Even though he now resides in Memphis, Jonas Valanciunas made sure to let those associated with the Toronto Raptors know he’ll always look back fondly on his days playing in Ontario’s capital.
In a touching Instagram post, Valanciunas thanked those involved with the Raptors’ organization and the team’s fan base.
Aside from thanking the trainers, front office, arena staff, therapists, teammates and coaches he had during his time in Toronto, Valanciunas made sure to thank Raptors’ fans for standing by him since he arrived in the city.
The 26-year-old was traded along with Delon Wright, C.J. Miles and a 2024 second-round draft pick to the Memphis Grizzlies in exchange for 2012-13 defensive player of the year Marc Gasol hours before the NBA’s trade deadline on Feb. 7.