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Jonas Valanciunas | Center

Team: Toronto Raptors
Age / DOB:  (23) / 5/6/1992
Ht / Wt:  7'0' / 265
College: None
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Jonas Valanciunas (hand) will miss approximately six weeks according to Yahoo Sports.
Valanciunas decided to bypass surgery, but his owners will be a little frustrated with this timetable and this means that we may not see him back on the court until January. Owners with an IR spot should definitely stash him, but those of you in desperate need for production may have to consider looking elsewhere. The Raptors haven't decided who will replace him in the lineup, but Patrick Patterson, Luis Scola and Bismack Biyombo could all see a decent bump in minutes. Nov 22 - 11:33 AM

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Jonas Valanciunas will bypass surgery on the fracture in his left hand, according to Yahoo! Sports.

Interesting. The report says he will miss "an extended period of time" from the rehab. Typically, a fractured metacarpal requires 4-6 weeks off, so perhaps the rehab will be less time. Valanciunas' owners should be stashing him in almost all leagues until we get a more concrete timetable. It'll be Bismack Biyombo, Patrick Patterson and Luis Scola all stepping up sans JV. If you need blocks, Biyombo is the guy you want, but Two-Pat probably has the highest upside.
Nov 21 - 7:21 PM

X-rays taken on Jonas Valanciunas' left hand revealed a fracture to the fourth metacarpal, and he will not return to Friday's game against the Lakers.

Valanciunas is set to undergo further testing and while the Raptors have not yet announced a timeline for his return, it's worth noting that he missed 18 games during the 2012-13 season with a similar injury to his right hand. Bismack Biyombo looks like the next man up for Toronto (he started the second-half), and he's worth a speculative add for those seeking some rebounding and shot blocking. Pattrick Patterson and Luis Scola are also set to see their minutes spike, while Kyle Lowry and DeMar DeRozan will be very busy on offense. We'll be monitoring Jonas' status closely, and owners can expect another update by Saturday morning.

Jonas Valanciunas scored 11 points with nine rebounds, two blocks and one steal in 33 minutes against the Jazz on Wednesday.

He went up against Rudy Gobert and still came away with a decent line. Valanciunas has been much more consistent this season and is posting mid-round value on the season despite a career-low 0.7 blocks per game.
Nov 19 - 12:01 AM

Jonas Valanciunas had a rough night on Sunday, scoring four points on 2-of-9 shooting with five rebounds and no other stats in 20 minutes.

JV came in shooting 62.4 percent from the field but he missed his first five attempts tonight, never got going, and watched most of the fourth quarter from the bench. He was coming off three straight double-doubles and we anticipate a better performance during Tuesday's road game vs. the undefeated Warriors.
Nov 15 - 11:53 PM

Jonas Valanaciunas scored 20 points against the Pelicans on Friday, adding 10 rebounds and two blocks in 28 minutes.

He has become very consistent. In his nine games, he's failed to shoot below 50 percent from the field just once, has at least eight boards in all but one game, and hasn't played less than 23 minutes in any contest. Valanciunas has put up fifth-round value and might actually start to climb, too. He's been a strong post-break player in his career.
Nov 14 - 1:02 AM

Jonas Valanciunas led the Raptors on Sunday with 17 points on 8-of-12 shooting, adding five rebounds with one steal in 28 minutes of action.

Opposing teams are shooting 41.1 percent vs. Miami this season, the sixth-lowest mark in the league, which makes JV's efficient game even more impressive. The bad news is that he didn't block any shots tonight, and is averaging a modest 0.8 per game on the season. He should get back to last season's 1.2 per game before long.
Nov 8 - 8:43 PM

Jonas Valanciunas grabbed 14 rebounds to go with eight points and two blocks over 23 minutes in Friday's loss to the Magic.

Valanciunas dealt with some foul trouble in the second quarter in case you're giving that minute total some stink-eye. Kyle Lowry added 17 points on 6-of-16 shooting with three treys, five boards, two assists and one steal, and DeMar DeRozan scored 23 points (7-of-15 FGs, 9-of-12 FTs) with seven rebounds, two assists, two blocks in the loss. Valanciunas has been a top-70 play so far this year.
Nov 6 - 9:51 PM

The Raptors' best start in franchise history continued with an impressive road win in Oklahoma City, aided by Jonas Valanciunas' 17 points and 11 rebounds.

JV was typically efficient, hitting 6-of-9 FGs and 5-of-5 FTs, and he did not leave the court after checking in with 5:37 remaining. With his fourth-quarter benchings seemingly in the past, fantasy owners can look forward to a career-best campaign for Toronto's prized center.
Nov 4 - 11:35 PM

Jonas Valanciunas scored 19 points with eight rebounds and two steals against the Bucks on Sunday.

He did this damage in just 29 minutes and played terrific defense, as well. Valanciunas is more involved in the offense this year, but he's still only playing around six minutes per game in the fourth quarter. He looks like he should be a top-10 center in fantasy this season.
Nov 1 - 10:01 PM

Jonas Valanciunas took a step back on Friday against the Celtics, scoring six points with 10 rebounds and two assists in 23 minutes.

The Raptors went small a little more tonight, which is a surprise after teams have beaten the Celtics up on the inside. Valanciunas did get six minutes in the fourth quarter tonight, which is the same amount as the opener. He'll likely be between this game and his awesome 21-15 line going forward.
Oct 31 - 12:35 AM

Jonas Valanciunas was fantastic in 32 minutes during a 106-99 win over the Pacers on Wednesday, scoring 21 points with 15 rebounds and one block.

He probably wouldn't have played down the stretch, but Bismack Biyombo fouled out and JV went back out there. Valanciunas just got paid and coach Dwane Casey has said he's willing to give his big man more minutes. He has a big-time upside, so maybe this is the year he puts it all together in a Marcin Gortat-like role.
Oct 29 - 12:37 AM

Patrick Patterson said that he has been impressed by how much Jonas Valanciunas has improved.

"Blocking shots, challenging shots, rebounding, outletting the ball and his mid-range jump shot from the top of the key is improving greatly," Patterson said of Valanciunas. "His off-season skill-set has improved so his summer was definitely well-spent." Valanciunas has had a strong showing in preseason despite having just one blocked shot in five games, and if head coach Dwane Casey stays true to his word and plays J-Val in the fourth quarter then he could have a breakout season.
Source: Toronto Sun
Oct 24 - 9:26 AM

Jonas Valanciunas had 12 points, four rebounds and two steals in 22 minutes vs. Cleveland on Sunday, making 6-of-9 field goals with zero assists or blocks.

JV has one block in 99 minutes this preseason. He averaged 1.2 blocks per game last season, however, a number which should rise with coach Dwane Casey warming to the idea of playing JV in the fourth quarter. With only three DNPs over the past two seasons, and tantalizing upside, Valanciunas is a nice target in the middle rounds.
Oct 18 - 8:57 PM

Jonas Valanciunas double-doubled during Sunday's preseason win over the Clippers, scoring 10 points on 4-of-10 shooting (2-of-4 from the line) with 12 rebounds, two blocks and five turnovers over 22 minutes.

Jonas scored seven of his 10 points in the first half, and it was apparent that Kyle Lowry was trying to get him involved early, which is something that didn't happen a lot last season. Head coach Dwane Casey has implied that he'll be more willing to give Jonas fourth-quarter minutes this upcoming season, which will likely happen given that Toronto signed him to a big-money four-year extension this offseason. He's a high-ceiling guy to take in the middle rounds.
Oct 4 - 10:01 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PG1Kyle Lowry
2Cory Joseph
3Delon Wright
SG1DeMar DeRozan
2Terrence Ross
3Norman Powell
SF1DeMarre Carroll
2James Johnson
3Bruno Caboclo
PF1Luis Scola
2Patrick Patterson
3Anthony Bennett
C1Jonas Valanciunas
2Bismack Biyombo
3Lucas Nogueira