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New Orleans Pelicans Western Southwest
Jonas Valanciunas • #17 • C
18.7 ppg, 59 FG% in last 3 gp
Status:On roster
Ht/Wt:6'11", 265 lbs.
Born:May 6, 1992 (30 yrs) in Utena, LTU
From:Lithuanian League
Experience:9 years
Drafted:Drafted by Toronto in 2011 (1/5).
Acquired:Acquired in a trade with Memphis in 2021.
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Scouting Report
Assets: Owns the offensive glass, thanks to great size, athleticism, hands, and hustle for a 7-footer. Brings above-average skill and strength for a true center. Feisty and fast under the hoop. Has nice touch converting buckets (converting for a very high percentage) and gets the most from his massive wingspan. Mobile and athletic too.
Flaws: Doesn't have much shooting range, and although agile and quick he's not an explosive leaper (and must keep developing his offensive repertoire). While a good defender he's not yet the shot-blocker he can be. Streaky: dominates some games and is invisible in others. Foul-prone too.
Career Potential: Emerging true center with stellar tools.
Career Honors & Awards
League Honor Description
NBA All-Rookie Second Team 2012-13
Olympics Member of Lithuania Olympic Team 2012
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