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Jonas Valanciunas #17 of the Memphis Grizzlies handles the ball during the game against the Dallas Mavericks on March 2, 2019 at the American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas
Jonas Valanciunas #17 of the Memphis Grizzlies handles the ball during the game against the Dallas Mavericks on March 2, 2019 at the American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas.
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Jonas Valanciunas medical update 4.1.19

by Memphis Grizzlies

Memphis Grizzlies center Jonas Valanciunas suffered a grade II right ankle sprain in Sunday’s game against the Los Angeles Clippers and will miss the remainder of the 2018-19 season. Surgery is not required and he is expected to make a full recovery.

Valanciunas (7-0, 265) started 17 of his 19 appearances for the Grizzlies and averaged 19.9 points, 10.7 rebounds, 2.2 assists and 1.58 blocks in 27.7 minutes after he was acquired from the Toronto Raptors on Feb. 7. The 26-year-old finishes his seventh NBA season with averages of 15.6 points, 8.6 rebounds, 1.4 assists and 1.08 blocks in 22.3 minutes in 49 games (27 starts) for both the Grizzlies and Raptors.

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