View Poll Results: Grade Valanciunas' Season

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    I suppose that's the clip, which was shown during Tor@Nets halftime on Sportsnet. They didn't show it on NBA.tv...

    Clip From "Centred: The Jonas Valanciunas Story"


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    Quote NoPropsneeded wrote: View Post
    Lol don't make me laugh he's not even close if he was a franchise C the bobcats wouldn't be as crap as they are right now
    Yeah, even if Biyombo reaches his Ben Wallace type upside, that doesn't make him a franchise center. Wallace excelled in one very specific system with a very specific set of teammates, but put him on most NBA rosters and he's nothing more than an impact roleplayer (still a very useful guy, but in a completely different category than franchise C). A franchise center is a guy that you can plug in with an average NBA team and they immediately become a contending team. (Or plug him into a crap team, and they immediately become average.)
    No way Biyombo ever becomes that, because the only way he'll be a starter on a contending team is if he is put with teammates who are well above average offensively in order to make up for his deficiencies.

    On the other hand I think it's way too early to say that JV is a franchise center, but he's got a much better shot at it than Biyombo. He's got a very versatile skillset that would allow him to excel in a lot of different situations.

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    Ya people are already saying that JV is a franchise center. And those people are top notch analyists, coaches and scouts

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    Currently some Valančiūnas porn live at: http://tv.lrytas.lt/live

    Lietuvos Rytas (Lithuania) - Minsk-2006 (Belarus)

    EDIT: JV has already got 13pts and 10reb at halftime (minutes played 15:16)

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    JV: 14pts, 14reb, 3blocks, 1steal, 0to, 2fouls, 3/6fg, 8/10ft

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    Quote omgsomuchpotential wrote: View Post
    JV: 14pts, 14reb, 3blocks, 1steal, 0to, 2fouls, 3/6fg, 8/10ft
    I love it. 14 points on 6 shots. I absolutely love it.

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    my work desk just raised 6 inches
    @jerboat

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    I check this thread for every update, JV's statlines never cease to turn me on.

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    Fuck Kemba Walker. lol

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    Valanciunas' backup center, Predrag Samardziski, is out for 4weeks with a sprained ankle and JV is the only true center left in the line-up, so we'll see extended playing time by JV. This is a good time to watch how he'll control his fouls, one of his major weakneses in the past

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    Thanks for the great news Vykis!!!

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    Quote omgsomuchpotential wrote: View Post
    JV: 14pts, 14reb, 3blocks, 1steal, 0to, 2fouls, 3/6fg, 8/10ft
    Boxscore from this game.

    Video from this game:





    JV already has 80% (percentage made up by me, but a strong majority is my meaning) of post players in the NBA beat in one area of his game: he can go left in the post. See 2:35 of the video: he drop stepped to the left baseline.
    Last edited by mcHAPPY; Sat Mar 17th, 2012 at 03:32 PM.

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    Not just because of this comment, but Alex Kennedy for me is the best and most trusted contributor at HoopsWorld.com. I find many of their contributors who offer rumours are full of poop *yes, I'm looking at you Ingram*. Anyways:

    kevin
    What do you think of Jonas Valanciunas? Is he the favorite to win ROY next season?

    Alex Kennedy
    I’m a huge fan of Jonas Valanciunas. If it weren’t for his contract situation, he likely would’ve been picked even higher in last year’s draft. By drafting him fifth overall, the Raptors got a steal. Scouts rave about him and say that he has the potential to be an elite player. I’m really looking forward to seeing him in the NBA and it’s possible that he could win Rookie of the Year next season. He’ll definitely have the opportunity to play right away, which means he’ll have a shot.
    http://www.hoopsworld.com/nba-chat-w...-kennedy-31612

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    Quote RandomGuy wrote: View Post
    He's not that skinny, lol
    Yes he is. He's skinnier than Ed Davis

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    Then wait till Valanciunas arrives

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    Quote RandomGuy wrote: View Post
    Then wait till Valanciunas arrives
    Thomas is a skinny fat man. His skin just hangs off him. His build reminds me of a clip from FashionTelevision.

    I wouldn't classify JV as skinny anymore. Pictures and video of him last year to now are showing significant gains in size, in my opinion. Also, while I agree he is thin, he does have noticeable muscle. His frame is very promising with very broad shoulders.

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    Self explanatory

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    Well yes, actually I believe he will look like Chandler after 3/4 years:
    http://www.jimrome.com/cimages/var/e...oto_medium.jpg
    I would say it's pretty similar:
    http://www.bernardinai.lt/file/5a81a...bb3a18f3c7.jpg

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    Quote RandomGuy wrote: View Post

    Self explanatory
    I'm not smart enough.

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    Quote RandomGuy wrote: View Post
    Well yes, actually I believe he will look like Chandler after 3/4 years:
    http://www.jimrome.com/cimages/var/e...oto_medium.jpg
    I would say it's pretty similar:
    http://www.bernardinai.lt/file/5a81a...bb3a18f3c7.jpg
    I think Chandler is a fair comparison. I think that size would allow him to retain the characteristics of his game that make him such an intriguing prospect.

    This is the pic of Jonas you posted. It is from last year last year I believe.



    Here is one from this summer:




    And another from February 28th EuroCup competition:


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