Iwundu didn't score (0-2 FG) but added one rebound and one assist during Monday's loss to Golden State.
This was Iwundu's first appearance over the past four contests, as the forward last played against the Clippers on April 26 logging two minutes off the bench. Iwundu has totaled just seven points and 10 rebounds across his past five outings.
Iwundu will come off the bench Wednesday against the Knicks, Daniel Sallerson of the Pelicans Radio Network reports.
The 26-year-old started Monday against the Kings and tallied 11 points (3-4 FG, 1-2 3Pt, 4-5 FT), seven rebounds and one block in 27 minutes, but Naji Marshall will enter the starting five Wednesday. Iwundu should still be involved off the bench with Lonzo Ball (hip), Josh Hart (thumb) and Nickeil Alexander-Walker (ankle) still sidelined.
Iwundu scored 11 points (3-4 FG, 1-2 3Pt, 4-5 FT) to a long with seven rebounds and one block across 27 minutes in Monday's win over the Kings.
The absence of Lonzo Ball (hip) forced the Pelicans to play bigger, with Iwundu entering the starting lineup as a result. As could be expected, he wasn't a big part of the offense, but rebounded well for his position and also chipped in one block. Once Ball is able to return, Iwundu figures to sink on the depth chart, but he could be a decent contributor in boards and defensive stats in the short term.
Iwundu will start Monday's game against the Kings, Daniel Sallerson of the Pelicans Radio Network reports.
Iwundu will make his first start with the Pelicans after he was traded to the team in March. Over the last five games, he's averaging 4.8 points on 36.4 percent shooting and 3.2 rebounds across 20.5 minutes per game.
Iwundu produced just three points (1-3 FG, 0-2 3Pt, 1-1 FT), three rebounds and one steal in 23 minutes during Wednesday's 139-111 loss to the Nets.
Iwundu saw some additional playing time as the game descended into garbage time. His role on a typical night is yet to be determined, largely due to the fact the team is without a number of primary options right now. Despite having some defensive upside, Iwundu is yet to establish any sort of fantasy value.
Iwundu (recently traded) is available for Saturday's game against the Mavericks, Christian Clark of The New Orleans Times-Picayune reports.
After being dealt from the Mavericks on Thursday, Iwundu will have a chance to debut for his new team against his old team. That said, it's not clear if he'll be a regular part of coach Stan Van Gundy's rotation.
Iwundu (recently traded) is out Friday against the Nuggets.
Traded to the Pelicans on Thursday, Iwundu will need more time before debuting for his new team. His next chance to play is Saturday against the Mavericks, the team that dealt him to New Orleans.
The Pelicans acquired Iwundu, James Johnson and a future second-round pick from the Mavericks on Thursday in exchange for JJ Redick and James Johnson, Andrew Lopez of ESPN.com reports.
Iwundu had been a fringe rotation option for the Mavericks this season, averaging 2.1 points and 1.9 rebounds in 12.5 minutes per game over his 23 appearances. His playing-time outlook likely won't dramatically change for the better in New Orleans, and even if it does, Iwundu lacks a fantasy-friendly profile.
Iwundu didn't play during Monday's win over Orlando.
This was Iwundu's sixth DNP-coach's decision absence over the Mavericks' past eight games, as the forward has completely fallen out of the rotation after starting three straight games from Jan. 13 to Jan. 17. The Kansas State product is currently averaging 2.1 points and 1.8 rebounds over 19 games played.
Iwundu isn't starting Monday's game against Toronto, Callie Caplan of The Dallas Morning News reports.
Iwundu had started the last three contests for the Mavs, but he'll be utilized off the bench Monday night. He's averaging 2.8 points and 1.6 rebounds in 10.6 minutes off the bench this year. Jalen Brunson will enter the starting five in Iwundu's place.
Iwundu will start Wednesday's game against the Hornets.
With the Mavs battling COVID-19 issues, Iwundu will be thrust into the lineup at small forward for his first start of the season. In Saturday's win over Orlando, Iwundu played 32 minutes off the bench but finished scoreless with only two field-goal attempts.
Iwundu agreed to sign with the Mavericks on Saturday, Tim MacMahon of ESPN.com reports.
Iwundu spent the first three years of his career on the Magic. Last season, he averaged 5.8 points, 2.5 rebounds and 1.2 assists in 18.3 minutes. The soon-to-be 26-year-old figures to see a similar, if not reduced, role with his new team. As a result, Iwundu can be ignored in the vast majority of fantasy formats.
The Magic will not extend a qualifying offer to Iwundu, making him an unrestricted free agent, Josh Robbins of The Athletic reports.
Iwundu has had a consistent role for the Magic across his first three seasons in the league, averaging 4.8 points, 2.5 rebounds and 1.0 assists in 17.6 minutes. The 25-year-old wing is unlikely to draw much interest in free agency for a significant role, especially one that would lead to fantasy relevance.
Iwundu went for 15 points (4-5 FG, 2-2 3Pt, 5-7 FT), six assists and four rebounds in 27 minutes during Thursday's win over the Pelicans.
Iwundu scored in double digits in back-to-back games to close out the 2019-20 regular season, and he might have tightened his grip on the starting small forward role ahead of the Magic's upcoming playoff series against the Bucks. The third-year swingman averaged 9.0 points, 2.6 rebounds and 2.0 assists in 20.6 minutes across seven bubble games, although those numbers improved to 14.0 points, 3.7 rebounds and 3.3 assists in 27.7 minutes in his three starts.
Iwundu posted 18 points (5-11 FG, 2-3 3Pt, 6-8 FT), five rebounds and three assists in 30 minutes during Tuesday's 108-96 loss to the Nets.
Iwundu tied Markelle Fultz for a team-high 18 points in the loss, and Iwundu was just one point shy of matching his season high in scoring. It was certainly his best performance in the bubble, as he had just one other game with double-digit points. Iwundu should continue seeing an increased role until Aaron Gordon (hamstring) returns.
Iwundu (neck) is available to play Sunday against Sacramento.
Iwundu was originally deemed questionable heading into the matchup against the Kings following an absence from Friday's game. The Kansas State product is currently averaging 5.3 points and 2.5 rebounds over 45 games played this season.
Iwundu (neck) is officially listed as questionable ahead of Sunday's matchup with the Kings.
Iwundu has been cleared of a concussion, but he is still recovering from neck soreness. He sat out he Magic's victory over the Nets on Friday, and it appears his status for Sunday will depend on how he is feeling closer to tip-off.
Iwundu has been cleared from his concussion but won't play during Friday's restart opener against the Nets due to neck stiffness and soreness.
Iwundu has been a reliable part of the Magic's rotation for most of the season, especially when Jonathan Isaac was out. However, Isaac should be able to fill in what has become Iwundu's minutes now that the former is back.
The Magic list Iwundu (concussion) as questionable for Friday's game against the Nets.
Iwundu remains in the NBA's concussion protocol after suffering the head injury along with a laceration above his left eye in a scrimmage against the Lakers last weekend. Though Iwundu is no longer dealing with headaches, his lack of involvement in full-contact drills over the last few days could prompt the Magic to err on the side of caution and hold him out of the club's first seeding game.
Iwundu (concussion) is no longer experiencing headaches but is unlikely to play Friday against the Nets, Josh Robbins of The Athletic reports.
The 25-year-old required four stitches due to a laceration above his left eye sustained during Saturday's scrimmage, but he also suffered a concussion. Iwundu is doubtful to play during the first seeding game against the Nets on Friday as a result.
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