OUTAlexis Ajinca
PF/C NOP
1 month ago

Ajinca underwent surgery on his right patellar tendon Wednesday and is expected to be out 4-to-6 months.

EDGE Analysis

The surgery will likely leave Ajinca out through the rest of the regular season, but he could rejoin the Pelicans for the postseason should the team qualify. Regardless, Ajinca was never expected to be featured in the team's frontcourt rotation this season barring an unusual number of injuries.

OUTAlexis Ajinca
PF/C NOP
1 month ago

Ajinca (knee) won't play against the Kings on Friday.

EDGE Analysis

Ajinca has been out all season after receiving bilateral injections in his right knee in October and was expected to be out only 4-to-6 weeks. When he returns, he won't likely have a large role at the center position since DeMarcus Cousins and Anthony Davis will play the bulk of those minutes.

OUTAlexis Ajinca
PF/C NOP
1 month ago

Ajinca (knee) will not be available Wednesday against the Nuggets.

EDGE Analysis

Ajinca underwent bilateral injections in his right knee in October, but the team still has not provided any information about his recovery. As a result, we're left a little in the dark regarding when he may return.

OUTAlexis Ajinca
PF/C NOP
2 months ago

Ajinca (knee) has been ruled out for Wednesday's game against the Timberwolves.

EDGE Analysis

The Pelicans haven't provided any indication that Ajinca has ramped up his on-court activities since undergoing bilateral injections in his right knee in October, so it seems quite likely that his absence will stretch into December, if not longer. Once he's deemed fully healthy, Ajinca may not be included in the rotation, and won't be in store for significant minutes if he is.

OUTAlexis Ajinca
PF/C NOP
2 months ago

Ajinca (knee) won't play Wednesday against the Spurs.

EDGE Analysis

After requiring bilateral injections in his right knee in October to ease the pain he had been experiencing during training camp, Ajinca was expected to be sidelined for 4-to-6 weeks. Though the short end of that timetable has now arrived, it's unclear how close Ajinca is to returning to the court. Even once he's deemed healthy, Ajinca isn't certain to be included in the rotation with both Anthony Davis and DeMarcus Cousins capable of handling all the center minutes most nights.

OUTAlexis Ajinca
PF/C NOP
3 months ago

Ajinca underwent bilateral knee injections Thursday and is expected to be out for 4-to-6 weeks, Pelicans studio host Daniel Sallerson reports.

EDGE Analysis

Ajinca was slated to miss the first two games of the regular season, and with the big man still dealing with knee pain, the injections ended up being the best route for the team to take. With the given timetable, the best scenario for Ajinca would be a return in mid-November.

OUTAlexis Ajinca
PF/C NOP
3 months ago

Ajinca (knee) won't play during Friday's game against the Warriors.

EDGE Analysis

A knee injury is still giving Ajinca significant discomfort and he'll miss his second game in a row. In his absence Wednesday, Demarcus Cousins saw 38 minutes and Anthony Davis was given 40 minutes. Cheick Diallo played just one minute, but still remains an option for increased minutes Friday.

OUTAlexis Ajinca
PF/C NOP
3 months ago

Ajinca (knee) will not play during the team's season opener Wednesday against the Grizzlies.

EDGE Analysis

With the Pelicans lacking great frontcourt depth, this is a significant blow to the team's rotation. With Ajinca out, Asik (illness) out and Anthony Davis (illness) questionable Wednesday, the team will seemingly have to rely heavily on Cheick Diallo and Dante Cunningham off the pine.

OUTAlexis Ajinca
PF/C NOP
3 months ago

Ajinca is not expected to play in the Pelicans' season opener Wednesday in Memphis, Will Guillory of NOLA.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

It's unclear if Ajinca is dealing with an injury or if the Pelicans are simply planning to designate him as a healthy inactive. Regardless, it's safe to ignore Ajinca in anything but the deepest of leagues, barring an injury or two to the Pels' frontcourt.

OUTAlexis Ajinca
PF/C NOP
3 months ago

Ajinca (personal) isn't listed on the injury report for Friday's preseason tilt with the Thunder.

EDGE Analysis

Ajinca missed the preseason opener on Tuesday with what was described as a personal matter, but it appears he's ready to rejoin the team ahead of Friday's contest. That being said, Ajinca likely won't see minutes more than the teens on most nights once the regular season arrives, keeping him off the radar in the majority of fantasy formats.