Originally posted on RealGM  |  Last updated 7/22/13
Jonas Valanciunas had a very strong performance over his four Summer League games, averaging 20 points and 9.3 rebounds. Valanciunas and the Toronto Raptors decided to end his run after suffering a sprained finger. "It's not about me, it's about team," Valanciunas said. "Our team, playing together, learning how to play together. It was Quincy [Acy], it was Terence [Ross], it was Dwight [Buycks]. We had a chance together as a team to prepare for the season. I think it was a great time." Valanciunas spent 10 days in Las Vegas working with new assistant coaches Bill Bayno and Nick Nurse. "He can take us to the next level, without a doubt," DeMar DeRozan said Saturday. "The league, when you have a dominant big, like he could potentially be, it will show you what good teams really are. With myself on the team, and we have Rudy (Gay), and we have a point guard like Kyle (Lowry), if we have a center like Jonas stepping up at a young age, that could do a lot for us, man."
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