July 25, 2020, 11:49 pmNickeil Alexander-WalkerSG, New Orleans Pelicans
Nickeil Alexander-Walker scored 21 points with four rebounds, five assists, two steals, two threes and two blocks in 31 minutes off the bench on Saturday.
NAW struggled with efficiency, shooting 8-of-19 from the field and 2-of-8 from beyond the arc. However, the three-and-D potential he flashed during this scrimmage was tantalizing. He's a player to monitor in upcoming fantasy seasons. He doesn't have a clear path to minutes as the Pelicans have plenty of depth in the backcourt, but if injuries or trades open up opportunity in the future, he is a name to remember.
July 22, 2020, 9:22 pmNickeil Alexander-WalkerSG, New Orleans Pelicans
Nickeil Alexander-Walker scored 14 points (6-of-15 from the floor) with four rebounds, four assists, one steal and two blocks in 21 minutes vs. the Nets on Wednesday.
NAW capitalized on the extra playing time during the scrimmage, showing the well-rounded fantasy line that he could produce in the future. He's unlikely to be a consistent rotation player once the real games start, but he is someone to monitor in dynasty leagues.
July 15, 2020, 9:16 amNickeil Alexander-WalkerSG, New Orleans Pelicans
Rookie Nickeil Alexander-Walker played in 41 games for the Pelicans, averaging 5.1 points, 2.0 rebounds, 1.8 assists and 1.0 triple, ending up with 407/425 value in 8/9-cat leagues on a per-game basis.
NAW capitalized on a strong Summer League performance and was part of the rotation at the beginning of the season, but he quickly hit the rookie wall and ended up playing in the G League where he suffered a right wrist fracture. The rookie showed a lot of potential as a secondary playmaker who can run and defend but he struggled with his percentages, shooting just .339 from the field and .342 from behind the arc. He seems to be an integral piece of a young Pelicans team that is slowly developing an exceptional core and the future looks bright for him.
July 13, 2020, 12:45 pmNickeil Alexander-WalkerSG, New Orleans Pelicans
Nickeil Alexander-Walker (right wrist fracture) will be able to play in the Pelicans' Orlando games.
Whether or not he'll be in the rotation remains to be seen, but it's good to know that the rookie is healthy. Alexander-Walker generated plenty of hype with a strong Summer League but fell out of the rotation as the season progressed and ultimately ended up in the G League for a short stretch, which is where he suffered the injury. He might be a DFS target if the Pels rest a few regulars but we don't foresee him having a shot at serious fantasy value in the immediate future.
Source: Christian Clark on Twitter
April 29, 2020, 4:02 pmNickeil Alexander-WalkerSG, New Orleans Pelicans
On the Pelicans Podcast, Nickeil Alexander-Walker told Daniel Sallerson that he had his cast removed recently and was able to avoid surgery to repair a hairline fracture in his right wrist.
Alexander-Walker had the cast on his wrist for roughly five weeks and it is good news that Alexander-Walker's wrist was able to heal without having surgery. He should be ready to play when/if the season resumes at some point this summer/fall.
March 7, 2020, 6:38 pmNickeil Alexander-WalkerSG, New Orleans Pelicans
Nickeil Alexander-Walker has a hairline fracture in his right wrist and will be out indefinitely.
NAW has not been a prominent part of the Pelicans' rotation to make this news swing his value pointer in either direction. He's just a dynasty stash at this point.
Source: Will Guillory on Twitter
March 7, 2020, 1:30 pmNickeil Alexander-WalkerSG, New Orleans Pelicans
Nickeil Alexander-Walker did not practice on Saturday as he had a cast on his wrist.
The report said that Alexander-Walker got injured in the G League but no specifics were given. After going off in the preseason and summer league, he has underwhelmed in regular season and has been out of the rotation for several weeks now so there are no fantasy implications here but he should be considered questionable for now.
Source: Andrew Lopez on Twitter
February 26, 2020, 3:13 pmNickeil Alexander-WalkerSG, New Orleans Pelicans
Nickeil Alexander-Walker has been assigned to the Erie Bayhawks of the G League on Wednesday.
Alexander-Walker hasn't been in the rotation for the Pelicans of late, so he's an afterthought in fantasy circles.
Source: New Orleans Pelicans on Twitter
February 5, 2020, 6:24 pmNickeil Alexander-WalkerSG, New Orleans Pelicans
Nickeil Alexander-Walker is no longer listed on the injury report ahead of Thursday's game vs. the Bulls.
Alexander-Walker has only averaged 12.7 minutes per game so far this season across 39 contests. He doesn't provide enough to be relevant in fantasy circles this season but is a name to watch as he continues to work on his craft.
Source: NBA Injury Report
February 4, 2020, 1:14 pmNickeil Alexander-WalkerSG, New Orleans Pelicans
Nickeil Alexander-Walker (illness) is being listed as doubtful for Tuesday's game against the Bucks.
Alexander-Walker isn't part of the rotation, while the team is mostly healthy, so this won't have an impact on the rotation. NAW is an interesting name to watch should the Pelicans choose to become sellers at the deadline.
Source: Pelicans on Twitter
January 9, 2020, 4:57 pmJrue HolidayPG, New Orleans Pelicans
Jrue Holiday (left elbow tricep strain) will not take the floor against the Knicks on Friday.
Josh Hart, J.J. Redick and Lonzo Ball will all see additional minutes with Holiday ruled out for the third consecutive time. Nickeil Alexander-Walker could also see additional minutes off the bench but is not worth a look in fantasy leagues at this time.
December 18, 2019, 6:57 pmLonzo BallPG, New Orleans Pelicans
Lonzo Ball is a game-time decision for Wednesday's contest vs. the Wolves as he nurses a bruised right hip.
If Ball ends up missing this contest, there will be more opportunity for Josh Hart, Nickeil Alexander-Walker and Nicolò Melli. Hart has the best opportunity to be valuable for the rest of the season in standard leagues as he has produced top 110/98 per-game value in 8/9-cat leagues.
Source: Dane Moore on Twitter
December 18, 2019, 6:43 pmJJ RedickSG, New Orleans Pelicans
JJ Redick (left groin soreness) will take the floor on Wednesday against the Wolves.
Redick will return on Wednesday after a one-game absence. Josh Hart will see his minutes decrease from the 40-minute mark he saw in the last game while Nicolò Melli and Nickeil Alexander-Walker could see their minutes evaporate.
Source: Daniel Sallerson on Twitter
December 18, 2019, 2:22 pmJJ RedickSG, New Orleans Pelicans
J.J. Redick (left groin soreness) is probable for Wednesday's game.
Redick has made 45.7 percent of his triples this season. Even as trade rumors swirl, he has remained a consistent scorer. Nickeil Alexander-Walker played 23 minutes when Redick missed Tuesday's game, but may be in line for less time on Wednesday.
Source: Pelicans PR on Twitter
December 16, 2019, 6:55 pmJJ RedickSG, New Orleans Pelicans
J.J. Redick (left groin soreness) will not play on Tuesday.
Redick has averaged 16.1 points and made 45.7 percent of his 3-pointers so far. Nickeil Alexander-Walker should see some more time on the court while he is out.
Source: New Orleans Pelicans on Twitter