Credit: ZUMAPRESS.com-SCANPIX
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In his first season with Barcelona, Rokas Jokubaitis has already proved his value. The 21-year-old Lithuanian guard was named Rising Star of the season in EuroLeague and gained an important role inside coach Jasikevicius' rotations. 

2-pointers this season

50%
24,5
Points made: 24,5
Accuracy: 49,7%
Place in standings: 30
Record max: 34
Record min: 14
Most made 2FGs: Julius Randle

But the future of Jokubaitis isn't linked only to Barcelona and Spain but also to New York and the NBA.

In the 2021 NBA Draft, Rokas Jokubaitis was selected with the 34th pick overall by the Knicks and there's the general expectation that the Lithuanian guard will end up playing in the NBA sooner rather than later. 

Despite the good performances of this season, Jokubaitis is not expected to join the Knicks next season.

According to the New York Post, the Knicks are leaning towards letting Jokubaitis stay in Europe for at least another season so that he can have more minutes and a stable role. 

According to the NY Post, the Knicks are also skeptical that Barcelona will allow Jokubaitis to play in the Summer League during the offseason. 

The Lithuanian guard averaged 7.2 points and 2.8 assists per game in EuroLeague. 

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Rokas Jokubaitis

Rokas  Jokubaitis
Team: FC Barcelona
Position: PG
Age: 21
Height: 192 cm
Weight: 88 kg
Birth place: Ma┼żeikiai, Lithuania