Valanciunas finished Wednesday's preseason win over Orlando with 13 points (5-13 FG, 1-2 3Pt, 2-2 FT), nine rebounds and two blocks.

Making his Pelicans debut after sitting out Monday's opener, Valanciunas looked right at home, narrowly missing a double-double in 20 minutes of action. The veteran big man is a virtual lock to begin the season as the starting center with the hope that his floor-spacing ability helps open up things up for Zion Williamson (foot).

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