Naz Mitrou-Long close to an agreement with Zalgiris

Donatas Urbonas
Senior Staff Writer
2023-05-24 08:25

Naz Mitrou-Long is expected to join Zalgiris Kaunas after the 2022-23 season with Olimpia Milan.

Credit: Dainius Lukšta
Credit Dainius Lukšta

Naz Mitrou-Long and Zalgiris Kaunas are closing on an agreement, according to BasketNews sources.

Both sides are in advanced negotiations, and there is a huge belief that the deal will be finalized soon, according to BasketNews sources.

Currently, Mitrou-Long plays for EA7 Emporio Armani Milan in his second season in Europe.

The 29-year-old guard averaged 7.4 points, 2.0 rebounds, 2.0 assists, and 4.8 PIR per game over 21 appearances in the 2022-23 EuroLeague season for Milan.

Mitrou-Long had his best game of the season against Zalgiris after finishing the game with 19 points (3/5 2PT, 3/5 3PT, 4/4 FT), 2 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 turnover, and 16 PIR in a 62-71 loss.

In the Italian League, Mitrou-Long averages 7.9 points, 2.4 rebounds, and 2.7 assists per game in 14 appearances.

Mitrou-Long had a break-out season with Brescia when he averaged 16.5 points, 4.5 rebounds, and 4.7 assists per game in 29 contests in the Italian League during the 2021-22 campaign.

Before his move to Europe, Mitrou-Long spent three seasons in the NBA, playing for the Utah Jazz and Indiana Pacers.

He made 20 appearances in total, averaging 1.7 points, 0.7 rebounds, and 1.2 assists.

Matteo Andreani from Basketinside was the first to report about Zalgiris' interest in Mitrou-Long.


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