Aug. 20 12:14 PM PT1:14 PM MT2:14 PM CT3:14 PM ET19:14 GMT3:14 12:14 PM MST2:14 PM EST23:14 UAE21:1415:14 ET2:14 PM CT18:14 - Valanciunas signed a four-year extension worth a reported $64 million Thursday. Analysis: The 23-year-old was rewarded for a second straight solid season. Valanciunas ranked second in the NBA with a .572 field goal percentage and averaged a team-high 8.7 rebounds along with a career-best 12.0 points in 2014-15.
Mar. 13 2:48 PM PT3:48 PM MT4:48 PM CT5:48 PM ET21:48 GMT5:48 2:48 PM MST4:48 PM EST1:48 UAE (+1)22:4817:48 ET3:48 PM CT20:48 - Valanciunas sat out the Raptors' game against the Miami Heat on Friday night, a day after the birth of his son. Analysis: Valanciunas' wife, Egle, gave birth late Thursday. The baby weighed in at 7 pounds, 11 ounces. The 7-footer from Lithuania was with his wife in Toronto.
Feb. 23 7:46 PM PT8:46 PM MT9:46 PM CT10:46 PM ET3:46 GMT11:46 8:46 PM MST10:46 PM EST7:46 UAE (+1)04:4622:46 ET9:46 PM CT2:46 - Valanciunas had 17 points and 14 rebounds against New Orleans on Monday. Analysis: Fantasy owners have to be pleased with Valanciunas' night after watching him average 7.7 points over the previous six games.
Feb. 3 10:33 PM PT11:33 PM MT12:33 AM CT1:33 AM ET6:33 GMT14:33 11:33 PM MST1:33 AM EST10:33 UAE07:331:33 ET12:33 AM CT4:33 - Valanciunas had 12 points and 13 rebounds in Monday's loss to Milwaukee. Analysis: Valanciunas continues to be extremely efficient, shooting 63.7 percent over his last 14 games after going 6 for 9 against the Bucks.
Jan. 30 8:41 PM PT9:41 PM MT10:41 PM CT11:41 PM ET4:41 GMT12:41 9:41 PM MST11:41 PM EST8:41 UAE05:4123:41 ET10:41 PM CT2:41 - Valanciunas played in Saturday's overtime win against Washington after injuring his right ankle the previous night. Analysis: Valanciunas was hurt in the first half of a 127-122 overtime win over Brooklyn but played until late in the fourth quarter.
Jan. 12 8:36 PM PT9:36 PM MT10:36 PM CT11:36 PM ET4:36 GMT12:36 9:36 PM MST11:36 PM EST8:36 UAE05:3623:36 ET10:36 PM CT2:36 - Valanciunas scored a career-high 31 points and added 12 rebounds in Monday's loss to Detroit. Analysis: Valanciunas hit 14 of 15 from the field after scoring 25 points combined in his previous two.
Jan. 5 10:04 PM PT11:04 PM MT12:04 AM CT1:04 AM ET6:04 GMT14:04 11:04 PM MST1:04 AM EST10:04 UAE07:041:04 ET12:04 AM CT4:04 - Valanciunas scored 21 points and grabbed 10 rebounds Sunday. Analysis: Valanciunas has gone for 20 or more points four times this season and, although he is inconsistent, has shown an ability to post productive stat lines. He's averaging 12.5 points and 8.6 rebounds this season.
Nov. 25 9:18 PM PT10:18 PM MT11:18 PM CT12:18 AM ET5:18 GMT13:18 10:18 PM MST12:18 AM EST9:18 UAE06:180:18 ET11:18 PM CT3:18 - Valanciunas went off for a career-high 27 points and 11 rebounds in Monday's win over Phoenix. Analysis: Valanciunas was nearly perfect from the floor, going 10 of 11. He's averaging just 12.3 points despite his big night.
Nov. 22 9:52 PM PT10:52 PM MT11:52 PM CT12:52 AM ET5:52 GMT13:52 10:52 PM MST12:52 AM EST9:52 UAE06:520:52 ET11:52 PM CT3:52 - Valanciunas had 18 points and 12 rebounds in Friday's 124-83 rout against Milwaukee. Analysis: Valanciunas is averaging 15.0 points and 10.3 boards during Toronto's three-game winning streak.
Oct. 14 10:47 AM PT11:47 AM MT12:47 PM CT1:47 PM ET17:47 GMT1:47 10:47 AM MST12:47 PM EST21:47 UAE19:4713:47 ET12:47 PM CT16:47 - The Toronto Raptors have picked up the fourth-year team options on Jonas Valanciunas and Terrence Ross, guaranteeing their contracts through the 2015-16 season. Analysis: Valanciunas, a 7-0 center from Lithuania, averaged 10.3 points and 7.6 rebounds in 138 starts in his two seasons since the Raptors selected him fifth overall in the 2011 draft. Last season, Valanciunas led the team in rebounds (714), offensive rebounds (226) and double-doubles (26).
July 15 1:51 PM PT2:51 PM MT3:51 PM CT4:51 PM ET20:51 GMT4:51 1:51 PM MST3:51 PM EST0:51 UAE (+1)22:5116:51 ET3:51 PM CT19:51 - Drunken driving charges have been dropped against Toronto Raptors center Jonas Valanciunas. Lawyer Alan Gold said in an email that authorities "agreed with us that there was no reasonable prospect of conviction." Analysis: Valanciunas was arrested in April in Wasaga Beach, Ontario, before the Raptors started a first-round playoff series against the Brooklyn Nets. Police had followed up on a report that a vehicle went through a drive-thru with open beer bottles visible. Police say officers located the vehicle at a home, where they arrested Valanciunas. Valanciunas did not miss any playoff games. He averaged 10.9 points and 9.7 rebounds in seven games against the Nets.