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Western Southwest Standings

Team W-L L10 STRK
11-8 5-5 W1
11-8 6-4 L1
9-8 5-5 L2
6-14 1-9 L7
4-14 3-7 W1

2022 Stats

Minutes Per Game
Points Per Game
Field Goal Percentage
Rebounds Per Game
Assists Per Game
Regular Season 23.4 13.2 54.3 9.0 2.1

Top Jonas Valanciunas News

  • Pelicans' Jonas Valanciunas: Minimal impact despite victory

    Valanciunas tallied four points (2-5 FG, 0-1 3Pt), three rebounds and one assist in 17 minutes during Friday's 132-111 win over the Warriors.

    Valanciunas played his second-lowest minutes total of the season, as he picked up five fouls in just 17 minutes. Valanciunas's four turnovers also tied a season-high despite his limited playing time. The veteran big man could continue to see less action as Zion Williamson's return will likely cause the Pelicans that give their star forward better spacing.

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  • Pelicans' Jonas Valanciunas: Records double-double

    Valanciunas amassed 10 points (4-4 FG, 2-5 FT), 13 rebounds and two assists over 23 minutes during Monday's 128-83 win over the Warriors.

    Valanciunas didn't have his best performance from the charity stripe, but he was perfect from the field and also contributed on the glass en route to his first double-double since Nov. 9. The veteran big man has seen a decrease in his overall numbers during the current month, though. He's averaging 11.3 points and 8.6 rebounds per game in November after putting up 16.7 points and 10.5 boards per contest in October.

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  • Pelicans' Jonas Valanciunas: Quiet in loss

    Valanciunas accumulated ten points (5-7 FG, 0-1 FT), four rebounds and three assists across 21 minutes in Friday's 117-109 loss to th Celtics.

    Valanciunas is now averaging 13.4 points, 9.1 rebounds, 2.1 assists, 0.4 steals, 0.3 blocks and 0.5 triples across 23.6 minutes per game. He averaged 30.3 minutes for the Pelicans last year, so it looks like they are monitoring his workload a little more early on this season. As a result, his overall production may take a slight hit.

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  • Pelicans' Jonas Valanciunas: Back on track

    Valanciunas closed Wednesday's 124-110 win over the Bulls with 22 points (8-13 FG, 2-3 3Pt, 4-4 FT), seven rebounds, two assists and one block over 27 minutes.

    Valanciunas had been held to 17 combined points over his last three games heading into Wednesday's matchup, but he erupted for 22 points on a strong shooting night. This is the second time this season he's found success against the Bulls, as he also poured in 21 points Nov. 9 in Chicago. The big man has had a slightly down first month of the season, at least by his recent standards, averaging 13.6 points, 9.4 rebounds and 2.1 assists on 50.7 percent from the field over 15 games.

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  • Pelicans' Jonas Valanciunas: Held in check against Memphis

    Valanciunas finished Tuesday's 113-102 victory over the Grizzlies with two points (1-4 FG, 0-1 3Pt), three rebounds and two assists across 14 minutes.

    Valanciunas played a season-low 14 minutes during Tuesday's matchup and was unable to generate much production for the Pelicans. He committed four turnovers and also posted season-low marks in scoring and rebounds. The 30-year-old has displayed plenty of upside early in the season, but he's now been held to single-digit scoring totals in three consecutive games.

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  • Pelicans' Jonas Valanciunas: Records double-double Wednesday

    Valanciunas scored 21 points (8-13 FG, 0-2 3Pt, 5-6 FT) while adding 13 rebounds, three assists and a steal across 30 minutes in Wednesday's 115-111 win over the Bulls.

    On paper, Valanciunas should operate as New Orleans' fourth-best offensive threat behind CJ McCollum, Brandon Ingram and Zion Williamson, but the veteran big man has managed to produce above that role of late. He's scored in double figures in three games in a row and has two double-doubles in that span. In fact, Valanciunas has five double-doubles across 11 outings in the current campaign, and he should remain a valuable fantasy alternative across all formats due to his two-way ability.

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  • Pelicans' Jonas Valanciunas: Efficient performance Monday

    Valanciunas closed Monday's 129-122 loss to the Pacers with 14 points (7-9 FG), seven rebounds and two assists across 22 minutes.

    Although Valanciunas' final stat line might not be eye-popping, he was extremely efficient -- he ended two boards shy of posting another double-double and only missed two shots from the field. Relegated to a secondary role on offense behind the likes of CJ McCollum, Brandon Ingram and Zion Williamson, Valanciunas is still a solid fantasy performer across all formats and has four double-doubles across 10 appearances while averaging 14.4 points, 10.3 rebounds and 2.2 assists per game.

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  • Pelicans' Jonas Valanciunas: Stellar work on glass

    Valanciunas closed Saturday's 124-121 overtime loss to the Hawks with 13 points (5-12 FG, 3-4 FT), 17 rebounds, one assist, one block and one steal in 26 minutes.

    Valanciunas notched his fourth double-double of the season with a strong showing Saturday night. He also recorded his first block since Oct. 25 against Dallas. Valanciunas shouldered his largest workload since Oct. 28, as he'd been limited to 24, 22 and 19 minutes in his last three starts prior to his double-double in Atlanta.

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  • Pelicans' Jonas Valanciunas: One point shy of double-double

    Valanciunas logged nine points (3-11 FG, 1-2 3Pt, 2-2 FT), 10 rebounds and one assist across 22 minutes during Wednesday's 120-117 overtime loss to the Lakers.

    Valanciunas has seen his production return to normal over the last pair of games after logging a season-high 31 minutes against Phoenix on Oct. 28. Even in limited minutes, Valanciunas is a nightly double-double threat who typically posts better efficiency from the field than his 3-of-11 effort Wednesday.

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  • Pelicans' Jonas Valanciunas: Posts double-double in loss

    Valanciunas posted 25 points (11-16 FG, 3-3 FT), 10 rebounds, two assists and one steal over 31 minutes during Friday's 124-111 loss to Phoenix.

    A double-double threat every time he steps on the court, Valanciunas has recorded at least 10 points and 10 rebounds in three of his five outings this season. Even though he holds a secondary role in an offensive scheme that includes Zion Williamson (hip), Brandon Ingram (concussion) and CJ McCollum, Valanciunas is averaging 17.8 points per game while shooting a decent 53.3 percent from the field.

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  • Pelicans' Jonas Valanciunas: Poor shooting in OT loss

    Valanciunas had six points (2-11 FG, 0-1 3Pt, 2-2 FT), nine rebounds, three assists and a steal across 24 minutes in Sunday's overtime loss to the Jazz.

    Valanciunas started the season on a strong note and posted double-digit numbers in each of his first two appearances, but he wasn't able to repeat that here and was limited to his first single-digit scoring output of the campaign while also struggling from the field. He's not expected to hold a prominent role on offense as the season progresses, though, as the Pelicans also feature the likes of Zion Williamson (hip), CJ McCollum and Brandon Ingram (head) in the starting lineup on a regular basis.

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  • Pelicans' Jonas Valanciunas: Paves way with 30 points

    Valanciunas supplied 30 points (8-11 FG, 1-3 3Pt, 13-14 FT), 17 rebounds, four assists, one block and one steal in 29 minutes during Friday's 124-112 victory over the Hornets.

    Valanciunas knocked down a team-high 13 shots from the charity stripe and turned in an efficient night. He's put up two double-doubles to begin the new campaign and should continue to see plenty of opportunities in the paint moving forward alongside Brandon Ingram and Zion Williamson.

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  • Pelicans' Jonas Valanciunas: Strong double-double in win

    Valanciunas finished Wednesday's 130-108 victory over the Nets with 15 points (6-13 FG, 1-1 3Pt, 2-2 FT), 13 rebounds, two assists and one block in 27 minutes.

    Valanciunas turned in a strong performance despite the plethora of talent on display, himself an early-season double-double. The return of Zion Williamson resulted in many managers overlooking Valanciunas, a decision that could prove to be fruitful for those who were able to acquire him. While his ceiling is lower than last season, he should remain a solid source of traditional big-man stats with the added ability of being able to stretch the floor when required.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-11, 265 lbs
Birthplace: Utena, Lithuania
Age: 30
Experience: 10