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    Via Dime magazine's 10 NBA Players Ready To Make “The Leap” To Superstar Status list:



    JONAS VALANCIUNAS
    While Summer League play shouldn’t be read into too much, there’s no question that Valanciunas looks miles further in his development than last year. Taking home MVP honors, the Raptors big man nearly averaged a 20/10 line and dominated inferior competition with his newly-added bulk.

    Defensively, he should be able to bang bodies with the toughest centers the East has to offer. He already showed incredible promise in his rookie season, and his increased size should only add to his interior presence.

    At just 21 years old, I think we should temper expectations a little bit on Valanciunas. I do believe, however, that he’ll be a force to be reckoned with sooner rather than later.

    Nice that JV is getting some recognition around the league and the interwebs.

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    Big V numba 17! "Came straight from Heaven, your team second"
    "You never heard of DeMar just google him, the defense don't know what to do wit him"

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    http://bleacherreport.com/articles/1...medium=twitter

    Defensively, here are some predictions for Valanciunas:

    Blocks: 2.3

    Steals: 1.2

    Rebounds: 8.4

    Points: 15.7

    Assists: 2.5 (he’s a better passer than his assist average from last year shows).

    Field-goal percentage: 53.7 (his shooting percentage will naturally dip because the number of shots he'll take are a lock to increase).

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    That author also said "...DeRozan, Gay and Lowry are all very capable defenders and rebounders..." so the whole article needs to be taken with a grain of salt.

    Having said that, the point of the article, that JV has higher expectations being put on him and will be expected to produce more is obviously right.

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    Quote Puffer wrote: View Post
    That author also said "...DeRozan, Gay and Lowry are all very capable defenders and rebounders..." so the whole article needs to be taken with a grain of salt.

    Having said that, the point of the article, that JV has higher expectations being put on him and will be expected to produce more is obviously right.
    They are capable defenders. They just don't always do it consistently.

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    It's bleacher report. Stop reading bleacher report.
    @jerboat

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    Quote Chr1s1anL wrote: View Post
    They are capable defenders. They just don't always do it consistently.
    Can't say no to that :-)

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    JV going for the Pekovic look

    There are more pictures here: http://www.lrytas.lt/eurobasket2013/...alanciunas.htm a slide will open if you click on the main picture the JV ones are at the end
    Last edited by Vykis; Thu Aug 1st, 2013 at 06:23 AM.

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    JV looks tanned very well

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    he's slowly developing that supervillian look, I like it

    And yeah, learn to avoid BR. Uggh, I think a BR link was like one of my first posts here....

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    My goodness! Another year or two and he'll look like Dwight Howard!

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    General Zod... I mean Jonas is looking lethal. Can't wait to see what he looks like when the season starts.

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    He should deliberately cut him self on the face, to give himself a badass scar.

    "You never heard of DeMar just google him, the defense don't know what to do wit him"

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    Quote rocwell wrote: View Post
    If you put the 2009 beside the 2013 it looks particularly scary.

    DEM GAINS!

    https://fbcdn-sphotos-f-a.akamaihd.n...5_n.jpg?ref=nf

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    Funny how identical the photos are. Almost like it was intended.

    2009 2011 20013
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    Quote themasao wrote: View Post
    If you put the 2009 beside the 2013 it looks particularly scary.

    DEM GAINS!

    https://fbcdn-sphotos-f-a.akamaihd.n...5_n.jpg?ref=nf
    Kid - Adult

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    That beard is bad ass must make his fiancee so wet was probably her idea.

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    Quote rocwell wrote: View Post
    The 2011-2013 difference is amazing.

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    Quote white men can't jump wrote: View Post
    The 2011-2013 difference is amazing.
    Call it the "Alex Mchkenie Advantage"

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