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    Quote rocwell wrote: View Post
    Last 7 games average:

    15.2 PTS (70% FG, 61.8% FT), 9 REB, 1.3 BLK, 0.2 AST, 2.2 TO
    Those are amazing numbers.. just out of curiosity how many fouls did he have on average per game? If he can improve on his foul rate from last year it will be crucial for his development.. the more fouls (especially early in a game) the less minutes he will get overall.

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    Quote planetmars wrote: View Post
    Those are amazing numbers.. just out of curiosity how many fouls did he have on average per game? If he can improve on his foul rate from last year it will be crucial for his development.. the more fouls (especially early in a game) the less minutes he will get overall.
    EDIT: He's averaging 2.1 fouls actually and 2.6 turnovers in 20 minutes.

    Quite a lot, but it's fine. Team tries to find a way how to pass ball to him plus Lithuania doesn't have true point guard ( in my opinion ) and when JV gets ball in bad position he always turns it over.
    Last edited by rocwell; Fri Aug 23rd, 2013 at 03:22 PM.

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    Quote rocwell wrote: View Post
    Last 7 games average:

    15.2 PTS (70% FG, 61.8% FT), 9 REB, 1.3 BLK, 0.2 AST, 2.2 TO
    *faints*

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    Quote rocwell wrote: View Post
    Last 7 games average:

    15.2 PTS (70% FG, 61.8% FT), 9 REB, 1.3 BLK, 0.2 AST, 2.2 TO
    I could actually see Val putting up those numbers this year depending on what kind of touches he gets and our pace (less efficiently though, maybe 55% FG and 75% FT).

    What I want to see him doing is attacking the rim more and using his body to draw fouls. He averaged 7.7 FTA per game in April last year including 18 (made 16) in a game against Washington.

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    Quote Xixak wrote: View Post
    I could actually see Val putting up those numbers this year depending on what kind of touches he gets and our pace (less efficiently though, maybe 55% FG and 75% FT).

    What I want to see him doing is attacking the rim more and using his body to draw fouls. He averaged 7.7 FTA per game in April last year including 18 (made 16) in a game against Washington.

    He's averaging 8.5 FTA. But 6 games (of 7) was played in Lithuania and refs were from Lithuania, so...

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    Quote rocwell wrote: View Post
    He's averaging 8.5 FTA. But 6 games (of 7) was played in Lithuania and refs were from Lithuania, so...
    What are you saying?!?!?! Reffing in European sports is always fair and done with the utmost of integrity!

    For a 2nd year player who's likely going to be a 4th offensive option (maybe 3rd at best), I'd be quite happy with 4-6 FTA per game.

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    Quote CalgaryRapsFan wrote: View Post
    What are you saying?!?!?! Reffing in European sports is always fair and done with the utmost of integrity!

    For a 2nd year player who's likely going to be a 4th offensive option (maybe 3rd at best), I'd be quite happy with 4-6 FTA per game.
    Lithuania has high quality refs and they are well known in Europe/FIBA games, but they still have sympathy for their team.

    There was a lot of not much contact foul calls, you can get it here when you play with same nationality refs, but you will never get in NBA.

    Just think, he's averaging 8.5 FTA in 20 minutes.

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    Quote rocwell wrote: View Post
    Just think, he's averaging 8.5 FTA in 20 minutes.
    Now that you mention it, the 'highlight' reels are conspicuously jam packed with free-throw shooting.
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    Lets Extrapolate.

    I expect Jonas to average 32-36 minutes a game this year. Lets average at 34.

    Per 34 Minute #s during 7 games:

    25.8 ppg - 15.3 rpg - 2.21 bpg - 3.7 to - 3.57 pf - 14.45 FTA

    On 70% FG.

    Obviously his stats are going to calm down in October, but by how much? He has shown the ability to dominate on a 70% FG against full grown men so clearly Lithuania can squeeze much more usage out of him. For the Raptors, JV will have less usage so his numbers would be less efficient per minute, but he will have more minutes. I personally expect the 15 ppg 8 rpg 1.2 bpg on 55% FG in 34 mpg that he showed he can so calmly sink if given the ball.
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    Quote enlightenment wrote: View Post
    Lets Extrapolate.

    I expect Jonas to average 32-36 minutes a game this year. Lets average at 34.

    Per 34 Minute #s during 7 games:

    25.8 ppg - 15.3 rpg - 2.21 bpg - 3.7 to - 3.57 pf - 14.45 FTA

    On 70% FG.

    Obviously his stats are going to calm down in October, but by how much? He has shown the ability to dominate on a 70% FG against full grown men so clearly Lithuania can squeeze much more usage out of him. For the Raptors, JV will have less usage so his numbers would be less efficient per minute, but he will have more minutes. I personally expect the 15 ppg 8 rpg 1.2 bpg on 55% FG in 34 mpg that he showed he can so calmly sink if given the ball.
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    Wouldn't be surprised to see JV averaging 8-10 points a game on free throws. He is bigger and stronger, so opposing bigs are going to have to muscle him up that much more and some of them are going to wind up fouling him in the process. He seems to have developed a couple of extra moves and no doubt will be more confident this season. And that should mean going to the basket more.

    It is not going to hurt the Raps that opposing teams bigs are going to be collecting a few extra fouls.

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    I'm just glad he has two veteran defensive bigs in the rotation with him. They should help he lots on D. I'm still not sold on JV as a defender. I mostly blame him and AB's atrocious defense together as a combo for the 4-19 start.

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    Short highlight Valanciunas against Czech Republic (2013.08.23) with no free trows

    http://tv.lrytas.lt/?id=13773464551375703303
    Last edited by pupkiz; Sat Aug 24th, 2013 at 12:50 PM.

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    BTW, when he's at the free throw line, are they yelling "Jonas! Jonas!"?

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    Quote Blacklash2k4 wrote: View Post
    BTW, when he's at the free throw line, are they yelling "Jonas! Jonas!"?
    I think so. At least it sounds like it
    Last edited by rocwell; Sat Aug 24th, 2013 at 03:27 PM.

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    Quote Blacklash2k4 wrote: View Post
    BTW, when he's at the free throw line, are they yelling "Jonas! Jonas!"?
    yep
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    Looking forward to see how he does when the real games begin at Eurobasket. Sure looking fine at this point!

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    Eurobasket looks like a cake walk compared to the hard fouls and defense in the nba.

    On the other hand, it looks more difficult than Summer League.

    Jonas is turning into a beast... but he still needs help. I hope Amir and Hansbrough can help him.

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    Quote drunkmunky wrote: View Post
    Eurobasket looks like a cake walk compared to the hard fouls and defense in the nba.

    On the other hand, it looks more difficult than Summer League.

    Jonas is turning into a beast... but he still needs help. I hope Amir and Hansbrough can help him.
    This isn't Eurobasket yet; it's just exhibition games.

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