Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Valanciunas Added to Raptors Active Roster after Taking Part in Shootaround, Warmups

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Valanciunas Added to Raptors Active Roster after Taking Part in Shootaround, Warmups

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Valanciunas added to Raptors active roster

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TORONTO - The Raptors added Jonas Valanciunas to their active roster Monday, making the Toronto big man available to play.

Valanciunas, who had been sidelined by an ankle injury, wasn't designated as a starter for Game 4 of the Eastern Conference finals against the Cleveland Cavaliers, however.

Instead, he sat on the bench as the Raptors won 105-99.

Game 5 goes Wednesday in Cleveland.

Valanciunas, who badly sprained his ankle in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference semifinals versus Miami, tested his ankle in the morning shootaround and pre-game warmups.

Toronto coach Dwane Casey said Valanciunas would see limited playing time if healthy.

"We're not going to put him out there and run him long minutes at a time," he said prior to the game. …

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