View Poll Results: Grade Valanciunas' Season

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    Quote planetmars wrote: View Post
    I'd say hurt simply due to their depth. They would have to primarily play Diop at the post. That's never a good thing.
    Maybe they will sign a veteran center to a one year contract (of pick one up). Even if Biyombo turns out to be a good pick, most likely he's not going to help them win any games in his rookie season.
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    Quote Hello wrote: View Post
    less wins, and a better pick.
    They really are going to be the worst in the league.

    However, it is one less year for a bigman prospect to develop. wont make a huge impact on his game, but it could still hurt him.
    I agree that Charlotte looks awful, but they have a very good veteran head coach and have always had a defensive culture. Kemba even though he's a rookie, could have a very solid year.

    Toronto faces Charlotte three times. Twice at home, and once on the road. Those will be really bad game I think, but the winner of the series may end up with the second worst record overall. It looks like Charlotte may have the easier schedule though when facing Toronto at least two of those three times. It will definitely be interesting to see what transpires.

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    Will he be playing at all? He hasn't played this season I believe or I missed it. If he will not be playing (a lot) that might hurt his development a lot, certainly considering how much he needs to learn.

    Don't think it will get them less wins.

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    Valanciunas not in the lineup today, crucial Eurocup game coming up on Tuesday

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    Quote Rytasfan97 wrote: View Post
    Valanciunas not in the lineup today, crucial Eurocup game coming up on Tuesday
    He isn't injured or anything, is he?

    I assume a weak opponent and a chance to rest?

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    Default DraftExpress.com checks in on JV

    The second European player off the board in the 2011 NBA Draft, Jonas Valanciunas spent the summer continuing to build his resume across the pond by leading Lithuania to a U19 World Championship victory and playing rotation minutes for the nation's Senior National Team, which finished 5th at the 2011 Eurobasket.

    Returning to Lietuvos Rytas for the 2011-2012 season, the Lithuanian 7-footer has continued to make small, incremental strides, leaving plenty of room for optimism for his future arrival in the NBA.

    Though he could not help Rytas advance out of the Euroleague qualifying round and has not shown tremendous improvement in any one area, Valanciunas is having a solid season in a bigger role that better reflects what the Raptors are likely going to expect from him long-term.

    His efficiency as a scorer has not wavered significantly this season despite playing next to a more scoring oriented guard in Tyrese Rice who doesn't create pick and roll opportunities quite as well as Sarunas Jasikevicius did a year ago.

    Seeing a much higher rate of touches with his back to the basket compared with last season, Valanciunas continues to score both prolifically (19.5 points per-40) and efficiently (66% FG%, 83% FT%) through 20 games –a trend worth keeping an eye on as he matures offensively.

    Valanciunas still hasn't had the time off needed to properly work on his body due to his incredibly busy summer schedule, and thus remains underdeveloped physically.

    He continues to foul at a high rate as well, but is showing more flashes of midrange jump shooting potential—which will surely serve him well in the future. His new role has had somewhat of an impact on his proficiency on the offensive glass and passing numbers, but Valanciunas continues to stay true to his game, and execute, two big reasons why he was selected to play in last summer's Eurobasket.

    Considering his increased playing time and usage this season, the fact that he continues to score with deft touch in the paint, make an impact with his work ethic on both ends, and play with impressive efficiency are all promising signs for a 19-year old only scratching the surface of his potential

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    It will be interesting to see how much he does fill out before he gets to camp next season.

    When does the season end over there and when is his contract up?
    I'm assuming he'll be playing on the Raptors summer league squad?

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    I think JV will be with his national team as they try to qualify for the Olympics in a play in tournament in early July. Lithuania has a good chance of qualifying. I think he'll have another busy summer.

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    Quote Matt52 wrote: View Post
    He isn't injured or anything, is he?

    I assume a weak opponent and a chance to rest?
    He had finger injury, but he was already playing today.

    9 points (3/5FG, 3/4FT)
    4 rebs
    1 assist
    1 block,
    2 turnovers
    4 fouls

    all in 22 minutes

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    The only thing that will hold JV back at the start of his career in the NBA is his foul rate. Hopefully it won't take him as long to get it under control as it has taken Amir Johnson.

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    Quote irgigi wrote: View Post
    He had finger injury, but he was already playing today.

    9 points (3/5FG, 3/4FT)
    4 rebs
    1 assist
    1 block,
    2 turnovers
    4 fouls

    all in 22 minutes

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    Video from December 20 game:




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    At 2:49 it was prolly one of a few pick'n'roll's T.Rice managed to do with JV I really miss Jasikevicius here, Calderon would prolly work as well.

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    Default JV?

    Hey guys, excuse my insolence, but I'm still fuzzy on what is going on with Valenciunas. Is he coming this year? Next year? What is the plan? Somebody help me out please


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    He should be over in 2 to 3 weeks depending on when the boat gets here
    @jerboat

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    Quote ceez wrote: View Post
    He should be over in 2 to 3 weeks depending on when the boat gets here
    Oh boy...

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    lol he ain't comin over this year man, Next year

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    Today game

    14 points (6/14FG, 2/3FT)
    14 rebs
    1 assist
    2 blocks,
    0 turnovers

    all in 22:53 minutes

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    Quote irgigi wrote: View Post
    Today game

    14 points (6/14FG, 2/3FT)
    14 rebs
    1 assist
    2 blocks,
    0 turnovers

    all in 22:53 minutes

    Full stats
    Thank you irgigi.

    Any insight in to why the un-JV-like shooting percentages?

    14 rebs are awesome (in 23 minutes!) and 6 on the offensive end.

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    Quote irgigi wrote: View Post
    Today game

    14 points (6/14FG, 2/3FT)
    14 rebs
    1 assist
    2 blocks,
    0 turnovers

    all in 22:53 minutes

    Full stats
    Seems like weak competition, or hes beasting on fools.

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    thats 28 and 28 in 44 mins. Those are some wicked stats

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