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Jonas Valanciunas | Center | #17

Team: Toronto Raptors
Age / DOB:  (25) / 5/6/1992
Ht / Wt:  7'0' / 265
College: None
Drafted: 2011 / Rd. 1 (5) / TOR
Contract: view contract details

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Jonas Valanciunas scored 16 points with 17 rebounds, two assists, four blocks and one 3-pointer against the Pacers on Thursday.
He's on one of his heaters over his last five, averaging 17.4 points, 12.2 boards, 2.2 assists, 1.8 blocks and 0.8 steals. Valanciunas is about as must-start as it gets right now, but he's certainly prone to a dud. He gets a dream matchup vs. Dallas on Friday. Mar 15 - 10:17 PM

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Jonas Valanciunas dominated the Nets in a 116-102 win over the Nets on Tuesday, scoring 26 points with 14 rebounds, one assist and one block in 27 minutes.

The Nets have allowed the most fantasy points to centers this season and were forced to play Dante Cunningham and Quincy Acy big minutes with Jarrett Allen (foot) out. Needless to say, this was the perfect storm for Valanciunas. March has been his best month by far this season and his fantasy owners should be in great shape with three more games on the schedule for Toronto this week.
Mar 13 - 11:22 PM

Jonas Valanciunas scored 17 points in Sunday's easy win over the Knicks, adding nine rebounds, two assists and one turnover in 22 minutes.

Valanciunas went 4-of-6 from the field and 8-of-8 from the charity stripe for an incredible 81.7 true shooting percentage, and none of the Raptors faced much resistance on defense from the hapless Knicks, with seven different players hitting double figures in the scoring department. Serge Ibaka finished with 14 points, seven rebounds, two triples, one assist, one block and two turnovers in 24 minutes.
Mar 11 - 4:09 PM

Jonas Valanciunas scored 14 points with 10 rebounds, three assists, one block and two steals in 28 minutes against the Rockets on Friday.

While it wasn't his best box score, he had one of his best games of the season against Clint Capela. He's had a fantastic start to March with fairly consistent playing time, averaging 14.6 points, 9.0 boards, 1.6 assists, 1.6 blocks and 0.8 treys. Patience has paid off on JV and he looks ready for a big finish.
Mar 9 - 10:30 PM

Jonas Valanciunas racked up 14 points, 11 rebounds, three assists, three blocks and two steals in 31 minutes of action on Wednesday.

JV hit 6-of-13 shots with one 3-pointer in one of his most well-rounded lines of the season. There were plenty of extenuating circumstances -- the matchup worked in his favor (vs. a true center in Andre Drummond), the Raptors lost Serge Ibaka to an ejection in the first half, and this game went to overtime. Nevertheless, he's an automatic start with Toronto in the midst of a favorable stretch of busy four-game weeks.
Mar 8 - 12:02 AM

Jonas Valanciunas feasted vs. the Hornets with 18 points on 8-of-15 shooting, 13 rebounds, two blocks, one steal and two 3-pointers in 30 minutes.

JV didn't get to the FT line tonight, but he went 2-of-3 from deep and generally outworked Dwight Howard in an eventual 103-98 home win. Toronto swept their season matchup vs. Charlotte for the first time in 11 years, and they're rolling again with four straight wins. Even though his minutes are typically in the 20-24 range, JV is a safe every-night play in typical leagues.
Mar 4 - 9:04 PM

Jonas Valanciunas scored 12 points with four rebounds and one 3-pointer in 19 minutes against the Wizards on Friday.

Two early fouls proved costly for JV and he's struggled with Marcin Gortat before. Jakob Poeltl won't be going away, but Valanciunas should still be able to put up decent numbers as long as he can get to 22 minutes per game. He's a hold in all standard leagues.
Mar 2 - 11:26 PM

Jonas Valanciunas hit just 1-of-6 shots for two points, five rebounds, a steal and a block in Monday's win against Andre Drummond and the Pistons.

Drummond had a monster 18-18 game with four steals and three blocks, and Valanciunas has been known to disappear at times this season. Despite the dud, he's still averaging 10.6 points, 8.2 rebounds and a block over his last five games, meaning he's worth holding if you own him. He's been making 3-pointers lately, but missed both of his attempts tonight.
Feb 26 - 10:42 PM

Jonas Valanciunas scored 21 points on 9-of-14 shooting Sunday, to go with nine rebounds, two assists, two 3-pointers, one steal, one block and zero turnovers in 24 minutes.

Things looked pretty dreary for JV back in November, when he was only averaging 19.9 minutes a night while bringing very little to the box score, but he’s been steadily trending up since that low-point and has been rolling through the month of February with averages of 13.4 points, 8.0 boards, 2.2 dimes, 1.4 triples, 0.8 swats and 1.2 turnovers per game. The 3-point shooting has been a surprising development, but apparently, he'll be the next 7-footer to join the 3-point bomber club.
Feb 11 - 3:59 PM

Jonas Valanciunas scored 18 points with 10 rebounds, two assists, one block, two steals and two 3-pointers in 24 minutes against the Knicks on Thursday.

So about those DeAndre Jordan rumors. The Raptors were reportedly in on the Jordan sweepstakes, but nobody was able to reel in the big deadline fish. That's good news for Valanciunas and he's on one of his better stretches of his career. He's been a sixth-round player in nine-category leagues over the last five weeks.
Feb 8 - 11:10 PM

Jonas Valanciunas hit just 1-of-8 shots for two points before leaving Tuesday's game early after tweaking his foot in the third quarter.

The Raptors blew out the Celtics tonight, so JV wasn't needed much in the second half, while coach Dwane Casey said after the game that JV could have played more if needed. It sounds like nothing more than a tweak and we're guessing he'll be out there on Thursday night against the Knicks, who lost Kristaps Porzingis for the season tonight to a torn left ACL.
Feb 6 - 11:05 PM

Jonas Valanciunas scored 12 points on 5-of-8 shooting Sunday to go with nine rebounds, one 3-pointer, three assists, one block and one turnover in 24 minutes.

Valanciunas has been rolling over the past few weeks with averages of 17.4 points, 10.1 rebounds, 2.3 assists, 1.1 triples, 1.3 blocks and just 1.3 turnovers per game on 63.4% shooting from the field and 76.9% from the charity stripe in 26.0 minutes per contest. It’s unlikely he’ll be this good to close out the year, but JV does tend to play well towards the second-half of the season and he’s capable of flirting with top-50 value as long as his minutes are in the mid-20s.
Feb 4 - 3:26 PM

Jonas Valanciunas finished with 18 points, eight rebounds, two assists and a blocked shot in Friday's 130-105 win against the Trail Blazers.

Valanciunas was on his way to a double-double, but he was limited to just 24 minutes due to some early fouls and then a lopsided score on the board for most of the second half. Head coach Dwane Casey rested his starters for long spurts, as all of the starting five had 30 or fewer minutes. He has been rolling right along since his dismal scoreless performance on Jan. 20, and will look to keep it going Monday against Memphis to kick off a three-game week.
Feb 2 - 10:52 PM

Jonas Valanciunas scored 17 points with six rebounds, three assists and two 3-pointers in 29 minutes against the Wizards on Thursday.

Ever since alarm bells were ringing on Jan. 20 because of his zero-point game, Valanciunas has looked great. In those five games, he averaged 18.4 points, 10.8 boards, 2.2 assists, 1.4 blocks and 0.6 treys on 67.8 percent from the field. Plus, he has been bad against the Wizards lately. JV is rolling.
Feb 1 - 10:36 PM

Jonas Valanciunas hit 8-of-12 shots and both of his free throws on his way to 18 points, 11 rebounds, one assist and a steal in Tuesday's win over the Timberwolves.

JV has been incredibly frustrating to own at times this season, perhaps never as much as when he failed to score a point and had three rebounds in 11 minutes on Jan. 20. However, since then he's been on fire, averaging 18.8 points, 12.0 rebounds and 1.8 blocks over his last four games and double-doubling in all of them. With all the big men and NBA players in general dropping like flies right, Valanciunas suddenly looks like a guy you want to own going forward.
Jan 30 - 10:21 PM

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PG1Kyle Lowry
2Delon Wright
3Fred VanVleet
4Lorenzo Brown
SG1DeMar DeRozan
2C.J. Miles
3Malachi Richardson
SF1OG Anunoby
2Norman Powell
3Malcolm Miller
PF1Serge Ibaka
2Pascal Siakam
3Alfonzo McKinnie
4Nigel Hayes
C1Jonas Valanciunas
2Jakob Poeltl
3Lucas Nogueira