Ignas Brazdekis reaches agreement with Zalgiris Kaunas

2022-07-21 14:15

Ignas Brazdeikis has reached an agreement with Zalgiris Kaunas, according to Rokas Pakenas of 15min.

Both sides will sign a contract in the near future, via the report.

BasketNews were the first to report the news about Zalgiris' interest in Brazdeikis, who holds both Canadian and Lithuanian passports. According to sources, Baskonia Vitoria-Gasteiz were also in the mix for Brazdeikis' signature.

Ignas Brazdeikis

Ignas  Brazdeikis
Team: Orlando Magic
Position: SF
Age: 23
Height: 201 cm
Weight: 98 kg
Birth place: Kaunas, Lithuania

The 23-year-old swingman split time between the Orlando Magic and their G League affiliate the Lakeland Magic last season.

He averaged 5.0 points, 1.7 rebounds, and 0.9 assists over 42 NBA games.

In six G League appearances, he posted 20.8 points (3FG: 38.7%), 5.2 rebounds, 1.3 steals, and 3.3 assists.

Brazdeikis holds NBA career averages of 5.0 points and 1.9 rebounds throughout 64 matches with the New York Knicks (2019-21), Philadelphia 76ers (2021), and Magic (2021-22).

The 1.98-meter player (6 ft 6 in) shined in his national debut with Lithuania. In FIBA World Cup Qualifiers, he scored 14.5 points and grabbed 3.5 rebounds in a two-game span against Bulgaria and the Czech Republic.

"He was great. We've needed a player who could create for himself and others. He'll be really valuable for us," the Sacramento Kings big man Domantas Sabonis spoke of Brazdeikis.

Current roster

Zalgiris Kaunas

Position Player Status
PG Mantas Kalnietis Signed until 2023
PG Lukas Lekavicius Signed until 2025
PG/SG Keenan Evans (story) Signed until 2024
SG Karolis Lukosiunas Signed until 2023
SG Tomas Dimsa Signed until 2022 +1
SF/PF Edgaras Ulanovas Signed until 2024
SF Arnas Butkevicius (story) Signed until 2024
PF Tyler Cavanaugh Signed until 2023 +1
PF/C Rolands Smits (story) Signed until 2024
C Joffrey Lauvergne Signed until 2022 +1
C Laurynas Birutis (story) Signed until 2024
Coach Kazys Maksvytis (story)
Expired contract Tai Webster (will not return), Janis Strelnieks (will not return), Niels Giffey (will not return), Arturas Milaknis, Paulius Jankunas (retiring), Marek Blazevic (will not return), Regimantas Miniotas (will not return), Josh Nebo (will not return)
Rumored to leave Joffrey Lauvergne, Arturas Milaknis
Interested Kevarrius Hayes (story), Darius Thompson (story), Ignas Brazdeikis (story)

See all the EuroLeague transfer market news here.


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