Grizzlies’ Jonas Valanciunas on the resumption of the season: “We are really motivated. We don’t need to find extra motivation”

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Jonas Valanciunas shared his thoughts about the plans of the NBA to resume the season on July 31.

The big man of the Memphis Grizzlies said it will be difficult for the players to return to action, yet he and his teammate are motivated to complete the season.

“It’s kind of like coming back from the summer. We’ve had two-and-a-half months off. But then again, I play with the (Lithuania) National Team every summer, so it’s not like you always have so much time off every summer.

So it’s sort of like coming back and getting ready for training camp again, to get back in shape and into game rhythm. It’s unusual, with guys wearing masks and stuff, but it is sort of like getting yourself ready for training camp right now,” Valanciunas said in an interview with Michael Wallace of Grizzlies.com.

Prior to the NBA suspension, Memphis was eighth in the West with a 32-33 record.