September 29, 2018, 9:58 pmJonas ValanciunasC, Toronto Raptors
Jonas Valanciunas came off the bench but still led the Raptors with 17 points in 19 minutes on Saturday night, adding seven rebounds, three steals, a block and a perfect 9-of-9 mark from the charity stripe to his line.
Valanciunas was looking pretty spry out there and even had a coast-to-coast steal and bucket. Despite his deployment tonight it's not a lock that he comes off the bench, as Nick Nurse is a big fan and thinks he'll be a big part of the team this season. JV's stat set is rock solid and he should be a middle-round pick this year with a coaching staff that's finally in his corner. Even if he comes off the bench, he should be able to dominate most second units — similar to what now-teammate Greg Monroe did with the Bucks a few years back.