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Raptors Player Review: The Rise of Jonas Valanciunas

After years of slow development, Jonas Valanciunas finally began to put it all together 2015-16. His future is an exciting one for Raptors fans to think about. Jonas Valanciunas was pretty good already. He'd grown as a player each of his first three years in the league. His rebounding and shot blocking numbers took a slow and steady trajectory upwards, and while he wasn't trusted...
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5 days ago

WATCH: Raptors Post-Game: Jonas Valanciunas - May 27, 2016

Jonas Valanciunas speaks with members of the media following Friday's Game 6 loss.
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May 28, 2016  |  Discuss

WATCH: Raptors Shootaround: Jonas Valanciunas - May 25, 2016

Jonas Valanciunas speaks with members of the media following Wednesday's shootaround.
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May 25, 2016  |  Discuss

Report: Jonas Valanciunas could play in Game 4 against Cavs

A healthy dose of Lithuanian flair is coming to an Eastern Conference Finals series near you! According to a report by Brian Windhorst of ESPN, Raptors center Jonas Valanciunas has been upgraded to a game-time decision for Monday’s Game 4 against the Cavs, and signs are that he will indeed be taking the floor. Jonas Valanciunas (ankle) upgraded to gametime decision. Signs are...
Via Larry Brown Sports
May 23, 2016  |  Discuss

Jonas Valanciunas considered ‘doubtful’ for Game 4

Toronto Raptors center Jonas Valanciunas is still significantly hampered by the ankle injury that has kept him out of the last seven games and isn’t likely to play in Game 4. His official status for the upcoming contest against the Cleveland Cavaliers is “doubtful,” as reported by Ohm Youngmisuk of ESPN. Raptors say Jonas Valanciunas' status is now considered "doubtful...
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May 22, 2016  |  Discuss

Jonas Valanciunas ‘progressing,’ remains doubtful for Game 3

The Toronto Raptors need all hands on deck to stop the Cleveland Cavaliers from sweeping the Eastern Conference Finals, but Jonas Valanciunas isn’t likely to play in Game 3, regardless. Chris O’Leary of the Toronto Star reports the center will remain “doubtful for Game 3,” noting head coach Dwayne Casey saying he is “progressing but they won’t rush him back. Valanciunas...
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May 20, 2016  |  Discuss

Raptors’ Jonas Valanciunas out for Game 2 against Cavs

As expected, Toronto Raptors center Jonas Valanciunas will miss his sixth consecutive game after suffering a sprained ankle against the Miami Heat in the Eastern Conference Semifinals. Toronto was able to overcome the loss of its starting center against the Heat, primarily due to the play of backup Bismack Biyombo. Unfortunately, that was nowhere near the case in Cleveland...
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May 19, 2016  |  Discuss

Valanciunas likely out at least two games against Cavs

The Toronto Raptors head into their Eastern Conference Finals matchup with the Cleveland Cavaliers a battered and tired team, having gone the full seven in their first two series. Starting center Jonas Valanciunas is the most noteworthy injury for the Raptors. He missed the final four games of the Heat series with an ankle injury and is unlikely to go for at least the first two...
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May 16, 2016  |  Discuss

Paul George blames Jonas Valanciunas for late-game scuffle

The Indiana Pacers got their equalizer on Saturday, defeating the Toronto Raptors in Game 4 by the final of 100-83 to knot their playoff series at 2 games apiece. But the victory did not come without its fair share of extracurricular activities. While fighting for position in the lane during a free throw attempt by Ian Mahinmi in the waning seconds of the game, Pacers forward Paul...
Via Larry Brown Sports
April 23, 2016  |  Discuss

Report: Jonas Valanciunas to miss six weeks with fractured hand

Raptors center Jonas Valanciunas suffered a fractured left hand against the Lakers on Friday, and now he might not see the floor again until the 2016 calendar year. According to a report by Shams Charania of Yahoo! Sports on Sunday, Valanciunas is expected to miss about six weeks with the injury. The 23-year-old Lithuanian center has elected to not undergo surgery on the hand, his...
Via Larry Brown Sports
November 22, 2015  |  Discuss

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