Jaxson Hayes


Jaxson Hayes goes for 10/7/3 in loss to Lakers on Sunday

Jaxson Hayes scored 10 points (4-7 FG, 2-2 FT) with seven rebounds, three assists, and a steal across 20 minutes during Sunday's 110-98 loss against the Los Angeles Lakers. Hayes came off the bench to provide decent production across 20 minutes, collecting seven boards and going four-of-seven from the field to finish with a double-digit outing during New Orleans' season finale. The 20-year old center has shown flashes of excellence throughout his two-year career in New Orleans and could see an increased role heading into next season.
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Pelicans' Jaxson Hayes: Picks up minor injury in finale

Hayes was diagnosed with a right leg contusion after he exited in the second half of Sunday's 110-98 loss to the Lakers, Will Guillory of The Athletic reports. Before departing, Hayes logged 20 minutes and finished with 10 points (4-7 FG, 2-2 FT), seven rebounds, three assists and one steal. The injury doesn't look like anything that will affect his preparation for the 2021-22 season, when Hayes will be looking to hold down a more prominent role in the rotation. The 2019 lottery pick was playing his best basketball of his young career in May, averaging 13.8 points (on 56.5/75.8/42.9 percent shooting splits), 6.4 boards, 1.3 blocks and 1.0 assists in 22.6 minutes per game over nine appearances on the month.

Pelicans' Jaxson Hayes: Solid effort off bench

Hayes totaled 10 points (4-7 FG, 2-2 FT), seven rebounds, three assists and a steal over 20 minutes Sunday in a loss to the Lakers. The reserve center finished the season on a high note, notching double-digit points in each of his final six contests and posting per-game averages of 15.7 points, 6.5 boards and 1.7 blocks over that stretch. His overall season averages of 7.5 points, 4.3 rebounds and 0.6 blocks are nearly identical to his rookie-year marks, so Hayes will look to make a bigger leap in his age-21 campaign next season.

Jaxson Hayes scores 19 points, collects eight rebounds in loss to Warriors

Hayes used his 6'11 frame to collect eight boards and shot 50 FG% to dominate the paint against a smaller Warriors lineup on Friday. The 20-year old center could see a similar opportunity for New Orleans during the team's season finale against the Los Angeles Lakers on Sunday.

Pelicans' Jaxson Hayes: Matches season high with 19 points

Hayes accumulated 19 points (7-14 FG, 0-2 3Pt, 5-8 FT) and eight rebounds in 24 minutes during Friday's 125-122 loss to the Warriors. The 20-year-old came two rebounds shy of his first double-double of the season. Hayes has now scored double-digit points in five straight games, a span in which he's averaging 16.8 points, 6.4 rebounds and 2.0 blocks while shooting 52.5 percent from the field in 23.9 minutes. The second-year center will look to continue his stellar play off the bench Sunday at home against the Lakers.

Pelicans' Jaxson Hayes: Scores 15 points off bench

Hayes scored 15 points (4-10 FG, 0-1 3Pt, 7-8 FT) while adding six rebounds, a steal and a block across 22 minutes off the bench in Wednesday's loss against the Mavericks. Hayes has been coming off the bench regularly as the backup of Willy Hernangomez, but he's been playing lights out of late and has scored at least 13 points in four straight games. He's averaging 16.3 points, 6.0 rebounds and 2.5 blocks across 24 minutes per game during that span.

Jaxson Hayes (C, NO): Week 20 Waiver Wire Pickups

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New Orleans Pelicans: Jaxson Hayes is showing star potential

Jaxson Hayes‘ rookie and sophomore years for the New Orleans Pelicans have been pretty turbulent, to say the least. The athletic center went ninth in the 2019 draft in a year where New Orleans altered the trajectory of their franchise. Along with rookies Zion Williamson and Nickeil Alexander-Walker, Hayes signified a changing of the guard and a sign of things to come.

Pelicans' Jaxson Hayes: Posts 10 points off bench

Hayes recorded 10 points (4-5 FG, 2-3 FT), six rebounds, one assist and one steal across 21 minutes during Thursday's 135-100 win over Orlando. Hayes started the second half as Steven Adams (ankle) was limited to half of Thursday's game, and as a result, he saw his heaviest workload in about two weeks. If Adams has to miss any time, Hayes would be a candidate to potentially start.

Jaxson Hayes probable for Sunday matinee at New York

The return of point guard Lonzo Ball to the court and starting lineup Friday meant that New Orleans had its primary first string intact for the first time since March 18. The Pelicans should have those same five players available again Sunday, when they visit New York in a noon tip-off at Madison Square Garden, because none are on Saturday afternoon’s injury report. Reserve center/forward Jaxson Hayes (back spasms) is listed as probable against the Knicks.

Pelicans' Jaxson Hayes: Available Sunday

Hayes (back) will play Sunday against the Knicks, Jim Eichenhofer of the Pelicans' official site reports. Hayes has been dealing with back spasms that limited his play in Friday's game against Detroit, but he will be in action Sunday. He had been averaging 19.1 minutes per game in his previous five games before the back issue arose.