Trading Block: Jonas Valanciunas


Jonas Valanciunas finds himself on the trading block not for his poor performance – he’s averaged 10.1 points and 7.1 rebounds in 20.6 minutes per game on 55.6% shooting. Instead, however, it seems the Raptors are ready to go in a different direction with the improvement of Lucas Nogueira and Jakob Poeltl at center.

If Masai Uriji was smart. He’d capitalize Valanciunas and his somewhat affordable contract into assets. Toronto doesn’t have any gaping holes. If anything, they could use more three-and-D type players. The Raptors are only 23rd in three point percentage and 17th in opposing field goal percentage. Here are some good trades for Valanciunas:

Atlanta: Jonas Valanicunas for Kent Bazemore

Boston: Jonas Valanciunas for Aron Baynes, Marcus Smart, Guershon Yabusele

Brooklyn: Jonas Valanciunas for Allen Crabbe

Chicago: Jonas Valanciunas, for Nikola Mirotic, Cameron Payne

Indiana: Jonas Valanciunas for Thaddeus Young

Los Angeles: Jonas Valanciunas, Serge Ibaka, Bruno Caboclo, 2020 1st Round Pick, 2021 1st Round Pick for Blake Griffin

Oklahoma City: Jonas Valanciunas for Alex Abrines, Kyle Singler, Josh Huestis, Dakari Johnson, 2020 1st Round Pick

Phoenix: Jonas Valanciunas for Jared Dudley

Utah: Jonas Valanciunas, Serge Ibaka, 2018 2nd Round Pick for Derrick Favors, Joe Johnson, Alec Burks

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