Jonas Valanciunas should study ...
Here's a veteran the Raptors' rookie big man should seek to emulate
Originally Published: April 12, 2013By David Thorpe | Scouts Inc.
Valanciunas is proving to be a valuable scoring big, a rarity for sure and something he already has over the veteran Asik. However, he could learn a lot from Asik, who uses his enormous size and a passion for defending and rebounding to impact games hugely. It's something Asik clearly values -- he enters games with a mission to make it difficult for the opponent to make paint shots or get clean rebounds.
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