Alexis Ajinca (shoulder) will miss Wednesday's regular season finale against the Timberwolves.
Ajinca was questionable coming into the day, and with the New Orleans Pelicans eliminated from playoff contention, there was really no reason to rush the 7-2 big man into action for Wednesday's matchup in Minnesota. The 27 year-old center will finish the season with a line of 6.0 points and 4.6 rebounds per game, but the stats don't show how good of a job he did producing during this past month, during which practically the entire Pelicans team has been ravaged by injuries. Expect Omer Asik and Kendrick Perkins to pick up minutes in Ajinca's absence.
Alexis Ajinca (shoulder) has been ruled out for Wednesday's game against Minnesota.
Ajinca will miss a second straight game as he continues to battle a shoulder injury sustained against the Lakers on Friday. In his absence, expect Omer Asik and Kendrick Perkins to each take on heavy workloads Wednesday.
Alexis Ajinca (shoulder) is questionable for Wednesday's matchup with the Timberwolves, Justin Verrier of ESPN reports.
Ajinca missed Monday's game against the Bulls due to an unspecified shoulder injury suffered on Saturday against the Suns, and he's been listed as questionable after originally being taken off the team's injury report. With the New Orleans Pelicans eliminated from the playoffs they have nothing to gain by forcing Ajinca back if he isn't totally healthy. If he plays expect him to not be at all limited, if he's held out look for Luke Babbitt and Dante Cunningham to see some extra time on the court.
Alexis Ajinca (shoulder) will not play in Monday's game against the Bulls, despite being taken off the injury report earlier in the day.
There was a hint of optimism that Ajinca wouldn't need to rest after sustaining a right shoulder injury Saturday against the Suns, although he will indeed sit after playing in 12 consecutive games for a battered New Orleans squad. In his absence, expect Dante Cunningham and Luke Babbitt to cover Ajinca's role at power forward. His next opportunity to play will be in the regular season finale against Minnesota on Wednesday.
Ajinca departed Saturday's game against the Suns with an apparent shoulder injury, finishing with four points and four boards in 23 minutes. It doesn't look to be anything serious, however, and Ajinca should be considered healthy Monday night. He'll likely be back in his starting role alongside Omer Asik in the frontcourt.
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