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Raptors, Valanciunas reach buyout agreement

Jun 24, 2011, 6:55 PM EDT

Lithuania Euroleague Basketball AP

Via The National Post’s Eric Koreen:

A source with knowledge of the negotiations confirms #Raptors reach buyout agreement with Lietuvos for Valanciunas. He joins TO in 12-13.

Valanciunas was projected as a top-five pick in the weeks leading to the draft, but news that a buyout agreement would keep him from playing in the NBA for at least one season was supposed to send his stock tumbling to the back half of the lottery. The Raptors, however, were willing to wait on Valanciunas because of his size, motor, and efficiency, and snatched him up with the fifth pick immediately after the Cavaliers took Tristan Thompson with the #4 pick.

  1. digitalpoo - Jun 24, 2011 at 7:27 PM

    I still can’t believe that the Cavs went with Thompson….

  2. goforthanddie - Jun 24, 2011 at 7:40 PM

    There’s no # in Raptors. Or any other NBA or pro team or athlete or human being.

    • bulletsnow - Jun 24, 2011 at 9:50 PM

      you moron…it’s a twitter feed….why even use the internet if you don’t recognize that simple fact….idiot

  3. atwatercrushesokoye - Jun 25, 2011 at 12:10 AM

    Just what the Raptors needed, another European!

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