Yes Jonas Valanciunas sat for the final 16 minutes of Tuesday’s win in Cleveland.

No, he’s not in Dwane Casey’s doghouse.

Like most young players, Valanciunas has been inconsistent as a sophomore, mixing some brilliant moments with bouts of ineffective play.

Toronto’s head coach spent a long time following Wednesday’s practice chatting with his starting centre, who leads the team in rebounds.

When asked what Valanciunas was doing wrong on Tuesday, prompting his time on the bench, Casey made it clear the move was purely a strategic one.