H: 6′ 11″
W: 240 lbs
DraftExpress Comparison: Andris Biedrins Meets Joakim Noah
How he fits with the Bobcats:
Valanciunas, who has a great combination of size and ball handling skills, would give the Bobcats energy in the paint both on offense and defense. Jonas has great touch on jumpshots and has solid fundamentals.
He’s still a bit wiry, and at 19 years old, still has yet to fill out his frame. Since he plays professionally, would require a buyout before being able to play in the NBA.
Let’s be clear — this isn’t an Alexis Ajinca situation. Valanciunas is playing solid minutes for his team and is a key contributor. Check out this dunk he threw down just last week: