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Raptors' Valanciunas gets night off after birth of son

TORONTO (AP) Toronto center Jonas Valanciunas sat out the Raptors' game against the Miami Heat on Friday night, a day after the birth of his son. Valanciunas' wife, Egle, gave birth late Thursday. The baby weighed in at 7 pounds, 11 ounces. ''He's a proud father of Jonas Jr.,'' Toronto coach Dwane Casey said. The 7-footer from Lithuania was with his wife in Toronto.
Via AP on Fox
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Kawhi Leonard puts Toronto’s Valanciunas on a poster

At 7’0″, 255 pounds, you would think the Raptors’ Jonas Valanciunas would intimidate anyone who dared to drive to the rim. I mean look what he did to the Cleveland Cavs’ LeBron James! But even though Jonas slammed to the court LeBron, didn’t intimidate Spurs’ Kawhi Leonard as he flew right at the big man and put him on this poster.
Via Crossover Chronicles
17 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
17 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Toronto's Jonas Valanciunas Tackles LeBron James

The last few days have been rough on poor LeBron. First he gets kicked pretty hard in the crown jewels by James Harden and wrestles with Patrick Beverly when the Cavaliers played the Rockets a few days ago. Now he has big ole Jonas Valanciunas tackling him like he's a football player or something.Call it a hunch, but  I bet he doesn't post a picture to Twitter of himself looking...
Via FatManWriting
23 days ago  |  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
24 days ago  |  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

Raptors Jonas Valanciunas Makes Common Error In Judgement

This situation isn't one to make light of, but the Toronto Raptors Jonas Valanciunas made an all too common error in judgement for a young man enjoying a couple of days off.  It has been widely reported that Valanciunas has been charged with an alcohol related driving offense after he was spotted with open beer bottles in his car as he went through a drive thru.
Via Pro Bball Report
April 08, 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...
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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