Valanciunas will match up with Pekovic's Montenegro side in Eurobasket's Group B.

Valanciunas will match up with Pekovic’s Montenegro side in Eurobasket’s Group B.

We tempered our excitement over Jonas Valanciunas’ Summer League dominance because of the level of competition he was going up against in Vegas, so dominating Sweden in a friendly pre-tournament warmup ahead of September’s FIBA Eurobasket isn’t going to send us into a frenzy (though the actual tournament should prove a good test).

But don’t blame JV for simply dismantling the weak opposition thrown in front of him. Any time Valanciunas posts a stat-line of 21 points on 7-of-7 shooting (7/9 from the free throw line) to go with eight rebounds (six offensive) and a block in 20 minutes, and there’s footage of said performance, we’re going to post it.

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We looked at the schedule in pretty detailed fashion when it was released last week, but one thing I didn’t focus on was the actual team by team matchups. Every October before the season starts, I’ll go through the Raptors’ schedule, game by game, and predict the result based on the matchup that night, whether the Raps or their opponent is on a back-to-back, just got back from a long road trip, etc, until I come up with a specific win/loss prediction for the coming season.

It’s still too early for me to jump into that post, but one thing I did already look at is how the 82 games break down for the Raptors in terms of the number of games against each opponent.

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The Raptors released their 2013-14 schedule on Tuesday evening, beginning with a home date against the Celtics on October 30 and concluding with a matchup against the Knicks at Madison Square Garden on April 16.

With that, here’s a look at some of the more notable games on Toronto’s schedule…

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The NBA will officially release the 2013-14 schedule with a 6:00 PM ET telecast on NBA TV tonight, and I’ll post a full breakdown of the Raptors’ schedule as usual once we know the details.

For now, this is all we have…

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Raptors sign Daye to two-year deal

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Devang Desai is a web writer for theScore and a contributor to the Counter Attack blog who is covering RaptorBlog in case of breaking news while Joseph is away. Joe will chime in with his thoughts when he returns next week.

Last night the always excellent Adrian Wojnarowski reported the Raptors had reached a two-year deal, the second year a team option, with forward Austin Daye. The contract is worth $2 million.

Daye gives head coach Dwane Casey a three point threat off the bench. After a three-year stint with the Detroit Pistons, the Gonzaga alum was traded to the Memphis Grizzlies in February. Coincidentally, he was part of the deal that saw Rudy Gay become a Raptor. In 55 regular season games last season Daye averaged 4.5 points and 2.2 rebounds per game between stops in Detroit and Memphis.

The 15th overall pick in the 2009 draft didn’t get much playoff time with the Grizzlies, appearing in just four games.

With the addition of Daye, Tyler Hansbrough, D.J. AugustinĀ and Dwight Buycks in the last few weeks, the Raps roster appears set for training camp. Daye’s addition was made possible after Toronto bought out veteran big man Marcus Camby.