The Toronto Raptors have worked extensively with Jonas Valanciunas on the "Hibbert" which is jumping vertically to challenge shooters instead of reaching.

The Raptors are hoping Valanciunas gives them a strong interior presence on defense without succumbing to foul trouble.

"He's far more comfortable in the NBA games" Dwane Casey said. "More confident moving with more confidence understanding where to go what to do.