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Pro Bball Report Week in Review 10/19/14

On Pro Bball Report last week: Jonas Valanciunas – Fear the Beard, Raptors rookie initiations, Kevin Durant injured, Kyle Lowry’s All-Star bid, Knicks hoarding ex-Raptors, Very Happy Bruno Caboclo, Lucas Nogueira feeling better, James Johnson’s role, Raptors rotation, Ross and Valanciunas lead and more.
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

Ross And Valanciunas Lead Raptors Past Thunder

Meeting and exceeding some very high expectations this season in Toronto means the sophomores Terrence Ross and Jonas Valanciunas have to take another step and in the Raptors preseason tilt against the Thunder in Wichita Kansas on Friday night, they did just that.
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Fear The Beard North On Raptors Jonas Valanciunas

It wasn’t easy for the Toronto Raptors Jonas Valanciunas to take his beard to the next level this season. After all, he did get married last year and as most husbands know, developing a fear the beard look isn’t always going to be a hit at home.
Via Pro Bball Report
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Raptors pick up fourth-year options on Valanciunas, Ross

TORONTO (AP) -- The Toronto Raptors have picked up the fourth-year team options on Jonas Valanciunas and Terrence Ross, guaranteeing their contracts through the 2015-16 season. Valanciunas, a 7-0 center from Lithuania, averaged 10.3 points and 7.6 rebounds in 138 starts in his two seasons since the Raptors selected him fifth overall in the 2011 draft. Last season, Valanciunas led...
Via AP on Fox
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Raptors Exercise Team Options On Valanciunas And Ross

The Toronto Raptors announced Monday they have exercised the fourth-year team options on the Rookie Scale Contracts of centre Jonas Valanciunas and forward-guard Terrence Ross. The contracts for Valanciunas and Ross are now guaranteed through the 2015-16 season. In accordance with the league’s Collective Bargaining Agreement, the Raptors had until October 31 to exercise their option...
Via Pro Sports Daily
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Raptors want Jonas Valanciunas to become best defender in the league

The first chapter of the little-known self-help book, How To Win Over Your Defensive-Minded Coach, details some quick tips for gaining said affection. A key take away: Allowing the Sacramento Kings to score 113 points on 55% shooting in the second pretend game of the season will not endear a team to its coach. As such, Toronto Raptors coach Dwane Casey was expressing more dismay...
Via Pro Sports Daily
13 days ago  |  Discuss

What We Learned About Raptors Jonas Valanciunas This Summer

By almost every measure, the Toronto Raptors Jonas Valanciunas shone at the FIBA World Cup in Spain. Despite Lithuania losing their starting point guard Mantas Kalnietis just before the start of the tournament, the team made it to the medal round before eventually losing to the USA and France. Valanciunas was a tournament best 69.6 percent shooting from the field, almost 6 full...
Via Pro Bball Report
September 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Jonas Valanciunas Wanted No Part Of Boogie Cousins After Tossing An Elbow His Way

Team USA and Lithuania played an ugly first half in their FIBA World Cup semifinal on Thursday. As always, the game was littered with inexplicable foul calls, this time sending Kenneth Faried, Steph Curry and Anthony Davis to the bench early. Late in the half, Rudy Gay was at the free throw line, while DeMarcus Cousins lined up against Jonas Valanciunas on the low block to fight...
Via Next Impulse Sports
September 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Jonas Valanciunas best highlights against New Zealand in 2014 FIBA World Cup

Another NBA player that did really well in the 2014 FIBA World Cup on Sunday was the starting center of the Toronto Raptors, Jonas Valanciunas. He helped Lithuania beat New Zealand in a close game, 76-71, as they advanced to the quarterfinals. Jonas went for 22 points, 12 rebounds, and three blocks as he showed quite the repertoire. Check out the video here: Valanciunas showed some...
Via That NBA Lottery Pick
September 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Video: Jonas Valanciunas Dunks on Nene

Saw this over at Raptors Republic. Big dunk from last night’s win over the Wizards, that once again, I did not watch. Love the new layout guys. Jonas Valanciunas Dunks on Nene. addthis_url = ''; addthis_title = 'Video%3A+Jonas+Valanciunas+Dunks+on+Nene'; addthis_pub = '';
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February 20, 2013  |  Discuss
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