Jonas Valanciunas 17 | Center

Toronto Raptors

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Mon. Apr 14, 2014 Subscribe 
News: Valanciunas recorded a double-double in 28 minutes Monday against the Bucks, as he scored 14 points (4-7 FG, 6-6 FT) to go along with 13 rebounds and one assist. Impact: Valanciunas is finishing the season strong, as he's recorded a double-double in four of his last five games. If he plays his regular minutes, he could finish the regular season with another nice game with a favorable matchup Wednesday against the Knicks.(RotoWire, )
Fri. Apr 11, 2014
News: Valanciunas provided 14 points (5-14 FG, 4-7 FT) with a career-high 21 rebounds in 37 minutes in the loss to the Knicks on Friday. Impact: Valanciunas, like the rest of the Raptors, struggled from the field and hit less than half of his shots for the first time since Mar. 25 (a span of eight games). He does have three straight double-doubles, though, and should fare well Sunday against the Pistons.(RotoWire, )
Thu. Apr 10, 2014
News: Valanciunas had a career-high 26 points and 12 rebounds Wednesday in a win over Philadelphia. Impact: He's averaging 17.8 points and 10.1 rebounds in his last eight games.(STATS, 01:04am)
Wed. Apr 9, 2014
News: Valanciunas did his best to put his DUI behind him on Wednesday, scoring 26 points (10-14 FG, 6-8 FT) with 12 rebounds and two blocks in 37 minutes. Impact: It's his third double-double in his last five games, as Valanciunas has been coming up big down the stretch. His initial court date is set to happen during the first round of the playoffs, so hopefully he can maintain his focus.(RotoWire, )
Tue. Apr 8, 2014
News: Valanciunas will play in Wednesday's game against the Philadelphia 76ers, two days after being charged with drunk driving. Valanciunas was not made available to reporters at Tuesday's practice, but Raptors general manager Masai Ujiri confirmed he will be in the lineup Impact: The 21-year-old Lithuanian was arrested Monday in Wasaga Beach, Ontario. Police say they began investigating after a report that a vehicle went through a drive-thru with open beer bottles visible. On Monday, Valanciunas said in a release that he apologized to the organization, his teammates, family and fans, adding he regretted "any negativity this incident has brought upon them."(STATS, 2:43pm)
Tue. Apr 8, 2014
News: Valanciunas will play Wednesday versus the Sixers despite being arrested Monday for driving under the influence, the Toronto Sun reports. Impact: Valanciunas is unlikely to miss any of Toronto's remaining regular season games while his legal case unfolds; however, with a court date set for Apr. 22, it's possible the center could be unavailable for a playoff game should a scheduling conflict arise. While Valanciunas' fantasy owners shouldn't be pleased with his off-court mistake, they surely will appreciate his recent five-game averages of 17.6 points and 9.4 rebounds. Until further notice, Valanciunas should be deployed in fantasy lineups as he usually would.(RotoWire, )
Mon. Apr 7, 2014
News: Valanciunas was arrested Monday morning for admitting to driving under the influence of alcohol and for having open bottles in his car, Sportsnet reports. Impact: The team said that they take the issue seriously and will comment further after they have gathered more data. It seems unlikely that Valanciunas will miss any regular season games because of the incident, but he's scheduled to appear in court on Apr. 22.(RotoWire, )
Sat. Apr 5, 2014
News: Valanciunas scored 17 points (7-11 FG, 3-5 FT) with 13 rebounds, three assists and one block in 34 minutes Saturday. Impact: Valanciunas has really turned things around of late, averaging 14.8 points and 9.4 rebounds in the past nine games. He doesn't get many blocks or steals, but he is shooting a fantastic 62.3 percent from the field.(RotoWire, )
Fri. Apr 4, 2014
News: Valanciunas provided 22 points (10-14 FG, 2-3 FT) and nine rebounds in 34 minutes during the win over the Pacers on Friday. Impact: Valanciunas has taken advantage of his recent offensive opportunities, converting 68.2 percent of his field goals over the last five games. He won't help in assists, steals, and blocks (particularly for a center), but he's snagged a nice amount of boards.(RotoWire, )
Thu. Apr 3, 2014
News: Valanciunas scored 15 points (4-7 FG, 7-9 FT) to go along with six rebounds, one assists, one steal and a block Wednesday against the Rockets. He appeared to favoring his back after a second quarter collision, but was able to remain in the game and play 30 minutes, National Post reports. Impact: The injury likely won't hinder Valanciunas' playing ability, but it is something for fantasy owners to keep an eye on down the strech. Over his last five games, Valanciunas is averaging 15.4 points and 9.4 rebounds in 33.8 minutes on the floor.(RotoWire, )
Sun. Mar 30, 2014
News: Valanciunas had 20 points and nine rebounds as the Raptors escaped with a 98-93 victory over the Magic on Sunday night. Impact: Valanciunas could be useful in fantasy action Monday in Miami. The Heat are known for soft interior play with former Raptors star Chris Bosh often a guilty culprit. The Lithuanian center could dominate.(STATS, 9:07pm)
Jonas Valanciunas
2013-14 Season
Ht: 7' 0"  Wt: 257  Age: 21
Born: 5/6/1992, Utena, Lithuania
College: None
Drafted: 2011 - Rd 1
(5th overall by the Raptors)
Injury Status
No Current Injury