Jonas Valanciunas Stats
- Height / Weight
- 83 / 265 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 5/6/1992 (29)
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Jonas Valanciunas News
The Grizzlies have traded center Jonas Valanciunas and the 17th overall pick in Thursday's NBA Draft to the Pelicans. In exchange, New Orleans will send Steven Adams, Eric Bledsoe, and the 2021 10th overall pick, among other selections. The move creates cap space for New Orleans and allows the team to offload the hefty salaries of Bledsoe and Adams. While Valanciunas has been in the league for 10 seasons, the former Raptor had a fantastic 2020-21 campaign, finishing by averaging 17.1 points and 12.5 boards in only 28 minutes per game. While the 29-year-old could regress when the new season begins in October, especially playing alongside Brandon Ingram and Zion Williamson, he is still worth a late-round grab in fantasy drafts for those looking for a big man with double-double upside.
Memphis Grizzlies center Jonas Valanciunas recorded his fifth consecutive double-double in Sunday's loss against Golden State, leading the team with 29 points and adding 16 rebounds. He missed just three efforts with 15 attempts from the floor and shot 5-for-6 at the charity stripe. Valanciunas also managed to pick up one assist and one steal with one turnover. With the loss, the Grizzlies reserved a date with San Antonio for next week's play-in game. It's a favorable matchup for Valanciunas, who notched 15 points and 13 rebounds in his only previous meeting with the Spurs this season.
Memphis Grizzlies center Jonas Valanciunas picked up his 48th double-double of the campaign in Thursday's victory over Sacramento, scoring 24 points on 8-for-10 shooting and grabbing a game-high 13 rebounds. He was 8-for-8 at the foul line and finished things off with three assists, one block and two turnovers. Valanciunas has notched seven double-doubles in eight games, and he finds himself third on the league's double-doubles list behind Nikola Jokic (59) and Russell Westbrook (57). With Memphis facing Sacramento again on Friday and finishing the year against Golden State, Valanciunas has a great chance to get to 50 double-doubles for the season.
Memphis Grizzlies center Jonas Valanciunas (back) will be back among the starting five for Thursday's game versus Sacramento. Valanciunas missed one contest due to a sore back, which allowed Xavier Tillman Sr. to slide into a starting role; Valanciunas' return correspondingly knocks Tillman's fantasy appeal down a notch. In the midst of an impressive stretch where he has recorded a double-double in six of his last seven outings, Valanciunas will be looking to continue the success that he found against the Kings back on Feb. 14 when he accumulated 25 points and 13 boards in just 26 minutes.