Alexis Ajinca C NOP 3 days ago

Ajinca has been dealing with pain in his Achilles tendon and will not play in Eurobasket with the French national team, reports.

Alexis Ajinca C NOP 2 months ago

Ajinca signed a four-year, $20 million deal to remain with the Pelicans on Wednesday, ESPN's Marc Stein reports.

Ajinca will return to New Orleans to continue as the backup to Anthony Davis. Last season, Ajinca averaged 6.5 points and 4.6 rebounds while shooting 55.0 percent from the field in just over 14 minutes per game. He doesn't figure to develop into much more than a marginal fantasy option, though he's shown promise as a volume rebounder when given ample opportunity.

Alexis Ajinca C NOP 2 months ago

Ajinca averaged 6.5 points, 4.6 rebounds, 0.8 blocks, 0.7 assists, and 0.3 steals in 14 minutes per game through 68 games during the 2014-15 season.

Ajinca had one of his best seasons statistically, averaging a career high in points. More importantly, he was able to stay healthy the entirety of the season, playing a career-high 68 games. Against the Heat in late February, Ajinca had 24 points, eight rebounds, and three blocks. He will be an unrestricted free agent this offseason, but unless he signs with a team that would promise him a significant role, it's hard to imagine Ajinca being draft-worthy in standard leagues next season based on the limited role he's played so far in his career.

Alexis Ajinca C NOP 4 months ago

Ajinca has mostly been out of the rotation this postseason, playing just four minutes in each game.

Ajinca played big minutes at times for the Pelicans during the regular season, but hasn't been afforded the opportunity thus far in the series against the Warriors. He has the potential to make noise in extended run however, scoring six points in Game 1 despite the limited court time.

Alexis Ajinca C NOP 5 months ago

Ajinca had 11 points (5-11 FG, 1-2 FT) and 10 rebounds in 27 minutes as a starter for Omer Asik (calf) in the Sunday loss to the Clippers.

Ajinca has been productive on the West Coast road trip. In three games, he has averaged 12.0 points and 8.3 rebounds. If Asik remains out, Ajinca remains a decent play in deeper leagues.

Alexis Ajinca C NOP 5 months ago

Ajinca posted 15 points, eight rebounds, one assist, and one block in 19 minutes of action Friday against the Warriors.

Ajinca got the start for the injured Anthony Davis and managed to produce. This shouldn't be a surprise, as Ajinca has done well as a filler option for Davis over the past month. Still, any sort of value will be short-lived, as Davis isn't expected out for too long.

Alexis Ajinca C NOP 6 months ago

Ajinca scored 17 points (7-14 FG) to go with five rebounds and four assists in Tuesday's win over the Nets.

It was an encouraging performance from the big man, but he's been inconsistent of late, with his previous three stat lines failing to generate much value, from a fantasy perspective. That said, he's proven capable of having big nights, it's just a matter of predicting when those will come.

Alexis Ajinca C NOP 6 months ago

Ajinca saw his minutes shrink in Friday's loss to the Celtics, only scoring four points (2-2 FG) and picking up four rebounds, one assist and a block in 10 minutes.

This was the first time in six games that Ajinca was held to single-digit points, and was the first time in that same span that he played less than 19 minutes in a game.

Alexis Ajinca C NOP 6 months ago

Ajinca had 10 points and 11 rebounds in 23 minutes Wednesday against Detroit.

Ajinca's production Wednesday remained in line with his recent numbers despite Anthony Davis' return to the lineup. He now has two consecutive double-doubles and is averaging 13.4 points and 8.2 rebounds over his last five.

Alexis Ajinca C NOP 6 months ago

Ajinca scored 13 points (6-9 FG, 1-2 FT) with 12 rebounds, a steal and a block in 25 minutes off the bench Monday.

In five games since Anthony Davis (shoulder) hit the shelf, Ajinca is averaging 14.6 points, 7.8 boards and 1.6 blocks, numbers worth a roster spot in most fantasy leagues. Don't hesitate to cut him loose once Davis returns, however.