DTDAlexis Ajinca
C NOP
3 months ago

Ajinca is officially questionable to retake the court Wednesday due to a right-hand injury.

EDGE Analysis

The big man saw additional minutes down the stretch as the Pelicans rested their franchise guys, collecting 11 points (5-12 FG, 1-1 FT), seven rebounds and a steal prior to exiting the regular-season finale. He's currently in the second year of a four-year contract with the club and should serve in a bench role for New Orleans nex season. However, playing time could be sparse next season behind the likes DeMarcus Cousins and Anthony Davis.

DTDAlexis Ajinca
C NOP
3 months ago

Ajinca started at center and provided 14 points (5-8 FG, 4-6 FT), eight rebounds, one assist, one steal and one block across 24 minutes in a 108-96 loss to the Lakers on Tuesday.

EDGE Analysis

For the third game in a row, Ajinca provided double-digit scoring while eclipsing the 20-minute mark with the Pelicans down DeMarcus Cousins (Achilles) and Anthony Davis (knee). Since the Pelicans have little to gain by having Cousins and Davis suit up in the season finale Wednesday against the Trail Blazers, Ajinca could very well be in line for another start, making him a decent cost-relief option at center in DFS contests.

DTDAlexis Ajinca
C NOP
4 months ago

Ajinca posted 17 points (8-14 FG, 1-1 FT), six rebounds and one assist over 29 minutes in Saturday's 123-101 loss to the Warriors.

EDGE Analysis

Ajinca drew another start with Anthony Davis sitting for rest and posted a season-high scoring total. The seven-year veteran has shot 62.5 percent (15-for-24) from the field over the last two games while averaging 6.5 rebounds during those contests as well. Ajinca could see additional starts to finish off the season if the Pelicans opt to sit either DeMarcus Cousins (Achilles) or Davis over the final two games.

DTDAlexis Ajinca
C NOP
4 months ago

Ajinca posted 15 points (7-10 FG, 0-1 3Pt, 1-1 FT), seven rebounds, one steal and one block across 28 minutes during a 122-106 loss to the Nuggets on Friday.

EDGE Analysis

Ajinca's total of 15 points was just one point shy of his season high, which was set on Dec. 18 against the Spurs. The near double-double performance came totally out of nowhere, as Ajinca had not scored in double figures since March 1. DeMarcus Cousins (Achilles) was held out of the game, which opened up some more playing time for Ajinca.

DTDAlexis Ajinca
C NOP
4 months ago

Ajinca (hip) is not listed on the Pelicans' injury report, Chuck Swirsky of Bulls.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Ajinca sat out Friday's game against the Kings with a hip injury, but it appears it was just a minor ailment and he's officially been given the green light to play. He'll take on his normal bench role, but he typically finds himself outside the regular rotation, so if the game remains competitive, he could find minutes hard to come by.

DTDAlexis Ajinca
C NOP
4 months ago

Ajinca (hip) is considered questionable for Sunday's game against the Bulls, Justin Verrier of ESPN.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Ajinca has missed back-to-back contests due to a minor hip injury, but his absence hasn't had much of an impact on the Pelicans' frontcourt with Anthony Davis and DeMarcus Cousins seeing a majority of the minutes per usual. If Ajinca is unable to return Sunday, his next opportunity would come Tuesday against the Nuggets.

DTDAlexis Ajinca
C NOP
4 months ago

Ajinca (hip) will not play in Friday's game against the Kings.

EDGE Analysis

Ajinca has averaged just below 12.0 miutes per game in March, so his absence is unlikely to have much of an affect on the rotation. It is unclear when the big man sustained the injury, but his next chance to return will be Sunday against the Bulls.

DTDAlexis Ajinca
C NOP
4 months ago

Ajinca is dealing with a hip injury and is listed as questionable for Friday's game against the Kings.

EDGE Analysis

It's unclear exactly when Ajinca picked up the injury, but it's giving him enough discomfort that he's now been added to the team's injury report. Ajinca has averaged just 12.0 minutes per game in March, so if he's ultimately held out, his absence shouldn't cause any drastic changes to the team's regular rotation. Look for his status to be updated after Friday's morning shootaround.

DTDAlexis Ajinca
C NOP
4 months ago

Ajinca registered two points (1-1 FG) across five minutes in a 100-77 win over the Trail Blazers on Tuesday.

EDGE Analysis

Despite the addition of DeMarcus Cousins to the frontcourt after the All-Star break, coach Alvin Gentry has still found time off the bench for Ajinca more often than not. The Frenchman has appeared in six of the team's 10 games since the break, averaging 3.7 points and 2.7 rebounds in 11.0 minutes. He only carries appeal in the deepest of leagues.

DTDAlexis Ajinca
C NOP
5 months ago

Ajinca posted 12 points (3-6 FG, 6-8 FT), 10 rebounds, three steals and two blocks across 35 minutes during a 95-91 win over the Grizzlies on Wednesday.

EDGE Analysis

Ajinca got his second start in a row and took advantage by tallying his first double-double of the season across a season-high 35 minutes. The three steals were also a season best. Both Dante Cunningham (personal) and Terrence Jones (thumb) were sidelined, opening the door for Ajinca to take on more of a workload. Cunningham and Jones should return to action soon, so don't put too much stock in this performance.