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Grading the Toronto Raptors' Bismack Biyombo pickup

The Toronto Raptors have been very busy this offseason in regards to free agency.  A team that desperately needed defense, the Raptors have gone out and attempted to fix the problem by bringing in some quality defenders at all three areas, from the guards, to the wings, to the bigs.  While their offense may take a step backward, their defense will almost certainly be much improved...
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13 days ago  |  Discuss

New diet has helped Jonas Valanciunas improve his game

The scale may still read the same weight, but one look at Jonas Valanciunas is all one needs to know the Raptors center is in much better shape. Here's Ryan Wolstat of the Toronto Sun with more:"Valanciunas doesn’t believe his weight has changed from the 255 pounds he came in at last season, but his face is notably leaner and he seems thicker through the shoulders than he had been...
Via Fox Sports
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Raptors Jonas Valanciunas Wants To Play Power Forward

"I was working on my quickness, bringing my game to be like a power forward - not like a slow center," Toronto Raptors center Jonas Valanciunas said. "I am trying to increase my speed and my ability to shoot a mid-range shot."
Via Pro Bball Report
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Becoming quicker is the key to unlocking Jonas Valanciunas' potentail

While Jonas Valanciunas has improved every season, he still hasn't become the player the Toronto Raptors want him to be. To become that player, William Lou of Raptors Republic says, Valanciunas must improve in three areas this summer: play making, lateral quickness and developing a reliable jump shot."...it’s unreasonable to expect Valanciunas to ever be able to defend any position...
Via Fox Sports
May 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Watch Raptors’ Valanciunas go 0-2 at the rim… of a paper cup

It just wasn’t his day from the field. Raptors’ Jonas Valanciunas didn’t have his shooting stroke with him recently as the big man missed point blank two shot attempts with this mouth piece at a paper cup. Yeah, that’s right, Jonas missed the rim of a cup (which was right in his face) as he tried to slam his mouth piece into it. The funny part of this video, his teammates...
Via Crossover Chronicles
April 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Raptors Jonas Valanciunas Is The Beast Of The Playoff East

The last time an NBA player totaled over 30 points and 30 rebounds in their first two career playoff games was almost 7 years before the Toronto Raptors Jonas Valanciunas was even born. “Fans were great,” Valanciunas said. “I hope they are going to come back and support us like the first time. I feel good things (from the fans). They support us. They made us go. I like fans...
Via Pro Bball Report
April 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Raptors Jonas Valanciunas Makes Common Error In Judgement

This situation isn't one to make light of, but the Toronto Raptors Jonas Valanciunas made an all too common error in judgement for a young man enjoying a couple of days off.  It has been widely reported that Valanciunas has been charged with an alcohol related driving offense after he was spotted with open beer bottles in his car as he went through a drive thru.
Via Pro Bball Report
April 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Toronto Raptors player analysis: Jonas Valanciunas

Toronto Raptors player analysis: Jonas Valanciunas Often times, the evaluation of young talent in the NBA today is viewed through a shorter lens than ever before. Growing up in the NBA is still possible, but a player growing up in one or two years is not only preferred by teams, it’s now the expectation. NBA rookie contracts are structured on a four-year scale that allows a maximum...
Via isportsweb.com
March 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Raptors Jonas Valanciunas Appreciates Married Life

This past summer, Toronto Raptors center Jonas Valanciunas married his girlfriend Egle Acaite and he likes having someone to come home to here in Toronto. “It’s been good,” Valanciunas said. “It’s good to have somebody who is (there to) support you outside of the basketball court, outside of the fans. It is good to have somebody.”
Via Pro Bball Report
March 04, 2014  |  Discuss
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