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Jonas Valanciunas thanks Raptors organization, fans after trade

Jonas Valanciunas thanks Raptors organization, fans after trade
Published On: Sun, Feb 10
May 3, 2016; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; Toronto Raptors center Jonas Valanciunas (17) warms up prior to playing Miami Heat in game one of the second round of the NBA Playoffs at Air Canada Centre. Mandatory Credit: Dan Hamilton-USA TODAY Sports

Even though he now resides in Memphis, Jonas Valanciunas made sure to let those associated with the Toronto Raptors know hea€™ll always look back fondly on his days playing in Ontarioa€™s capital.

In a touching Instagram post, Valanciunas thanked those involved with the Raptorsa€™ organization and the teama€™s fan base.

Aside from thanking the trainers, front office, arena staff, therapists, teammates and coaches he had during his time in Toronto, Valanciunas made sure to thank Raptorsa€™ fans for standing by him since he arrived in the city.

The 26-year-old was traded along with Delon Wright, C.J. Miles and a 2024 second-round draft pick to the Memphis Grizzlies in exchange for 2012-13 defensive player of the year Marc Gasol hours before the NBAa€™s trade deadline on Feb. 7.

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