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Player News
May 26, 2016
Valanciunas (ankle) had nine points (4-4 FG, 1-2 FT) and one assist across 18 minutes during the Raptors’ 116-78 loss to the Cavaliers in Wednesday’s Game 5.Valanciunas made his return to action after sitting out the last eight games due to an ankle sprain, and the big man was fairly effective during his limited minutes, most of which came in garbage time. It’s unclear how much further Valanciunas will encroach on Bismack Biyombo’s court time over the rest of the series, but if the Raptors fall behind again early on in Game 6, coach Dwane Casey could call upon the Lithuanian big man right away to get a more offensive-minded center on the floor.
May 25, 2016
Valanciunas (ankle) said he’s ready to go for Wednesday’s Game 5 tilt with the Cavaliers, Josh Lewenberg of TSN.ca reports.The center indicated he’s closer to 100 percent recovered from the ankle injury than he was in the Raptors’ previous contest, so Valanciunas could actually get on the floor for his one. He was active for Monday’s Game 3 win, but Bismack Biyombo continued to start at center and played major minutes. With Biyombo wreaking havoc on the boards throughout the series, he’ll keep seeing the bulk of the minutes down low even with Valanciunas reasonably healthy.
May 25, 2016
Coach Dwane Casey said Valanciunas (ankle) will be available to play Wednesday and that the team hopes “to get him in, find him some minutes and get his feet wet..”, Josh Lewenberg of TSN Sports reports.Valanciunas is feeling healthy enough that he’ll be available to play Wednesday. However, Bismack Biyombo is expected to remain in the starting lineup and see the majority of the minutes, so any fantasy value Valanciunas may have had remains severely restricted. If the Cavaliers’ second unit continues to take the small-ball approach, it could be hard to find significant minutes for Valanciunas, but he should at least touch the floor at some point during Wednesday’s Game 5.
May 24, 2016
Coach Dwane Casey said that Valanciunas’ (ankle) minutes count in Wednesday’s Game 5 against the Cavaliers will be determined based on the Cavs’ personnel on the court, Tom Withers of the Associated Press reports.Following a seven-game absence due to a sprained ankle, Valanciunas was surprisingly activated for Monday’s Game 4 win, but didn’t end up getting off the bench, as Casey elected to stick with Bismack Biyombo as his primary option at center. It seems as though Valanciunas still wasn’t fully healthy despite being active, and that could remain the case throughout the series. As a result, don’t expect Valanciunas to see significant run Wednesday, especially if the Cavs continue to frequently employ small-ball lineups that feature Kevin Love and Tristan Thompson at center.
May 23, 2016
Valanciunas (ankle) will be active and available to play off the bench during Monday’s Game 4 against the Cavaliers, Mike Mazzeo of ESPN.com reports.Valanciunas was surprisingly upgraded to questionable earlier in the day after sitting out with ankle injury since Game 3 of the Raptors’ second round series against the Heat. However, despite being active, Valanciunas will come off the bench and is expected to see his minutes severely limited, as the Raptors want to ease him back into action. With that being said, it’s likely too risky for fantasy owners to rely on Valanciunas for solid production on Monday, so it’s a situation to avoid until we see what kind of role he’ll be used in moving forward.
Injuries
  • Ankle
Date: May 24, 2016
Status: OUT
Coach Dwane Casey said that Valanciunas’ (ankle) minutes count in Wednesday’s Game 5 against the Cavaliers will be determined based on the Cavs’ personnel on the court, Tom Withers of the Associated Press reports.Following a seven-game absence due to a sprained ankle, Valanciunas was surprisingly activated for Monday’s Game 4 win, but didn’t end up getting off the bench, as Casey elected to stick with Bismack Biyombo as his primary option at center. It seems as though Valanciunas still wasn’t fully healthy despite being active, and that could remain the case throughout the series. As a result, don’t expect Valanciunas to see significant run Wednesday, especially if the Cavs continue to frequently employ small-ball lineups that feature Kevin Love and Tristan Thompson at center.
  • Ankle
Date: May 23, 2016
Status: OUT
Valanciunas (ankle) has been upgraded to a game-time decision for Monday’s Game 4 tilt with the Cavaliers, Brian Windhorst of ESPN.com reports.This news comes as a bit of a surprise, as Valanciunas was listed as doubtful Sunday, despite doing some on-court work that day. However, after the center was able to go through morning shootaround, coach Dwane Casey was unwilling to close the door on Valanciunas returning after a seven-game absence. Although his right ankle is still undoubtedly sore, Valanciunas could be able to talk his way into playing when the Raptors reevalute him closer to shootaround. Even if he’s active, Valanciunas may end up seeing fewer minutes than Bismack Biyombo, who was a force on the boards with 26 rebounds in Game 3.
  • Ankle
Date: May 23, 2016
Status: OUT
Valanciunas (ankle) will be active and available to play off the bench during Monday’s Game 4 against the Cavaliers, Mike Mazzeo of ESPN.com reports.Valanciunas was surprisingly upgraded to questionable earlier in the day after sitting out with ankle injury since Game 3 of the Raptors’ second round series against the Heat. However, despite being active, Valanciunas will come off the bench and is expected to see his minutes severely limited, as the Raptors want to ease him back into action. With that being said, it’s likely too risky for fantasy owners to rely on Valanciunas for solid production on Monday, so it’s a situation to avoid until we see what kind of role he’ll be used in moving forward.
  • Ankle
Date: May 22, 2016
Status: OUT
Coach Dwane Casey said that Valanciunas (ankle) did some on-court work on Sunday, Josh Lewenberg of TSN Sports reports.Valanciunas originally sprained his ankle in Game 3 of the Raptors second-round series against the Heat. He has not played in game action since that injury, and has since been doing minor off-court work in preparation to return to the playoffs. The Raptors staff will evaluate Valanciunas’ status on Monday in time for Game 4 of the Eastern Conference Finals against the Cavaliers.
  • Ankle
Date: May 22, 2016
Status: OUT
Valanciunas (ankle) has officially been listed as doubtful for Game 4, Josh Lewenberg of TSN Sports reports.Valanciunas hasn’t played since spraining his ankle in Game 3 of the Raptors’ second-round series against the Heat and it appears that won’t be changing on Monday night. Look for a final decision to be made sometime after the team goes through shootaround on Monday morning. Bismack Biyombo and Patrick Patterson will likely continue to carry the majority of the workload in the frontcourt.
  • Ankle
Date: May 20, 2016
Status: OUT
Valanciunas (ankle) is doubtful for Saturday’s Game 3 against the Cavaliers, according to head coach Dwane Casey, Eric Smith of Sportsnet reports.Casey said that it is essentially wishful thinking that the center will play in Game 3, so consider it unlikely that Valanciunas sees the floor as the two teams square off in Toronto Saturday. It’s becoming more and more likely that the big man will be out for the remainder of the series, especially if the Cavaliers end things early. Bismack Biyombo and Patrick Patterson will continue to shoulder the minutes load in the frontcourt moving forward.
  • Ankle
Date: May 19, 2016
Status: OUT
Valanciunas indicated Wednesday that he’s only about 50 percent of the way recovered from his sprained right ankle, Ryan Wolstat of the Toronto Sun reports.The Raptors are currently listing Valanciunas as doubtful for Thursday’s Game 2, and given the slow pace of the center’s recovery to this point, it wouldn’t be surprising if he were sidelined for the entirety of the series. Bismack Biyombo will continue receiving extensive run at center until Valanciunas is cleared to return.
  • Ankle
Date: May 19, 2016
Status: OUT
Valanciunas (ankle) has been ruled out for Thursday’s Game 2 against the Cavaliers, Mike Mazzeo of ESPN.com reports.This is essentially a formality, as Valanciunas acknowledged that he’s only about “50 percent” of the way recovered from the sprained ankle he sustained in Game 3 of the Raptors’ second-round series with the Heat. Raptors GM Masai Ujiri expressed uncertainty Wednesday as to whether Valanciunas would be able to return at any point during the Eastern Conference Finals, so at this point, it looks as though the team will continue to lean heavily on Bismack Biyombo and Patrick Patterson in the frontcourt.
  • Ankle
Date: May 16, 2016
Status: OUT
Coach Dwane Casey said Monday that he doesn’t anticipate Valanciunas (ankle) will be available for either of the first two games of the Eastern Conference Finals with the Cavaliers, Mike Mazzeo of ESPN.com reports. “He’s a little ways away from contributing in a playoff game,” Casey said.The center has yet to resume basketball-related activities since spraining his ankle in Game 3 of the second-round series with the Heat, and doesn’t appear to be close to a return. While the Raptors aren’t ruling him out for the series with the Cavaliers, Valanciunas will need to show some tangible progress over the next several days for him to have a legitimate shot at taking the court. For now, the Raptors will have to cast their lot with Bismack Biyombo as their starting center.
  • Ankle
Date: May 16, 2016
Status: OUT
Valanciunas (ankle) has officially been ruled out for Tuesday’s Game 1 against the Cavaliers, ESPN reports.As expected, Valanciunas will continue to sit out as he recovers from a sprained right ankle sustained in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference Semifinals against Miami. The big man is without a timetable, but coach Dwane Casey said Monday that he’s “a ways away from contributing” in a playoff game. The Raptors have not ruled Valanciunas out beyond Game 1, but the prevailing belief is that he’ll also sit out Game 2 before the series shifts to Toronto. Casey has turned to Bismack Biyomobo at center since Valanciunas went down, and Biyombo, who put up 17 points and 16 rebounds in Sunday’s Game 7, figures to continue to see big minutes to begin the Eastern Conference Finals.
  • Ankle
Date: May 14, 2016
Status: OUT
Coach Dwane Casey said Friday that Valanciunas (ankle) is “nowhere close to being ready to play” and will remain out for Sunday’s Game 7 tilt with the Heat, Manny Navarro of the Miami Herald reports.Valanciunas was already ruled out for the entire second round after spraining his right ankle in Game 3, and Casey’s foreboding comments on the center’s injury suggest he might be at risk of missing at least part of the Eastern Conference Finals against the Cavaliers should the Raptors vanquish the Heat. Casey has started Bismack Biyombo at center for the past three games, and should continue to lean heavily on the energetic, yet offensively limited big man until Valanciunas is cleared to return.
  • Ankle
Date: May 8, 2016
Status: OUT
Valanciunas (ankle) scored 16 points (7-12 FG, 2-5 FT) while adding 12 rebounds, one steal, and an assist in just 22 minutes during Saturday’s Game 3 win over the Heat.He was dominating the Heat frontcourt even before Hassan Whiteside left the game with a knee injury, but Valanciunas soon followed him to the locker room after spraining his ankle when he landed awkwardly under the basket. Despite the injury, Valanciunas still came away with his 10th career playoff double-double, and fourth straight in this postseason. The Raptors are hopeful that he’ll be able to play Monday night for Game 4, but they likely won’t make an official decision on Valanciunas’ status until gameday.
  • Ankle
Date: May 8, 2016
Status: OUT
Valanciunas (ankle) has been ruled out for the rest of the Raptors’ second-round series against the Heat, Jason Lieser of the Palm Beach Post reports.Valanciunas’ ankle injury appears to be slightly more serious than originally thought, as the Raptors aren’t counting on him playing in any of the remaining three or four games of the series. The Heat also announced they’ll likely be without their starting center Hassan Whiteside (knee) so it appears Monday’s Game 4 outing will be a battle of the backups. With Valanciunas ruled out, Bismack Biyombo should move into the starting lineup and will likely see a big jump in his fantasy value. Considering Valanciunas remains without a concrete timetable for return, we should see his status updated again later in the week.
  • Ankle
Date: May 7, 2016
Status: Out Thurs
Valanciunas has a sprained right ankle and will not play in Game 2 of Eastern Conference Finals.
  • Ankle
Date: May 7, 2016
Status: day-to-day
Valanciunas left Game 3 with an ankle injury and will not return.
  • Ankle
Date: May 7, 2016
Status: Ques Mon
Valanciunas left Game 3 of the Eastern Conference Semifinals with an ankle injury and is questionable for Game 4.
  • Ankle
Date: May 7, 2016
Status: OUT
Valanciunas is considered day-to-day after suffering an ankle injury during Saturday’s Game 3 victory over Miami, Jeff Zillgitt of USA Today reports.X-ray results came back negative for Valanciunas and it seems possible that he’ll be able to play in Game 4 on Monday if swelling doesn’t become an issue. If he’s forced to miss time, however, Bismack Biyombo will be the clear candidate for the majority of minutes at center.
  • Ankle
Date: May 7, 2016
Status: Doub Sat
Valanciunas has a sprained right ankle and is not expected to play in Game 3 of Eastern Conference Finals.
  • Ankle
Date: May 7, 2016
Status: out indefinitely
Valanciunas has a sprained right ankle and is not expected to play in Game 1 or 2 of Eastern Conference Finals.
  • Ankle
Date: May 7, 2016
Status: Ques Mon
Valanciunas has a sprained right ankle and is questionable to play in Game 4 of Eastern Conference Finals.
  • Ankle
Date: May 7, 2016
Status: Doub Mon
Valanciunas has a sprained right ankle and is unlikely to play in Game 4 of Eastern Conference Finals.
  • Ankle
Date: May 7, 2016
Status: Prob Mon
Valanciunas has a sprained right ankle but is expected to be available to play in Game 4 of Eastern Conference Finals.
  • Ankle
Date: May 7, 2016
Status: Ques Wed
Valanciunas has a sprained right ankle and is questionable to be available to play in Game 5 of Eastern Conference Finals.
  • Ankle
Date: May 7, 2016
Status: Prob Wed
Valanciunas has a sprained right ankle but is expected to be available to play in Game 5 of Eastern Conference Finals.
  • Abdominal
Date: May 4, 2016
Status: Prob Thurs
Valanciunas has an abdominal injury but is expected to play in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference Semifinals.
  • Rest
Date: Apr 13, 2016
Status: OUT
Valanciunas will be rested for Wednesday’s regular season finale against the Nets.Valanciunas will take the final night of the regular season off as the Raptors prep for a playoff run. Expect to see Bismack Biyombo grab the start at center, while Lucas Nogueira serves as the top backup at the position.
  • Rest
Date: Apr 13, 2016
Status: Out Wed
Valanciunas will miss Wednesday’s game against the Nets due to a day of rest.
  • Hand
Date: Mar 22, 2016
Status: OUT
Valanciunas (hand) is listed as questionable for Wednesday’s game against the Celtics, Josh Lewenberg of TSN reports.Valanciunas hasn’t played in the last four games due to a bruised hand, though he’s technically been active for both of the last two contests. After going through practice Tuesday, Valanciunas would appear to have a decent chance to get back on the floor Wednesday, but official word likely won’t come until the Raptors’ morning shootaround.
  • Hand
Date: Mar 20, 2016
Status: OUT
Valanciunas (hand) is available to play in Sunday’s matchup with the Magic, Josh Lewenberg of TSN reports.Valanciunas had been sidelined the previous three games with a bruised hand, but was actually active in the team’s most recent game Friday against the Celtics, though he failed to see the court. It sounds like Valanciunas will actually pick up some minutes in this one, but it’s not clear if he’ll start nor if he’ll see a full workload. That being said, it shouldn’t be long before Valanciunas does slot back into the starting five, resulting in Bismack Biyombo moving back to the bench.
  • Hand
Date: Mar 20, 2016
Status: OUT
Updating a previous report, Valanciunas (hand) is active for Sunday’s game against the Magic, but isn’t expected to play, Josh Lewenberg of TSN reports.The Raptors followed the same template Friday against the Celtics, as Valanciunas was active for that contest, but only as an emergency option. The team will use its two inactive spots for Patrick Patterson (ankle) and DeMarre Carroll (knee). Though Valanciunas will likely log his fourth straight absence, he does seem to be progressing in his recovery from a left hand contusion, and could be cleared to play in the team’s next game Wednesday versus the Celtics.
  • Hand
Date: Mar 18, 2016
Status: OUT
Valanciunas (hand) will not play Friday against the Celtics, Kyle Draper of CSNNE reports.Although Valanciunas is technically listed as active, he told reporters prior to tip-off that his hand soreness will keep him on the sidelines for Friday’s contest. Bismack Biyombo will likely draw another start in Valanciunas’ absence while Jason Thompson could pick up some minutes off the bench.
  • Hand
Date: Mar 18, 2016
Status: OUT
Valanciunas (hand) is active but will not start Friday against the Celtics, Doug Smith of The Star reports. Smith also notes that there’s a possibility that Valanciunas may not play.Valanciunas’ status is up in the air for Friday after missing two straight games with a hand injury. Regardless of whether or not he plays, the fact that he’s not starting and has the possibility of sitting out makes him an extremely risky option for fantasy purposes. Bismack Biyombo figures to draw another start at center Friday.
  • Hand
Date: Mar 15, 2016
Status: OUT
Valanciunas (hand) will not play in Tuesday’s game against the Bucks.Valanciunas prematurely exited Monday’s game against the Bulls with a left hand contusion. His X-rays ultimately came back negative, but he simply doesn’t have enough time to heal in time for Tuesday’s back end of Toronto’s back-to-back set of games. Fellow center Bismack Biyombo seems to be in line for significant minutes Tuesday as a result.
  • Hand
Date: Mar 14, 2016
Status: Doub Sun
Vanciunas has missed the last three games due to a left hand contusion but is available to return, although not expected to play Sunday against the Magic.
  • Hand
Date: Mar 14, 2016
Status: OUT
Valanciunas will not return to Monday’s matchup with the Bulls after injuring his left hand.Fortunately, X-rays on Valanciunas’ hand were negative, but he will not return to Monday’s contest. He exited the game after posting eight points, two rebounds, and one block in 10 minutes of action. It is currently unclear how severe the injury is, so consider him day-to-day going forward. The Raptors play next on Tuesday against the Bucks, so expect an update on his status prior to game-time.
  • Hand
Date: Mar 14, 2016
Status: Ques Wed
Vanciunas has missed the last four games due to a left hand contusion and is questionable to to play Wednesday against the Celtics.
  • Hand
Date: Mar 14, 2016
Status: Ques Sun
Vanciunas has missed the last three games due to a left hand contusion and is questionable to return Sunday against the Magic.
  • Hand
Date: Mar 14, 2016
Status: Ques Fri
Vanciunas has missed the last two games due to a left hand contusion and is questionable to return Friday against the Celtics.
  • Hand
Date: Mar 14, 2016
Status: Prob Wed
Vanciunas has missed the last four games due to a left hand contusion but is expected to to play Wednesday against the Celtics.
  • Hand
Date: Dec 26, 2015
Status: OUT
Valanciunas (hand) will not play Saturday against Milwaukee, Josh Lewenberg of TSN Sports reports.Although he is reportedly nearing a return, Valanciunas is still not ready for game action and will miss Saturday’s contest in Milwaukee. Look for Bismack Biyombo to get the nod at center against the Bucks in Valanciunas’ place. His next chance to return will come Monday when the Raptors travel to Chicago to take on the Bulls.
  • Hand
Date: Dec 25, 2015
Status: OUT
Valanciunas (hand) took part in Friday’s practice and is nearing a return to the lineup, The Toronto Star reports.Valanciunas’ chances of returning to action Saturday against the Bucks are not certain, but the team could activate him if he feels fine during shootaround and warmups. If he does not end up playing Saturday, Valanciunas will still have a chance to return to action for the Raptors’ next game Monday in Chicago.
  • Hand
Date: Dec 22, 2015
Status: OUT
Valanciunas (hand) was able to practice Monday, and could return to the lineup later this week, the Toronto Sun reports.He won’t be on the court Tuesday when the Raptors host the Mavs, but Saturday’s game in Milwaukee hasn’t been ruled out depending on how Valanciunas responds to contact. The team has lacked an offensive presence in the paint while the center has been sidelined, but given the nature of his injury and the length of his absence, don’t expect Valanciunas to make an immediate impact when he does return.
  • Hand
Date: Dec 21, 2015
Status: OUT
Valanciunas (hand) has been cleared to return to practice.Valanciunas has been sidelined since suffering the fracture in his hand on Nov. 20 against the Lakers, but his clearance for practice suggests a return is on the horizon. The young center has been taking part in extensive cardio and conditioning work during his month-long absence, so if he experiences no issues with his hand in Tuesday’s morning shootaround, he could be available to play as soon as later that evening against the Mavericks.
  • Hand
Date: Dec 20, 2015
Status: OUT
Valanciunas will visit a doctor later this week for a checkup on his fractured left hand, Ryan Wolstat of the Toronto Sun reports.Valanciunas is hopeful to receive clearance to resume practicing next week, which would likely put him on track for a late December or early January return. The center has been sidelined for about a month with the injury, paving the way for Bismack Biyombo to enter the starting lineup and see about 30 minutes per game.
  • Hand
Date: Dec 14, 2015
Status: OUT
Valanciunas (hand) will travel with the Raptors during their three-game road trip that begins Monday in Indiana, but is highly unlikely to make an appearance at any point, Ryan Wolstat of the Toronto Sun reports.Valanciunas noted that he’s still experiencing pain in one of his injured fingers and hasn’t resumed practicing yet. He’s about halfway through his recovery timetable and shouldn’t be expected back until early January.
  • Hand
Date: Nov 22, 2015
Status: OUT
Valanciunas (hand) is set to miss roughly six weeks of action, Shams Charania of Yahoo Sports reports.Valanciunas injured his left hand during Friday’s game against the Lakers. X-rays came back and revealed a fracture, but Valanciunas has decided against surgery and will just rehab instead. He’s expected to miss around six weeks of action, although it very well could end up costing him even longer. Bismack Biyombo will get the first crack at replacing him in the starting lineup, but the Raptors are expected to go to a committee approach to make up for his absence. Biyombo, Lucas Nogueira and Patrick Patterson all should see increases in minutes.
  • Hand
Date: Nov 21, 2015
Status: OUT
Valanciunas will not undergo surgery to repair the fracture in his left hand, Shams Charania of Yahoo Sports reports.The Raptors didn’t say how long Valanciunas would be out, but considering surgery would likely ended the 23-year-old’s season, this has to be good news for fantasy owners. Bismack Biyombo should see an influx in minutes with Valanciunas sidelined, with Lucas Nogueira or even Patrick Peterson likely seeing additional minutes at center with the second-unit.
  • Hand
Date: Nov 21, 2015
Status: day-to-day
Valanciunas left Friday nights game against the Lakers after injuring his left hand. He is questionable to return.
  • Hand
Date: Nov 21, 2015
Status: out indefinitly
Valanciunas left the last game after fracturing the fourth metacarpal in his left hand. There is no timetable for his return.
  • Hand
Date: Nov 21, 2015
Status: Out indefinitely
Valanciunas has fractured the fourth metacarpal in his left hand and is without a timetable for recovery.
  • Hand
Date: Nov 21, 2015
Status: Early Jan
Valanciunas has fractured the fourth metacarpal in his left hand and is expected to miss six weeks of action.
  • Hand
Date: Nov 21, 2015
Status: Early Jan
Valanciunas has fractured the fourth metacarpal in his left hand and is still about three weeks away from returning.
  • Illness
Date: Sep 9, 2015
Status: OUT
Valanciunas sat out Wednesday’s Eurobasket game against Estonia with an illness, the Eurobasket official site reports.Valanciunas should be fine in short order, but where the biggest question mark truly lies with the big man is in his role with the Raptors this season. Coach Dwane Casey barely played Valanciunas in fourth quarters last season because he didn’t trust the center to matchup well with the smaller lineups other teams were running, and if Casey follows that train of thought again this season, Valanciunas could end up playing limited minutes once again.
  • Groin
Date: Aug 23, 2015
Status: OUT
Valanciunas worked with Jack Sikma this offseason and improved the range on his jump shot, Postmedia Network reports.Valanciunas expanding his range is great, but his biggest impediment to big playing time has been his defense, and in some ways, just being too big and traditional of a frontcourt player. Coach Dwane Casey told NBA.com that the league trend is go small at the end of games and that the Raptors have to match that. There isn’t too much to read between the lines there, but it sounds like the Raptors are planning on continuing to play the matchup game again this season and will likely continue to put Valanciunas on the bench at the end of games in order to play a smaller lineup.
  • Groin
Date: Aug 20, 2015
Status: OUT
Valanciunas has signed a contract extension with the Raptors, Josh Lewenberg of TSN Sports reports.The deal has reportedly been finalized and could be officially announced by the team as early as Thursday. The terms of the contract have not yet been released, but Valanciunas will remain in Toronto. The 23-year-old averaged 12.0 points, 8.7 rebounds, 0.5 assists, 0.4 steals, and 1.2 blocks in 26 minutes through 80 games during the 2014-15 season.
  • Groin
Date: Aug 20, 2015
Status: OUT
The deal reported earlier Thursday has been finalized, as the Raptors and Valanciunas agreed to a four-year $64 million contract extension, Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports reports.As expected, the team officially announced the agreement with Valanciunas Thursday. The former fifth overall pick has averaged 10.9 points, 8.0 rebounds, 1.1 blocks and 26 minutes in three seasons with Toronto, and the team plans on keeping their big man around for at least another four seasons.
  • Groin
Date: Aug 17, 2015
Status: OUT
Valanciunas appeared to tweak his groin in an exhibition match with Team Lithuania on Wednesday, Stephen Brotherston of ProBballReport.com reports. “Nothing bad happened. Tomorrow we will see how it really is but I think all is fine,” Valanciunas added.Valanciunas finished the game with 14 points, 10 rebounds, and two blocks in 19 minutes. He reportedly slipped under the basket, but refused follow-up testing, dismissing the injury’s severity. His international team will play on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday this week. Valanciunas may be limited as a precaution.
  • Paternity
Date: Mar 14, 2015
Status: OUT
Valanciunas (paternity) is expected to play Sunday against Portland, the Toronto Sun reports.Valanciunas missed Friday’s game against the Heat after attending the birth of his son Thursday. Since he’s not injured, all inclinations are that he’ll assume his normal role in the starting lineup Sunday.
  • Paternity
Date: Mar 13, 2015
Status: OUT
Valanciunas will not play in Friday’s game following the birth of his son Thursday, the Miami Herald’s Joseph Goodman reports.Amir Johnson, Patrick Patterson and Tyler Hansbrough should handle the bulk of the minutes in the frontcourt with Valanciunas out. Presumably he will be available for the Raptors’ next game Sunday at home, but owners will want to check on that on the day of the game.
  • Ankle
Date: Jan 31, 2015
Status: OUT
Valanciunas (ankle) was limited to 17 minutes in the overtime win over Washington on Saturday. He provided six points (3-6 FG), two rebounds, and three blocks.Valanciunas injured his ankle in Friday’s game against Brooklyn, but tried to play through the pain. He was clearly limited and may need to be benched for Monday’s game against Milwaukee.
  • Ankle
Date: Jan 31, 2015
Status: OUT
Valanciunas (ankle) will suit up Saturday at Washington, TSN Sports reports.Following Friday’s game, Valanciunas was sporting a wrap on his ankle, which forced a limp. However, the fact that he managed his most run (33 minutes) in 10 contests implies that he should approach his normal 27 minutes per game Saturday. In his sole matchup against the Wizards this season, he posted nine points, nine rebounds, and one block in 29 minutes.
  • Ankle
Date: Jan 31, 2015
Status: Ques Sat
Valanciunas has an ankle injury and is questionable to play Saturday against the Wizards.
  • Ankle
Date: Jan 30, 2015
Status: OUT
Valanciunas was spotted limping and wearing an ankle wrap after Friday’s game, raising questions about his availability to play Saturday, Ryan Wolstat of the Toronto Sun reports.The injury didn’t seem to impact Valanciunas during Friday’s game, however, as he posted a double-double (14 points, 11 rebounds) and chipped in a pair of blocks while playing 33 minutes. For now, consider him day-to-day heading into Saturday night’s game against Washington.
  • Ankle
Date: Jan 30, 2015
Status: OUT
Valanciunas scored 14 points (7-7 FG) with 11 rebounds and two blocks in 33 minutes during Friday’s OT win over the Nets.He once again sat on the bench during crunch time due to his defensive limitations, otherwise Valanciunas might have had an even stronger fantasy line. Even so, over his last four games, he’s averaging a very solid 13.8 points, 9.8 boards and 2.0 blocks.
  • Calf
Date: Jan 23, 2015
Status: OUT
Valanciunas (calf) finished with 11 points and three rebounds in Fridays win over the 76ers.Valanciunas played through a sore calf but had a respectable showing in only 26 minutes. While the rebounding numbers certainly leave something to be desired, Valanciunas compensated with three blocks and two steals.
  • Calf
Date: Jan 23, 2015
Status: OUT
Valanciunas (calf) will play and start against Philadelphia on Friday.Valanciunas is dealing with a minor calf injury but it’s not apparently anything that will keep him sidelined Friday. The 22-year-old will enter Friday’s game averaging 12.6 points and 8.6 rebounds.
  • Calf
Date: Jan 22, 2015
Status: OUT
Valanciunas is questionable for Friday’s game against the 76ers due to a sore left calf, TSN 1050 reports.A final decision on Valanciunas’ status for Friday’s game will be made either after the Raptors’ shootaround, or just before game time, so be sure to keep tabs if you are considering using him in your lineup for Friday’s action.
  • Calf
Date: Jan 22, 2015
Status: Prob Fri
Valanciunas is expected to play Friday against the 76ers despite a sore left calf.
  • Hand
Date: Nov 7, 2014
Status: OUT
Valanciunas (hand) will play and start Friday against the Wizards, the Star reports.Valanciunas suffered injuries to both his face and hand in Tuesday’s game against the Thunder. He’s starting and should be ready for a full load of minutes Friday. In returning to the starting lineup, he’ll push Tyler Hansbrough to a bench role, diminishing some of the extra minutes he was receiving.
  • Hand
Date: Nov 7, 2014
Status: OUT
Valanciunas (hand) will be a game-time decision for Friday’s contest with the Wizards, the National Post reports.Valanciunas suffered both hand and face injuries during Tuesday’s game against the Thunder. He was forced to sit out Wednesday as a result but appears to be close to a return with Friday’s game-time designation.
  • Hand
Date: Nov 5, 2014
Status: OUT
Valanciunas (hand) won’t play Wednesday, TSN 1050’s Josh Lewenberg reports.His nose and knuckle on his right hand are both still sore after suffering a facial contusion and a hand injury in Tuesday’s game. He said he plans to return to the court for Friday’s game.
  • Hand
Date: Nov 5, 2014
Status: OUT
Valanciunas (nose) is considered probable to play in Wednesday’s game versus the Celtics, the Toronto Star reports.Valanciunas suffered both a facial contusion and a right hand issue during Tuesday’s game against the Thunder. Fortunately, post-game X-rays on both ailments returned negative, so Valanciunas stands a decent chance of suiting up Wednesday in Boston. While confirmation on his status should come some time before tip-off, backup center Greg Stiemsma would stand to benefit, should Valanciunas be limited in any capacity.
  • Hand
Date: Nov 5, 2014
Status: OUT
Valanciunas (hand) has been downgraded to doubtful for Wednesday’s game against the Celtics.Valanciunas’ current situation is a messy one, since the big man suffered both hand and face injuries Tuesday against the Thunder. Following X-rays thankfully returning negative on both ailments, Valanciunas was initially thought to be probable to play Wednesday. However, the Lithuanian’s status has now taken a hit in light of the Raptors’ Media Relations Department deeming Valanciunas doubtful for Wednesday’s divisional contest, citing his right hand contusion as the primary problem. If Valanciunas is sidelined against the Celtics, backup Greg Stiemsma could garner extended minutes behind Chuck Hayes at center, since Amir Johnson (ankle) has already been ruled out.
  • Face
Date: Nov 4, 2014
Status: Ques Wed
Valanciunas suffered a facial contusion and did not return to Tuesday’s game. He is questionable Wednesday against the Celtics.
  • Face
Date: Nov 4, 2014
Status: Out Wed
Valanciunas will not play Wednesday against the Celtics due hand and facial injuries.
  • Face
Date: Nov 4, 2014
Status: Ques Fri
Valanciunas did not play Wednesday due to hand and facial injuries. He will be a game-time decision for Friday’s game against the Wizards.
  • Hand
Date: Nov 4, 2014
Status: Ques Tues
Valanciunas left Tuesday’s game against the Thunder with a hand injury and is questionable to return.
  • Face
Date: Nov 4, 2014
Status: Doub Wed
Valanciunas is unlikely to play Wednesday against the Celtics due to a hand injury.
  • Nose
Date: Nov 4, 2014
Status: Ques Tues
Valanciunas is questionable to return to Tuesday’s game against the Thunder with a nose injury.
  • Face
Date: Nov 4, 2014
Status: Out Tues
Valanciunas suffered a facial contusion and will not return to Tuesday’s game against the Thunder.
  • Face
Date: Nov 4, 2014
Status: OUT
Valanciunas suffered a facial contusion during Tuesday’s game against the Thunder and will not return.Valanciunas suffered a hand injury earlier in Tuesday’s game but was able to return, but he was not so fortunate after being struck on the nose just before halftime. Valanciunas’ availability for the Raptor’s next game Wednesday has yet to be determined.
  • Face
Date: Nov 4, 2014
Status: OUT
Valanciunas underwent X-rays on his right hand during Tuesday’s game but was able to return.Valanciunas was forced to briefly leave Tuesday’s game after suffering an apparent hand injury, but the fact he was able to return to the court indicates the setback was only minor. Expect an update on Valanciunas’ status if it is discovered that the injury will cost him further action.
  • Face
Date: Nov 4, 2014
Status: Ques Fri
Valanciunas did not play Wednesday due hand and facial injuries. He is questionable Friday against the Wizards.

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