March 7, 2018, 12:47 amJonas ValanciunasC, Toronto Raptors
Jonas Valanciunas dropped 15 points, seven rebounds, two assists and two blocks on the Hawks in only 26 minutes on Tuesday.
Valanciunas was’t needed in the fourth quarter but continued to perform in mid-low twenties minutes. While his playing time isn’t likely to increase much given Toronto’s depth, he deserves full marks for upping his game this season. JV still has issues on the defensive end of the floor but is far less of a liability than he once was and is a much-improved playmaker, even delivering some nice skip passes through traffic every game or two. He’s a great complementary piece for any fantasy roster as a traditional big man who can actually help your cause from the charity stripe (7-of-8 tonight).