Greg Stiemsma went down with a sprained left knee and won't return to Tuesday's game.
Greg Stiemsma averaged just 1.0 points per game during the preseason and Jason Smith replaced him as the Pelicans' starting center for Friday's finale.
Monty Williams said that Greg Stiemsma "hasn't done anything to lose the [starting center] spot."
Greg Stiemsma was scoreless and failed to grab any rebounds in 10 minutes vs. Dwight Howard and the Rockets on Saturday.
Pelicans coach Monty Williams said he "like[s] the idea" of a second unit featuring Tyreke Evans, Ryan Anderson and Jason Smith.
Greg Stiemsma hopes to earn the Pelicans' starting center job this season.
Pelicans sign C Greg Stiemsma.
There are at least 10 teams interested in free agent C Greg Stiemsma, but the Pelicans are in "pole position" to sign him.
The Timberwolves could bring back unrestricted free agent Greg Stiemsma.
Timberwolves waive C Greg Stiemsma.
The Timberwolves are expected to waive Greg Stiemsma before his contract becomes guaranteed, according to the Minneapolis Star-Tribune.
The Timberwolves have until July 17 to decide whether or not to pick up the option on Greg Stiemsma's contract.
Greg Stiemsma made another start at center for injured Nikola Pekovic on Wednesday and had 12 points, nine boards, a career-high five steals, and a block in a win over the Spurs.
Greg Stiemsma played 41 minutes in a start at center against the Jazz, scoring 10 points with seven boards, one assist, three steals and two blocks on Friday.