New Orleans Pelicans

Western Southwest

Anthony Davis has been ruled out for the regular season finale on Tuesday against the Warriors, effectively ending his season. (Source: NBA.com)

Fantasy Impact: Davis was a major disappointment this season due to all the trade rumors and injuries along the way. Those owners, like myself, who drafted him at #1 had a hard time this season. Davis owners next season require an offseason trade in order to avoid this nightmare again next season.

Category: Injury Updates


Julius Randle put in 31 points, 14 rebounds and three dimes in 38 minutes of game action on Friday.

Fantasy Impact: Randle continues to be a lone bright spot in a dark season for the Pelicans. With Anthony Davis almost certainly leaving this summer, Randle could be in for a big year again next season if he maintains his starring role.

Category: Game Recaps


Christian Wood put in 25 points, nine rebounds, three steals, one dime and one block in 28 minutes of floor time.

Fantasy Impact: It seems the Pels have found the guy they will be using to soak up all of the Brow's minutes for the remainder of the season as the youngster has now posted 24.0 points, 9.0 rebounds, 3.5 blocks and 3.0 steals on 72 percent shooting from the field over the last two games. He's worth an add everywhere.

Category: Game Recaps


Elfrid Payton put in 16 points to go with nine dimes, four rebounds and one block in 36 minutes of game action on Thursday.

Fantasy Impact: All those triple-doubles seem like they happened ages ago as Payton has slinked back to the mean in the games following that torrid stretch. He's still worth a spot for his excellent assist and steals numbers.

Category: Game Recaps


Jrue Holiday will miss the rest of the season after undergoing surgery to repair an injured core muscle. With Holiday out, Elfrid Payton will man the point with Kenrich Williams and Ian Clark picking up minutes the rest of the way. (Source: ESPN.com)

Fantasy Impact: Holiday is posting one of his best seasons of his 10 year career while averaging his best scoring numbers with 21.2 points per game plus five rebounds per game. Holiday tied his career-high for steals per game with 1.6 and had his third-highest dimes per game average with 7.7.

Category: Injury Updates


Frank Jackson put in 19 points, six dimes, three rebounds and one steal in 34 minutes of floor time on Sunday.

Fantasy Impact: Jackson continues to be a solid source of scoring for the limping Pelicans but his lack of anything else makes him hard to trust in fantasy. He's finally found a three-point shot, hitting 2.5 per game from deep over his past four outings. Even still, Jackson has yet to convince he can hold it down on a fantasy roster.

Category: Game Recaps


Stanley Johnson put up 13 points to go with five rebounds, one dime and one steal in 23 minutes on the floor against the Rockets on Sunday.

Fantasy Impact: Johnson has been seeing solid minutes over the past couple of games, scoring 15.5 points in 25.5 minutes per game during the two-game span. If he can weasel himself a little niche in the plagued NO back-court, Johnson could be a decent late-season add.

Category: Game Recaps


Kenrich Williams contributed two points, seven boards, two steals and one assist in 25 minutes of game action on Sunday.

Fantasy Impact: Williams continues to put up impressive rebounding numbers for a guard (5.7 this month), while also showing he can be relied on as a decent three-and-D guy with 1.8 steals and 1.5 triples per game to his name this month. Even still, he's a reach in most fantasy formats even with Jrue Holiday (abdomen) and E'Twaun Moore (quad) unlikely to return this year.

Category: Game Recaps


E'Twaun Moore (quad) will remain on the sidelines on Tuesday when NO takes on the Hawks. (Source: Will Guillory on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Still no light at the end of the tunnel for Moore, who has now missed eight straight. Moore hasn't officially been ruled out for the year but conventional wisdom says him (and Jrue Holiday as well) won't be taking the floor again this season. Kenrich Williams and Frank Jackson take over but don't engender much excitement.

Category: Injury Updates


Cheick Diallo put in 11 points, six rebounds, one dime and one block in just 14 minutes of floor time off the bench on Tuesday night.

Fantasy Impact: Diallo has been great when Anthony Davis doesn't play but he can barely stay on the floor for 15 minutes when the Brow is in the lineup so unless they shut their superstar down completely, Diallo has very limited value.

Category: Game Recaps


Ian Clark scored 10 points to go with three dimes and a rebound in 22 minutes of floor time on Tuesday night.

Fantasy Impact: Clark scored in double-digits for the third straight game but went just 3-for-13 from the field in an ugly shooting display. He's doing 10.3 points, 3.3 dimes, 1.7 triples, 1.3 rebounds and 0.3 steals per game in three games subbing in for Jrue Holiday. Those numbers aren't inspiring and Holiday should be back soon so don't bother picking him up.

Category: Game Recaps


Darius Miller contributed 13 points, two dimes and two rebounds in 29 minutes of game action on Tuesday night.

Fantasy Impact: Miller has been a consistent three-point shooter of late, but he does little else for your team. Unless you're desperate for threes, leave him on the wire.

Category: Game Recaps


Markieff Morris scored four points to go with 10 rebounds and one dime in 24 minutes of action off the bench during Thursday's win.

Fantasy Impact: Morris hasn't exactly impressed with his new team, but the 10 boards and 23 minutes were encouraging as they both represent single-game highs for his time in Oklahoma City. Morris isn't worth a fantasy look in this current role however.

Category: Game Recaps


Tim Frazier waived by Pelicans

Thu, Feb 28th 8:03am EST
By Brad Richter

Tim Frazier has been waived from the Pelicans roster. (Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Frazier played 47 games with the Pelicans this season averaging 5.0 points and 2.9 rebounds per game. He hasn't played since the return of Elfrid Payton. Frazier will try to latch onto another club as a backup PG.

Category: Transactions


Nikola Mirotic has been traded to the Bucks in exchange for Stanley Johnson, Jason Smith, and multiple second-round picks. (Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Mirotic is an instant upgrade to the Bucks already strong bench. He offers great outside shooting and will fit in great with the Bucks drive and dish offense. The addition of Mirotic will likely push Ersan Ilyasova out of the rotation.

Category: Transactions


Solomon Hill put in nine points, two rebounds, one dime and one steal in 18 minutes of game action on Tuesday.

Fantasy Impact: Hill has seen his minutes diminish in three straight games and seems to be a non-factor no matter how many of the players in front of him miss games. Leave him on the wire.

Category: Game Recaps