Credit: BasketNews.lt/T.Matijoška
Credit BasketNews.lt/T.Matijoška

Zenit St Petersburg continued adding veteran depth to its roster, by signing Lithuanian forward Mindaugas Kuzminskas to a one-year deal, the club announced on Monday. 31-year-old (2.05) arrives from Lokomotiv Kuban Krasnodar where he averaged 12.4 points, 4.4 rebounds and 1.5 assists in the 7DAYS EuroCup, and also posted 14.5 points, 5.2 rebounds and 2.4 assists in the VTB League action.

Free throws this season

79%
13,8
Points made: 13,8
Accuracy: 79,2%
Place in standings: 9
Record max: 27
Record min: 4
Most made FTs: Artūras Gudaitis

A well-traveled Kuzminskas now returns to the EuroLeague where he has 164 appearances over nine seasons. He has a career average of 8.0 points and 2.9 rebounds posted with Zalgiris Kaunas, Unicaja Malaga, AX Armani Exchange Milan, and Olympiacos Piraeus.

Kuzminskas, who just recently participated in the FIBA Olympic Qualification Tournament with Lithuanian national team, also spent the entire 2016-17 with the New York Knicks. He averaged 6.3 points and 2.0 rebounds in 68 games in the NBA. 

"It's very nice to play in the EuroLeague again. BC Zenit has an excellent coach, professional club and very good teammates. It's usually very difficult for me to make decisions, but this time it was pretty easy. I am glad to join the team and I hope that BC Zenit will be able to achieve the highest goals in the new season," said Kuzminskas in a message on the club's website. 

"We are very pleased that Kuzminskas will become a part of our family," said Zenit head coach Xavi Pascual. "He is an experienced player who can play at two positions - small and power forwards, shoots well from a distance, and plays great in low-point."

Current roster

Zenit St Petersburg

Position Player Status
PG Dmitry Khvostov Signed until 2022
PG Denis Zakharov Signed until 2022
PG Conner Frankamp (story) Signed until 2023
SG Jordan Loyd Signed until 2023
SG Dmitry Kulagin Signed until 2022
SG Billy Baron (story) Signed until 2023
SG Sergey Karasev Signed until 2022
SF Mateusz Ponitka Signed until 2024
SF Dmitry Kulagin Signed until 2022
SF Igor Volkhin Signed until 2022
SF/PF Mindaugas Kuzminskas (story) Signed until 2022
PF Andrey Zubkov Signed until 2022
PF Maksim Karvanen Signed until 2022
C Arturas Gudaitis Signed until 2024
C Alex Poythress Signed until 2022
Coach Xavi Pascual
Expired contract Kevin Pangos, Austin Hollins (not coming back), KC Rivers (not coming back), Will Thomas, Anton Pushkov, Vitaly Fridzon, Vladislav Trushkin (not coming back)
Rumored to leave  
Interested Kevin Pangos, Jordan Mickey (story)

See all the latest EuroLeague transfer market news here.

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Mindaugas Kuzminskas

Mindaugas  Kuzminskas
Team: Lithuania
Lokomotiv Krasnodar
Position: PF, SF
Age: 31
Height: 205 cm
Weight: 98 kg
Birth place: Vilnius, Lithuania