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8 Naji Marshall SF

New Orleans Pelicans

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Player Updates

May 17, 2021 03:08 AM
Pelicans' Naji Marshall: Strong finish to campaign
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Marshall finished Sunday's loss to the Lakers with 18 points (6-13 FG, 4-6 3Pt, 2-2 FT), seven assists, six rebounds and a steal over 35 minutes.

Marshall did mar his stat line a bit with seven turnovers, but it was still a strong performance by the rookie forward. His 18 points were only two below his career high and he drained a career-best four three-pointers while tying a career high with seven assists. Over his final four games, Marshall impressed with per-game averages of 15.5 points, 9.0 boards, 3.5 assists and 1.3 steals.

May 15, 2021 04:08 PM
Pelicans' Naji Marshall: Matches career high with 20 points
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Marshall registered 20 points (7-15 FG, 1-3 3Pt, 5-6 FT), 13 rebounds and three assists in 35 minutes during Friday's 125-122 loss to the Warriors.

The 23-year-old has now scored double-digit points in four straight games -- a span in which he's averaging 14.3 points, 7.8 rebounds, 2.3 assists and 1.0 steals in 30.9 minutes. Marshall has started and played well over his last five games in place of Brandon Ingram (ankle), which are trends that should continue as long as the latter remains out of the lineup. The rookie out of Xavier will look to keep up his productive play Sunday at home against the Lakers.

May 11, 2021 12:28 AM
Pelicans' Naji Marshall: Records double-double in loss
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Marshall totaled 12 points (5-13 FG, 1-2 3Pt, 1-2 FT), 11 rebounds, three steals, two assists and one block in a 115-110 loss to the Grizzlies on Monday.

Marshall had a solid all-around performance and recorded the second double-double of his career. The forward has taken advantage of an increased role on offense, scoring in double figures in four of his last five contests. Over that span, Marshall has averaged 10.2 points, 6.0 rebounds, 2.4 assists and 1.2 steals per game.

May 7, 2021 07:12 PM
Pelicans' Naji Marshall: Starting vs. 76ers
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Marshall will start Friday's contest against the 76ers, Will Guillory of The Athletic reports.

With Brandon Ingram (ankle) sidelined, Marshall will make his fifth start of the season. In his previous four starts, he averaged 9.8 points, 6.0 rebounds, 3.3 assists and 1.0 steals in 29.3 minutes.

May 6, 2021 11:40 AM
Pelicans' Naji Marshall: Agrees to three-year deal
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Marshall agreed to a three-year, $5.3 million contract with the Pelicans on Thursday, Shams Charania of The Athletic reports.

The undrafted rookie had previously been on a two-way contract. He started seeing regular playing time in early April, and he's become a legitimate part of the Pelicans' rotation. He's appeared in 19 straight games and has averaged 8.6 points, 5.5 rebounds, 3.4 assists and 1.1 steals in 25.7 minutes.

May 6, 2021 09:32 PM
Pelicans' Naji Marshall: Picks up 10 points, seven boards
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Marshall posted 10 points (4-9 FG, 0-2 3Pt, 2-2 FT), seven rebounds, two assists and one steal Tuesday in a 108-103 victory over the Warriors.

Marshall had an impactful performance, notching two important offensive rebounds along with a key steal. The undrafted rookie has struggled shooting from the floor since being given more minutes early in April, as he's posted just a 38.8 field-goal percentage over his last 19 games. Expect him to keep seeing significant minutes for the rest of the season as the Pelicans look to evaluate how the 23-year-old fits into the future of the franchise.

April 21, 2021 09:56 AM
Pelicans' Naji Marshall: Strong output off bench
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Marshall had 15 points (6-15 FG, 2-8 3Pt, 1-6 FT), seven assists, six rebounds and two steals across 35 minutes off the bench in Tuesday's loss against the Nets.

The 23-year-old rookie continues to impress, and while he struggled with his shot in this one, he still finished as one of the team's highest scorers while also pacing the team in dimes. Marshall, who recorded his first double-double on April 16 at Washington, has been extremely productive of late and has scored in double digits in four of his last six appearances, steadily carving a decent role as a bench weapon for New Orleans.

April 17, 2021 10:52 AM
Pelicans' Naji Marshall: First career double-double
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Marshall scored 16 points (4-10 FG, 2-5 3Pt, 6-6 FT) while adding 11 rebounds, six assists and two steals in 33 minutes off the bench during Friday's loss to the Wizards.

The 23-year-old rookie recorded his first career double-double as he continues to see a significant role for the Pels. Over nine games and four starts in April, Marshall has averaged 27.3 minutes a game, but his 9.1 points, 5.8 boards, 3.7 assists, 1.0 steals and 1.0 threes over that stretch marks him as more of a DFS tournament play than a reliable asset in season-long formats.

April 16, 2021 06:36 PM
Pelicans' Naji Marshall: Coming off bench
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Marshall will come off the bench Friday against the Wizards.

With Lonzo Ball (hip) returning to the starting five, Marshall will resume his usual bench role. As a reserve this season, he's averaged 2.7 points, 1.7 rebounds and 1.5 assists in 10.8 minutes.

April 15, 2021 09:56 AM
Pelicans' Naji Marshall: Rejoins starting five
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Marshall will start Wednesday's game against the Knicks, Daniel Sallerson of the Pelicans Radio Network reports.

The 23-year-old came off the bench Monday but will start for the third time in the past four games Wednesday. Marshall averaged 8.3 points, 5.0 rebounds, 3.0 assists and 1.3 steals in 28.0 minutes across his first three starts this season.

April 12, 2021 08:32 PM
Pelicans' Naji Marshall: Heads to bench
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Marshall will come off the bench for Monday's game against the Kings, Daniel Sallerson of the Pelicans Radio Network reports.

Marshall had started the last two games, but he was sent back to the bench as Wes Iwundu moved into the starting lineup. In his last five games, Marshall has averaged 8.2 points on 35.5 percent shooting, 4.8 rebounds and 3.8 assists across 25.7 minutes per game.

April 12, 2021 03:24 PM
Pelicans' Naji Marshall: Scores career-high 15 points
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Marshall posted 15 points (6-9 FG, 2-4 3Pt, 1-3 FT), seven rebounds, one steal and one block in 31 minutes during Sunday's win over the Cavaliers.

The 23-year-old has now started two games in a row with Lonzo Ball (hip) and Nickeil Alexander-Walker (ankle) unavailable. On top of scoring a career high in points, Marshall contributed both a steal and block in the same game for the first time in his young career. Until Ball returns to the lineup, Marshall is probably best viewed as a streamer for steals and assists, as he hasn't proven to be a consistently efficient scorer. Prior to Sunday, Marshall had averaged only 7.0 points in 25.6 minutes per game over the last five contests while shooting 26.7 percent from the field.

April 9, 2021 07:32 PM
Pelicans' Naji Marshall: Starting against Philadelphia
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Marshall is starting Friday's game against the 76ers.

Marshall had retreated to the bench in the last three contests, but he'll serve as a starter Friday with Lonzo Ball (hip) and Nickeil Alexander-Walker (ankle) unavailable. In his past three appearances, Marshall has averaged 8.3 points and 4.7 rebounds in 25.0 minutes per game.

April 7, 2021 03:00 PM
Pelicans' Naji Marshall: Teases double-double Tuesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Marshall scored eight points (2-10 FG, 0-4 3Pt, 4-6 FT) while adding nine rebounds, three assists and a block in 28 minutes off the bench during Tuesday's loss to the Hawks.

Despite a poor shooting night, the 23-year-old rookie still came within a bucket and a board of his first career double-double. Marshall has seen a significant role over the last three games while Brandon Ingram (toe) has been sidelined, averaging 9.7 points, 6.0 rebounds, 3.0 assists, 1.0 steals, 0.7 blocks and 0.7 threes in 27.3 minutes (including one start), and he seems to have moved ahead of Wes Iwundu in the Pelicans' forward rotation.

April 4, 2021 07:48 PM
Pelicans' Naji Marshall: Moving back to bench
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Marshall will come off the bench for Sunday's game against the Rockets, Will Guillory of The Athletic reports.

After making a spot start Friday against Atlanta, Marshall will head back to the bench, as the Pelicans go with both Steven Adams and Jaxson Hayes up front while James Johnson gets the start on the wing. In a season-high 30 minutes Friday, Marshall finished with nine points, five boards, three steals and one assist.

April 3, 2021 01:12 AM
Pelicans' Naji Marshall: Steals three in loss
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Marshall tallied nine points (3-8 FG, 1-4 3Pt, 2-2 FT), five rebounds, three steals and one assist in 30 minutes during Friday's loss to the Hawks.

The 23-year-old made a decent impression in his first career start in place of Brandon Ingram (toe). Marshall had not played more than four minutes before receiving 30 minutes on Friday. The rookie out of Xavier has a chance to carve out a consistent role off the bench with Josh Hart (thumb) expected to miss a significant amount of time. Fantasy managers in deep leagues should keep an eye on Marshall to see if he can keep it going Sunday on the road against the Rockets.

April 2, 2021 08:36 PM
Pelicans' Naji Marshall: Draws first start
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Marshall will start at small forward in Friday's game against the Hawks, Jim Eichenhofer of the Pelicans' official site reports.

Marshall will replace Brandon Ingram (toe) in the starting lineup, which will mark the first start of his career. He has not played more than four minutes since joining the team, so this will be his first real opportunity to make an impression. With Josh Hart (thumb) expected to miss a significant amount of time, the rookie could have a chance to earn a role off the bench in the immediate future.

March 16, 2021 04:08 PM
Pelicans' Naji Marshall: Transferred to New Orleans
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Marshall was transferred from the Erie BayHawks to the New Orleans Pelicans on March 10.

Marshall made 12 appearances for the BayHawks, posting averages of 15.5 points on 49.0 percent shooting, 5.4 boards, 1.6 assists and 1.3 steals per game. The 23-year-old forward has appeared in limited fashion in five games for New Orleans in his first season in the NBA, including the last two games. In the last two games, Marshall has totaled two points, one assist and one block combined across close to nine minutes.

March 5, 2021 06:36 PM
Pelicans' Naji Marshall: Dominant in relief
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Marshall recorded 14 points (6-11 FG, 2-5 3Pt, 0-1 FT), 10 rebounds, three blocks and one assist over 29 minutes in Thursday's 116-113 win over the Blue.

Marshall has continued to see consistent playing time for the BayHawks recently, and he posted his second double-double of the season despite coming off the bench Thursday. The 23-year-old is now averaging 14.9 points and 5.5 rebounds over 26.5 minutes per game this year.

March 1, 2021 09:44 PM
Pelicans' Naji Marshall: Top scorer in win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Marshall posted 22 points (9-12 FG, 4-7 3Pt), five rebounds, two assists and two steals over 25 minutes in Sunday's 126-91 win over the Swarm.

Marshall was quite efficient from the floor while coming off the bench Sunday, and he led the BayHawks on the scoreboard during the blowout win. He's averaging 16.3 points and 5.2 rebounds over 25.8 minutes per game this season.

Last 7 Games
DateOpponentResultMinPTSREBASTTOSTLBLK
05/16vs LALL 98-110351867710
05/14@ GSL 122-1253620133200
05/12@ DALL 107-125301262410
05/10@ MEML 110-1153112112131
05/09@ CHAW 112-110271312000
05/07@ PHIL 107-10927455011
05/04vs GSW 108-103231072110
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Career Shooting Stats
SeasonteamGMINFGFGAFG%FG3FG3AFG3%FTFTAFT%PTSAVG
2020-21NO327008220939.2298334.9537570.72467.69
2019-20
Total327008220939.2298334.9537570.72467.69
More Stats
SeasonteamGMINREBRPGASTAPGSTLSPGBLKBPGTOMPG
2020-21NO327001484.62882.75260.81100.313821.9
2019-20
Total327001484.62882.75260.81100.313821.9
 
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Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-7/220
Birthdate:
01/24/1998
Age:
23
Hometown:
Atlantic City, NJ
Team:
New Orleans Pelicans
School:
Xavier
NBA Experience:
1