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Raptors’ Lou Williams wins NBA Sixth Man Award

Toronto Raptors’ Lou Williams, who averaged a career-high 15.5 points this season, is the winner of the 2014-15 Kia NBA Sixth Man Award as the league’s best player in a reserve role, the NBA announced Monday. The 6-1 guard becomes the first Raptors player to earn the honor. Williams, in his 10th NBA season and first with the Raptors, had 78 first-place votes and 502 total...
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Victory is the Raptors’ only option in franchise’s most important playoff series

Tom Szczerbowski-USA TODAY Sports Just two years removed from their fifth consecutive losing campaign, the Toronto Raptors stumbled across the finish line with a 92-87 victory over the Charlotte Hornets in Wednesday’s regular season finale to set a new franchise record with their 49th win of the season. But after last season’s legendary turnaround resulted in another early...
Via Sports-Glory
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Watch Raptors’ Valanciunas go 0-2 at the rim… of a paper cup

It just wasn’t his day from the field. Raptors’ Jonas Valanciunas didn’t have his shooting stroke with him recently as the big man missed point blank two shot attempts with this mouth piece at a paper cup. Yeah, that’s right, Jonas missed the rim of a cup (which was right in his face) as he tried to slam his mouth piece into it. The funny part of this video, his teammates...
Via Crossover Chronicles
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Raptors Jonas Valanciunas, “It’s Cool Being A Dad”

As any parent knows your first child is a life changing event and the Toronto Raptors Jonas Valanciunas isn’t any different. “It’s cool (being a Dad,)” Valanciunas told Pro Bball Report.
Via Pro Bball Report
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Kawhi Leonard throws down slam dunk on Jonas Valanciunas

San Antonio Spurs guard Kawhi Leonard threw down a huge two-handed slam on Toronto Raptors center Jonas Valanciunas during Tuesday night's game at the AT&T Center.Leonard dribbled along the baseline and finished with the strong dunk: At the end of three quarters, Leonard had 18 points and 9 rebounds, helping to give the Spurs a 14-point lead. The Raptors seem to be falling apart...
Via Holdout Sports
March 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Nerlens Noel stuffs Jonas Valanciunas at the rim

Nerlens Noel is proving to be a formidable defender even as a rookie. As the best defensive player on a team with a D ranked in the top half of the league, he's the backline help in any given scenario. Noel made a name for himself at the University of Kentucky blocking shots. He's done the same in the NBA, victimizing 1.9 opponents per game with blocks.  Jonas Valanciunas, you're...
Via Fox Sports
March 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Raptors Cheerleaders Get Lithuanian Dance Lessons From Jonas Valanciunas

Raptors big man Jonas Valanciunas seems to be having a slow offseason, as he recently took some time to teach the Raptors dance team some new moves. The 22-year old Lithuanian taught the ladies the popular dance of his homeland and it’s pretty safe to assume we won’t be seeing it on the court next season. Still pretty hilarious though. .embed-container {position: relative; padding...
Via Next Impulse Sports
July 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Raptors Jonas Valanciunas Is The Beast Of The Playoff East

The last time an NBA player totaled over 30 points and 30 rebounds in their first two career playoff games was almost 7 years before the Toronto Raptors Jonas Valanciunas was even born. “Fans were great,” Valanciunas said. “I hope they are going to come back and support us like the first time. I feel good things (from the fans). They support us. They made us go. I like fans...
Via Pro Bball Report
April 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Toronto Raptors player analysis: Jonas Valanciunas

Toronto Raptors player analysis: Jonas Valanciunas Often times, the evaluation of young talent in the NBA today is viewed through a shorter lens than ever before. Growing up in the NBA is still possible, but a player growing up in one or two years is not only preferred by teams, it’s now the expectation. NBA rookie contracts are structured on a four-year scale that allows a maximum...
Via isportsweb.com
March 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Raptors Jonas Valanciunas Appreciates Married Life

This past summer, Toronto Raptors center Jonas Valanciunas married his girlfriend Egle Acaite and he likes having someone to come home to here in Toronto. “It’s been good,” Valanciunas said. “It’s good to have somebody who is (there to) support you outside of the basketball court, outside of the fans. It is good to have somebody.”
Via Pro Bball Report
March 04, 2014  |  Discuss
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