Jonas Valanciunas 2023 – Net Worth, Salary, Records, and Endorsements


Jonas Valanciunas is a Lithuanian basketballer here is more about his net worth, salary, records, and endorsements.

Jonas Valanciunas is a 30-year-old Lithuanian basketball player, currently, playing for the New Orleans Pelicans in the NBA League. He plays as a Center. Let us see more about his net worth, salary, personal details and more.

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Jonas Valanciunas

Jonas Valanciunas Facts 

Birth PlaceUtena, Lithuania
Father’s NameJonas Vilkas
Mother’s NameDanute Valanciunas
Star SignTaurus
CollegeLithuanian Sports University
Net Worth (2022)$35 Million
Date of Birth6 May 1992
Height (ft)6 ft 11 in (2.11 m)
Weight (kg)265 lb (120 kg)
NBA Draft Year2011
NBA Draft PickRound 1
Playing Career2008–present
Teams2008–2010 Perlas Vilnius
2010–2012 Lietuvos Rytas Vilnius
2012–2019 Toronto Raptors
2019–2021 Memphis Grizzlies
2021–present New Orleans Pelicans
Wife/GirlfriendEglė Valančiūnienė
ChildrenJonas Valančiūnas, Jr.
EndorsementsItty Bitty Ballers,

Jonas Valanciunas Career

Valanciunas started playing basketball during his school days. He is one of the top players in his school’s history and also created several records in the Utena district. His precious details and records about his college are not available on the internet as of now. The first professional team Valanciunas joined is the Perlas Vilnius, a Lithuania National Basketball League team. He played for 2-years with the Perlas and for the 2010-12 season, he was acquired by the Lietuvos Rytas Vilnius. Valanciunas was a part of the Lietuvos’s Lithuanian Basketball Federation LKF Cup winning team.

Valanciunas decided to enter the 2012 NBA draft and was considered one of the top picks before the draft. As expected, Valanciunas was drafted by the Toronto Raptors as the fifth overall pick on 23 June 2011. After signing his rookie scale contract, he made his NBA debut against the Indiana Pacers and scored 12 points with 10 rebounds in that game. In the next season, Valanciunas was named the MVP of the Las Vegas Summer League and became the first non-American to win this by averaging 19 points with 10 rebounds in four games. He continued to play till the 2019 season with the Raptors.

After his long run with the Raptors, he was traded to the Grizzlies in exchange for a 2024 second-round draft pick. In a match against the Houston Rockets, Valanciunas scored a massive 33 points with 15 rebounds and set his career-high score. In the two seasons with the Grizzlies, Valanciunas was in his prime. As of now, he is playing for the Pelicans for the 2021 season and everything is going well for him with the Pelicans.

Jonas Valanciunas Achievements

  • NBA All-Rookie Second Team (2013)
  • LKL champion (2010)
  • 2× LKL Most Improved Player (2011, 2012)
  • LKL MVP (2012)
  • LKL Player of the Year (2012)
  • 2× LKL blocks leader (2011, 2012)
  • VTB United League rebounding leader (2012)
  • 3x LKL All-Defensive Team (2010–2012)
  • LKF Cup winner (2010)
  • 3× LKL All-Star (2010–2012)
  • 2× LKL All-Star Game MVP (2011, 2012)
  • 5× Lithuanian Player of the Year (2011, 2012, 2014, 2017, 2021)
  • 2× FIBA Young Player of the Year (2011, 2012)
  • All-EuroCup First Team (2012)
  • EuroCup Rising Star (2012)
  • FIBA Under-19 World Cup MVP (2011)

Jonas Valanciunas Contract Details

Current Contract:2 yr(s) / $30,135,000
Average Salary$15,067,500
Guaranteed at Signing$30,135,000
SIGNED USINGVeteran Extension/Bird
Free Agent:2024 / UFA

Valanciunas signed a 2-year/$30 million contract with the New Orleans Pelicans that includes a $15 million average annual salary and an assured $30 million at signing. It is a pretty good signing by Valanciunas at the intermediate point of his long career, it is quite obvious that he will land some bigger contracts than the current one in the near future.

Jonas Valanciunas Net Worth

As of 2023, Valanciunas has a net worth of $35 million. His net worth numbers are huge and there are chances that he might enter into the top-paid players list in the near future. His major source of income is basketball and doesn’t have any family business to look upon. With his consistent performance, Valanciunas will soon add more numbers to his net worth.

Jonas Valanciunas Personal Life

Valanciunas was born to his parents, Jonas Vilkas and Danute Valanciunas on 6 May 1992. He has not disclosed any further information regarding his parents yet. It is said that Valanciunas is very close to his parents and shares everything with them. His parents were supportive right from the start of his career.

Valanciunas is married to his long-term girlfriend, Eglė Valančiūnienė. The couple was blessed with a baby girl and they named her Jonas Valančiūnas, Jr. The couple is having a great time together.

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Jonas Valanciunas with his girlfriend

Jonas Valanciunas Endorsements

It is surprising that a player like Valanciunas has only two endorsements, Itty Bitty Ballers and
Uber. But has all the capabilities to perform well and gain more high-paying sponsors and endorsements in the near future. The endorsers and sponsors will soon queue up for signing a contract with Valanciunas.

Jonas Valanciunas FAQs

What is the age of Jonas Valanciunas
Jonas Valanciunas is 30 years old and was born on May 6, 1992.
What is the net worth of Jonas Valanciunas?
Jonas Valanciunas has a net worth is $35 Million.
Where was Jonas Valanciunas born?
Jonas Valanciunas was born in Utena, Lithuania.
In which year was Jonas Valanciunas drafted?
Jonas Valanciunas was picked in the 1st round, the 5th overall pick of the 2011 NFL Draft.
In what position does Jonas Valanciunas play?
Jonas Valanciunas plays in the position of Center.
What is Jonas Valanciunas’s height?
Jonas Valanciunas’s height is 6 ft 11.
What is Jonas Valanciunas’s weight?
Jonas Valanciunas’s weight is 120 kg.
Is Jonas Valanciunas married?
Yes, he is married to Eglė Valančiūnienė.
How many kids does Jonas Valanciunas have?
Jonas Valanciunas has a kid: Jonas Valančiūnas, Jr.

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