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New Orleans Pelicans (33-49)


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@ Pho 
L 126-133
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@ Sac 
W 133-129
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L 103-112
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AP source: Pelicans pick up team option for Okafor

NEW ORLEANS (AP) A person familiar with the situation says the New Orleans Pelicans have picked up a team option on center Jahlil Okafor's contract through next season.

The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Thursday because the team did not announce the transaction.

The 6-foot-11 Okafor, drafted third overall by Philadelphia in 2015, averaged 8.2 points and 4.7 rebounds in largely a reserve role for New Orleans last season, but he often thrived when he started or played significant minutes. He scored 10 or more points 21 times last season - including in five of his final six games - and finished with 30 points in regular-season finale.

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Leaders
Points: Anthony Davis25.9
Rebounds: Anthony Davis12.0
Assists: Jrue Holiday7.7
FG%: Julius Randle52.4%
Steals: Jrue Holiday1.63
Blocks: Anthony Davis2.41
Defense (Rank)
Points: 116.8 (27)
Rebounds: 45.8 (21)
Assists: 26.5 (29)
FG%: 46.6% (20)
FT%: 76.4% (12)
3P%: 36.4% (25)
Offense (Rank)
Points: 115.4 (3)
Rebounds: 47.3 (5)
Assists: 27.0 (3)
FG%: 47.3% (6)
FT%: 76.1% (18)
3P%: 34.4% (24)
Standings
Southwest Division
  W L Pct GB
xy-Houston 53 29 .646 --
x-San Antonio 48 34 .585 5.0
Memphis 33 49 .402 20.0
New Orleans 33 49 .402 20.0
Dallas 33 49 .402 20.0
Full Standings
Transactions
Date Player Transactions
3/20/2019 Christian Wood Signed as Free Agent
3/20/2019 Jason Smith Waived
3/2/2019 Dairis Bertans Signed as Free Agent
2/28/2019 Tim Frazier Waived
2/8/2019 Markieff Morris Waived
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Injuries
Date Player Status
No Recent Injuries for this team
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