Nickeil Alexander-Walker
Nickeil Alexander-Walker
21-Year-Old GuardG
New Orleans Pelicans
GTD
Injury Wrist
Est. Return 7/31/2020
2019 Fantasy Outlook
Alexander-Walker's size and playmaking ability helped him be voted onto the 2018-19 All-ACC Third Team as a sophomore last season, and the Pelicans felt confident selecting him with the 17th overall pick in the 2019 Draft. The Virginia Tech product, in conference play, averaged 15.5 points, 4.0 rebounds, 3.9 assists and 1.6 steals. He was one of the big surprises of summer league, making the All-Tournament First Team with averages of 24.3 points (41.2 FG%, 40.6 3P%, 78.3 FT%), 6.0 assists, 4.8 rebounds and 2.8 steals in 30.4 minutes. While Lonzo Ball, Jrue Holiday and JJ Redick should occupy plenty of backcourt minutes, Alexander-Walker's 6-foot-5, 210-pound frame should allow him to play both guard spots, increasing his potential time on the court, especially since Ball and Holiday are multi-position players as well. Taking the rookie in fantasy drafts is risky given his less-than-ideal path to minutes, but it's difficult to ignore the upside he's shown. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a two-year, $6.08 million contract with the Pelicans in July of 2019.
Personal Bio

Nickeil Alexander-Walker was born in 1998 in Toronto, Ontario. He is the son of Nicole Alexander and Nicholas Walker and has three sisters and three brothers. Alexander-Walker is also the cousin of NBA guard Shai Gilgeous-Alexander. The Toronto native attended three different high schools: Vaughan Secondary School (Ontario), St. Louis Christian Academy (Missouri) and Hamilton Heights Christian Academy (Tennessee). At Hamilton Heights, he was able to play with Gilgeous-Alexander. In 2016, Alexander-Walker competed for Team Canada at the FIBA Americas Under-18 Championship and led the team to the silver medal. His 17.4 points per game led all tournament scorers. After high school, Alexander-Walker played two seasons of collegiate ball at Virginia Tech. Fans can follow the Hokie product on Twitter (@NickeilAW) and Instagram (nickeilaw).

College/International Summary

For two seasons, 2017 through 2019, Alexander-Walker started in the backcourt for coach Buzz Williams at Virginia Tech. The 6-foot-5 guard provided 10.7 points, 3.8 rebounds, 1.5 assists and 1.8 three-pointers per game as a freshman. He opened his career with a combined 53 points in his first two games. Alexander-Walker would only score 20 points or more in one other game, but he provided consistent perimeter shooting -- Alexander-Walker connected on 39.2 percent of his three-point attempts during that freshman year. The Hokies made the 2018 NCAA Tournament but lost in the first round to Alabama despite 15 points from the first-year guard. Alexander-Walker matured into a lead scorer as a sophomore. The athletic wing led the squad with 16.2 points per game to go with 4.1 rebounds, 4.0 assists and 1.9 steals per contest. He again started the season on a hot streak with four straight 20-point games. The Toronto-native also had 21 points, 10 rebounds and eight assists during a victory over Miami in the regular-season finale. The Hokies returned to the Big Dance in 2019 and advanced to the second round. Alexander-Walker had six points, six rebounds, six assists and three steals in the first-round win over Liberty. He was named to the All-ACC Third Team. Following the season, Alexander-Walker declared for the 2019 NBA Draft and was chosen with the 17th overall by the Brooklyn Nets.

Avoids surgery for wrist
GNew Orleans Pelicans
Wrist
April 30, 2020
Alexander-Walker told Daniel Sallerson of the Pelicans Radio Network in a podcast appearance Wednesday that he's no longer sporting a hard cast to protect his fractured right wrist.
ANALYSIS
Alexander-Walker had been wearing the cast for nearly five weeks before trading it out for some softer protection. With the rookie guard's fractured wrist having healed as expected, he'll avoid surgery, which likely would have spelled an end to his season. He'll still have to complete some strengthening exercises with the wrist before the Pelicans sign off on him playing, but he could be back to 100 percent when the NBA season resumes.
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Transaction History
  • June 20, 2019
    Drafted by the Brooklyn Nets in the 1st round (17th pick) of the 2019 NBA Draft.
  • July 6, 2019
    Traded by the Brooklyn Nets with Allen Crabbe and a 2020 1st round draft pick to the Atlanta Hawks for Taurean Prince and a 2021 2nd round draft pick.
  • July 7, 2019
    Traded by the Atlanta Hawks with Jaxson Hayes, Marcos Louzada Silva and a 2020 1st round draft pick to the New Orleans Pelicans for Jordan Bone, Solomon Hill, De'Andre Hunter and a 2023 2nd round draft pick and signed a rookie deal shortly thereafter.
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Out indefinitely
GNew Orleans Pelicans
Wrist
March 7, 2020
Alexander-Walker has been diagnosed with a hairline fracture in his right wrist and will be sidelined indefinitely, Andrew Lopez of ESPN.com reports.
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Won't play Sunday
GNew Orleans Pelicans
Wrist
March 7, 2020
Alexander-Walker is out for Sunday's game against the Wolves due to a right wrist injury.
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Returns from G League stint
GNew Orleans Pelicans
March 1, 2020
The Pelicans recalled Alexander-Walker from the G League's Erie Bayhawks on Sunday.
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Assigned to G League
GNew Orleans Pelicans
February 26, 2020
Alexander-Walker was assigned to the G League on Wednesday, Will Guillory of The Athletic reports.
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Removed from injury report
GNew Orleans Pelicans
February 5, 2020
Alexander-Walker (illness) is not listed on the injury report for Thursday's game against the Bulls.
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