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According to the NBA Injury Report, Jonas Valanciunas (ankle) has been ruled out Sunday vs. the Warriors.
The Pelicans will be without Jonas Valanciunas, Devonte' Graham, Brandon Ingram, and Herb Jones on Sunday. With four starters out of the lineup and CJ McCollum on a minutes limit, the Pels will look to Willy Hernangomez, Tony Snell, and Garrett Temple to all see extended minutes as potential starters.
Jonas Valanciunas recorded 14 points (5-11 FG, 4-4 FT), eight rebounds, and two assists in 22 minutes in Thursday's blowout win over Portland.
Valanciunas was not asked to do much in such a lopsided affair. As a result, the strong center recorded his lowest rebounding total since March 11. In more competitive games, JV is a double-double machine. The 29-year-old will look to ramp up his productive in a competitive matchup when the Pelicans visit the Grizzlies on Saturday.
Pelicans C Jonas Valanciunas will be available Thursday night against Portland according to ESPN's Andrew Lopez.
Jonas Valanciunas has been upgraded to available and will return after a one game absence dealing with soreness in his right ankle. He should see his usual minutes over the final few games as the Pelicans prepare for the Play-In Tournament.
Pelicans C Jonas Valanciunas is considered questionable for Thursday's game against
Jonas Valanciunas is in danger of missing his second straight contest with soreness in his right ankle. This is after not sitting out a game since late January 29. Willy Hernangomez will start if Valanciunas is a no go again on Thursday.
According to the Pelicans PR team, Jonas Valanciunas (ankle) has been ruled out Tuesday vs. the Kings.
Valanciunas, who played 22 minutes on Sunday before suffering an injury, is out for Tuesday with an ankle injury. Jaxson Hayes will start and see 30+ minutes while Trey Murphy III and Larry Nance should see their minutes extended off the bench.