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jeffb 02-08-2012 03:26 PM

Raptors still want Valanciunas here this season?
 
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With his team in Lithuania missing post-season, Raptors reach out to see if they can get 7-footer Jonas Valanciunas, their No. 5 pick in the 2011 draft, who has a year left on his contract, now. How do you say, “What’s it worth to you?” in Lithuanian?
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MikeToronto 02-08-2012 03:32 PM

Why not? If he is done playing there, the more time he is going to spend over here with his new team - the better.

INSIDER 02-08-2012 03:35 PM

i like it.
he'll get a headstart on his transition.

box92 02-08-2012 03:37 PM

His team is still in the eurocup, this is wrong

MikeToronto 02-08-2012 03:40 PM

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Originally Posted by box1992 (Post 611698)
His team is still in the eurocup, this is wrong

Nope - By date - Welcome to EUROLEAGUE BASKETBALL

Lietuvos Rytas isn't playing... ;)

Windex 02-08-2012 03:40 PM

an unwanted ally for tank nation this season :police:

DanH 02-08-2012 04:05 PM

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Originally Posted by MikeToronto (Post 611699)
Nope - By date - Welcome to EUROLEAGUE BASKETBALL

Lietuvos Rytas isn't playing... ;)

Eurocup - Welcome to Eurocup

:cookie:

Bargn88 02-08-2012 04:06 PM

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Originally Posted by jeffb (Post 611689)

How soon could be here, assuming it all works out?

Seeker 02-08-2012 04:06 PM

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Originally Posted by MikeToronto (Post 611699)
Nope - By date - Welcome to EUROLEAGUE BASKETBALL

Lietuvos Rytas isn't playing... ;)

LR is in Eurocup, which is second league after Euroleague. The winners of eurocup goes to Euroleague next year.
Lietuvos Rytas are doing quite well in eurocup and will possibly go far this season..

ValanciunasFanboy 02-08-2012 04:23 PM

Maybe Raptors really don't like what they are seeing with how he's being played (I know i don't).
Otherwise, it would make more sense to wait a couple months and have him on the cheap till 2016 instead of 2015.

Dweez 02-08-2012 04:31 PM

Bring Valanciunas now? If we hopes that the playoffs are still reachable, then yes

Superjudge 02-08-2012 04:40 PM

Canada needs to send it's Jet Plane over to get him!

Northern Neighbour 02-08-2012 04:42 PM

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Originally Posted by ValanciunasFanboy (Post 611724)
Maybe Raptors really don't like what they are seeing with how he's being played (I know i don't).
Otherwise, it would make more sense to wait a couple months and have him on the cheap till 2016 instead of 2015.

I agree. Bringing him in the 2nd half of the season would result in the team losing a year of control. Is it worth having Val play 30 games or less to gain experience but to lose a year off his rookie contract?

MikeToronto 02-08-2012 04:48 PM

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Originally Posted by DanH (Post 611716)

:( Missed that one.

Carlos Danger 02-08-2012 04:49 PM

Why not? Play nearly half the year, get some experience under his belt for next year, work with our trainers for an extra 5 months. It's not like he's going to come over and carry us into the playoffs, I think our tank nation strategy would still be safe.

Carlos Danger 02-08-2012 04:50 PM

So is he done or not ?

Zillionaire 02-08-2012 04:53 PM

Whats more important is val would lose the opportunity at ROY!

DanH 02-08-2012 05:02 PM

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Originally Posted by Batman (Post 611738)
So is he done or not ?

Nope. Nowhere near. And the level his team didn't make (the Euroleague play) they missed months ago. So I have no idea what the source of this rumour is, but all signs point to false.

BB420 02-08-2012 05:05 PM

Wat up guys pumped to join the forum!

It makes sense for him to come over now, he would get some nba experience to develop and pretty much only take away Magloires and Grays minutes.
Although if this is going to take a year off his rookie contract, as well as some kind of buyout, its better to wait til next season. He definitely wont help tank nation.

halphbreedballer 02-08-2012 05:10 PM

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Originally Posted by Zillionaire (Post 611741)
Whats more important is val would lose the opportunity at ROY!

I'm pretty sure the millions & millions of dollars can make up for that loss...


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