Jahlil Okafor

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  • Jaxson Hayes
    PF-C, New Orleans Pelicans

    Jaxson Hayes had his hands full in Thursday night's season finale, having to guard the likes of Nikola Vucevic and was limited to posting just 13 points on 5-of-7 shooting, adding four rebounds and one block.

    Hayes got the starting nod tonight with the Pelicans resting Derrick Favors and Zion Williamson, but was not much to look at in his 31 minutes on the floor. Jahlil Okafor was not much more impressive off the bench either with eight points, four boards and one block to his name.

  • Jahlil Okafor
    C, New Orleans Pelicans

    Jahlil Okafor was a sight for sore eyes in the Pelicans' loss to the Kings on Tuesday, taking advantage of the Kings' poor interior defense to pop off for 21 points on 9-of-11 shooting from the field and 3-of-4 at the line.

    Okafor was also able to chip in four rebounds, one assist and two blocks in his 26 minutes on the floor. He's not going to do this every night, so consider this a lucky one-of. The Pelicans are no longer able to qualify for the play-in tournament, so don't expect to see this much spirited play as often as the season winds down for them completely.

  • Jaxson Hayes
    PF-C, New Orleans Pelicans

    Jaxson Hayes put up 17 points on 5-of-7 shooting with three rebounds, one assist and a steal on Wednesday against the Bucks.

    Hayes didn't tally a single block and his 7-for-11 free throw shooting is right in line with his seasonal averages. He helped fuel the bench unit to take the win over the Bucks in the fourth quarter, but is still a budding prospect and will likely play behind Jahlil Okafor and Derrick Favors.

  • Derrick Favors
    PF, New Orleans Pelicans

    Alvin Gentry informed the media that Derrick Favors (rest) will not participate in Wednesday's game vs. the Nets.

    The Pelicans elected to have their 10-year veteran sit out of the team's first scrimmage. This means that we will probably see more of Jaxson Hayes and Jahlil Okafor on Wednesday. Favors will be ready once the regular season games resume and could see an increased workload if Zion Williamson (personal) misses time.

    Source: Daniel Sallerson on Twitter

  • Jahlil Okafor
    C, New Orleans Pelicans

    Jahlil Okafor managed to play 15.2 minutes per game in 28 contests, scoring 7.6 points and adding 4.3 rebounds, 1.3 assists and 0.7 blocks, good for 280/304 value in 8/9-cat leagues on a per-game basis.

    Okafor battled minor injuries throughout the year but he also took advantage of the extended absence of Derrick Favors, making nine starts. He struggled with consistency but he was able to generate fantasy value when given the minutes and proved that he still has a future in the league. The Pelicans are building their team around a young core while Favors is a free agent at the end of the year, so it remains to be seen whether Okafor can earn a more prominent role with the organization.

  • Jahlil Okafor
    C, New Orleans Pelicans

    Jahlil Okafor (lower back soreness) is available on Wednesday vs. the Spurs.

    Okafor is returning from injury on Wednesday along with teammates Derrick Favors and Zion Williamson. The Pelicans' front court just got crowded and Jaxson Hayes, Nicolo Melli and Okafor will struggle to have standard-league value with everyone healthy. Hayes is a luxury stash and the other two players can be left on the waiver wire.

    Source: Pelicans PR on Twitter

  • Derrick Favors
    PF, New Orleans Pelicans

    Derrick Favors (lower back soreness) is listed as probable for Wednesday's game.

    Favors and teammate Jahlil Okafor have both been upgraded to probable. This news should push Jaxson Hayes and Nicolo Melli back to lesser roles.

    Source: Pelicans PR on Twitter

  • Jahlil Okafor
    C, New Orleans Pelicans

    Jahlil Okafor (lower back soreness) is listed as probable for Wednesday's game.

    He was previously considered questionable but should be good to go after being out for about a week. Outside of his last appearance on January 13, Okafor hasn't delivered much value recently and Derrick Favors is also expected to be available.

    Source: Pelicans PR on Twitter

  • Jahlil Okafor
    C, New Orleans Pelicans

    Jahlil Okafor (lower back soreness) is being listed as questionable to play against the Spurs on Wednesday.

    If Okafor can't go, there will be more minutes to go around for Nicolo Melli and Jaxson Hayes.

    Source: Andrew Lopez on Twitter

  • Jahlil Okafor
    C, New Orleans Pelicans

    Jahlil Okafor (lower back soreness) will not play on Monday.

    Derrick Favors has also been ruled out, making Jaxson Hayes a valuable short-term play. Okafor has now missed a week of action, so this seems to be a nagging issue for him.

    Source: Pelicans PR on Twitter

  • Derrick Favors
    PF, New Orleans Pelicans

    Derrick Favors (lower back soreness) will not play on Monday.

    Favors is coming off two strong games but is unable to play. Jaxson Hayes will fill in for the big man. He's a solid play in daily leagues considering that Jahlil Okafor is also out.

    Source: Pelicans PR on Twitter

  • Jahlil Okafor
    C, New Orleans Pelicans

    Jahlil Okafor (lower back soreness) is being listed as questionable to play against the Grizzlies on Monday.

    Derrick Favors is also listed as questionable for this one, and if neither can go, Jaxson Hayes would be in line for all of the minutes that he can handle. Check back in closer to game time for the statuses of the Pelicans' big men.

    Source: NBA Injury Report

  • Derrick Favors
    PF, New Orleans Pelicans

    Derrick Favors (lower back soreness) is being listed as questionable to play against the Grizzlies on Monday.

    Favors returned to the lineup after battling a hamstring strain to produce 22 points and 11 rebounds in Saturday's loss to the Clippers. If Favors sits this one out, Jaxson Hayes and Jahlil Okafor (questionable) would see extra minutes.

    Source: NBA Injury Report

  • Derrick Favors
    PF, New Orleans Pelicans

    Derrick Favors (right hamstring strain) has been officially ruled in for Thursday’s tilt vs. the Jazz.

    The return of Favors will likely make Jaxson Hayes and Jahlil Okafor a drop in standard leagues. However, it wouldn’t be foolish to hold onto Hayes for the next couple games to see how the situation develops.

    Source: Pelicans PR on Twitter

  • Jahlil Okafor
    C, New Orleans Pelicans

    Jahlil Okafor (lower back soreness) is out for Thursday’s contest vs. the Jazz.

    Okafor saw over 33 minutes in the Pelicans’ last game and was able to provide excellent value with the increased role. It didn’t last long as Favors and Ingram have returned from injury, likely forcing Okafor back to 30-team viability only.

    Source: Daniel Sallerson on Twitter