Pelicans' Alexis Ajinca: Plays four minutes Sunday

Ajinca played four minutes in Sunday's 91-81 loss to the Mavericks, finishing with no points (0-3 FG) and two rebounds.

Ajinca had been off the injury report for nearly a week following a bout with a shoulder issue, but Sunday marked his first appearance in a game since Nov. 16. Starting center Omer Asik is only averaging 17.9 minutes per game and has been generally unimpressive this season, but because Anthony Davis covers nearly all of the remaining minutes at the position, Ajinca may find himself outside of coach Alvin Gentry's rotation more often than not.

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