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2021-22 Pelicans Season in Review: Naji Marshall

NBA experience: Two seasons (two with Pelicans) The 60th pick marks the official end of the NBA draft each summer. Over the past two years, however, the draft’s completion has been when the New Orleans Pelicans have accomplished some of their best work. During the 2022 playoffs, the Western...
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Naji Marshall Season Recap | Pelicans Podcast

Daniel Sallerson and Jim Eichenhofer continue their player recaps for the 2021-2022 season on the Pelicans Podcast presented by SeatGeek. Next up is Pelicans forward Naji Marshall who played in 55 games this season, averaging 5.7 ppg, 2.6 rpg, & 79.6 FT percentage. Episode Highlights:. 1:02 - Jim discusses Naji's...
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Pelicans 2022 postseason profile: Naji Marshall

A horn sounds during a stoppage in a New Orleans game. One of the opposing team’s top scorers breathes a brief sigh of relief, watching as Pelicans All-Defense candidate Herbert Jones trots to the sideline for some rest. As it turns out, a respite from “Not On Herb” time hasn’t been quite the break one might assume recently, because once Jones checks out, second-year forward Naji Marshall is ready to bring similar ferocity and intensity to the defensive end.
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Pelicans' Naji Marshall: Coming off bench Wednesday

Marshall will come off the bench for Wednesday's play-in game against the Spurs, Erin Summers of Bally Sports New Orleans reports. With Brandon Ingram (hamstring) and Herbert Jones rejoining the starting unit for the play-in tournament, Marshall will shift back to a bench role. The 23-year-old averaged 5.7 points, 2.6 rebounds and 1.1 assists in 13.4 minutes per game during the regular season.
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Pelicans' Naji Marshall: Modest production in start

Marshall supplied seven points (3-9 FG, 1-3 3Pt), six rebounds, one assist and one steal over 27 minutes during Sunday's 117-112 win over the Hawks. Marshall rejoined the starting lineup with Devonte' Graham (hip) sidelined Sunday, but he was the only starter not to score in double figures. Across his last 10 appearances (three starts), the second-year forward has averaged 10.5 points and 4.3 rebounds in 21.0 minutes per game. As long as Brandon Ingram (hamstring) and Graham remain unavailable, Marshall is expected to have a sizable role in the Pelicans' rotation.
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Pelicans' Naji Marshall: Turns in efficient night

Marshall closed Monday's 106-103 loss to Charlotte with 14 points (5-9 FG, 1-3 3Pt, 3-4 FT), five rebounds and one assist over 25 minutes. Marshall finished in double figures for the fourth time in his last six games and did so efficiently, shooting over 50 percent from the field. He has benefitted from a few spot starts of late (three in his last six games), but he should continue to remain firmly in a bench role going forward barring any injuries to the frontcourt.
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Pelicans' Naji Marshall: Shifts back to bench

Marshall will come off the bench Monday at Charlotte. Marshall had seven points (3-9 FG, 1-3 3Pt), six rebounds, one assist and one steal over 27 minutes in a spot start Sunday against the Hawks, but Devonte' Graham (hip) will rejoin the lineup Monday. Marshall should still see plenty of action off the bench, especially with Brandon Ingram (hamstring) still sidelined.
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Pelicans' Naji Marshall: Starting for injured Graham

Marshall is starting Sunday's game against Atlanta. Marshall came off the bench in each of his last two appearances, but he'll rejoin the starting lineup with Devonte' Graham (hip) sidelined Sunday. Marshall averaged 15.5 points, 7.0 rebounds and 4.5 assists in 33.0 minutes per game across two starts last weekend.
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Pelicans' Naji Marshall: Returns to bench with McCollum back

Marshall will come off the bench Tuesday against the Suns, Will Guillory of The Athletic reports. CJ McCollum is back following a stint in COVID-19 protocols, so Marshall will return to the bench. He could still see a marginally elevated workload since Brandon Ingram (hamstring) is still out.
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Pelicans' Naji Marshall: Excels in first start

Marshall racked up 14 points (5-10 FG, 2-6 3Pt, 2-2 FT), seven assists, four rebounds and three steals across 29 minutes during Friday's 142-120 loss to the Hornets. With CJ McCollum (COVID-19 protocols) and Brandon Ingram (hamstring) both out, Marshall drew his first start of the season. The second-year pro out of Xavier made the most of his opportunity, as he scored in double figures for just the seventh time during the campaign and dished out a season-high seven assists. He also displayed his defensive instincts, registering at least three steals for a third time this season. As long as the aforementioned duo remains sidelined, Marshall should continue to garner plenty of opportunities.
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Pelicans' Naji Marshall: Starting Friday

Marshall is in the starting lineup for Friday's matchup with the Hornets. Marshall will get the start due to Brandon Ingram (hamstring) being sidelined. It will be his first start of the season.
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Pelicans' Naji Marshall: Logs season-high 27 minutes in loss

Marshall closed Tuesday's 132-111 loss to the Grizzlies with 16 points (4-13 FG, 1-7 3Pt, 7-10 FT), two rebounds and one steal across 27 minutes. Marshall was able to make the most of garbage time Tuesday, scoring in double-digits for the third time in his last four games. On the surface, he at least looks to be starting to carve out a somewhat consistent role in the rotation. However, despite the recent scoring surge, his playing time has fluctuated wildly, as he received nine minutes in the Pelicans' previous game just two days earlier.
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24 Seconds presented by Ibotta: Naji Marshall on start of pro career

Nothing was a given for Naji Marshall when he entered the NBA as an undrafted rookie in late 2020, with New Orleans signing him to a two-way contract. However, after initially being sidelined by a Covid diagnosis at the start of the 2020-21 season, the Xavier (Ohio) product went to the G League bubble and flourished. He closed his rookie campaign in the New Orleans rotation, then helped lead the Pelicans’ 2021 summer league squad to a perfect mark in August. The 24-year-old discussed his career so far with Pelicans.com in this week’s Q&A article:
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Pelicans' Naji Marshall: Gets run for shorthanded Pels

Marshall ended Tuesday's 110-97 victory over Houston with 14 points (6-11 FG, 2-4 3Pt), three rebounds, two assists, one block and two steals over 20 minutes. With the Pelicans shorthanded due to the trade that sent out, notably, Nickeil Alexander-Walker and Josh Hart, Marshall found himself in the rotation. He played well against the struggling Rockets, matching his season-high 14 points and filling out the rest of the stat sheet as well. Once the Pels' new pieces are available, Marshall will presumably return to a role not conducive to fantasy relevance.
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Pelicans' Naji Marshall: Impressive double-double Sunday

Marshall recorded 26 points (7-16 FG, 2-6 3Pt, 9-11 FT), 13 rebounds and four assists across 32 minutes in Sunday's win over Austin. Marshall couldn't have asked for a better debut in the G League, and while one game is too early to reflect a tendency going forward, he should remain a starter for Birmingham as long as he remains healthy and available. He is averaging 3.3 points and 2.4 rebounds per game in the NBA this season.
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Pelicans' Naji Marshall: Recalled by New Orleans

Marshall was recalled by the Pelicans on Monday. Marshall will return to the parent club following a brief stint in the G League. He's averaged just 2.3 points in 3.0 minutes per game across four NBA appearances since Jan. 1.
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New Orleans Pelicans assign Naji Marshall and Trey Murphy III to Birmingham Squadron

The New Orleans Pelicans announced today that the team has assigned Naji Marshall and Trey Murphy III to the team’s G League affiliate, the Birmingham Squadron. Marshall, 6-6, 220, has appeared in 55 games (10 starts) in two seasons with New Orleans, averaging 5.8 points, 3.7 rebounds and 2.0 assists in 16.7 minutes per contest. Marshall has made 23 appearances off the bench this season, holding averages of 3.3 points, 2.4 rebounds, and 0.9 assists in 9.6 minutes per game.
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