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Josh Hart is expected to miss significant time with a torn UCL in his right thumb.
Hart played through this injury Thursday, grabbing 17 rebounds in the Pelicans loss against Orlando. MRI results today showed the tear. Nickeil Alexander-Walker should continue to see a good amount of playing time, even when Lonzo Ball (hip) makes his return to the court.
Josh Hart (thumb) has been ruled out for Friday's game against Atlanta.
Hart's hasn't missed a game all season but the Pelican's sixth man will be sidelined tonight. The Pelicans will be shorthanded tonight, so expect some fantasy production from reserve players like Wes Iwundu and Kira Lewis Jr.
New Orleans Pelicans SF Josh Hart (thumb) added 14 points (4-11 FG, 1-6 3Pt, 5-6 FT), 17 rebounds, and five assists across 47 minutes during Thursday's overtime loss to the Magic.
With the Pelicans missing several key players such as Lonzo Ball, Brandon Ingram, and Zion Williamson, Hart was forced into the starting lineup, and man he didn't disappoint. He has been a beast on the glass of late, grabbing double-digit boards in four of his last five contests. Look for him to potentially be in play again on Friday as all three players remain questionable for the game.
Josh Hart posted only two points (1-9 FG, 0-4 3PT) but grabbed 15 rebounds, dished out five assists, and came away with five steals in 27 minutes of action during Tuesday's win over the Lakers.
Hart struggled offensively but became one of two Pelicans players ever to record at least 15 rebounds, five assists, and five steals in one game. He can be a bit inconsistent from time-to-time but he's locked into a featured role off the bench for the Pelicans and is a great streamer if the team is shorthanded. He'll look to keep up the impressive play in Friday's game against the Nuggets.
Josh Hart posted 12 points (4-9 FG, 2-5 3PT, 2-2 FT), nine rebounds, six assists, one steal, and two turnovers in 29 minutes during Sunday's win over the Nuggets.
Hart continues to play heavy minutes off the bench and did a nice job filling up the stat sheet in this one. He's a fringe fantasy option going forward for those looking for help threes and rebounds. He'll look for revenge against his former team on Tuesday.