Jonas Valanciunas RUMORS & NEWS

  • Lithuania HC: Valanciunas ‘has to dedicate himself to basketball more’

    Raptors Republic "The piling on of Jonas Valanciunas continues. Lithuania head coach Jonas Kazlauskas was about as subtle as a brick in the small of the back on Thursday morning when evaluating Valanciunas’ play at the Olympics, joining a chorus of tweeters and commenters at RR who came away disappointed in the..." August 18

  • Valanciunas a game-time decision for Game 4

    TSN "After a dramatic Game 3 victory Saturday, the Toronto Raptors might be getting back one of their top players for Monday's Game 4 of the Eastern Conference Final against the Cleveland Cavaliers. Centre Jonas Valanciunas was upgraded to a game-time decision Monday morning, according to ESPN's..." May 23

  • Report: Raptors' Valanciunas out for Game 3, rest of series in doubt

    CBS Sports "Things are grim for the Toronto Raptors in the Eastern Conference finals. Not only are they struggling to even be within striking distance of the Cleveland Cavaliers, but we don't even know if their center Jonas Valanciunas will even get to participate in the series. He's been out since the middle..." May 20

  • Raptors make it official, Jonas Valanciunas out for Game 1

    Pro Basketball Talk "We knew this was coming, Raptors coach Dwane Casey already said as much and added Game 2 could be the same. But now it is official via the Raptors, no Jonas Valanciunas for Toronto in Game 1 against Cleveland Tuesday night. The Raptors odds of winning a game in this series drop steeply..." May 17

  • Jonas Valanciunas unlikely to play in first two games of conference finals

    Sportsnaut "The Toronto Raptors head into their Eastern Conference Finals matchup with the Cleveland Raptors a battered and tired team, having gone the full seven in their first two series. Starting center Jonas Valanciunas is the most noteworthy injury for the Raptors. He missed the final four games of..." May 16

  • Whiteside and Valanciunas out for Game 7

    Raptors Republic "No centers for Game 7 *Jonas Valanciunas’ status hasn’t changed. “I don’t think so..I would say not,” Casey said, adding that he’s “nowhere close to being ready.” And Hassan Whiteside’s doesn’t sound like it has either, with him telling Ethan Skolnick he won’t play in Game 7, though he will..." May 14

  • Why losing Valanciunas would significantly hurt Raptors

    Sportsnet "The Toronto Raptors should be feeling pretty good after managing to hold on for a 95-91 win over the Miami Heat on Saturday to take a 2-1 series advantage. Kyle Lowry appeared to have re-discovered his all-star form, the defence remained stout and the Raptors were able to survive a vintage..." May 08

  • Raptors’ Jonas Valanciunas ruled out for remainder series against Heat

    Toronto Star "The Toronto Raptors have suffered a significant loss in their bid to beat the Miami Heat in the NBA Eastern Conference semifinal. Centre Jonas Valanciunas has been ruled out for the remainder of the series, the team announced Sunday, after suffering a sprained right ankle in Saturday’s..." May 08

  • Jonas Valanciunas leaves Game 3 with ankle sprain

    Raptors Republic "Oh no. Oh boy. Early in the third quarter on Saturday, Jonas Valanciunas hit the floor under his own basket holding his right ankle in pain. He seemed to land awkwardly, landing on Dwyane Wade’s foot as he came down from contesting (and fouling) on a layup attempt. He immediately went to the..." May 07

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