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Jonas Valanciunas (health and safety protocols) has been ruled out for Wednesday's game against Portland.
This will mark the second straight game missed by Valanciunas due to the NBA's health and safety protocols. In his last absence, Xavier Tillman started in his place and played 29 minutes. Tillman looks like a good buy-low candidate while Valanciunas is in quarantine.
Jonas Valanciunas (health and safety protocols) has been ruled out for Monday's game against the Suns.
With Valanciunas forced into self-quarantine, Gorgui Dieng, Brandon Clarke, and Xavier Tillman will be expected to carry the bulk of frontcourt minutes for the Grizzlies.
Jonas Valanciunas logged nine points (3-6 0-1 3-6), seven rebounds, an assist, and a block over 20 minutes in Saturday's win over the 76ers.
The Grizzlies center was on pace for another double-double but had his minutes cut short. He's averaging 14.0 points and 10.4 rebounds this year and will hope to play better in the matchup against the Suns on Monday.
Jonas Valanciunas recorded a team-high 24 points (11-19 FG, 0-1 3PT, 2-2 FT), 16 rebounds, two blocks, and an assist in Wednesday's win over the Timberwolves.
Valanciunas had a couple of quiet nights after eight straight double-doubles but returned to form on Wednesday with his highest-scoring output of the season. He remains an elite option at center as he's averaging 14.9 points, 10.7 rebounds, 1.8 assists, and 1.0 blocks per game.
Jonas Valanciunas recorded 12 points (6-10 FG, 0-1 3PT), seven rebounds, three assists, and one block in Monday's 101-91 win over the Cavaliers.
After starting the season with eight consecutive double-doubles, Valanciunas has come up short of that mark in his last two outings. Still, he's averaging a respectable 14.0 points, 10.2 rebounds, 1.9 assists, 0.9 steals, and 0.9 blocks and makes for a top center option in fantasy leagues.