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17 Jonas Valanciunas C
Height/Weight: 6-11/231 | Birthdate: 5/6/1992 | Birthplace: Utena, Lithuania | Team: Toronto Raptors | College: No College | NBA Experience: 2 | Owned/Started%: 87/61 | Average Draft Position: 101.50
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Jonas Valanciunas not expected to miss time


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(4/8/2014) Raptors center Jonas Valanciunas will be active for Wednesday's game against the 76ers, despite being arrested for impaired driving earlier in the week. The team is expected to allow him to play while the legal process plays out, according to The National Post.

 


Jonas Valanciunas arrested for impaired driving


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(4/7/2014) Raptors center Jonas Valanciunas was arrested Monday for impaired operation of a motor vehicle in Wasaga Beach, City News in Toronto reports. The second-year pro could be facing a possible two-game suspension for his actions.

"We were made aware this morning of the incident involving Jonas Valanciunas and are disappointed he has put himself in this situation. We take this matter very seriously as we have the highest expectations for all members of our organization," the Raptors said in a statement.

Valanciunas is averaging 11.0 points and 8.6 rebounds in 76 games played this season.

Jonas Valanciunas just misses double-double vs. Magic


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(3/30/2014) Raptors center Jonas Valanciunas just missed out on a double-double Sunday night against the Magic.

Valanciunas scored 20 points on 6 of 8 from the floor, and 8 of 8 from the free throw line. He also contributed with nine rebounds, one block and one steal while logging 37 minutes of game action. He is averaging 13.0 points and 9.4 rebounds over his last five games.

Jonas Valanciunas just misses double-double in return


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(3/21/2014) Raptors center Jonas Valanciunas returned to the starting lineup on Friday, falling a bucket shy of a double-double in a 119-118 double overtime defeat to the Thunder.

Valanciunas scored eight points on 3 of 11 from the floor, and 2 of 2 from the free throw line. He grabbed 13 rebounds and handed out one assist while logging 45 minutes of game action. He is averaging 15.5 points and 8.0 rebounds over his last four appearances.

Jonas Valanciunas set to return vs. Thunder


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(3/21/2014) Raptors center Jonas Valanciunas will make his return to the court and start Friday night against the Thunder, according to the National Post.

Valanciunas missed Wednesday's contest against the Pelicans due to a strained lower back. He is averaging 10.5 points and 8.4 rebounds over 66 games.

Jonas Valanciunas ruled out Wednesday


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(3/19/2014) With little time to recuperate, Raptors center Jonas Valanciunas will not play Wednesday against the Pelicans due to a strained lower back. Valanciunas suffered the injury Tuesday, but tried to loosen up before being ruled out.

He remains day to day moving forward, with the Raptors' next game set for Friday against the Thunder. 


Jonas Valanciunas sidelined by back sprain


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(3/18/2014) Raptors center Jonas Valanciunas was forced to leave Tuesday's game against the Hawks in the third quarter, and he was unable to return due to a back injury.

Valanciunas left the game late in the third quarter, and was diagnosed with a lower back sprain in the locker room. He finished the game with 16 points, five rebounds and one assist in just 20 minutes before leaving.

At this point, the extent of the injury is not yet known, but he won't have much time to get better. The Raptors have a quick turnaround on the schedule, facing the Pelicans in New Orleans Wednesday.  


Jonas Valanciunas scores 18 points vs. Cavaliers


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(2/21/2014) Raptors center Jonas Valanciunas scored 18 points on 8 of 12 shooting in his team's 98-91 win over the Cavaliers Friday.

It was Valanciunas' highest point total since scoring 18 in back-to-back games at the beginning of the month. He also tallied eight rebounds, two blocks and one assist in 29 minutes Friday. Valanciunas has averaged 10.6 points and 8.6 rebounds over 55 games played.


Jonas Valanciunas to receive much needed rest during the break


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(2/13/2014) Raptors head coach Dwayne Casey told the Toronto Sun after Wednesday's win over the Hawks that center Jonas Valanciunas needs a "mental rest." Valanciunas grabbed 14 boards, but was limited to just two points on 1 of 9 from the floor in that game.

"He needs a rest," Casey said. "He needs a mental rest. Again, he was trying. I thought he did a good job of rebounding but he couldn't buy a bucket. But he did an excellent job of using his length against them getting rebounds."

Valanciunas could very well be dealing with some fatigue considering he has played in all 52 of Toronto's game before the All-Star break, averaging 10.6 points, 8.8 rebounds on 46.7 percent shooting over that span.

"I haven't had any time to rest this year and it's been a tough schedule," Valanciunas said. "So, yeah, maybe I feel a little more tired, but I can't complain. I hope this break will be good for me."

Jonas Valanciunas doubles up again vs. Clippers


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(2/8/2014) Raptors center Jonas Valanciunas doubled up for the second game in a row on Friday against the Clippers.

Valanciunas scored 11 points on 4 of 7 shooting from the field, and 3 of 9 from the free throw line. He grabbed 13 boards, with just three of them coming from the offensive end of the glass. He also chipped in with two assists while logging 23 minutes of game action in a 118-105 defeat.

Valanciunas has doubled up 18 times this season, 10 more than the mark he set in his rookie season. The second-year pro from Lithuania is averaging 14.4 points and 9.0 rebounds over his last five games played.


Jonas Valanciunas scores 20 points, doubles up again


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(1/27/2014) Raptors center Jonas Valanciunas remained productive on Monday, as he scored a season-high 20 points on 9 of 14 shooting, and 2 of 2 from the free throw line in a 104-103 victory over the Nets in Brooklyn.

Valanciunas completed his second straight double-double with 13 boards, four of which came from the offensive end of the glass. He did all of his damage in 32 minutes of game action, also adding one assist. He has averaged 11.4 points and 9.4 rebounds over his last five games played.

Jonas Valanciunas doubles up in losing effort


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(1/25/2014) Raptors center Jonas Valanciunas made his presence felt in the paint on Saturday, as he notched a double-double in his team's 126-118 loss to the Clippers.

Valanciunas went 5 of 9 shooting from the field, and 7 of 8 from the charity stripe. He finished the game with 17 points and 12 rebounds, with four of them coming from the offensive end of the glass. He also chipped in with one assist while logging 34 minutes of game action.

Valanciunas has 14 double-doubles this season. He has averaged 8.2 points and 8.2 rebounds over his last five games played.

Jonas Valanciunas collects doubles up vs. Bucks


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(1/13/2014) Raptors center Jonas Valanciunas recorded a double-double in Monday's 116-94 win over the Bucks, scoring 17 points on 5 of 10 shooting and grabbing 10 rebounds in 32 minutes of action.

Valanciunas bounced back from a poor shooting performance in his last game (2 of 9 from the field) to post his second double-double in the last three games. His seven free throws and 10 free-throw attempts both represented season highs. Valanciunas has averaged 10.7 points and 8.4 rebounds over 36 games played.


Jonas Valanciunas collects double-double vs. Pistons


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(1/8/2014) Raptors center Jonas Valanciunas collected his first double-double of the new year Wednesday, scoring 16 points on 7 of 9 shooting and grabbing 11 rebounds in his team's 112-91 win over the Pistons.

Valanciunas rebounded from a poor shooting performance the night before to contribute to a blowout win while also tallying two blocks and two assists in 26 minutes of action. He has averaged 10.6 points and 8.4 rebounds over 34 games played.


Jonas Valanciunas scores 17 in losing effort


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(1/6/2014) Raptors center Jonas Valanciunas enjoyed a productive performance during Sunday's loss to the Heat in Miami.

Valanciunas went 7 of 8 shooting from the field and 3 of 4 from the free throw line, as he finished the game with 17 points in a 102-97 defeat. He also chipped in with five rebounds and one block while logging 35 minutes of game action. He has averaged 12.2 points and 8.2 rebounds over his last five games played.

Jonas Valanciunas grabs career-high 18 boards in win over New York


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(12/27/2013) Raptors center Jonas Valanciunas made his presence felt in the paint as he notched his ninth double-double of the season Friday night against the Knicks in New York.

Valanciunas went 7 of 11 shooting from the field and 2 of 4 from the free throw line. He finished the game with 16 points and a career-high 18 rebounds, with seven of them coming from the offensive end. He also contributed with one block while logging 36 minutes of game action in a 96-83 win.

Valanciunas has stepped up since the team traded Rudy Gay to Sacramento. He is averaging 12.6 points and 9.6 boards through the first nine games since the trade.

Jonas Valanciunas notches eight double-double


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(12/21/2013) Raptors center Jonas Valanciunas enjoyed a solid performance as he matched last season's career-high with his eighth double-double of the season Friday night against the Mavericks.

Valanciunas scored 18 points on 8 of 13 shooting from the field and 2 of 2 from the free throw line. He grabbed 13 rebounds, with four of them coming from the offensive end. He also contributed with one block and one steal while logging 35 minutes of game action in a 109-108 victory.

Valanciunas is averaging 13.8 points and 9.4 rebounds over his last five games.

Jonas Valanciunas getting more looks


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(12/13/2013) Raptors center Jonas Valanciunas struggled to get his shot to fall Friday, but he still ended up with a double-double in a 108-100 win over the Raptors.

Valanciunas shot just 3 of 10 from the field, but ended up going 6 of 6 at the free-throw line and ending up with 12 points. He added 13 rebounds, one block, one steal and one assists, while turning the ball over four times in 32 minutes of action.

Valanciunas' play has been inconsistent in his second season, but he should see more touches moving forward with Rudy Gay's departure. He is still averaging just 10.0 points and 7.8 rebounds per game over the last five. 


Jonas Valanciunas posts double-double vs. Nuggets


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(12/1/2013) Raptors center Jonas Valanciunas scored 18 points on 8 of 16 shooting and collected 11 rebounds to post his fourth double-double of the season in his team's 112-98 loss to the Nuggets Sunday.

Valanciunas also blocked a season-high three shots in the loss. He has averaged 9.3 points, 7.7 rebounds and 1.1 blocks in 16 games.


Jonas Valanciunas doubles up in win over Wizards


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(11/22/2013) Raptors center Jonas Valanciunas made his presence felt in the paint as he notched his third double-double of the season Friday night against the Wizards.

Valanciunas went 5 of 14 shooting from the field and 1 of 2 from the free throw line. He finished the game with 11 points and 13 rebounds, with three of them coming from the offensive side. He also chipped in with one black while logging 37 minutes of game action.

Valanciunas has scored in double figures in two of the last three games. He is averaging 8.4 points and 8.2 rebounds over his last five games played.

Jonas Valanciunas scores season-high 19 points vs. Blazers


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(11/17/2013) Raptors center Jonas Valanciunas scored a season-high 19 points on 8 of 11 shooting in his team's 118-110 overtime loss to the Blazers Sunday. The eight made shots were also a season high in the efficient performance.

Valanciunas added nine rebounds and one block in 35 minutes of action, and he has averaged 9.5 points, 7.7 rebounds and one block over 11 games played.


Raptors front court splitting minutes


by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com
(11/7/2013) Toronto coach Dwayne Casey said the Raptors will continue to split minutes in the front court between Amir Johnson, Tyler Hansbrough and Jonas Valanciunas, the Toronto Star reports Thursday. 

"Rotating those three is huge," Casey explained. "There’s no one guy that has the favor over the others. (It’s) the guy who’s got it going."

Johnson is averaging 11.2 points and 6.4 rebounds over 30 minutes per game. The 21-year-old Valanciunas has pu tup 9.8 points and 8.0 boards over 24 minutes and Hansbrough is netting 7.0 points and 6.6 rebounds over 19.6 minutes. 


Jonas Valanciunas has big game for Toronto


by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com
(11/6/2013) Toronto center Jonas Valanciunas recorded a double-double with 12 points and 10 rebounds Wednesday night during a 92-90 loss at Charlotte.

Valanciunas played 28 minutes and was 5 for 8 from the field for the Raptors in the defeat. He was 2 for 2 from the free throw line and added an assist.

The 21-year-old Lithuanian big man has 30 points and 19 boards in his last two games as he's seeing more minutes as a starter for the Raptors.

Jonas Valanciunas nearly doubles up vs. Miami


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(11/5/2013) Raptors center Jonas Valanciunas enjoyed a productive performance as he fell one rebound shy of a double-double Tuesday night against the Heat.

Valanciunas went 7 of 13 shooting from the field and 4 of 6 from the charity stripe. He finished the game with 18 points, nine rebounds and one block while logging 27 minutes of game action in a 104-95 defeat.

Valanciunas was held under 10 points in his first three games of the season before Tuesday's game. He is averaging 9.3 points and 7.5 boards through four games.

Toronto exercise options for Jonas Valanciunas, Terrence Ross


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(10/24/2013) The Raptors announced Thursday they have exercised the third-year team options for center Jonas Valanciunas and guard Terrence Ross.

Valanciunas averaged 8.9 points and 6.0 rebounds while shooting 55.7 percent from the field over 62 games played last season. Ross scored 6.4 points and grabbed 2.0 boards per game while shooting 40.7 percent from the field over 73 games played last season.