February 21, 2020, 12:52 amJonas ValanciunasC, Memphis Grizzlies
Jonas Valanciunas did not play the last 16-plus minutes of Thursday's game vs. the Kings but was able to post eight points, 11 rebounds and one assist in 20 minutes.
There's no news regarding any injuries, so this was likely a matchup-based decision on the part of the Grizzlies, who leaned heavily on their bench mob in this one. Brandon Clarke saw 25 minutes off the bench and was able to produce a slightly better line with eight points, 11 rebounds, one assist and two blocks. We should expect to see Valanciunas get his minutes back up in the next game. No worries here.
February 13, 2020, 12:14 amJonas ValanciunasC, Memphis Grizzlies
Jonas Valanciunas was a beast on the glass on Wednesday, pulling down 18 rebounds to go with his 12 points (5-of-11 shooting), two assists and three blocks.
Valanciunas has been a top-36 play over the last month and has been killing it both on the boards and the blocks department. Ride him while he's hot.
February 9, 2020, 9:06 pmJonas ValanciunasC, Memphis Grizzlies
Jonas Valanciunas made his living on the boards on Sunday vs. the Wizards, going for eight points (4-of-8 FG), 18 rebounds and two blocks.
Valanciunas did not do much beyond the rebounding, but it is hard to knock that number. He has had double-digit boards in six out of his last seven contests, and he has had a surge in blocks as well. He's on pace for a career-high in rebounds and will be right there in blocks. Jaren Jackson Jr. had a more diverse night of work with 14 points (6-of-16 FG), 11 rebounds, one 3-pointer and one block. They are both reliable mid-round plays with Valanciunas focusing on the rebounding and Jackson offering 3-pointers.
February 7, 2020, 9:42 pmJonas ValanciunasC, Memphis Grizzlies
Jonas Valanciunas battled for 14 points, 10 rebounds, four blocks, one assist and one steal in Friday's 107-119 loss to the Sixers.
Joel Embiid missed the second half of this game and Valanciunas took full advantage posting a nice fantasy line. Keep riding Valanciunas as a nightly double-double threat in this Memphis lineup.
February 7, 2020, 7:14 pmJonas ValanciunasC, Memphis Grizzlies
Despite dealing with left ankle soreness, Jonas Valanciunas will start on Friday when the Grizzlies meet the Wizards.
It's good to see that Valanciunas is still able to roll for the Grizzlies. The trades around him in Memphis should not have any impact on his value, and he is set to continue delivering sturdy mid-round value for the rest of the season.
Source: Grizzlies PR on Twitter
February 6, 2020, 5:56 pmJonas ValanciunasC, Memphis Grizzlies
Jonas Valančiūnas (left ankle soreness) is listed as questionable for Friday's tilt vs. the Wizards.
This most recent ailment may have affected Valančiūnas during Wednesday's game as he had one of his worst performances in recent memory. Jaren Jackson Jr. and Brandon Clarke will be in line for more minutes if Jonas sits out while new addition Gorgui Dieng could debut if he is active.
Source: NBA Injury Report
February 5, 2020, 11:00 pmJonas ValanciunasC, Memphis Grizzlies
Jonas Valanciunas was noticeably quiet on Wednesday in a win over the Mavs with just eight points and 10 boards to his name in 28 minutes.
Valanciunas has been hot coming into this game, but take note that he's currently dealing with some right knee soreness. Aside from that, the Mavs' game pace is not a good stylistic matchup for JV's more classic big-man game. After a nice rest over the ASB, Valanciunas should be fine moving forward.
February 5, 2020, 6:43 pmJonas ValanciunasC, Memphis Grizzlies
Jonas Valančiūnas (right knee soreness) will play against the Mavs on Wednesday.
Valančiūnas has had a great season in his first full season with the Grizzlies, producing per game value inside the top-50 in 8/9-cat leagues. He should be locked in across formats as he will be matched up against Kristaps Porziņģis and Willie Cauley-Stein.
Source: Grizzlies PR on Twitter
February 4, 2020, 6:33 pmJonas ValanciunasC, Memphis Grizzlies
Jonas Valanciunas (right knee soreness) is being listed as questionable to play against the Mavs on Wednesday.
Valanciunas has been on fire over the past month with top-12/20 value in 9/8 cat leagues. If he is forced to miss any time, Brandon Clarke would see a spike in minutes. Over the past month, Clarke has been a top-80/100 player in only 22.7 minutes per game.
Source: Grizzlies PR on Twitter
February 4, 2020, 12:22 amJonas ValanciunasC, Memphis Grizzlies
Jonas Valanciunas was incredible on Monday in a 96-82 home win over the Pistons as he had 26 points on 13-of-19 shooting, 17 rebounds, two assists, and four blocks in 30 minutes.
Valanciunas is hot right now, specifically he's the number 27/20-ranked player (8-cat/9-cat) over the past month. He's always had the per-minute production, but his minutes are up this season, and they've been increasing recently, too.
January 31, 2020, 11:12 pmJonas ValanciunasC, Memphis Grizzlies
Jonas Valanciunas put up an efficient effort for the Grizzlies in Friday's loss to the Pelicans before fouling out, recording 18 points (8-of-13 shooting), eight rebounds, one steal and four blocks.
Valanciunas has been a steady top-50 play throughout the season and projects to finish 2019-20 along that mark. He's still the Grizzlies' go-to scorer in the paint, with Jaren Jackson Jr. playing further from the basket. They're complementary pieces in a dynamic frontcourt with roles locked in for the second-half stretch.
January 28, 2020, 11:56 pmJonas ValanciunasC, Memphis Grizzlies
Jonas Valanciunas posted a big double-double on Tuesday vs. the Nuggets with 23 points (11-of-19 shooting), 12 rebounds, three assists, one steal and one block in 34 minutes.
Valanciunas has crept into the top-40 for the past month but he still has spots where he can easily improve. He's seen a dip in free throw percentage recently that should get corrected. He was only outscored by one Grizzly, Dillon Brooks, who had 24 points, one rebounds, three assists, one steal, one block and one triple in 33 minutes in this game.
January 22, 2020, 10:37 pmJonas ValanciunasC, Memphis Grizzlies
Jonas Valnciunas stuffed the scorecard in Wednesday's 95-119 loss to the Celtics, ending with 16 points (7-13 FG), 13 rebounds, one assist, two steals and two blocks.
Valanciunas is flirting with top-50 value this season and has been a top-25 asset over the last two weeks. He looks locked into his role on this young team and should be a consistent performer for owners.
January 17, 2020, 10:50 pmJonas ValanciunasC, Memphis Grizzlies
Jonas Valanciunas finished Friday's 113-109 win over the Cavs with only eight points but 18 rebounds, four assists and four blocks.
Valanciunas predictably feasted, as Tristan Thompson got ejected and nobody else could hang with JV on the glass. He's going to cruise along with top-65 numbers from here on out, with the Grizzlies settling into a nice rhythm that has their main frontcourt pieces all returning standard-league value. Expect Valanciunas to put more points on the board in the next contest.
January 15, 2020, 12:20 amBrandon ClarkePF, Memphis Grizzlies
Brandon Clarke (right thumb soreness) came off the bench for 24 minutes, hitting 6-of-7 field goals and 2-of-2 free throws for 14 points to go with seven rebounds, two assists and a steal in a win over the Rockets on Tuesday.
Clarke has been pretty consistent this season, though his ceiling remains capped due to the entrenched starting frontcourt. There's a realistic chance that Clarke starts nabbing more defensive stats like he did in college as the season goes on, though. So, make sure you hold him or consider acquiring him in case he's being underrated. The starting bigs were solid as well with Jaren Jackson Jr. puting up 15 points, two rebounds, one assist, three steals, two blocks and two 3-pointers in 30 minutes and Jonas Valanciunas going for 19 points, six boards, two dimes and a block in 28 minutes.