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2023 Stats

STATS MPG
Minutes Per Game
PPG
Points Per Game
FG%
Field Goal Percentage
RPG
Rebounds Per Game
APG
Assists Per Game
Regular Season 13.9 5.4 43.4 1.4 0.6

Top Matt Ryan News

  • Pelicans' Matt Ryan: Upgraded to standard deal

    The Pelicans signed Ryan to a standard NBA contract Saturday.

    Since the Pelicans claimed him off waivers from the Timberwolves in October, Ryan has spent the entire 2023-24 campaign as one of New Orleans' three two-way players. Heading into Sunday's regular-season finale versus the Lakers, Ryan has appeared in 27 games (one start) while averaging 5.6 points, 1.5 rebounds and 1.5 three-pointers in 14.4 minutes per contest. While Ryan isn't expected to be part of New Orleans' rotation during the team's upcoming playoff run, his conversion from a two-way deal to a standard NBA contract at least ensures that he'll be eligible to play during the postseason.

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  • Pelicans' Matt Ryan: Rare appearance in loss

    Ryan closed with no counting stats in zero minutes during Wednesday's 117-108 loss to the Magic.

    Ryan barely saw the floor again Wednesday, cracking the rotation for just the fifth time in the past 11 games. During that time, he has played a combined 21 minutes, tallying five total points. Barring a number of injuries to other players, Ryan should remain on waivers in all formats.

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  • Pelicans' Matt Ryan: Available for Thursday

    Ryan (illness) is available Thursday against the Magic.

    Ryan has struggled to see consistent minutes this season, making just seven appearances since Nov. 18. He hasn't been a consistent part of the Pelicans' rotation in recent weeks.

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  • Pelicans' Matt Ryan: Scores two off bench

    Ryan ended Thursday's 121-106 loss to the Magic with two points (1-3 FG, 0-2 3Pt) in six minutes.

    Ryan dealt with an illness ahead of Thursday's matchup but still saw a few minutes of playing time off the bench. The 26-year-old has been an inconsistent part of the Pelicans' rotation this year and is unlikely to be a major contributor down the stretch.

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  • Pelicans' Matt Ryan: Questionable for Thursday

    Ryan is listed as questionable for Thursday's game versus the Magic due to a non-COVID illness.

    Ryan has received inconsistent playing time for New Orleans this season. If the 26-year-old forward is ruled out, it is unlikely to impact the Pelicans' rotation.

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  • Pelicans' Matt Ryan: Drains two triples

    Ryan posted six points (2-2 FG, 2-2 3Pt), one rebound and one assist across 12 minutes during Tuesday's 115-92 win over the Knicks.

    Ryan dropped in two three-pointers Tuesday, seeing minutes for the third time in the past four games. While he has been able to carve out a rotation spot, it comes as a result of injuries to other players rather than his impressive play. Outside of being a speculative stream option for threes, he holds no sustainable fantasy value.

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  • Pelicans' Matt Ryan: Back with NBA team

    The Pelicans recalled Ryan from the G League's Birmingham Squadron on Monday.

    Assuming Ryan is active for Monday's game in Boston, he'll be suiting up for the Pelicans for the first time since Nov. 18 after missing more than two months while recovering from surgery to remove loose bodies in his right elbow. The two-way forward was cleared for game action last week and made two appearances for the Squadron, averaging 8.5 points, 2.5 assists, 2.0 three-pointers and 1.0 rebounds in 22.2 minutes between those contests.

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  • Pelicans' Matt Ryan: Transferred to G League

    The Pelicans transferred Ryan (elbow) to the Birmingham Squadron of the G League on Tuesday.

    Ryan hasn't played since Nov. 18 after undergoing right elbow shoulder surgery. The two-way forward's move to the G League likely signals that he's at least been cleared to resume practicing with the Squadron, even if he doesn't immediately play for the affiliate.

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  • Pelicans' Matt Ryan: Undergoes surgery, out 6-to-8 weeks

    The Pelicans announced Tuesday that Ryan underwent surgery to remove loose bodies in his right elbow and will be sidelined for approximately 6-to-8 weeks, Andrew Lopez of ESPN.com reports.

    Ryan missed 11 straight games due to elbow soreness, but he was diagnosed with a strain Monday and underwent surgery Tuesday. The sharpshooter was a consistent part of the Pelicans' rotation earlier in the season, averaging 9.3 points in 23.0 minutes across 13 appearances (one start), but he was headed for a reduced role after CJ McCollum and Trey Murphy got cleared to return from lengthy injury-related absences.

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  • Pelicans' Matt Ryan: Will miss extended time

    Coach Willie Green said Monday that Ryan will be out "awhile" with a right elbow strain, Christian Clark of The New Orleans Times-Picayune reports.

    Ryan has missed 11 straight contests due to what was being labeled as soreness in his shooting elbow, but he's now been diagnosed with a strain. The sharpshooter carved out a consistent role to start the season, but the Pelicans are getting close to full strength, so Trey Murphy, Jordan Hawkins and Dyson Daniels will continue to absorb Ryan's missing minutes.

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  • Pelicans' Matt Ryan: Unavailable Monday

    Ryan (elbow) is out for Monday's game against the Timberwolves.

    Ryan will miss an 11th consecutive game due to elbow soreness that has been the cause of his last four absences. It remains unclear when Ryan will be able to return, his next chance will come Wednesday against the Wizards.

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  • Pelicans' Matt Ryan: Won't face Lakers

    Ryan (elbow) is out for Thursday's game against the Lakers.

    Ryan will miss a third straight contest with right elbow soreness, and it'll be his 10th consecutive absence overall including time missed while battling a calf injury. While it's unclear how close Ryan is to a return, his next chance to play will come Monday against Minnesota.

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  • Pelicans' Matt Ryan: Still out

    Ryan (elbow) is out for Monday's game against the Kings.

    Ryan missed seven straight games with a calf injury and will now miss a second consecutive game due to right elbow soreness. It may be difficult for Ryan to carve out a role when he returns, especially now that Trey Murphy and CJ McCollum are back in the lineup.

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  • Pelicans' Matt Ryan: Out again

    Ryan will not play in Saturday's game against the Bulls due to right elbow soreness.

    Ryan has missed the Pelicans' previous seven games with a calf injury. This is the first time he is being reported as sidelined due to elbow soreness. Once he returns, he will presumably have a tough time cracking New Orleans' rotation.

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  • Pelicans' Matt Ryan: Unavailable Friday

    Ryan (calf) is unavailable for Friday's game against the Spurs.

    This will be the seventh game in a row on the shelf for Ryan. With the Pelicans getting healthier, Ryan will have a difficult time cracking the rotation when he's cleared to suit up again.

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  • Pelicans' Matt Ryan: Unlikely to play Friday

    Ryan (calf) is doubtful for Friday's game against the Spurs.

    Ryan has missed the last six games due to a calf strain and will likely be unavailable once again Friday. If he's ruled out, it's unclear whether he'll be available for Saturday's game in Chicago.

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  • Pelicans' Matt Ryan: Officially ruled out

    Ryan (calf) won't play in Wednesday's game versus the 76ers.

    Ryan's absence streak will extend to six games Wednesday after being downgraded from doubtful to out with a right calf strain. His next chance to suit up is Friday's matchup with the Spurs.

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  • Pelicans' Matt Ryan: Doubtful for Wednesday

    Ryan (calf) has been upgraded to doubtful for Wednesday's game against Philadelphia.

    Ryan has missed the Pelicans' past five games due to a mild right calf strain. He was given a 10-to-14-day recovery timeline after being diagnosed with the injury Nov. 20, and he appears to be firmly in line to return at some point during that window. While Ryan is unlikely to be available Wednesday, he could have a better chance at returning to action Friday versus the Spurs. With Trey Murphy (knee) also trending toward a potential return to action Friday, however, the Pelicans may not have room for Ryan in their rotation.

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  • Pelicans' Matt Ryan: Dealing with mild calf strain

    The Pelicans announced Monday that Ryan will be sidelined for approximately 10-to-14 days due to a mild right calf strain.

    Ryan is averaging 23.0 minutes per game this season, so his absence will open up significant playing time, especially if CJ McCollum (lung) and Trey Murphy (knee) remain sidelined. Jordan Hawkins has the most comparable skill set to Ryan among New Orleans' reserves, so he's an obvious choice to take most of Ryan's minutes, but Jose Alvarado, Dyson Daniels and Naji Marshall could also see slightly larger roles until Ryan is cleared to return.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-6, 215 lbs
Birthplace: White Plains, NY
Age: 26
School: Notre Dame
Experience: 2