Toronto Raptors center Jonas Valanciunas has been charged with driving under the influence of alcohol, the team confirmed Monday.
While they may have to share the spotlight with the Winter Olympics this year, we've entered that period after the Super Bowl and before MLB Opening Day where the NBA can grab its fair share of the top headlines. Of course, the NBA usually uses that time to promote an extended weekend where they replace meaningful games with defense-less exhibitions and mostly silly contests, but hey at least it doesn't try to sell its audience on the Pro Bowl.
It is getting close to winning time for the Miami Heat, and the two-time defending NBA champions can sense it.
Just one year after coming to Toronto from Memphis, Rudy Gay is on the move again. The Raptors have traded Gay along with Aaron Gray and Quincy Acy – both reserves – to the Sacramento Kings in exchange for forwards Chuck Hayes, Patrick Patterson and John Salmons.