Jonas Valanciunas RUMORS & NEWS

  • As Raptors seek new identity, efforts to deal Jonas Valanciunas still come up short

    Sporting News "Back in 2012 at the London Olympics, Lithuania national coach Kestutis Kemzura expressed some of the concerns he had about his young big man, Jonas Valanciunas, who was then 20 years old and coming into his first season in the NBA. Valanciunas had struggled in the tournament, and Kemzura told..." July 17

  • Raptors looked into dealing Valanciunas with 23rd pick

    Bleacher Report "The Toronto Raptors are reportedly shopping big man Jonas Valanciunas leading up to Thursday's draft. Michael Grange of Rogers Sportsnet reported the news, also noting Toronto is looking to move its No. 23 overall pick. Both represent future assets considering Valanciunas is just 25 years old..." June 23

  • Raptors Exploring Trading Jonas Valanciunas

    Hoops Rumors "The Raptors are looking into the possibility of moving Jonas Valanciunas and the No. 23 pick in this year’s draft, two league sources tells Michael Grange of Sportsnet (Twitter link). It’s not clear what sort of return Toronto would be seeking, but the team likely won’t want to take back much..." June 22

  • Hall of Famer blasts Kyle Lowry for not passing to Jonas Valanciunas enough

    Yardbarker "Rule No. 1: don’t mess with Lithuania. In a recent interview, Hall of Fame Lithuanian guard Sarunas Marciulionis, who played for seven seasons in the NBA from 1989 to 1997, ripped Toronto Raptors guard Kyle Lowry for not passing the ball enough to teammate Jonas Valanciunas, one of..." June 03

  • Valanciunas back in Raptors’ starting lineup in Game 1 vs. Cavs

    Sportsnet "Jonas Valanciunas is back in the Toronto Raptors’ starting lineup for Game 1 of the Eastern Conference semifinals against the Cleveland Cavaliers. The Lithuanian centre came off the bench for the final three games of Toronto’s first-round series versus the Milwaukee Bucks, ceding his starting..." May 01

  • Raptors’ Jonas Valanciunas happy to play a role

    Toronto Star "There is a matter-of-fact component to Jonas Valanciunas’s personality that has been constant since he arrived in North America, something that has been more pronounced these past few days. He never really gets too excited publicly about what’s going on with him. After good games, he says he’s..." April 29

  • Jonas Valanciunas blew teammates out with fart on team plane

    Sportsnaut "What’s the worst place to be when someone rips a fart? A car can be bad but more often than not, you can at least stick your head out of the window for a few minutes. But on a plane? You have nowhere to go. Jonas Valanciunas’ Toronto Raptors teammates found that out the hard way. The video of..." April 27

  • Whiteside labels Valanciunas award-winning actor: 'They like to flop'

    Palm Beach Post "In one of the biggest games of the season the Heat’s $98 million man was a non-factor for most of the night. Whiteside got into early foul trouble and for the second consecutive game took just one shot in the first half. But unlike the Charlotte game, in which Whiteside woke up and had a solid..." April 08

  • Andre Drummond Trade Pitched by Raptors Reportedly Included Jonas Valanciunas

    Bleacher Report "Prior to swinging a deal with the Orlando Magic for forward Serge Ibaka, the Toronto Raptors reportedly offered the Detroit Pistons a trade for center Andre Drummond involving Jonas Valanciunas. According to Jake Fischer of, the Raptors are "skeptical" about Valanciunas, which is why..." February 21

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