Southwest Notes: | Hoops Rumors

Southwest Notes: | Hoops Rumors
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wild birds Fans may not recognize Jonas Valančiūnas‘Sunday game when swans The center is playing in Toronto for the first time in more than three years, TSN’s Josh Lauenberg wrote. Valancionas, who traded in the middle of the Raptors’ championship season, has improved as an outside captain since then and has made 37 three-pointers in less than half a season.

“These days, the NBA has changed and you have to be versatile and you have to be able to shoot the ball,” Valanciunas said. “I want to play in this league for as long as possible and to help me do that, he’s adding a three-point shot.”

After being traded with New Orleans in the off-season, Valancionas became the centerpiece of the team’s attack, averaging 18.6 points per game with 11.9 rebounds. He said his improvement as a player started when he was the Raptors coach nurse nick, who was an assistant at the time, and worked with him during his summer visits to Lithuania.

“Honestly, it started with Nick, he helped me develop this,” Valanciunas said. “He was the number one guy who pushed me to do that, and I hope to use that against him on Sunday.”

There is more in the southwest section:

  • the swans Another outdoor shooter could be used to round out the playing cycle, and William Guillory of The Athletic sets some goals ahead of the February 10 trading deadline. Suggest deals including hawks Cam Reddish‘Kings’ hold friends, Magic Terence Ross and thunder Mike Muscala And Kenrich Williams.
  • grizzly alternative Dillon Brooks He picked up a left ankle injury in the second quarter of today’s game with the Clippers, according to Damichelle Cole of The Memphis Commercial Appeal. Brooks had to be helped off the court after he got fouled on his way to the basket and was unable to make his free throws before leaving. Brooks, the team’s second-highest scorer at 19.3 PPG, returned Thursday from health and safety protocols. He also missed some time at the start of the season due to a broken left hand.
  • Gerald Greenwho gave up his role as assistant coach with missiles To become a player again, he signed with Houston’s G League branch in the Rio Grande Valley, Tweets Mark Berman from Fox 26.“It’s a great opportunity,” Green said. “Snakes are tied to missiles, Being affiliated with the Rockets, it’s like a perfect match.”

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