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December 15, 2018, 8:36 amAlexis AjincaC, Los Angeles Clippers
Alexis Ajinca is expected to sign with ASVEL Basket of France in January.
Ajinca met with President/Director/Owners of the club Tony Parker and Nicolas Batum on Monday. He has not played basketball for over a year since undergoing surgery on his right patellar tendon in December of 2017 and then having the same surgery on his left knee in March of 2018. He played three seasons with the Pelicans and was waived this offseason after the Clippers acquired him in a trade for Wes Matthews. UPDATE: Ajinca’s wife doesn’t appear to be a fan of moving to France as she commented on our original post saying, “Fake news!!!”.
December 11, 2018, 8:21 amAlexis AjincaC, New Orleans Pelicans
According to Alex Biggerstaff, French professional team Asvel is in advanced negotiations to sign Alexis Ajinca.
The french big man has played seven seasons in the NBA, mostly with the Pelicans, with career averages of 5.3 points and 3.9 boards. He is already 30 years old so we might have seen the last of of him in the NBA.
Source: Alex Biggerstaff on Twitter
October 15, 2018, 3:57 pmAlexis AjincaC, Los Angeles Clippers
The Pelicans have traded Alexis Ajinca to the Clippers, who will waive him.
Ajinca didn't play last season and has been sidelined throughout the preseason. For the Clippers, it's cheaper to waive Ajinca than the since-departed Wesley Johnson.
Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter
October 9, 2018, 4:05 pmJahlil OkaforC, New Orleans Pelicans
Jahlil Okafor has been ruled out of Wednesday's preseason game.
Okafor is still recovering from a sprained ankle and was hoping to play on either Wednesday or Thursday, if not both. We'll see if he's cleared for the finale against the Raptors. Alexis Ajinca (quad) is also out.
Source: Anthony Chiang on Twitter
September 29, 2018, 3:05 pmAlexis AjincaC, New Orleans Pelicans
Alexis Ajinca (right quad) has been ruled out of Sunday's game.
The last report on Ajinca was that he hasn't been cleared for 5-on-5 work so don't expect to see him in preseason action anytime soon. His presence or lack thereof won't have any bearing on fantasy leagues.
Source: Pelicans PR on Twitter
September 24, 2018, 2:50 pmAlexis AjincaC, New Orleans Pelicans
Alexis Ajinca hasn't participated in any 5-on-5 work as he recovers from knee surgery but is getting close.
Ajinca underwent surgery to repair his left patellar tendon back in March and was given a 4-6 month timetable. Even when healthy he's a negligible part of the Pelicans' rotation so this news has no fantasy impact.
Source: Will Guillory on Twitter
March 27, 2018, 2:09 pmAlexis AjincaPF/C, New Orleans Pelicans
Alexis Ajinca underwent successful surgery on his left patellar tendon on Tuesday and will miss 4-6 months.
The typical return to play timetable for this injury is 4-6 months so if all goes well Ajinca should return for the start of the 2018 season. The big man has been a 15-20 minute backup for his entire career and has never played over 70 games in a season.
Source: New Orleans Pelicans on Twitter
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