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Wed. Apr 16, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Roberts (ankle) is expected to play Wednesday against the Rockets.
Impact: After spraining his left ankle Friday, Roberts missed Saturday's game in Houston, as well as Monday's contests against the Thunder. However, the team expects him to return for the season finale.
Wed. Apr 16, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Gordon (knee) will undergo surgery on Wednesday, Fox Sports reports.
Impact: Gordon will get his knee issues cleared up and should be good to go for training camp. He will finish the season averaging 15.4 points, 3.3 assists, 2.6 rebounds and 1.2 steals in 32 minutes per game.
Tue. Apr 15, 2014 | STATS
News: Evans scored a career-high 41 points in Monday's win over Oklahoma City.
Impact: He's averaging 19.7 points per game this season as a starter.
Mon. Apr 14, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Withey scored eight points (2-6 FG, 4-6 FT) while adding six rebounds and four blocks in 33 minutes Monday.
Impact: Withey got just his third career start, playing a career-high 33 minutes. The four blocked shots are promising, but there's really not much else to get excited about when it comes to the rookie big man.
Mon. Apr 14, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Evans (knee) was on another level Monday, scoring 41 points (14-26 FG, 1-7 3Pt, 12-16 FT) to go along with nine rebounds, eight assists and three steals in 42 minutes.
Impact: Evans had a monster night, setting a career-high in points while narrowly missing a triple-double. After sitting out Saturday's game, Evans carried the load for the Pelicans. With Anthony Davis (back) out for the final game on Wednesday, Evans should be the go-to option once again.
Mon. Apr 14, 2014 | STATS
News: Thunder forward Nick Collison and Rivers were ejected following a brief scuffle in the second quarter of Monday night's game between Oklahoma City and New Orleans.
Impact: Rivers appeared perturbed about the way he was held up during a prolonged screen set by Collison while on Oklahoma City's offensive end. Rivers shoved his way out of the screen and soon after started jawing with Collison as the two followed the play down court to the Pelicans' offensive end. They bumped again in the paint, igniting a brief shoving match with 7:56 remaining in the first half.
Mon. Apr 14, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Withey will get the start Monday versus the Thunder, the Pelicans' official site reports.
Impact: The Pelicans' rotations have been a little odd lately, as they don't seem to be masking their intentions of losing their last couple games. Withey could offer solid production in blocks but little else.
Mon. Apr 14, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Rivers will start again at point guard Monday against the Thunder, the Pelicans' official site reports.
Impact: Brian Roberts is out of the lineup with an ankle injury, and Rivers, who scored 18 points in a start Friday, could see plenty of run over the Pelicans' final two games.
Mon. Apr 14, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Evans (knee) was a last-minute addition to the Pelicans' starting lineup Monday against the Thunder, the team's official site reports.
Impact: The team reported that Evans wouldn't play Monday, but shortly before tipoff, they announced that he would start in the backcourt next to Austin Rivers. Evans should be a solid play for owners, as the Pelicans really aren't starting any legitimate offensive options Monday.
Mon. Apr 14, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Roberts (ankle) won't play Monday versus the Thunder, the Pelicans' official site reports.
Impact: Roberts sprained his ankle Friday, and with the Pelicans motivated to get a very high pick in the lottery so as not to lose the pick to Philadelphia, we may have seen the last of him this season.
Mon. Apr 14, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Evans (knee) won't play Monday versus the Thunder, the Pelicans' official site reports.
Impact: Evans missed Saturday's game with a knee injury, and with New Orleans greatly motivated to get a high pick in the lottery, so as not to lose it to the Sixers, we may have seen the last of him this season.
Mon. Apr 14, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Ely signed with the Pelicans on Monday, Nakia Hogan of the New Orleans Times-Picayune reports.
Impact: Ely will take the roster spot of Greg Stiemsma, who was waived by the Pelicans on Monday. He's expected to see a deep reserve role, leaving him with little fantasy utility with two games remaining on the schedule.
Mon. Apr 14, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Stiemsma was waived by the Pelicans on Monday, Nakia Hogan of the New Orleans TImes-Picayune reports.
Impact: Stiemsma had been seeing his minutes decrease of late, leading up to this eventual roster move by the Pelicans. He'll finish the 2013-14 season with averages of 2.9 points, 4.1 rebounds and 1.0 blocks. Melvin Ely will take his spot on the roster.
Sun. Apr 13, 2014 | STATS
News: Roberts is out with an injured left ankle.
Impact: The injury forced the point guard to miss the team's contests on Saturday and Monday.
Sun. Apr 13, 2014 | STATS
News: Evans, who did not play Saturday night in Houston because of a right knee bruise, is scheduled to be in the starting lineup when New Orleans tries to snap an eight-game skid against the Thunder.
Impact: At this point in the season, Evans is not a fantasy option.
Sat. Apr 12, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Withey returned to a bench role as coach Monty Williams gave the start to Alexis Ajinca on Saturday. Withey scored six points (2-3 FG, 2-2 FT) and pulled down three boards with one block in 19 minutes.
Impact: Withey will get an extended look without Anthony Davis (back) in the lineup, but he's going to be hard to rely upon if he's in a bench role.
Sat. Apr 12, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Evans (knee) did in fact miss Saturday's game against the Rockets, after earlier being declared active.
Impact: The Pelicans play again Monday, and Evans would have to be considered questionable to suit up, although he was obviously close to going in this game. We should hear more information on his status over the coming days.
Sat. Apr 12, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Ajinca started in place Jeff Withey and scored 17 points (7-12 FG, 3-3 FT) with seven rebounds, two assists, one steal and three blocks in 33 minutes Saturday.
Impact: Ajinca has shown flashes this season and now with Anthony Davis (back) ruled out for the remainder of the season, may have more of an opportunity to produce. He's now blocked four shots in his last two games and should be a decent contributor for boards and blocks as the season winds down.
Sat. Apr 12, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Babbitt started in place of Tyreke Evans (knee) Saturday and scored 24 points (8-18 FG, 4-8 3Pt, 4-4 FT) and also pulled down seven rebounds in 34 minutes.
Impact: Babbitt got extended run with all of the Pelicans' backcourt injuries and took full advantage. In his two starts this season, he has averaged 3.5 made three-pointers, so he could provide some nice value in the season's remaining games.
Sat. Apr 12, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Evans (knee) will play Saturday at Houston, after injuring his knee in Friday's game against the Thunder.
Impact: Evans was limited to 21 minutes in the loss to the Thunder. If he's healthy, Evans he get a lot of offensive opportunities with Anthony Davis (back) out for the season.
Sat. Apr 12, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Roberts (ankle) won't play Saturday in Houston.
Impact: Roberts sprained his ankle Friday against the Thunder, with his minutes will likely go to Austin Rivers.
Fri. Apr 11, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Aminu came off the bench Friday against the Thunder, playing 15 minutes, scoring two points (1-2 FG) and notching one assist in the game.
Impact: Aminu has been largely ineffective for the last several weeks, and so the demotion to the bench unit should come as little surprise. With fewer minutes and a decreased role, however, Aminu all but disappeared from the box score.
Fri. Apr 11, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Withey played 25 minutes for the Pelicans in a start against the Thunder on Friday. He scored eight points (4-12 FG, 0-2 FT) and grabbed five rebounds.
Impact: Withey replaced Al-Farouq Aminu in the starting lineup, but neither were particularly effective in the game. At this rate neither are likely to have much fantasy impact, even in most deep leagues, for the remainder of the season.
Fri. Apr 11, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Rivers started for Brian Roberts on Friday against the Thunder, scoring 18 points (7-13 FG, 2-2 3Pt, 2-3 FT), grabbing eight rebounds, and delivering five assists in 40 minutes.
Impact: Not only did Rivers play well, but Roberts got hurt early in the game and did not return. Though Rivers has generally underperformed as a lottery pick in his second season, Friday could possibly be a sign that Rivers will have some value during the waning days of the season. This was a strong showing against a quality opponent, and the injury-plagued Hornets have no reason to resist giving Rivers some extended opportunities in the season's final games.
Fri. Apr 11, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Evans was helped off the court and into the locker room, after hurting his knee in the third quarter of Friday's game at Oklahoma City.
Impact: Just a few minutes after Brian Roberts left the game with an ankle injury, Evans went down as well and had to be helped to the locker room, leaving Austin Rivers and Anthony Morrow as the primary guards on a thin Pelicans roster. Evans should receive a diagnosis in the near future, which will reveal the nature of the ailment, but it's unclear whether he'll return to the game.
Fri. Apr 11, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Roberts won't return to Friday's game in Oklahoma City after spraining his left ankle, the New Orleans Times-Picayune reports.
Impact: With Roberts absent, Austin Rivers will handle the point for the remainder of the night. Meanwhile, the severity of Roberts' injury should be revealed prior to Saturday's contest at Houston.
Fri. Apr 11, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Roberts will come off the bench Friday in Oklahoma City, as Austin Rivers was named as the starting point guard.
Impact: While Roberts isn't suffering from any injury, the Pelicans handed the starting spot over to Rivers, which could result in a bit of a minutes decrease for Roberts due to his relegation to the bench.
Fri. Apr 11, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Withey will start Friday at Oklahoma City, the New Orleans Times-Picayune reports.
Impact: After scoring a career-high 17 points against the Suns on Wednesday, Withey will be promoted to the starting spot at power forward. He should see some increased minutes as a result of the lineup change but could potentially have a tough time against the Thunder's defense.
Fri. Apr 11, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Rivers will start Friday at Oklahoma City, the New Orleans Times-Picayune reports.
Impact: Rivers, who is starting at point guard in place of Brian Roberts, could see an increase in minutes along with his promotion to the starting lineup.
Fri. Apr 11, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Aminu will not start at power forward for Friday's game against the Thunder, the New Orleans Times-Picayune reports.
Impact: This is a bit of a strange announcement, as the Pelicans have not announced their starting lineup yet. However, coach Monty Williams told reporters Aminu would not start at power forward. With Anthony Davis (back) shut down for the season, Aminu got the start in his place Wednesday against the Suns. He scored just five points and grabbed five rebounds in 22 minutes, apparently not enough production to earn the favor of his head coach. Given the wording of the news, it's still a possibility Aminu could start at small forward, but it's difficult to speculate until the official lineup is released later this evening.
Thu. Apr 10, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Southerland will be called up by the Pelicans, Sportando reports.
Impact: In 42 games with Los Angeles of the NBA's D-League this season, Southerland has averaged 14.7 points (on 49.8 percent shooting), 6.5 rebounds, 1.5 threes, one assist, 0.9 blocks, and 0.8 assists in 28.6 minutes. The 6-8 forward is expected to factor into a rotation that lost Anthony Davis (back) and Eric Gordon (knee) for the year Thursday.
Thu. Apr 10, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Gordon (knee) will have arthroscopic surgery performed on his left knee next week, which will bring his season to a close.
Impact: In what was his healthiest season since his rookie campaign in 2008-09, Gordon played in 64 of the Pelicans' first 68 contests, getting the nod at two-guard in each one. His output was modest -- 15.4 points (on 43.6 percent shooting), 3.3 assists, 2.6 rebounds, 1.6 treys, and 1.2 steals in 32.1 minutes per game -- but tendinitis in his left knee befell him on Mar. 21, marking his final appearance of the season. Barring any setbacks with his upcoming recovery, expect him to enter 2013-14 with full health, with the caveat that unfortunate injury luck eventually catches up with him.
Thu. Apr 10, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Davis (back) has been ruled out for the season.
Impact: After a visit with the Pelicans' medical staff, it was deemed that Davis' lingering back spasms will require 1-to-2 weeks of rest to approach typical health. With just a week remaining on the schedule, the decision is a prudent one, which will allow Greg Stiemsma and Jeff Withey to gather more run than normal. Meanwhile, Davis ends the season with a stranglehold on what is likely the first of many block titles (2.8 per game), with 36 double-doubles spread across 67 games this year.
Thu. Apr 10, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Davis (back) is listed as questionable for Friday's contest in Oklahoma City, The Oklahoman reports.
Impact: Davis' bout with back spasms is threatening to hold him out for a second game in a row, which would provide a temporary bump in the workloads of Greg Stiemsma and Jeff Withey. Although Davis' owners shouldn't panic yet, there remains the possibility that he takes a seat for the rest of the season.
Wed. Apr 9, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Miller started his third-straight game Wednesday and scored 14 points (5-9 FG, 1-4 3Pt, 3-3 FT) to go along with two assists and two rebounds in 31 minutes.
Impact: After rarely logging more than 20 minutes in any game this year, Miller has now done that eight games in a row. New Orleans is without several starters, and will be for the rest of the year. Thus, Miller might be worth a look if you're desperate, but his track record of taking advantage of the added minutes isn't great to say the least.
Wed. Apr 9, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Withey scored 17 points (7-10 FG, 3-3 FT) to go along with three assists and two rebounds in 24 minutes against Phoenix on Wednesday night.
Impact: The only other time Withey logged a ton of minutes and produced a fairly good game was when Anthony Davis had to leave early against Denver last week. With New Orleans already banged up, coupled with the possibility of Davis missing more time, there's no reason to think Withey won't continue to see action and score some points. After all, somebody on New Orleans has to.
Wed. Apr 9, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Starting in place of Anthony Davis (back), Aminu scored five points (2-8 FG, 1-1 3Pt) and grabbed five rebounds in 22 minutes against Phoenix on Wednesday night.
Impact: Despite the start, Aminu was basically in the same role he's been in all year. His usage rate is far too low to warrant any fantasy value, and while he does an OK job on the glass, he's just not worth the play even if Davis continues to miss time.
Wed. Apr 9, 2014 | STATS
News: The Pelicans say Davis will miss the final four games this season.
Impact: Davis, who has averaged 20.8 points, 10.0 rebounds, and 2.8 blocks this season, sat out Wednesday night's loss to Phoenix with back soreness. The club says team doctors have determined that Davis could use another week or two of rest to heal properly.
Wed. Apr 9, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Aminu will get the start in place of Anthony Davis (back) Wednesday against the Suns, the New Orleans Times-Picayune reports.
Impact: With Davis out of the lineup, Aminu will make his 65th start of the season. While he's a solid per-minute rebounder, Aminu isn't much of a scorer and doesn't garner overly significant fantasy value.
Wed. Apr 9, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Gordon (knee) will not play Wednesday versus the Suns.
Impact: Gordon continues to deal with left knee tendonitis and will sit out for the tenth consecutive game. With the Pelicans out of playoff contention, it's quite possible the team could opt to shut Gordon down for the remaining four games on the schedule, though an official decision has not been made.
Wed. Apr 9, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Davis (back) will not play Wednesday against the Suns.
Impact: The big man is currently dealing with back spasms and remains day-to-day as the season winds down. He's been limited over the past week but was healthy enough to put up 15 points, five boards and four blocks in 34 minute Sunday versus Portland. Al-Farouq Aminu figures to garner the start in his place Wednesday, and consider Davis a game-time call for Friday's matchup in Oklahoma City.
Tue. Apr 8, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Anderson (back) underwent successful surgery to repair his herniated disc, the New Orleans Times-Picayune reports.
Impact: Anderson finished the season averaging 19.8 points, 6.5 rebounds, and 3.0 three-pointers per game, and certainly had a short run of fantasy dominance. He'll have to rehab during the offseason to fully recover and be as effective next year. Meanwhile, consider him out for the remainder of the season.
Tue. Apr 8, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Coach Monty Williams said that Davis is listed as day-to-day and that he will be on the floor if he is capable of playing, the Pelicans' official site reports.
Impact: Williams also said that he does not believe that just because his team is out of playoff contention that he should rest his key players. Davis' fantasy owners should keep an eye on his status before every game, but all signs point to him being in the Pelicans' lineup for the remainder of the season, barring another bout with the back spasms he has been dealing with.
Tue. Apr 8, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Pelicans coach Monty Williams says that with only five games left, Gordon will likely be done for the season, the Times-Picayune reports.
Impact: With the team already out of playoff contention, coach Monty Williams will play it cautious with Gordon and sit him for the remainder of the season. He has not played since March 21.
Apr 6, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Morrow had another solid game Sunday, putting up 17 points, four rebounds, two assists, one steal, and two three-pointers in 33 minuets off the bench.
Impact: Morrow has played consistent enough recently to warrant rostering in most standard 10-team leagues and larger. If Eric Gordon (knee) returns to the lineup, Morrow's value could take a hit, but for the time being, Morrow is a great source of points and three-pointers. He's averaging 17.8 points and 2.2 three-pointers in 28 minutes over his last five games.
Apr 6, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Davis was a game-time decision Sunday after suffering from back spasms in the Pelicans' previous two games, but he didn't seem to be bothered by the spasms. He was able to play 34 minutes and put up 15 points, five rebounds, one assist, and four blocks.
Impact: Davis and the Pelicans have three games this week. While it's always possible his back spasms could recur, we're putting Davis in all of our weekly lineups.
Apr 6, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Gordon did not play Sunday and has traveled to Los Angeles to undergo another medical exam after missing the last eight games with knee tendinitis, the AP reports.
Impact: Gordon was having one of the healthiest seasons of his career until he started being sidelined in the middle of march, and he hasn't really even been reported to be close to returning yet. At this point, it seems the Pelicans my err on the side of caution and sit Gordon out the rest the season.
Apr 6, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Davis is in the starting lineup for Sunday's tilt against the Trail Blazers, the Pelicans' official site reports.
Impact: The news about whether or not Davis was starting was released right before tip-off. He's seen limited minutes the past two games and we'll need to keep an eye on how much he plays in Sunday's game.
Apr 6, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Davis (back spasms) is a game-time decision Sunday, and Pelicans coach Monty Williams said Davis could have finished Friday's game, the Pelicans' official site reports. "It's not a structural issue; he's just dealing with spasms and soreness every day that he wakes up," Williams said. "He's a lot better than he was. He would've been OK the last game, (but) he took that tumble into the crowd that messed him up. He could've finished the game, but I took him out. I just felt like it was time. ... As long as he's structurally fine, we're OK with playing him if he wants to play."
Impact: Davis has been dealing with back spasms for the last two games and was limited by a sprained ankle for the three games prior to that. It sounds as if Davis will play Sunday as the team says there is not structural damage with his back. This makes us more confident about rolling Davis out there in weekly leagues, but make sure to check the news after the game to see if and for how long Davis is able to play without incident.
Fri. Apr 4, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Morrow scored 26 points (9-11 FG, 3-3 3Pt, 5-6 FT) off the bench in Friday's loss to the Jazz. He added four rebounds, one steal, and three three-pointers made in 30 minutes.
Impact: Morrow has been quite effective of late, averaging 22 points, three rebounds, one steal, and three three-pointers made over the last three games. He'll continue to contribute with Eric Gordon (knee) out, so owners in deep leagues can consider Morrow a valid option.
Fri. Apr 4, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Roberts posted 18 points (5-11 FG, 3-5 3Pt, 5-5 FT), two rebounds, and six assists in 31 minutes Friday against the Jazz.
Impact: Roberts has provided solid deep league value in the past four contests, averaging 12.8 points, 4.8 assists, and 1.3 three-pointers made. He'll continue to be a low-end factor to close the season.
Fri. Apr 4, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Davis (back) was limited in Friday's game against the Jazz, posting just eight points, six rebounds, one assist, and two blocks in 23 minutes.
Impact: Davis was dealing with back spasms in the first half but managed to return in the second half and play until the fourth quarter. The Pelicans are likely going to be cautious with him, meaning that even if he doesn't miss games, he may see fewer minutes than usual.
Fri. Apr 4, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Davis (back) is questionable to return for the second half of Friday's game, the Pelicans' official site reports.
Impact: Davis played 16 minutes in the first half but was struggling through back spams and may not play after halftime. Even though he asked to play Friday, it appears his back spasms are not yet fully healed, and he could potentially miss more time with the issue.
Fri. Apr 4, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Miller will start Friday, the Pelicans' official site reports.
Impact: Miller will make his first start of the season at small forward, replacing Al-Faroq Aminu, who started the past few games but didn't produce too much. The decision to start Miller simply seems to be an experimental lineup change by coach Monty Williams.
Fri. Apr 4, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Aminu will play off the bench Friday, the Pelicans' official site reports.
Impact: Aminu started Wednesday due to a thin lineup of available players but will be replaced at small forward by Darius Miller on Friday.
Fri. Apr 4, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Gordon (knee) won't play Friday, the New Orleans Times-Picayune reports.
Impact: Gordon will miss his eighth consecutive game Friday and is continuing to battle tendinitis in his knee. Coach Monty Williams recently stated that the team doesn't intend to shut Gordon down for the season, so look for him to continue working toward a return in the next few games.
Fri. Apr 4, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Davis (back) will play Friday, FOX Sports reports.
Impact: Davis left Wednesday's game with back spams but participated in Friday's shootaround and reportedly asked to play Friday against the Jazz.
Fri. Apr 4, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Miller could get the start at small forward in place of Al-Farouq Aminu on Friday versus the Jazz, the New Orleans Times-Picayune reports.
Impact: Aminu has started the last seven games, but it appears as though coach Monty Williams may give Miller a shot, as he was working with the first team during Friday's shootaround. Aminu has been relatively ineffective of late, scoring in double-figures just twice in his last eight games, though Miller hasn't exactly set the nets on fire in his own right. If he does, indeed, start, it will likely be more of an experimental move by Williams than anything else.
Fri. Apr 4, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Davis (back) participated in shootaround but remains a game-time call for Friday's game versus the Jazz, the New Orleans Times-Picayune reports.
Impact: The All-Star departed Wednesday's game with back spasms after playing just 11 minutes. HIs participation in shootaround is certainly a positive sign, but it would not be a surprise if New Orleans, which has no chance at the playoffs, held out its star as a precaution. If Davis sits, expect Alexis Ajinca to see an uptick in minutes.
Thu. Apr 3, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Davis (back) left Wednesday's game against the Nuggets in the second quarter because of back spasms and did not return. He finished with six points, three rebounds and an assist in 11 minutes.
Impact: There has not been an update of Davis' status, but fantasy owners should consider him day-to-day and keep an eye on his status for Friday's matchup with the Jazz. Between the back spasms and the ankle injury that caused him to sit out a game last week, the Pelicans may be cautious with their star and hold him out.
Wed. Apr 2, 2014 | STATS
News: Davis left Wednesday night's game against Denver with back spasms.
Impact: Davis was playing his second straight game after sitting out one with a sprained ankle. He was playing against the Nuggets despite taking an elbow to the face from Sacramento forward Reggie Evans on Monday night.
Wed. Apr 2, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Evans scored 27 points (9-17 FG, 9-9 FT) to go along with eight rebounds and three assists in 33 minutes against Denver on Wednesday night.
Impact: Considering how banged up New Orleans is already, there was a real shortage of talent on the floor once Anthony Davis left with back spasms. Evans played really well, though, by having an efficient night from the floor and by getting to the line plenty of times. If Davis misses time, Evans should be a must-have considering how much of a focal-point he'll be in the offense.
Wed. Apr 2, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Davis (back) left Wednesday's game in the second quarter with back spasms and is doubtful to return, the New Orleans Times-Picayune reports.
Impact: Davis left after just 11 minutes, during which he posted six points (3-4 FG) in addition to three rebounds and an assist. With the Pelicans down by nearly 20 points at the half, it's unlikely they'll risk thrusting their star back into action in the second half.
Wed. Apr 2, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Gordon's (knee) will miss Wednesday's game against the Nuggets, but coach Monty Williams said the team does not plan to shut him down for the season, John Reid of the New Orleans Times-Picayune reports.
Impact: Williams said that Gordon's status will be determined on a game-by-game basis moving forward, with his placement in the lineup dependent on how much pain he experiences from his knee tendinitis. Gordon has been out since Mar. 21 with the knee issue, something that has been a recurring problem for him throughout his tenure in New Orleans.
Sat. Mar 29, 2014 | STATS
News: Morrow scored 20 points as the short-handed Pelicans overcame the loss of Anthony Davis to extend their winning streak to a season-high five games, 102-95 victory over Utah on Friday night.
Impact: Morrow, averaging 7.4 points, has a combined 47 in his last two games and has made 16 of 28 shots (57.1 percent).
Sat. Mar 29, 2014 | STATS
News: Evans had 22 points and a career-high 15 assists, and the short-handed Pelicans overcame the loss of Anthony Davis to extend their winning streak to a season-high five games, 102-95 victory over Utah on Friday night.
Impact: Evans, averaging 14.0 points this season, played point guard for a second straight game, as he did in an upset of the Los Angeles Clippers on Wednesday night. He's averaging 20.9 points on 52.7 percent shooting and 7.1 assists during a string of seven consecutive starts.
Sat. Mar 29, 2014 | STATS
News: Davis is dealing with an injured left ankle.
Impact: Davis appeared to be grimacing in discomfort during the opening minutes of a 102-95 win over Utah on March 28 and left with 8:17 remaining. The team then announced the injury. Davis is averaging 21.7 points, 10.5 rebounds and 2.9 blocks.
Fri. Mar 28, 2014 | STATS
News: Roberts had a team-best 18 points in his return from injury Saturday, a 96-80 loss to San Antonio.
Impact: The New Orleans guard hadn't played since March 24 because of a bone bruise in his left knee.
Fri. Mar 28, 2014 | STATS
News: New Orleans coach Monty Williams said Friday that guard Austin Rivers is ready to return.
Impact: Rivers missed Wednesday night's victory over the Los Angeles Clippers with an upper respiratory infection.
Thu. Mar 27, 2014 | STATS
News: Morrow scored a season-high 27 points in Wednesday's win over the Clippers.
Impact: Morrow received a rare start with Eric Gordon and Brian Roberts banged up. He could have value down the stretch if they remain out.