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Old 06-17-2011, 03:43 PM   #21 (permalink)
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Old 06-20-2011, 11:34 PM   #22 (permalink)
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Jonas Valanciunas is close to a buyout with Lietuvos Rytas, according to sources.

But the buyout would not allow Valanciunas to come to the NBA for the 11-12 season, according to the report.

The Cavaliers are high on Valanciunas with the fourth overall selection, but would likely not select him if he wouldn't arrive until the 12-13 season.



Read more: Valanciunas Close To Buyout But Won't Play In NBA Next Season - RealGM Wiretap

Saw it on the other thread but thought I'd throw it here anyways.
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Old 06-20-2011, 11:59 PM   #23 (permalink)
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That's unfortunate.

He'll probably drop significantly - though I think he'll still go top 10. Apparently Detroit likes him, so maybe he'll drop to 8.

So, to me it looks like:

Irving
Williams
Knight/Walker
Kanter
Walker/Knight

I'm not a huge fan of drafting a PG, but if Kanter is off the board and Valanciunas isn't playing next year I'd deal with it.

Maybe BC can trade down or make a deal for Biyombo or Valanciunas.
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Old 06-21-2011, 12:07 AM   #24 (permalink)
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#4 will be interesting if the Cavs do trade as is being reported on RealGM
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Old 06-21-2011, 07:33 AM   #25 (permalink)
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Latest reports says Kanter kinda stinks. But maybe its just another smokescreen.
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Old 06-21-2011, 08:46 AM   #26 (permalink)
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Latest reports says Kanter kinda stinks. But maybe its just another smokescreen.
Him and Biyombo haven't impressed apparently. Which likely means we'll have one of them. Lol
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Old 06-22-2011, 03:19 PM   #27 (permalink)
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Valanciunas thinks that his agent will be able to negotiate a buyout and that he'll be able to play in the NBA next season. If a buyout can be agreed to before tomorrow's draft and Valanciunas is available at #5, do you think the Raptors take him? He's definitely an intriguing prospect.
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Old 06-22-2011, 03:32 PM   #28 (permalink)
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Valanciunas thinks that his agent will be able to negotiate a buyout and that he'll be able to play in the NBA next season. If a buyout can be agreed to before tomorrow's draft and Valanciunas is available at #5, do you think the Raptors take him? He's definitely an intriguing prospect.
scouts say that he has the potential to be the best big man of this draft. so much so that its worth having to wait the one year if your a rebuilding team. obviously not if ur in win-now mode.
so having said that, i wouldn't mind it at all if we picked him but if knight is on the board we have to take him!
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Old 06-22-2011, 06:26 PM   #29 (permalink)
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I'm a fan.

I also have a weird feeling this kid will be in the NBA next year. If the $$$ is right, his club team will definitely null his last year.

His game is nice though...his arms are insanely long. Love how he's willing to do a lot of dirty work.
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Old 06-22-2011, 09:23 PM   #30 (permalink)
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who's going to welcome him when he arrives at Pearson?
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Old 06-24-2011, 01:02 AM   #31 (permalink)
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-Jonas Valanciunas is an extremely intriguing prospect at 18-years old, but one of the reasons scouts like him so much is how efficient he was in the role he played for Rytas this season. In many ways, he's a clean slate, with some good habits that could serve him well in his development.

The young center played with a proficiency that belied his age, ranking amongst the top players in this group of bigmen in a number of different categories, including overall points per-possession (1.178, #1). Though it is important to note that he posted that mark in fairly small role (7.9 Pos/G), it ranks him well ahead of every prospect in this study, and 7th overall amongst all players in Europe.

Though it would be easy to point to Valanciunas's size, length and touch as the driving factors behind his efficiency, the young Lithuanian excels in a few key areas. His terrific effort level and hands made him a terrific pick and roll finisher. When Valanciunas was on the court for Rytas, he was asked to play hard and spend a considerable amount of time setting screens out on the perimeter. Roll man situations accounted for nearly a quarter of his touches (2nd) and he scored on an absurd 73% of his possessions when catching the ball rolling to the rim. This ranked him 3rd in this category behind Tristan Thompson and Kenneth Faried, who saw less than 2% of their offensive possessions in this manner, a far cry from Valanaciunas' 23.2%. Cuts also played a substantial part of his offense (20%), and he converted nearly a point and a half per opportunity (3rd) here as well.

Breaking down Valanciunas in the halfcourt, his ability to finish the touches he sees around the rim is a big part of his overall efficiency. Nearly 82.2% of Valanciunas's shots come around the basket in finishing situations, the most among all the big men in our sample, and he made 68% of those attempts last season (5th). A big target moving off the ball and a threat to score on the offensive glass, it is safe to say that Valanciunas thrived on catch and finish chances.

In terms of his ability to score one-on-one, Valanciunas has plenty of room for growth on paper. Seeing a meager 1.3 possessions per-game in the post (3rd last), and zero in isolation situations, Valanciunas wasn't asked to score with his back to the basket last season, especially in EuroLeague play. Part of the reason for that was his propensity to turn the ball over after receiving an entry pass, which he did at a 29% rate (1st). He flashed some basic post-moves in junior play, but still needs to develop a go-to-move and improve his physical strength. Additionally, Valanciunas attempted only 8 (of 427 total possessions) jumpers all season, although the fact that he did convert on 5 of those and shot 80% from the free throw line leaves some room for optimism.

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Old 06-24-2011, 03:45 PM   #32 (permalink)
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Congratulation Toronto .
You have receipted the best pick in NBA drafts 2011.
Little bit more info on Jonas:
17 ears old == came to " Lietuvos rytas " prof. club of Lithuania. Goo d experience for eng player. That season " Lietuvos rytas " paled in EUROLIGUE ( European " NBA " ).
18 ears old == he poled all Lithuanian Under - 18 team to win Euro cub.
18 ears old == " Lietuvos rytas " 1/8 final in EUROLIGUE.
19 == NBA Toronto. + Linas at the same team.
Super !!!!!
Our Jonas is a growing super star of basketball, his is only 19 ears old at the moment, but already hi improved himself in Lithuania an all Europe. Hi will surprise you all with his performance on the court!!!
1) Unstoppable on 1-2-1 game.
2) Rebounds in OFF and DIF. ( Jonas isn't "giant" but hi loves the ball )
3) Hi is wary fast for "C"
4) Hi isn't selfish player, he's not laying for record, this boy plays for team.
No more word see video what this boy really dos:
YouTube - ‪Jonas Valanciunas Highlights‬‏

P.S. - Toronto is very lucky to have this boy, many clubs in all Europe wonted him. + NBA clubs. Hi is only 19, and allot of potential in him. BOYS you a very lucky to have him.
Stupid Yankees.
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Old 06-24-2011, 04:35 PM   #33 (permalink)
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Congratulation Toronto .
You have receipted the best pick in NBA drafts 2011.
Little bit more info on Jonas:
17 ears old == came to " Lietuvos rytas " prof. club of Lithuania. Goo d experience for eng player. That season " Lietuvos rytas " paled in EUROLIGUE ( European " NBA " ).
18 ears old == he poled all Lithuanian Under - 18 team to win Euro cub.
18 ears old == " Lietuvos rytas " 1/8 final in EUROLIGUE.
19 == NBA Toronto. + Linas at the same team.
Super !!!!!
Our Jonas is a growing super star of basketball, his is only 19 ears old at the moment, but already hi improved himself in Lithuania an all Europe. Hi will surprise you all with his performance on the court!!!
1) Unstoppable on 1-2-1 game.
2) Rebounds in OFF and DIF. ( Jonas isn't "giant" but hi loves the ball )
3) Hi is wary fast for "C"
4) Hi isn't selfish player, he's not laying for record, this boy plays for team.
No more word see video what this boy really dos:
YouTube - ‪Jonas Valanciunas Highlights‬‏

P.S. - Toronto is very lucky to have this boy, many clubs in all Europe wonted him. + NBA clubs. Hi is only 19, and allot of potential in him. BOYS you a very lucky to have him.
Stupid Yankees.
Not too sure who you're referring to as "Stupid Yankees", but welcome aboard.
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Old 06-24-2011, 04:39 PM   #34 (permalink)
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I took it to mean the Cavaliers
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Old 06-24-2011, 04:41 PM   #35 (permalink)
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Seems like a really nice guy.

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Not too sure who you're referring to as "Stupid Yankees", but welcome aboard.
i think he means he doesn't like the evil empire that is the new york yankees.



i like this guy
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Old 03-16-2012, 05:19 PM   #38 (permalink)
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i only heard them talk about indy and getting barbosa, not anything on our end..

what did you hear?
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