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17 Jonas Valanciunas C
Height/Weight: 7-0/255 | Birthdate: 5/6/1992 | Birthplace: Utena, Lithuania | Team: Toronto Raptors | College: No College | NBA Experience: 2 | Owned/Started%: 96/75 | Average Draft Position: 92.40
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Raptors' Valanciunas doubles up, plays through ankle issue


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(1/30/2015) Raptors center Jonas Valanciunas scored 14 points on 7 of 7 shooting while hauling in 11 rebounds in his team's 127-122 overtime win over the Nets Friday.

Valanciunas had to exit the game in the first half to have his ankle retaped, but he was able to return to action soon after. However, he was walking with a limp on the wrapped ankle after the game, leaving his status for Saturday's matchup with the Wizards in question, the Toronto Sun reports.

Valanciunas also blocked two shots while playing 33 minutes Friday. The double-double was his sixth this month.


Raptors C Jonas Valaciunas set to play Friday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(1/23/2015) Raptors center Jonas Valanciunas will play Friday against the 76ers, the team announced.

Valanciunas delivered consecutive doubles in each of his last two games but was considered questionable for Friday's action due to a sore left calf. He has averaged 12.6 points and 8.6 rebounds in 41 games while shooting 55.1 percent from the field.

The Raptors are 12 1/2-point favorites in Philadelphia Friday.


Raptors C Jonas Valanciunas expected to play vs. 76ers


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(1/23/2015) Raptors center Jonas Valanciunas told reporters he's dealing with calf soreness, but should be able to play Friday night against the 76ers, according to the Toronto Sun. Valanciunas posted back-to-back double-doubles on Monday and Wednesday. He is averaging 13.0 points and 7.8 boards over his last 10 games played.

Toronto is a 12 1/2-point road favorite against Philadelphia.


Raptors C Jonas Valanciunas (calf) questionable Friday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(1/22/2015) Raptors center Jonas Valanciunas is questionable for Friday's game against the 76ers in Philadelphia due to a sore left calf, TSN.ca reports.

Valanciunas posted back-to-back double-doubles on Monday and Wednesday but is now in danger of sitting out the final game of his team's three-game road trip. The Raptors are set to play five games in a seven-day span, starting Sunday. Valanciunas has averaged 12.6 points and 8.6 rebounds in 41 games.

Toronto is a 10-point favorite in Philadelphia Friday.


Raptors' Jonas Valanciunas doubles up Bucks in win Monday


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(1/19/2015) Raptors center Jonas Valanciunas scored 11 points on 5 of 8 shooting from the field and grabbed a game-high 13 rebounds in Toronto's 92-89 win over the Bucks Monday. It was Valanciunas' first double-double in his last five games and 12th of the season.

It was also his first double digit scoring game in his last three outings. Despite turning the ball over five time, Valaciunas contributed one block and one steal on the evening.


Raptors' Jonas Valanciunas scores career high in losing effort


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(1/12/2015) Raptors center Jonas Valanciunas scored a career-high 31 points on a blistering 14 of 15 shooting in Toronto's 114-111 loss to the Pistons.

He also added 12 rebounds to give the third-year center his 11th double-double of the season. It was Valanciunas' fourth straight game scoring in double figures. He added one block to his stat line.


Raptors' Jonas Valanciunas picks up double-double on Sunday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(1/4/2015) Raptors center Jonas Valanciunas picked up a double-double on Sunday against the Suns.

Valanciunas shot 9-14 from the field. He hit three of his free throw attempts, finishing with 21 points. Valanciunas was also active on the boards, pulling down 10 rebounds. He added one assist. 


Raptors' Jonas Valanciunas notches double-double in win


by Jeff Borzello | College Basketball Writer
(12/27/2014) Raptors center Jonas Valanciunas scored 22 points on 8 of 13 shooting and grabbed 11 rebounds to help lead the Raptors to a 110-98 victory over the Clippers Saturday.

It was Valanciunas’ ninth double-double of the season and the second time he recorded at least 20 points and 10 rebounds in a game. Valanciunas also added one assist.

By recording 22 points, Valanciunas has scored 20 or more points in back-to-back games for the first time this season.

The Raptors next play Sunday at Denver.


Raptors C Jonas Valanciunas scores team-high 17 vs. Pistons


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(12/19/2014) Raptors center Jonas Valanciunas scored a team-high 17 points on 6 of 11 shooting from the field and 5 of 10 shooting from the free-throw line in his team's 110-100 win over the Pistons Friday.

Valanciunas was one of six Raptors to reach double digits in scoring in the win, but his 50 percent success rate from the free-throw line falls well short of his 81.7 percent mark for the season. He added seven rebounds and two blocks in the win, the Raptors' fifth straight. They'll look to keep rolling Sunday against the Knicks.


Raptors C Jonas Valanciunas doubles up vs. Pacers


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(12/12/2014) Raptors center Jonas Valanciunas scored 10 points on 3 of 12 shooting while racking up 14 rebounds in his team's 106-94 win over the Pacers Friday.

It was the third straight double-double for Valanciunas, who has averaged 15.3 points and 13.7 rebounds during his last three games. He had managed just four double-doubles on the second before his three-game outburst. The center will square off with the Knicks Sunday.


Raptors' Jonas Valanciunas scores 27 against Suns


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(11/24/2014) Raptors center Jonas Valanciunas dropped 27 points against the Suns on Monday.

Valanciunas was on fire from the field, hitting 10-11 shots from the field. He also managed to sink seven free throws. He also managed to pull down 11 rebounds during the contest. 


Raptors C Jonas Valanciunas doubles up vs. Jazz


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(11/15/2014) Raptors center Jonas Valanciunas scored 17 points on 7 of 12 shooting while grabbing a season-high 14 rebounds in his team's 111-93 win over the Jazz Saturday.

Valanciunas matched a season high in scoring while playing a season-high 34 minutes and also recording two blocks. The double-double was just his second of the season. He'll look to keep rolling Wednesday against the Grizzlies.


Raptors' Dwayne Casey explains low minutes for Jonas Valanciunas


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(11/15/2014) Raptors coach Dwayne Casey defended his use of center Jonas Valanciunas, according to the Toronto Sun on Saturday.

After logging 28.2 minutes per game last season, Valanciunas has registered only 22.8 minutes per contest through the first eight games of the season. Casey added that it has nothing to do with the 22-year-old's growth, and more to do with Toronto opting for a "quicker and smaller" lineup.

"No. Jonas is where he needs to be right now," Casey said. "He is not a guy who is going to come in and dominate. We are not a post-up oriented team."

Despite the lack of playing time, Valanciunas is still averaging 10.0 points. 7.3 boards and 1.3 blocks per game while shooting 48.1 percent from the field this season.


Raptors' Jonas Valanciunas will play Sunday


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(11/9/2014) After missing Wednesday’s game due to a hand contusion, Raptors center Jonas Valanciunas is expected to play in his second consecutive game Sunday against Philadelphia.

Valanciunas returned from the injury Friday against Washington and played 29 minutes, totaling nine points and nine rebounds. 


Amir Johnson, Jonas Valanciunas to dress for Raptors


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(11/7/2014) The Raptors will have Amir Johnson and Jonas Valanciunas Friday against the Wizards. 

Both players were considered game-time decisions coming into the contest, but will dress and are expected to play. Johnson is dealing with an ankle injury. Valanciunas is dealing with a hand issue. 

Center Lucas Nogueira will also dress for the contest. He's dealing with a groin injury.


Raptors' Valanciunas, Johnson appear to be game-time decisions


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(11/7/2014) Raptors center Jonas Valanciunas and forward Amir Johnson both appear to be game-time decisions for Friday's contest against the Wizards, TSN.ca reports. Valanciunas missed his last game after suffering a right hand contusion. Johnson has missed three consecutive games with an ankle injury.

Jonas Valanciunas out Wednesday, plans to return Friday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(11/5/2014) Raptors center Jonas Valanciunas will not play Wednesday but plans to return Friday against the Wizards, TSN.ca reports. The center said his nose and a knuckle on his right hand are both sore after injuring them Tuesday.

Jonas Valanciunas downgraded to doubtful for Wednesday


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(11/5/2014) The Raptors announced center Jonas Valanciunas is listed as doubtful for Wednesday’s game at Boston.

Valanciunas left Tuesday’s game against the Thunder after suffering a right hand injury, but returned after X-rays were negative. He traveled with the team to Boston, but the Raptors are citing a right hand contusion for his doubtful status.


X-rays come back negative for Raptors C Jonas Valanciunas


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(11/5/2014) Raptors center Jonas Valanciunas underwent X-rays on his nose, which came back negative, per the team's official website. He will accompany the team to Boston and could have a chance to play on Wednesday.

Raptors C Jonas Valanciunas ruled out with facial contusion


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(11/4/2014) Raptors center Jonas Valanciunas was officially ruled out for the remainder of Tuesday's contest against the Thunder because of a facial contusion, the team announced.

Valanciunas made his initial trip to the locker room after suffering a right hand injury during the opening period. He went to locker room for X-rays, which came back negative and returned to the game before taking an errant hand to the face from Sebastian Telfair. He played only 13 minutes and finished with six points, two rebounds, one assist and one block.

His status remains uncertain for Wednesday's game at Boston.


Raptors C Jonas Valanciunas makes second trip to locker room


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(11/4/2014) Raptors center Jonas Valanciunas made a second trip to the locker room during Tuesday's game against the Thunder, after taking a shot to the face with 57 seconds remaining in the first half.

Valanciunas suffered a right hand injury during the opening period. He went to locker room for X-rays, which came back negative and returned to the game before taking an errant hand to the face from Sebastian Telfair. He was not with the team to start the second half, and his status remains uncertain for the remainder of the game.


Raptors pick up team options for Ross, Valanciunas


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(10/14/2014) The Raptors announced Tuesday they exercised the fourth-year team options for center Jonas Valanciunas and forward Terrence Ross. Their contracts are now guaranteed through the 2015-16 season.

Raptors expect Jonas Valanciunas to be 'more involved' on offense


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(10/1/2014) Raptors center Jonas Valanciunas said he spent part of the summer working with former NBA center Hakeem Olajuwon, according to the Toronto Sun.

"I worked a lot this summer. I was working out with Hakeem with a running coach, so I think that’s going to help me out a lot, especially in the low post," Valanciunas said. "He’s one of the greatest players. He moves fantastic, so I want to get something from him and I want to use something that he taught me."

The work with Olajuwon could pay dividends for Valanciunas since his teammates are expecting him to have a bigger role on offense this season.

"We have to start games off (feeding Valanciunas in the post), we need him, we’re going to put some pressure on him to score the ball for us," guard Kyle Lowry said. "We can’t just do all guard-oriented types of things. We have to make sure he’s more involved and have to put a little pressure on him to score the ball."


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.