Jonas Valanciunas

#17 C / Toronto Raptors / EXP: 3YRS Height: 7-0 Weight: 255 lb Age: 23 College: No College

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    INJURY ALERT: Out | Hand | Out until at least late December
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      Raptors' Jonas Valanciunas: Expected to miss six weeks with hand injury

      Valanciunas (hand) is set to miss roughly six weeks of action, Shams Charania of Yahoo Sports reports. Valanciunas injured his left hand during Friday's game against the Lakers. X-rays came back and revealed a fracture, but Valanciunas has decided against surgery and will just rehab instead. He's expected to miss around six weeks of action, although it very well could end up costing him even longer. Bismack Biyombo will get the first crack at replacing him in the starting lineup, but the Raptors are expected to go to a committee approach to make up for his absence. Biyombo, Lucas Nogueira and Patrick Patterson all should see increases in minutes.

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      Raptors' Jonas Valanciunas: Will not opt for surgery

      Valanciunas will not undergo surgery to repair the fracture in his left hand, Shams Charania of Yahoo Sports reports. The Raptors didn't say how long Valanciunas would be out, but considering surgery would likely ended the 23-year-old's season, this has to be good news for fantasy owners. Bismack Biyombo should see an influx in minutes with Valanciunas sidelined, with Lucas Nogueira or even Patrick Peterson likely seeing additional minutes at center with the second-unit.

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      Raptors' Jonas Valanciunas: Injures wrist in second quarter Friday

      Valanciunas injured his left wrist late in the second quarter Friday against the Lakers, and remained in the locker room to begin the second half. He was fouled by Kobe Bryant going up to the rim and appeared to have his hand bent back, favoring his wrist during the ensuing free throw attempts. There's been no official word from the Raptors as yet whether Valanciunas will be able to return to the game.

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      Raptors' Jonas Valanciunas: 20 and 10 in Friday's win

      Valanciunas scored 20 points (8-11 FG, 4-6 FT) with 10 rebounds and two blocks in 28 minutes during Friday's win over the Pelicans. Anthony Davis (hip) wasn't in the lineup for New Orleans, giving Valanciunas a lot more room under the basket to get comfortable. It's his second straight double-double and fourth in 10 games on the season.

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      Raptors' Jonas Valanciunas: Grabs double-double

      Valanciunas posted 11 points (4-8 FG, 3-4 FT), 12 rebounds, one assist, and one block in 23 minutes of action Wednesday against the Sixers. Valanciunas has always been a strong contributor in points and rebounds, and his double-double on Wednesday marked his third for the season. He's a lackluster blocker for a big man, so owners can take his single block on Wednesday with a grain of salt. Still, his efficient shooting from the field and the line makes him a valuable player in most leagues.

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      Raptors' Jonas Valanciunas: Scores team-high 17 in Sunday's loss

      Valanciunas scored 17 points (8-12 FG, 1-2 FT) with five rebounds and a steal in 28 minutes during Sunday's loss to the Heat. He had trouble getting to the boards while being marked by Hassan Whiteside, but Valanciunas is still averaging a career-best 14.9 points and 10.1 rebounds on the young season.

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      Raptors' Jonas Valanciunas: Scores team-high 19 on Sunday

      Valanciunas scored 19 points (7-12 FG, 5-8 FT) with eight rebounds and two steals in 29 minutes during Sunday's win over the Bucks. The fourth-year center is off to a great start, averaging 15.3 points and 11.0 boards as the Raptors have jumped out to a 3-0 start. Valanciunas got signed to a big contract extension in the offseason, but if he continues developing as he's shown in the early part of the schedule, Toronto may well have gotten a bargain.

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      Raptors' Jonas Valanciunas: Huge double-double in season debut

      Valanciunas exploded for 21 points (8-for-11 FG, 5-for-6 FT), 15 rebounds, a blocked shot and two turnovers in 32 minutes on Wednesday to lead the Raptors over the Pacers. This was an impressive season debut for Valanciunas, who has shown incremental improvement every year and could be on the cusp of becoming an impact player.

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      Raptors' Jonas Valanciunas: Excels from charity stripe Monday

      Valanciunas scored 11 points (2-5 FG, 9-10 FT) to go along with six boards and a blocked shot in Monday's preseason win over the Timberwolves. Through four preseason games, Valanciunas is averaging 10.3 points, eight rebounds, and 0.8 blocks in just 21.7 minutes per game while shooting 50 percent from the field. These numbers shouldn't be taken as evidenced that the 23-year-old is on the cusp of a breakout in his fourth NBA season, but he's done well to show gradual improvement in his production in each successive campaign. With an uninspiring crew of backup center options behind him following the offseason departure of Amir Johnson, expect Valanciunas to see his minutes count trend upward in 2015-16, along with his overall numbers.

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      Raptors center Jonas Valanciunas working on face-up game

      Raptors center Jonas Valanciunas has been working this offseason to add a face-up element to his offensive game, the Toronto Sun reports. His consistently strong free throw percentages shows that Valanciunas has a good shot, he just needs to learn to recognize how to set it up from the floor and when he can use it effectively. Regardless of how much he improves though, the center figures to remain a secondary option in an offense dominated by the backcourt tandem of DeMar DeRozan and Kyle Lowry.

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