Reds ink Kuzminskas to multiyear deal

Jul 22, 2019 by Euroleague.net Print
Reds ink Kuzminskas to multiyear deal

Olympiacos Piraeus signed veteran forward Mindaugas Kuzminskas, who will compete in his ninth EuroLeague campaign this season. The contract is for two seasons. Kuzminskas(2.05 meters, 29 years old) arrives from AX Armani Exchange Olimpia Milan, where he spent the past season and a half. He averaged 8.5 points on 46.9% three-point shooting and 3.3 rebounds per game over 17 minutes in 30 EuroLeague games as a reserve last season. In his time in Milan, Kuzminskas also helped the team win the 2018 Italian League championship.

Kuzminskas began his career with Sakalai Vilnius in his native Lithuania and also played for Perlas Vilnius and Siauliai before joining Zalgiris Kaunas in 2010 at the age of 20. He spent three seasons there, made his EuroLeague debut and helped the team win three Lithuanian League championships, two Lithuanian Cups and a pair of Baltic League titles. Kuzminskas first went abroad in 2013 to join Unicaja Malaga, where he played three years. His next stop was New York in the NBA for a season and a half before returning to the EuroLeague with Milan. Kuzminskas has been a long-time member of the Lithuanian national team, with which he won silver medals at EuroBasket 2013 and 2015.