October 22, 2018, 9:57 pmJonas ValanciunasC, Toronto Raptors
Jonas Valanciunas came off the bench on Monday but dominated the Hornets, going 7-of-8 from the field for 17 points, 10 rebounds, two steals, two blocks and two assists in just 20 minutes of work.
Charlotte's centers were no match for Valanciunas tonight and it was great to see him put up a big line in a bench role. The Raptors will rotate him and Serge Ibaka all season long but owners shouldn't be too scared by the fluidity, as it'll hopefully put both players in the best position to succeed each night. JV will be a comfortable middle-round player this year and you may still be able to get him on the cheap. Ibaka put up 15 points, eight boards and a block on 7-for-12 from the field in 24 minutes while continuing to look the best we've seen him in years.