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Raptors Media Day: Jonas Valanciunas Interview

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A summary of Jonas Valanciunas at media day, in which he showed off a more gruffy look, and talked about last year's playoff experience and working out with Hakeem Olajuwon this summer.

You can watch the entire Jonas Valanciunas interview from media day above. Some key points:

  • First of all, love the beard. Anything that makes Valanciunas look more intimidating on the court, I'm all for
  • Valanciunas was asked about the experience of making the playoffs last season, which he called positive. He was also asked about the expectations on him this season, but mentioned that at the end of the day it's a team sport and all the guys on the court have to contribute in their own way
  • Talked a little bit about his workout this summer aside from participating in the FIBA World Cup. Valanciunas worked with Hakeem Olajuwon on his low post game and will try to incorporate some of what he learned into his game this season. He joked about using the Dream Shake at some point. I'd love to see it.