Toronto Raptors rookie Jonas Valanciunas is expected to be out four to six weeks
while he recovers from a hand injury, the club said Wednesday. Valanciunas was battling for a loose ball under the basket when he fell and broke the ring finger on his right hand during Toronto’s 93-90 victory over the Orlando Magic on Dec. 21. The seven-foot Lithuanian centre has started in all 28 games for the Raptors this season, averaging 7.8 points per game and 5.2 rebounds. He’s fourth in the league among rookies in rebounds and blocks per game.