Raptors exercise options on Valanciunas, RossToronto Raptors' Jonas Valanciunas, center, Memphis Grizzlies' Zach Randolph, 50, and Tony Allen battle for the ball during the first half of an NBA preseason basketball game in Toronto on Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2013. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Frank Gunn)
TORONTO (AP) -- 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 season.
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.