Norris Cole PG NOP 4 days ago

Cole (ankle) is not expected to return to the court till early December, John Reid of The Times Picayune reports.

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Norris Cole PG NOP 1 month ago

Cole (ankle) is not yet ready for game action, John Reid of reports.

Norris Cole PG NOP 1 month ago

Cole out up to six weeks with high ankle sprain, John Reid of the Times-Picayune reports.

Norris Cole PG NOP 1 month ago

Cole is out indefinitely after suffering a high ankle sprain in Sunday's practice.

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Norris Cole PG NOP 2 months ago

Cole has signed a one-year qualifying offer with the Pelicans, Marc J. Spears of Yahoo! Sports reports.

Norris Cole PG NOP 5 months ago

Cole is a restricted free agent after being extended a qualifying offer by the team, the reports.

As the backup point guard last year, Cole performed well down the stretch, and the team clearly sees a future for him in the rotation. Should he accept his $3 million qualifying offer, then Cole will once again provide a spark off the bench for the Pelicans. The 26-year-old guard should be a key contributor for a team that snuck into the playoffs last season, and hopes to return again in 2015-16.

Norris Cole PG NOP 6 months ago

Cole was traded from the Heat to the Pelicans at the February trade deadline and filled in nicely as the team's backup point guard for 28 games. He finished his run with New Orleans with averages of 9.9 points and 3.2 assists over 24 minutes per game.

Cole started the season in Miami, continuing to serve as a back-up point guard to Mario Chalmers for majority of his tenure. The trade to New Orleans occurred after the Pelicans knew they would be without starting point guard Jrue Holiday for most of the final stretch of the season, and Cole served as a very solid backup with both scoring and passing behind interim starter Tyreke Evans. He was called upon to provide more scoring off the bench than he needed to in Miami, and for the most part, he did not disappoint. Cole is quick driving to the lane and a solid finisher given his size, but he still could improve on the consistency of his jump shot. Nevertheless, Cole will enter the offseason as a free agent, and while it is assumed that the Pelicans would be more than happy to have him back given the injury concerns of Holiday, he should have absolutely no problem finding a long-term deal if New Orleans decides to go in another direction.

Norris Cole PG NOP 7 months 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 NOP 8 months 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 NOP 8 months 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.