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    Quote ReubenJRD wrote: View Post
    Toronto's summer league team should be very good, JV, Ross, and Acy leading the way.
    I wonder if there's any chance in zubcic coming over for summer league. I still consider him an unlikely prospect but I can't help wondering how he would look beside the other young guys.

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    Quote NoPropsneeded wrote: View Post
    The new playoff style format is an exciting addition tho. It'll be worth watching, more competition
    Exciting for the viewers. Nevertheless, the talent that goes there every year will not change.
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    Quote isaacthompson wrote: View Post
    Exciting for the viewers. Nevertheless, the talent that goes there every year will not change.
    The top prospects will be fun to watch. And watching T Ross detonate on some poor souls who happen to be at the wrong place at the wrong time
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    All this talk of summer league got me thinking of the co-MVP of last season: Damian lillard and josh selby.

    One is ROY and the other is likely out of the league.

    One knock against jv for summer league is the ball dominance of guards and lack of team play.

    Summer league should be hey look at me league

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    Happy 21st Birthday to our franchise, Jonas Valanciunas!

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    Well he's got good b-day present for himself, so I don't think I need to wish him anything. Well unless, remain simple as you were before coming to Toronto.
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    Happy Birthday JV!

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    Quote isaacthompson wrote: View Post

    Hahah Thats pretty funny.

    Unreal that this guy only turns 21 today.
    We've got some fun years ahead of us Raptors fans.
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    He's legal now in the states.

    Happy birthday big man!

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    Watching Joakim noah only makes me even more excited about JV's future. This guy is going to be something else
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    Quote NoPropsneeded wrote: View Post
    Watching Joakim noah only makes me even more excited about JV's future. This guy is going to be something else
    Even watching GSW...Physically I always thought Bogut is the best comparison. A big guy, but not a slow giant like Marc Gasol, and a mobile guy, but obviously not quite as quick as a Noah or Chandler. Still think he's got a higher ceiling than Bogut, but I really think physically it's about the right match. I also think Bogut has a very high motor and effort level...maybe not Noah high, but does anyone have that guy's motor? I like JV and think he's definitely up there in that category, but I don't know if anybody touches Noah in today's NBA...maybe KG a few years ago. But anyway, I think most good 2-way Cs have that.

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    Quote white men can't jump wrote: View Post
    Even watching GSW...Physically I always thought Bogut is the best comparison. A big guy, but not a slow giant like Marc Gasol, and a mobile guy, but obviously not quite as quick as a Noah or Chandler. Still think he's got a higher ceiling than Bogut, but I really think physically it's about the right match. I also think Bogut has a very high motor and effort level...maybe not Noah high, but does anyone have that guy's motor? I like JV and think he's definitely up there in that category, but I don't know if anybody touches Noah in today's NBA...maybe KG a few years ago. But anyway, I think most good 2-way Cs have that.
    Bingo, I also think (and hope) that JV will have a Bogut type body. Except that JV actually already has an offensive game, while Bogut's offense is very limited.

    I don't think that JV's motor is any worse than Noah's to be honest. It was his first year playing in other side of the world, for a relatively crappy team (not much to get excited about), while Noah is playing in a playoff calibre team. If you watched Jonas playing with his junior national teams, his motor, relentlesness and leadership was undeniable.

    Last edited by omgsomuchpotential; Tue May 7th, 2013 at 06:25 PM.

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    Another thing is Noah's ability to run the floor very well for a big guy, I think Jonas showed that he has some potential in that area as well:


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    Quote omgsomuchpotential wrote: View Post
    Another thing is Noah's ability to run the floor very well for a big guy, I think Jonas showed that he has some potential in that area as well:

    On the last play, his teammate is visibly wide open, but he chooses to bring it up anyways . Nice to see that facet of his game.
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    Valanciunas has highest ever TS% among rookie centers


    http://o.canada.com/2013/05/07/lots-...tm_source=t.co

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    Quote rocwell wrote: View Post
    Valanciunas has highest ever TS% among rookie centers


    http://o.canada.com/2013/05/07/lots-...tm_source=t.co
    Great find rocwell!!

    He has some VERY impressive company as well, having surpassed David Robinsons previous record.
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    Quote rocwell wrote: View Post
    Valanciunas has highest ever TS% among rookie centers


    http://o.canada.com/2013/05/07/lots-...tm_source=t.co
    Just how many players on that list were BUSTS? I count only 3-4, there are also a few very solid players, and the rest are ELITE players. And he's leading the list! That's pretty outstanding.

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    http://www.eurobasket2013.org/en/coi...leMode_on.html

    The Lithuanian national team head coach, Jonas Kazlauskas, confirmed on Tuesday that Jonas Valanciunas will be on his 12-man squad that will travel to Slovenia for EuroBasket 2013.

    Speaking at a press conference in the capital Vilnius, Kazlauskas explained that the 21-year-old center will miss the start of preparations, on 15 July, but will join the national team's training camp at a later stage.

    Valanciunas, who just completed his rookie NBA season with the Toronto Raptors, will play in the NBA's summer league in July.

    "The delay will not be so long that we should start to panic," Kazlauskas commented.
    Following almost 20 days of training camp on home soil, Lithuania will play two back-to-back warm-up games against Belgium on 5 and 6 August and then against Sweden, on 12 and 14 August.

    Lithuania will then face F.Y.R. Of Macedonia, who are also their opponents in the First Round of the EuroBasket, in Skopje, before returning home to play host to Russia, Finland, Italy and the Czech Republic.

    The Baltic nation's team will then participate in a tournament in Athens where they will measure forces against another of their First Round opponents, Bosnia and Herzegovina, as well as against hosts Greece and Italy.

    They will conclude their friendly games with an encounter in Vilnius against Georgia on 1 September, three days before the EuroBasket tips off.

    I think this schedule is the best of both worlds for JV.


    Hopefully get a couple of weeks minimum before training camp kicks off for Toronto.
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    So I guess the working with Hakeem thing fell through? DAM! I thought that would have been great for him.

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