How will New Orleans fit a lot of players into limited minutes?
October 11, 2019, 6:38 pmJosh HartSG, New Orleans Pelicans
Josh Hart will start in place of Jrue Holiday (quad) on Friday night.
Hart is one of several Pelicans guards competing for minutes in a crowded rotation this season, so deep-league managers can take this as a sign that he might be the fill-in of choice if injuries strike in the regular season. Hart's versatility gives him a chance at value in the 14-16-team range if the minutes are there.
Source: New Orleans Pelicans on Twitter
October 10, 2019, 12:16 amJosh HartSG, New Orleans Pelicans
Josh Hart scored 11 points with four rebounds and three assists in 19 minutes vs. the Bulls on Wednesday.
Hart was probable before this game with right knee soreness. Hart shot 4-of-7 from the floor and 3-of-5 from deep. Hart could have an increased role with the Pelicans this season. It will be worth keeping an eye on his minutes early in the season to see how the rotations play out for the Pelicans.
October 9, 2019, 7:50 pmJosh HartSG, New Orleans Pelicans
After some concern about Josh Hart's availability following a March procedure on his right knee, Hart appears healthy enough to give it a go on Wednesday night.
Hart has a chance to take a big step forward this season in New Orleans' fast-paced scheme so it's good to see his knee issues aren't serious enough to keep him out of game action.
Source: Pelicans PR on Twitter
October 8, 2019, 6:47 pmJosh HartSG, New Orleans Pelicans
Josh Hart (right knee soreness) is questionable to face the Bulls on Thursday.
Hart had surgery on his right knee in March, and the team is not going to push him for a preseason game. Hart came into last season with a lot of hype, but disappointed and is unlikely to find many minutes with his new team.
Source: NBA Injury Report
September 30, 2019, 4:32 pmJosh HartSG, New Orleans Pelicans
Pelicans guard Josh Hart is fully recovered from a right knee procedure performed in March, according to Will Guillory.
Hart averaged 7.8 points and 3.7 rebounds for the Lakers last season. He only shot 33.6 percent on three-pointers in 2018-19 after converting 39.6 percent of them as a rookie. It's good news that Hart is healthy, but he is unlikely to end up very high on the depth chart for the Pelicans.
Source: Will Guillory on Twitter
July 6, 2019, 11:14 pmLonzo BallPG, New Orleans Pelicans
Lonzo Ball, Brandon Ingram and Josh Hart are now officially Pelicans after the announcement of the completion of the Anthony Davis trade on Saturday.
Ball is expected to slide into the starting point guard role, while Ingram and Hart will need to find spots in the Pelicans' rotation. All three players were stuck in a late-round value rut in L.A., so hopefully a change in scenery do them wonders.
Source: Tania Ganguli on Twitter
June 15, 2019, 6:49 pmJosh HartG, New Orleans Pelicans
Josh Hart will be traded to the Pelicans, per ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski.
Hart gives the Pelicans a third young asset to go along with three first-round picks, joining Lonzo Ball and Brandon Ingram in the deal. He battled knee injuries throughout last season but proved to be one of the more versatile and effective players on a laughable Lakers roster. A jack of all trades and master of none, expect Hart to fill multiple roles off the bench for a Pelicans team that hasn't gotten consistent wing production in the recent past. It's a tough spot for fantasy value, however, as he's now blocked in the backcourt by Ball and Jrue Holiday.
Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter
April 10, 2019, 1:22 amJosh HartG, Los Angeles Lakers
Josh Hart sat out Tuesday’s season finale as he’s recovering from surgery on his right knee.
Hart dealt with tendinitis in both knees, and received a PRP injection before eventually undergoing surgery on his right knee. The injection occurred around the All-Star break so Hart didn’t rack up absences until after he went under the knife, but he played at less than 100 percent for most of the second half. He started the season off strong and flirted with standard-league value at times, though he finished with top-200/185 value in 8/9-cat leagues on a per-game basis. In terms of total value Hart was a top-180 player in his 67 games and proved to be a solid deep-league contributor with 1.0 steals, 0.6 blocks and 1.4 triples per game. His versatility means he should be a valuable part of the Lakers moving forward and he’ll get plenty of minutes whether he starts or not.
March 28, 2019, 12:56 pmJosh HartG, Los Angeles Lakers
Josh Hart (patellar tendon) underwent surgery and will return to full activities in 12 weeks.
With Hart officially done for the season, Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, Alex Caruso, Reggie Bullock (if he can return) and Lance Stephenson should have secure roles moving forward. If you're looking for a player to pick up, we recommend the above guys in that order.
Source: Shams Charania on Twitter
March 27, 2019, 5:48 pmJosh HartG, Los Angeles Lakers
Josh Hart (right knee tendinitis) has been ruled out of Wednesday's game with the Jazz.
This will be the fourth straight game on the shelf for Hart, who has said that he might need surgery after the season to repair his knee. As such he's safe to drop in all formats, with Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, Reggie Bullock, Alex Caruso and Lance Stephenson picking up the slack. That's also the pickup order if you're trying to squeeze value out of this spot.
Source: NBA Injury Report
March 25, 2019, 11:10 pmJosh HartG, Los Angeles Lakers
Josh Hart (right knee tendinitis) is listed as out again for Tuesday's game vs. the Wizards.
Kentavious Caldwell-Pope and Alex Caruso should continue to benefit from some extra minutes with Hart and possibly Reggie Bullock (questionable) out.
March 23, 2019, 9:34 pmJosh HartG, Los Angeles Lakers
Josh Hart (right knee tendinitis) has been ruled out for Sunday's bout against the Kings.
Hart has no reason to keep pushing through this season since the Lakers are officially out of the running for the last playoff spot in the West. He struggled with tendinitis throughout the whole season and we wouldn't be shocked if the Lakers shut him down at some point.
Source: NBA Injury Report
March 22, 2019, 2:37 pmJosh HartG, Los Angeles Lakers
Josh Hart will sit out against the Nets on Friday with a right knee issue.
Now that the Lakers have virtually nothing to play for, there's no reason for Hart to push it and get on the court at risk of aggravation. Still, LeBron James plans to return for this one, so the upticks for Kentavious Caldwell-Pope or Reggie Bullock may be short-lived.
Source: Mike Trudell on Twitter
Just another uneventful year in Los Angeles...