December 21, 2017, 9:42 pm
Jonas Valanciunas shot just 1-of-6 on Thursday night, finishing a road win with two points, five rebounds and one assist in 16 minutes of action.
The good times are no longer rolling for JV, who fell victim to the matchup tonight. The Sixers are just too quick and can stretch the floor too well for Valanciunas to keep up defensively, and he, like the rest of the first half Raptors, missed some very easy looks at the rim. The small groups got Toronto back into this game and the coaching staff let them finish the job. JV doesn’t always play in the fourth quarter and the matchups really dictate his usage in the second half. He’s a late-round big man with lots of upside but the minutes just won’t be there to support compelling fantasy numbers.