Jonas Valanciunas close to buyout deal that will keep him out of the NBA next year


ESPN’s Chad Ford:

"Valanciunas update: Sources say buyout agreement close, however, buyout won’t allow Valanciunas to play in NBA next season."

"If Valanciunas can’t play in NBA next year, he’ll drop. Cavs won’t take him at 4. Still I doubt he slips past the Rockets at 14."

I think I’d still take him with the eight pick, if he’s available. If he can’t play next year, I bet he will be.