The Memphis Grizzlies will be without starting centre Jonas Valanciunas when they take on the Phoenix Suns Monday Afternoon. According to Adrian Wojnarowski, Valanciunas has entered health and safety protocols, which is how the league addresses covid-19 cases.
Valanciunas is the third-leading scorer for the Grizzlies and their top board man. Valanciunas has made a name for himself on the defensive side of the court, where he leads the team in defensive win shares. Xavier Tillman is listed second the Grizzlies depth chart at centre. This season, he’s averaging 8.1 points, 3.6 rebounds and 1.3 steals per game. Valanciunas’ absence could mean more offensive looks for Ja Morant for the Grizzlies and opens the door for Deandre Ayton to snap out of his early-season slump for the Suns.
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