Quincy Pondexter SF NO 6 Days

Pondexter was moved into the starting lineup during Wednesday's win over the Nets, and finished with 25 points (9-13 FG, 4-8 3Pt, 3-3 FT), five rebounds and two assists in 40 minutes.

In just his fifth start of the season, Pondexter took advantage of the extra time and posted a new season-high in points. He's averaging just 21.2 minutes per game, so the 40 minutes he received Wednesday really helped his production. With Anthony Davis and Ryan Anderson both out for at least another week or two, Pondexter will likely continue to get some run with the starters and his fantasy value will be as high as it's been all season. He should offer decent value as long as he's in the starting lineup.

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Pondexter scored 14 points (4-10 FG, 2-6 3Pt, 4-6 FT), backed up by five rebounds, and three assists in 29 minutes on Sunday.

This was Pondexter's best game since coming to New Orleans. He's played plenty of minutes since joining the team and they seem to like what he contributes. Those in deeper leagues can look at Pondexter as an upside pick, but those in shallower formats can most likely find better value.

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Pondexter scored five points (2-8 FG, 1-1 FT), grabbed two rebounds, and added one assist and one steal in 26 minutes off the bench against the 76ers Friday.

Pondexter's game is not one that translates well into fantasy value. In his second game with the Pelicans, he again played big minutes, but the box score shows little. Pondexter is a classic example of a "better in real life than in fantasy" player. He has very little fantasy value in most formats.

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Pondexter made his debut for the Pelicans on Wednesday as he came off the bench for 32 minutes and contributed nine points (3-7 FG, 3-5 3Pt), six rebounds, and three assists.

Pondexter's 32 minutes were actually a season high, although his actual production was pretty typical of his other performances this season. Even in extended minutes with his new team, Pondexter is still a limited option who only bodes well in the very deepest of leagues.

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Pondexter is expected to debut with the Pelicans on Wednesday in Detroit, the New Orleans Times-Picayune reports.

Pondexter, who spent his rookie season with the then-New Orleans Hornets, was acquired from Memphis over the weekend. He's averaging a modest 4.5 points per game in 18.0 minutes this season, but his biggest contributions will come on the defensive end, according to coach Monty Williams. "Quincy is a guy who can guard three positions and has shown the ability to knock down shots," Williams said. "He plays hard. He brings great intensity. Being able to put him on different scorers is first and foremost. Offensively, he'll pick up our stuff as we go along. But his defense and energy is going to help us right away." It remains to be seen how Williams will use Pondexter, but the versatile wing should see most of his time at small forward backing up Dante Cunningham. While he's a nice addition for a Pelicans team scrapping to stay in the playoff hunt out West, the deal isn't likely to have a significant impact on his fantasy value.

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Pondexter's impending trade to New Orleans has been agreed upon and will be transacted Monday, Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports reports.

Pondexter was averaging 18 minutes per game in Memphis and he may struggle to keep it that high when he starts his tenure in New Orleans. Eric Gordon and Tyreke Evans have the starting spots on lock at the two and three, so Pondexter will be fighting for playing time with the likes of John Salmons, Jimmer Fredette, Dante Cunningham, and Luke Babbitt. The number of options for the Pelicans around Pondexter's playing style will likely smother his ability see significant minutes on the court moving forward.

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Pondexter will not be available for the Grizzlies' game against the Suns on Sunday as he awaits an impending trade that will send him to the Pelicans, The Commercial Appeal reports.

The Grizzlies, Pelicans, and Celtics are still awaiting the league office to officially open Monday so their trade over the weekend can be pushed through. Pondexter will apparently stay on the sidelines until this happens, so plan accordingly.

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Pondexter will be traded to the Pelicans upon league approval of the three-team deal also involving the Celtics, Marc Stein of ESPN reports.

With Jeff Green coming to Memphis, Pondexter will likely end up in a better situation while playing for New Orleans. There's a good chance that he'll provide direct relief for Tyreke Evans and Anthony Davis off the bench, albeit a limited role.

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Pondexter (ankle) posted zero points (0-3 FG, 0-2 3Pt), one rebound, one assist and one block in 12 minutes during the Grizzlies' 103-95 win versus the Heat on Saturday.

Pondexter had been listed as questionable for Saturday after leaving Friday's game versus the Rockets with an ankle injury, but was able to give it a go, and helped the team end a four-game losing streak. In 25 games he is averaging 4.5 points (32.5 FG, 22.7 3Pt, 70.0 FT), 1.9 rebounds, 0.9 assists, 0.2 steals and 0.2 blocks in 18 minutes per game. Pondexter will receive the occasional night off, but typically sees decent minutes thanks to what he contributes on the defensive side of the ball. Still, what he does defensively doesn't typically show up much on the box score, so unless he starts getting things going offensively he can likely be left on the waiver wire outside of the deepest leagues. The Grizzlies are back in action on Tuesday versus the Spurs.

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Pondexter (ankle) is considered questionable for Saturday's game against Miami, Rob Fischer of Sports 56 WHBQ in Memphis reports.

Pondexter returned from illness to start Friday's game against Houston but sustained an ankle injury that has his status for Saturday's game in jeopardy. If the rangy wing is unable to go, Vince Carter and Jon Leuer figure to see increased minutes.