Credit: BasketNews/D.Repečka
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Valencia Basket are strongly interested in the possibility of signing Lithuanian backcourt star Marius Grigonis, sources tell BasketNews.

Marius Grigonis

Marius  Grigonis
Marius  Grigonis
MIN: 19.37
PTS: 8.5 (56.25%)
REB: 1.44
As: 1.88
ST: 0.63
BL: 0
TO: 1.25
GM: 16

However, the 27-year-old is under contract with CSKA Moscow, which runs through 2024.

The buyout amount might be the main obstacle for Grigonis to move to Valencia, per sources.

One of the main EuroCup title contenders are looking for a replacement for Klemen Prepelic. 

Slovenian guard was the top scorer of his team (14.3 PPG) but suffered a season-ending injury (a fracture in his left arm).

Since the EuroCup signing deadline has passed, Grigonis would be eligible only in the Spanish league.

Valencia ranks second in the EuroCup Group B (11-6) and fifth in the Liga Endesa (16-8).

In his first season with CSKA, Grigonis averaged 8.5 points (3FG: 43.1%), 1.4 rebounds, and 1.9 assists in 16 EuroLeague appearances.

Encestando.es first reported about Valencia's interest in Grigonis. They also note that Mateusz Ponitka is another highly ranked target of Valencia Basket.

Ponitka officially parted ways with Zenit St. Petersburg and is a free agent.

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3-pointers this season

36%
10,5
Points made: 10,5
Accuracy: 35,7%
Place in standings: 3
Record max: 16
Record min: 4
Most made 3FGs: Klemen Prepelic