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Jonas Valanciunas
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18.4 12.0 2.4
Team: New OrleansHeight: 6-11 Born: 5/6/1992
Position: CWeight: 265 Birthplace: Utena, Lithuania
College: NoneDraft: 1st Round 5th pick by Raptors (2011)


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Jan. 20 6:24 PM PT7:24 PM MT8:24 PM CT9:24 PM ET2:24 GMT10:24 7:24 PM MST8:24 PM CST9:24 PM EST6:24 UAE (+1)03:2421:24 ET8:24 PM CT0:24 - Jonas Valanciunas scored 18 points Thursday, going 8 of 11 from the field, as the New Orleans Pelicans defeated the New York Knicks 102-91. Valanciunas pulled down 10 rebounds and had two assists, tallying a plus-minus of +8 in his 33:02 on the floor. He added two blocks and one steal. Valanciunas went 1 of 4 from 3-point range.
Jan. 17 10:59 AM PT11:59 AM MT12:59 PM CT1:59 PM ET18:59 GMT2:59 11:59 AM MST12:59 PM CST1:59 PM EST22:59 UAE19:5913:59 ET12:59 PM CT16:59 - Jonas Valanciunas scored 22 points Monday on 9-of-17 shooting as the New Orleans Pelicans fell to the Boston Celtics 104-92. Valanciunas grabbed 14 rebounds and dished out four assists, accumulating a plus-minus of -4 in his 33:18 of playing time. Valanciunas went 2 of 6 from 3-point range.
Jan. 15 6:13 PM PT7:13 PM MT8:13 PM CT9:13 PM ET2:13 GMT10:13 7:13 PM MST8:13 PM CST9:13 PM EST6:13 UAE (+1)03:1321:13 ET8:13 PM CT0:13 - Jonas Valanciunas scored 13 points Saturday on 6-of-12 shooting as the New Orleans Pelicans fell to the Brooklyn Nets 120-105. Valanciunas grabbed five rebounds and dished out two assists, tallying a plus-minus of -13 in his 30:28 of playing time.
Jan. 13 6:37 PM PT7:37 PM MT8:37 PM CT9:37 PM ET2:37 GMT10:37 7:37 PM MST8:37 PM CST9:37 PM EST6:37 UAE (+1)03:3721:37 ET8:37 PM CT0:37 - Jonas Valanciunas scored 18 points Thursday on 7-of-12 shooting as the New Orleans Pelicans topped the Los Angeles Clippers 113-89. Valanciunas grabbed 16 rebounds and did not have an assist, accumulating a plus-minus of +16 in his 31:50 of playing time. Valanciunas went 2 of 3 from 3-point range.
Jan. 11 6:59 PM PT7:59 PM MT8:59 PM CT9:59 PM ET2:59 GMT10:59 7:59 PM MST8:59 PM CST9:59 PM EST6:59 UAE (+1)03:5921:59 ET8:59 PM CT0:59 - Jonas Valanciunas scored 13 points Tuesday, going 3 of 7 from the field, as the New Orleans Pelicans defeated the Minnesota Timberwolves 128-125. Valanciunas grabbed 12 rebounds and had five assists, accumulating a plus-minus of +8 in his 28:17 of playing time.
Jan. 9 4:38 PM PT5:38 PM MT6:38 PM CT7:38 PM ET0:38 GMT8:38 5:38 PM MST6:38 PM CST7:38 PM EST4:38 UAE (+1)01:3819:38 ET6:38 PM CT22:38 - Jonas Valanciunas scored 20 points Sunday, going 7 of 12 from the field, as the New Orleans Pelicans fell to the Toronto Raptors 105-101. Valanciunas grabbed 17 rebounds and added an assist, accumulating a plus-minus of -3 in his 33:43 on the floor. He added one block and one steal. Valanciunas went 1 of 3 from behind the arc.
Jan. 6 7:03 PM PT8:03 PM MT9:03 PM CT10:03 PM ET3:03 GMT11:03 8:03 PM MST9:03 PM CST10:03 PM EST7:03 UAE (+1)04:0322:03 ET9:03 PM CT1:03 - Jonas Valanciunas scored eight points Thursday on 2-of-6 shooting as the New Orleans Pelicans topped the Golden State Warriors 101-96. Valanciunas grabbed 10 rebounds and dished out four assists, tallying a plus-minus of +14 in his 31:35 on the floor. He added two blocks and one steal.
Jan. 4 6:41 PM PT7:41 PM MT8:41 PM CT9:41 PM ET2:41 GMT10:41 7:41 PM MST8:41 PM CST9:41 PM EST6:41 UAE (+1)03:4121:41 ET8:41 PM CT0:41 - Jonas Valanciunas scored 25 points Tuesday, going 10 of 18 from the field, as the New Orleans Pelicans fell to the Phoenix Suns 123-110. Valanciunas grabbed 16 rebounds and dished out two assists, accumulating a plus-minus of -3 in his 35:24 on the floor.
Jan. 3 7:01 PM PT8:01 PM MT9:01 PM CT10:01 PM ET3:01 GMT11:01 8:01 PM MST9:01 PM CST10:01 PM EST7:01 UAE (+1)04:0122:01 ET9:01 PM CT1:01 - Jonas Valanciunas scored 25 points Monday, going 9 of 18 from the field, as the New Orleans Pelicans fell to the Utah Jazz 115-104. Valanciunas pulled down nine rebounds and had two assists, accumulating a plus-minus of -11 in his 30:09 of playing time. Valanciunas went 3 of 7 from behind the arc.
Dec. 31 12:27 PM PT1:27 PM MT2:27 PM CT3:27 PM ET20:27 GMT4:27 1:27 PM MST2:27 PM CST3:27 PM EST0:27 UAE (+1)21:2715:27 ET2:27 PM CT18:27 - Valanciunas (health and safety protocols) will play against Utah on Monday.
Analysis: Valanciunas missed just one game while in protocol. He ranks second on the Pelicans with 18.5 points per game and leads the team with 12 rebounds a contest.
Dec. 28 6:52 PM PT7:52 PM MT8:52 PM CT9:52 PM ET2:52 GMT10:52 7:52 PM MST8:52 PM CST9:52 PM EST6:52 UAE (+1)03:5221:52 ET8:52 PM CT0:52 - Jonas Valanciunas scored 15 points Tuesday, going 4 of 11 from the field, as the New Orleans Pelicans topped the Cleveland Cavaliers 108-104. Valanciunas pulled down 10 rebounds and had two assists, accumulating a plus-minus of +13 in his 30:08 on the floor. He added one block. Valanciunas went 1 of 2 from behind the arc.
Dec. 22 1:11 PM PT2:11 PM MT3:11 PM CT4:11 PM ET21:11 GMT5:11 2:11 PM MST3:11 PM CST4:11 PM EST1:11 UAE (+1)22:1116:11 ET3:11 PM CT19:11 - Valanciunas (illness) will return from a two-game absence when the Pelicans host Cleveland on Tuesday.
Analysis: Valanciunas had started the Pelicans' first 32 games and is averaging 18.6 points and a team-best 12 rebounds per contest. The big man could have a prominent role Tuesday with Brandon Ingram likely sitting out.

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