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Valanciunas double-doubled on Sunday scoring 20 points (9-15 FG, 2-2 FT), with 11 rebounds, and three blocks in 28 minutes on Sunday.
Valanciunas now has 14 double-doubles on the season and has been a great value for his overall shooting percentages combined with his frontcourt stats. He's also picked up his blocking lately and is averaging two a game over his last five.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Valanciunas scored 12 points (4-8 FG, 4-4 FT) with 10 rebounds, a steal and a block in 29 minutes during Wednesday's loss to the Grizzlies.
The young center continues to tease taking his game to another level, but until he has a more secure role in coach Dwane Casey's frontcourt rotation Valanciunas' owners will have to content themselves with what production they can get form him.
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Valanciunas scored 11 points (5-8 FG, 1-1 FT) with 13 rebounds, a steal and a block in just 19 minutes during Monday's win over the Bucks.
He had the double-double at the half, but then found himself in the role of spectator in the second half as Patrick Patterson got plenty of run. Valanciunas' minutes, and production, continue to fluctuate heavily, and his owners can only wonder what might have been if the young center saw a full workload on Monday.
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Valanciunas scored 31 points (14-15 FG, 3-4 FT) with 12 rebounds and a block in 36 minutes during Monday's loss to the Pistons.
He already had a 20-and-10 game by halftime, but the Pistons were able to adjust and keep the Raptors' center relatively in check down the stretch. Valanciunas' minutes, and production, is still tied heavily to the kind of lineup Toronto is facing on any given night, but when the club is facing a big frontcourt he's capable of putting up some very good numbers.
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Valanciunas scored 15 points (7-11 FG, 1-1 FT) with seven rebounds, three blocks and two assists in 26 minutes during Saturday's win over the Celtics.
After going eight straight games without recording a single block, Valanciunas suddenly got his swat on against the depleted Celtics. The young center remains inconsistent, but in roto leagues where you don't have to worry about game-to-game fluctuations in his performance his numbers are certainly worth a roster spot.
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Valanciunas double-doubled on Sunday, scoring 21 points (9-14 FG, 3-4 FT), to go along with 10 rebounds, and one assist in 33 minutes.
Valanciunas had a big game to follow up his benching on Friday. His double-double is a reminder of the kind of player he can be if he puts the effort in and gets the minutes. But his previous benching speaks to the depth the team has around the rim and the fact that Coach Casey likes to ride with the hot hand.
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Valanciunas scored 22 points (8-13 FG, 6-8 FT) Saturday against the Clippers. He added 11 rebounds and an assist in his 34 minutes on the court.
Valanciunas turned in his second consecutive 20-point game Saturday. He's averaging 12.8 points-per-game in December, as well as 9.1 rebounds-per-contest. He has a favorable match-up Sunday when the Raptors take on the Nuggets.