Valanciunas, Ross options exercised

The Toronto Raptors exercised third-year team options Thursday

on the entry-level contracts of center Jonas Valanciunas and guard

Terrence Ross, extending them through the 2014-15 season.

The Raptors had until next Thursday to exercise their options on

both players.

The 7-foot Valanciunas, from Lithuania, joined the Raptors after

being selected fifth overall in the 2011 draft and spending the

2011-12 season playing overseas. He averaged 8.9 points last


The 6-foot-7 Ross was selected eighth overall in 2012. He

averaged 6.4 points last season and won the dunk competition at the

All-Star game.