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  • Derrick Favors
    PF, New Orleans Pelicans

    Derrick Favors will miss Wednesday's game for personal reasons.

    Favors has rejoined the team but is still working his way back after his mother passed away. Jaxson Hayes has stepped up in his absence with Jahlil Okafor also receiving more minutes.

    Source: Daniel Sallerson on Twitter

  • Derrick Favors
    PF, New Orleans Pelicans

    Derrick Favors (personal) is officially being listed as questionable for Wednesday's matchup with the Bucks.

    Speaking earlier on Tuesday, Alvin Gentry said that he expected Favors to play. Favors might need a few games to get his legs under him after not playing since November 16th, but he should return to the starting C spot soon enough. Jaxson Hayes and Jahlil Okafor will see their value take a hit.

    Source: NBA

  • Derrick Favors
    PF, New Orleans Pelicans

    Alvin Gentry said that Derrick Favors (personal) practiced with the team on Tuesday and is expected to play against the Bucks on Wednesday.

    Favors hasn't played since November 16 due to both an injury and tending to a personal matter. Favors' pending return isn't great news for Jaxson Hayes and Jahlil Okafor, as the veteran should resume his role as the starting C. Favors will get eased back into the rotation initially, but he is worth a look in standard leagues if he was dropped while he was out.

    Source: Pelicans On Twitter

  • JJ Redick
    SG, New Orleans Pelicans

    J.J. Redick was awful in a loss to the Pistons on Monday, going 1-for10 from the field (1-for-8 from deep) with two rebounds and four assists.

    This is as bad as it gets for the veteran sharpshooter. The only way is up for him after this abysmal performance. He should deliver a more serviceable line in his next game.

  • Kenrich Williams
    PF, New Orleans Pelicans

    Kenrich Williams started for Lonzo Ball on Monday but was unimpressive in his 32 minutes on the floor, producing two points (1-of-6 shooting) with eight rebounds, one assist and one steal.

    Williams is normally more effective than this when given some heavy burn. So as long as he's getting deployed as a starter and is averaging more than 30 minutes per game, you can expect better things down the road.

  • Jaxson Hayes
    PF-C, New Orleans Pelicans

    Jaxson Hayes had a solid outing vs. a challenging matchup against the Pistons on Monday, delivering 13 points, one assist, two steals and one block in 21 minutes.

    Hayes outplayed Jahlil Okafor, who had a weak performance with nine points, six rebounds, one assist and one block in 22 minutes as a starter. Hayes is still the preferred big to own while Derrick Favors (personal) remains away from the team.

  • Lonzo Ball
    PG, New Orleans Pelicans

    Lonzo Ball switched to a reserve roll on Monday and had a quiet night with six points, seven rebounds and four assists in 30 minutes.

    The minutes are there, but tonight's performance was sub-par. We'll chalk this one up to an adjustment period and will be expecting him to be more proactive and deliver steals and threes soon enough.

  • Lonzo Ball
    PG, New Orleans Pelicans

    The Pelicans have switched up their starting lineup for Monday's game, sending Lonzo Ball and Jaxson Hayes to the bench in favor of Kenrich Williams and Jaxson Hayes.

    This looks like a matchup decision, with Williams probably drawing some of the Blake Griffin assignment and Okafor better suited to crash and bang with Andre Drummond. The two replacements have streaming appeal tonight but we wouldn't change any valuations here.

    Source: Daniel Sallerson on Twitter

  • Derrick Favors
    PF, New Orleans Pelicans

    The Pelicans have ruled Derrick Favors out of Monday's game, as expected.

    Favors has just returned to the team after a lengthy personal absence so he'll probably need to get through a practice or two before they get him back out there. Jahlil Okafor and Jaxson Hayes are probably on their last legs in terms of standard-league appeal.

    Source: Pelicans PR on Twitter

  • Derrick Favors
    PF, New Orleans Pelicans

    Derrick Favors (personal) has rejoined the Pelicans but is unlikely to play during Monday's game.

    Favors hasn't played in a game since his mother passed away. He last played on November 16 and it seems like he should return shortly. Kenrich Williams and Jahlil Okafor will start against the Pistons.

    Source: Daniel Sallerson on Twitter

  • Derrick Favors
    PF, New Orleans Pelicans

    Derrick Favors (personal) is questionable for Monday's game versus the Pistons.

    Favors has been away from the team ever since the death of his mother and the team is not rushing him back until he is ready to return. Jaxson Hayes will continue to benefit if Favors needs another night off.

    Source: Pelicans PR on Twitter

  • JJ Redick
    SG, New Orleans Pelicans

    J.J. Redick lead all Pelicans in scoring with 15 points to go along with two rebounds, one assist and one trey during Saturday's blowout to the Mavs.

    Redick has continued to start and has been an elite three-point specialist. Usage will change once Zion Wiliamson returns, but until then Redick will continue to roll.

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  • Lonzo Ball
    PG, New Orleans Pelicans

    Lonzo Ball couldn't find his shot on Sunday vs. the Mavs going 1-of-9 from the field for two points, four rebounds and two assists.

    Balls played as many minutes as the rest of the starters during the blowout, but just couldn't hit a shot from deep going 0-for-7 from three. The positive is Ball taking seven shots from deep.

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  • Derrick Favors
    PF, New Orleans Pelicans

    Derrick Favors (personal) will remain out on Saturday when the Pelicans face the Mavs.

    With Favors out Jaxson Hayes will have a bigger role to play for the Pelicans, and Kenrich Williams will have some potential to be productive as well.

    Source: Pelicans PR on Twitter