January 20, 2016, 2:37 am
Norris Cole scored seven points on 3-of-6 shooting with five rebounds and two assists in 23 minutes off the bench on Tuesday.
With Eric Gordon out for 4-6 weeks with a broken ring finger it’s yet another step forward for Cole in the rotation and this is what we pictured during the preseason. We gave him a top-175 season-long ranking because of the Pelicans’ various injury risks and that was after the high ankle sprain. If he gets maxed out and there is another point guard around, he has a shot at top-100 value. He might slide from that at various junctions, but a late-round grade seems achievable in the short-term.