With the capped out Raptors sitting on the sidelines of this year’s free agency sweepstakes, there hasn’t been much news around here since Masai Ujiri pulled off the impossible and found value in an Andrea Bargnani trade (which should become official when the moratorium on player movement is lifted Wednesday).
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Posted by Joseph Casciaro under Jonas Valanciunas, Julyan Stone, Nick Nurse, Quincy Acy, Summer League, Terrence Ross on Jul 09, 2013
Posted by Joseph Casciaro under Jonas Valanciunas on May 14, 2013
We’ve discussed at length many times this season that Jonas Valanciunas is one of the lone bright spots in an otherwise dark situation for the Raptors, and on Tuesday, we got more evidence of that as Valanciunas was named to the NBA’s All-Rookie Second Team.
Posted by Joseph Casciaro under Jonas Valanciunas, Trade rumours on Apr 19, 2013
If you thought Wednesday’s season finale meant things would be slow in Raptor Land, think again. On Thursday, Bill Simmons published Part 1 of his annual list of the NBA’s top 50 most valuable assets, which included Jonas Valanciunas at No. 44 (just ahead of Enes Kanter and Andre Drummond, just behind Kenneth Faried).
More importantly, Simmons included this tidbit…
Posted by Joseph Casciaro under Jonas Valanciunas on Apr 11, 2013
Seeing Jonas Valanciunas in a neck brace and on a stretcher at the end of Tuesday night’s game in Chicago was certainly concerning, but thankfully, the injury doesn’t sound to be too serious and Valanciunas is a gametime decision for Friday’s game against the Bulls.
Nonetheless, even if an overly cautious approach saw the flexion extension injury end Valanciunas’ rookie season, we’ve seen more than enough from Jonas to continue to favourably project the big man’s development going forward.
Posted by Joseph Casciaro under Amir Johnson, Chicago Bulls, DeMar DeRozan, Jonas Valanciunas, Kyle Lowry, Quincy Acy, Recap, Rudy Gay, Terrence Ross on Apr 09, 2013
The Raptors scored 100 points for the first time in 10 games and barely hung on against a severely shorthanded Bulls team to reach the 30-win plateau for the first time in three years.
Hooray for slightly less futile futility!
The Raps were in cruise control for the majority of the night before narrowly escaping an all too familiar fourth quarter meltdown in what was a pretty ugly finish.
Now here are some thoughts on the game…