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Should The Timberwolves Now Go After Carroll And Valanciunas?

Thirteen years as a Lottery Team would weigh on anybody and the Minnesota Timberwolves new president of basketball operations and head coach Tom Thibodeau didn’t sign up to run this team last year with the intention of extending that streak. He proved that in spades at the 2017 NBA Draft by trading potential future stars Kris Dunn, Zach LaVine and the number 7 pick Lauri Markkanen...
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2 days ago

NBA Trade Rumour: Raptors reportedly looking into trading Jonas Valanciunas and the 23rd pick.

Michael Grange has your first bit of Raptors intrigue of the evening. Draft night might not be as quiet in Toronto as we once expected. Per Sportsnet’s Michael Grange, Jonas Valanciunas and the 23rd-overall pick might be the topic of some trade conversations this evening. That the Raptors would look into off-loading Valanciunas isn’t terribly surprising. Serge Ibaka’s play...
Via Raptors HQ
4 days ago

2017 Offseason Preview: Toronto Raptors

With the core of Kyle Lowry, DeMar DeRozan and Jonas Valanciunas, the Toronto Raptors have made the playoffs in each of the last four seasons. The Raptors took a slight step backwards last season, winning five fewer games and exiting in the second round, compared to a Conference Finals appearance in 2016. With four key rotation players facing free agency this summer, the Raptors...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

Hall of Famer blasts Kyle Lowry for not passing to Jonas Valanciunas enough

Rule No. 1: don’t mess with Lithuania.In a recent interview, Hall of Fame Lithuanian guard Sarunas Marciulionis, who played for seven seasons in the NBA from 1989 to 1997, ripped Toronto Raptors guard Kyle Lowry for not passing the ball enough to teammate Jonas Valanciunas, one of Marciulionis’ countrymen.“They ask from him too much,” Marciulionis said of Valanciunas, per...
Via Larry Brown Sports
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Where did it all go wrong for the NBA second-round losers?

The second round has ended, and while four teams are heading to Finals glory and/or humiliating sweeps, four teams are entering an off-season of regret and soul-searching. Second round losers, Where did it all go wrong?Washington WizardsGreat expectationsThe young Wizards stormed back into the playoffs after dipping down to .500 in 2015-16. After starting 2-8, they went 47-25 the...
Via Yardbarker
May 18, 2017  |  Discuss

Jonas Valanciunas blew teammates out with fart on team plane

What’s the worst place to be when someone rips a fart? A car can be bad but more often than not, you can at least stick your head out of the window for a few minutes. But on a plane? You have nowhere to go. Jonas Valanciunas’ Toronto Raptors teammates found that out the hard way.The video of their reactions was captured by P.J. Tucker, who found it hilarious. Other reactions...
Via Sportsnaut
April 26, 2017  |  Discuss

WATCH: Jonas Valanciunas, Greg Monroe get into it after hard foul

Jonas Valanciunas plays with a lot of energy every time he’s on the court, and often provides the Raptors with a huge lift coming off the bench.Game 5 of the Eastern Conference series against the Bucks was no different, as Valanciunas was very efficient shooting the ball, and did a good job beating up on the Bucks frontcourt players, which is their strength.Valanciunas was determined...
Via The Sports Daily
April 24, 2017  |  Discuss

Hassan Whiteside jabs Jonas Valanciunas for flopping after Heat’s loss to Raptors

Hassan Whiteside’s quest to beef with every other big in the NBA continues.After the Toronto Raptors dealt a major blow to the playoff hopes of his Miami Heat by defeating them 96-94 on Friday, Whiteside called out Raptors center Jonas Valanciunas for flopping.“Hats go off to JV; he’s a Grammy Award-winning actor,” said the league’s leading rebounder, per Barry Jackson...
Via Larry Brown Sports
April 08, 2017  |  Discuss

Andrew Wiggins hangs on rim after big dunk

Timberwolves star Andrew Wiggins has the perfect mix of power and athleticism.Unfortunately for Jonas Valanciunas, he was on the other end of that during Wednesday night’s game.Wiggins dunked all over him on a two-on-one opportunity, and then to make matters worse, he stayed on his opponent’s shoulders for a quick piggyback ride. That’s literally the worst way to be dunked...
Via The Sports Daily
February 08, 2017  |  Discuss

Isaiah Thomas makes Jonas Valanciunas eat crow over 'second place' jab

Isaiah Thomas had one more dagger to deliver Wednesday night.The Celtics point guard erupted yet again at TD Garden, dropping 44 points on the Toronto Raptors — including 19 in the fourth quarter — to lift Boston to a 109-104 comeback win.The victory gave the Celtics a 1 1/2 game lead over the Raptors for the Eastern Conference’s No. 2 seed. That’s pretty impressive, considering...
February 02, 2017  |  Discuss

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