (eye) sitting out Wednesday. Alexander-Walker is averaging 7.9 points, 1.7 rebounds and 1.4 assists in 14.7 minutes through seven games this season, but he's poised for a heavier workload versus Los Angeles.

January 7, 2021 03:44 PM
Pelicans' Nickeil Alexander-Walker: Increased opportunity possible
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Alexander-Walker scored 13 points (5-14 FG, 0-5 3PT, 3-3 FT) to go along with five rebounds, one assist and two steals across 27 minutes in Wednesday's loss to the Thunder.

JJ Redick exited the contest in the first half with a knee injury. That gave Alexander-Walker the chance to earn a season-high 27 minutes. He provided solid counting stats, but struggled with his shooting -- particularly from deep. Alexander-Walker could see increased opportunity moving forward if Redick is unable to return to game action for a significant amount of time. If that's the case, Alexander-Walker should provide some scoring punch as well as solid defensive stats, though his field-goal percentage could remain an issue.

December 31, 2020 10:36 PM
Pelicans' Nickeil Alexander-Walker: Plays 19 minutes in win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Alexander-Walker recorded 14 points (6-13 FG, 2-5 3Pt), three rebounds, two steals and one assist over 19 minutes in Thursday's 113-80 win over the Thunder.

Alexander missed two games at the end of last week for an undisclosed reason, but he's seen ample playing time off the bench since returning to the court. He's now scored at least 10 points in each of the past two games while averaging 20.5 minutes per game during that time.

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 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 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.

Last 7 Games
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01/21@ UTAL 118-129181113210
01/19@ UTAL 102-11831952221
01/17@ SACW 128-12333955020
01/15@ LALL 95-112201232500
01/13@ LACL 106-111333781110
01/08vs CHAL 110-11815512200
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