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Toronto Raptors’ Jonas Valanciunas is on the Verge of Dominance
February 22nd, 2014 at 11:29 AM
Toronto Raptors center Jonas Valanciunas is still getting accustomed to the NBA game.  The 6'11 center from Lithuania is just in his second year in the league, but has shown flashes of things to come.  He is one of the rare true centers in the NBA, which is an asset...

Toronto Raptors Blow Out Atlanta Hawks in Second Half to Win 104-83
February 13th, 2014 at 11:52 AM
The Toronto Raptors and Atlanta Hawks got together Wednesday night in an important Eastern Conference game.  You would think that due to possible playoff implications, both teams would come out firing, but that wasn't the case.  Both teams struggled at the start with the Hawks taking the early lead.  The...

Toronto Raptors’ Jonas Valanciunas Named as Participant in Rising Stars Challenge
January 30th, 2014 at 1:18 PM
***PHOTO1*** The NBA announced its participants for the 2014 Rising Stars Challenge that will be played during All-Star weekend and among those named to the game is Raptors center Jonas Valanciunas.  The Rising Stars Challenge is a matchup featuring the best rookies and sophomores throughout the NBA.  There were a total...

Predicting the Eastern Conference Reserves for the 2014 NBA All-Star Game
January 28th, 2014 at 2:05 PM
The 2014 NBA All-Star Game is coming up soon and we are less than a month away from seeing the best players in the league square off against each other.  The starters have already been announced and now we wait anxiously to see who made the team as a reserve. ...

DeMar DeRozan Left Out of USA’s 2014-2016 National Team Roster Pool
January 23rd, 2014 at 12:57 PM
USA Basketball announced today the 28 names they have selected for their National team roster pool for 2014-2016.  Among those on the list include Miami Heat forward LeBron James, New York Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony, and Oklahoma City forward Kevin Durant.  There are several all-stars on the list, a few...