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Alexis Ajinca

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2013-14 SEASON:
Appeared in 56 games (30 starts) for the New Orleans Pelicans, averaged 5.9 points, 4.9 rebounds, 0.7 assists, 0.4 steals and 0.8 blocks in 17.0 minutes... Tied a career high in field goals made with seven in a career high 33 minutes 4/12 at HOU. Snagged 10 boards to go along with nine points and three blocks in a win 3/28 vs. UTA. Grabbed nine rebounds 3/24 vs. BKN. Racked up 10 points and seven boards off the bench 3/19 vs. TOR. Recorded his second double-double of the season with an 11 point, 10 rebound effort 3/1 at LAC. Tallied 14 points, eight rebounds, and tied a career high with three assists 2/26 at DAL. Had the best game of his career, recording career highs in points (19), FGM (7), FGA (13), OREB (6), and TREB (12) in a losing effort 2/24 vs. LAC. Recorded nine points and nine rebounds 2/22 at WAS. Scored 16 points on a perfect 7-of-7 from the field, while collecting nine rebounds including a career high eight defensive boards 2/12 at MIL, marking the third time this season he scored in double-figures. Collected 10 rebounds 2/3 vs. SAS, the second time this season he has rebounded in double-figures. Tied a career high with three blocked shots on a night where he was a perfect four-of-four from the field 2/1 vs. CHI. Set a career high in blocks 1/24 at DET. Set a season high in blocks with two 1/15 vs. HOU. Scored a career high 17 points 1/4 at IND. Recorded two points, one block, and one steal 1/1 at MIN. Chipped in four points and eight rebounds 12/27 vs. DEN. Scored six points and grabbed four rebounds 12/23 at SAC. Led the team in rebounding in his Pelicans debut with 11 at POR 12/21. DNP – CD – 2 times.

PREVIOUS SEASONS:
2010-11: Appeared in 34 games (two starts) for the Dallas Mavericks and Toronto Raptors, averaged 4.2 points, 2.3 rebounds, 0.3 assists, 0.3 steals and 0.6 blocks in 10.0 minutes.

2009-10: Appeared in 6 games, averaging 1.7 points and 5.0 minutes… assigned to the Maine Red Claws of the NBA D-League (11/30/09- 2/2/10), when he suffered a torn ligament in his right thumb that required surgery…in 22 games with Maine, averaged 14.6 points, 7.5 rebounds, 3.1 blocks and 26.0 minutes, while shooting 54.6% (113-207 FGs) from the field and 74.8% (95-127 FTs) from the free throw line…named to the Eastern Conference D-League All-Star Team but was unable to play due to injury…triple-double with 26 points, 13 rebounds and 10 blocks vs. Austin (1/22/10), marking the 6th points/rebounds/blocks triple-double in D-League history.

2008-09: Played in 31 games (4 starts) as a rookie…averaged 2.3 points and 1.0 rebounds in 5.9 minutes…career highs of 12 points, 4 rebounds and 20 minutes at NO (12/10/08)…led or tied for the team lead in blocks twice and steals twice…assigned to the D-League Sioux Falls Skyforce (3/9- 4/12/09)…in 11 D-League games, averaged 11.9 points, 6.8 rebounds and 1.8 blocks in 22.7 minutes, while shooting 47.5% (48-101 FGs) from the field and 79.6% (35-44 FTs) from the free throw line.

PERSONAL:
Born in Saint-Etienne, France. Spent time with three NBA teams (Charlotte, Dallas and Raptors) as well as two D-League teams (Maine and Sioux Falls), and two overseas clubs (Hyeres-Toulon and Strasbourg) before signing with the Pelicans.

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Vitals

Height: 7'2''/ 2.18m
Weight: 248 lbs./ 112.5 kg
Born: May 06, 1988
From: Saint Etienne, France
Draft: 1st Round (20th pick) 2008 NBA Draft
NBA Debut: 2008
Years Pro: 4
Previous Teams:
  New Orleans Pelicans 2013 - 2014
  Toronto Raptors 2011 - 2011
  Charlotte Bobcats 2010 - 2010
  Toronto Raptors 2010 - 2010
  More Previous Teams
Prior to NBA/Country: Saint Etienne, France

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