December 29, 2017, 10:52 pm
Jakob Poeltl contributed nicely off the bench on Friday night with six points, 10 rebounds, one assist and three blocks while Pascal Siakam did his part with five points, seven rebounds, one assist, three blocks and a 3-pointer in the Raptors’ win over the Hawks.
The play of Poeltl and Siakam are what is taking away from Valanciunas’ minutes. Both of these guys are arguably better defenders than JV. Poeltl is as good on the boards and Siakam adds range that Valanciunas rarely shows. With both of them earning close to 20 minutes, they’re definite owns in deeper leagues.