Norris Cole PG NO 3 weeks ago

Cole scored eight points (3-10 FG, 0-3 3Pt, 2-2 FT) with three rebounds, six assists and one block in 34 minutes off the bench Saturday, in the Pelicans' loss to the Warriors in Game 1 of their playoff matchup.

With Tyreke Evans (knee) lasting just 12 minutes and Jrue Holiday not back to full health from his leg issue, Cole assumed a larger role in the loss to the Warriors. If he is forced to take on a similar role throughout the series, the Pelicans could be in danger of a quick exit, as Cole averaged just 11.3 points and 5.0 assists per 36 minutes throughout the season, including stints as a starter in Miami.

Norris Cole PG NO 1 month ago

Cole started for Eric Gordon and provided 12 points (4-7 FG, 2-2 3Pt, 2-2 FT) and four assists in 26 minutes before fouling out in the loss to the Clippers on Sunday.

Cole has provided 13.3 points, 2.0 3-pointers, and 4.0 assists in his last three games. He has also had to guard Eric Bledsoe, Stephen Curry, and Chris Paul in those games. Cole makes for a decent short-term add while Tyreke Evans (ankle) is out.

Norris Cole PG NO 1 month ago

Cole will start in Sunday's game against the Clippers, broadcaster Sean Kelley reports.

Normal starter Tyreke Evans (ankle) will not play Sunday so Cole should benefit from added minutes on the court. It's unclear how long Evans will be sidelined, but it would be surprising if he was held off the court past Sunday's game.

Norris Cole PG NO 2 months ago

Cole will head back to the bench for Sunday's game against the Nuggets.

Cole saw a spot start in Wednesday's game against the Nets with the absence of Tyreke Evans (ankle), but Evans will return to the starting lineup which demotes Cole back to the bench. As a result, Cole's minutes will likely take a hit moving forward.

Norris Cole PG NO 2 months ago

Cole scored 16 points (6-11 FG, 4-6 3Pt) and registered five rebounds, four assists and three steals in Tuesday's win over the Nets.

With Tyreke Evans (ankle) sidelined, Cole moved into the starting lineup and turned in an impressive performance. He's been solid in the month of March since coming over from Miami, averaging 10.9 points and 3.4 assists while shooting 35 percent from three. If Evans misses any more time, look for Cole to remain in the starting lineup.

Norris Cole PG NO 2 months ago

Cole will get the start at point guard Tuesday with Tyreke Evans (ankle) sidelined, Jennifer Hale of Fox Sports reports.

Cole suddenly becomes a solid value play in daily formats for Tuesday with this news. Hale also reported that Eric Gordon and Jimmer Fredette could get some run at point guard as well Tuesday.

Norris Cole PG NO 2 months ago

Cole scored 11 points (3-8 FG, 1-1 3Pt, 4-4 FT) with four assists, two rebounds and a steal in 24 minutes off the bench Monday.

Tyreke Evans limped off the court in the second half, and if the injury proves to be serious Cole would likely be in line for a much bigger role given the Pelicans' lack of other options at point guard right now.

Norris Cole PG NO 2 months ago

Cole scored a team-high 19 points (8-12 FG, 2-4 3Pt, 1-2 FT) with three assists and a block in 36 minutes off the bench Monday.

This was his best scoring night since joining the Pelicans, although Cole has scored in double digits in five of his six games with New Orleans. In deep fantasy leagues, his apparently stable bench role while Jrue Holiday (leg) is sidelined could make him worth a roster spot.

Norris Cole PG NO 2 months ago

Cole missed all 10 of the attempted he shot Friday, finishing the loss to the Pelicans with just three points, two rebounds and four assists in 23 minutes.

This was only Cole's fifth game with the Thunder, so he still has time to learn the offense or system. Cole had scored double-digit points in three straight games heading into Friday, but is shooting 49.2 percent this month and averages 4.7 assists per game.

Norris Cole PG NO 2 months ago

Cole scored 12 points (4-9 FG, 1-3 3Pt), adding in six rebounds, three assists and one steal in 30 minutes off the bench in his Pelicans debut Saturday.Cole was the first guard off the bench behind Eric Gordon and Tyreke Evans. It will be interesting to see how Cole's role develops going forward, as the Pelicans have been decimated by injuries recently, adding Anthony Davis (shoulder) and Ryan Anderson (knee) to that list on Saturday. Look for Cole to make a significant contribution in the Pelicans rotation for the short-term.