In a wide-ranging interview with John Schuhmann, Dwane Casey was asked about the role of Jonas Valanciunas as the league moves towards smaller lineups. The head coach did not mince words about favoring going small:
So, it seems the Raptors -- as we expected -- will utilize DeMarre Carroll at the four in late game situations as it dictates, and it wouldn't be surprising to see Scola and Patterson close out games at the five. Again, all of this is situational. We've heard other teams entertain the idea of smaller lineups next season -- ie. Paul George at the four for the Pacers -- so it'll be a matchup decision on a night to night basis.
The Q&A also includes Casey's expectations for Terrence Ross, what they identified as issues in the playoffs last season, and more. You can read the entire interview here.