Credit: BNS, BasketNews.lt/V.Mikaitis
Credit BNS, BasketNews.lt/V.Mikaitis

Zalgiris Kaunas have said their goodbyes to three foreign players after the closure of the 2021-22 basketball season.

Tai Webster

Tai  Webster
Team: Zalgiris Kaunas
Position: PG, SG
Age: 27
Height: 193 cm
Weight: 88 kg
Birth place: Oakland, New Zealand

Three of Zalgiris' foreign imports – Janis Strelnieks, Niels Giffey, and Tai Webster, will not be wearing the green-and-white jerseys of Zalgiris in the upcoming season.

32-year-old Strelnieks averaged 6.5 points and 1.8 assists in the Turkish Airlines EuroLeague with Zalgiris. The Latvian guard had slightly better numbers in the Lithuanian Basketball League, putting up 7 points and 2.8 assists per game.

Giffey had similar numbers both in the EuroLeague and the Betsafe-LKL. The German national team member averaged 5.6 points and 2.7 rebounds in the top European club tournament and 5.9 points and 3.3 rebounds on the domestic front.

The latest to join the team is Webster, who arrived in Kaunas from New Zealand in November. He averaged 4 points per game in the EuroLeague and 7.8 points and 2.2 assists per match in the Lithuanian Basketball League.

Current roster

Zalgiris Kaunas

Position Player Status
PG Mantas Kalnietis Signed until 2023
PG Lukas Lekavicius Signed until 2025
SG Karolis Lukosiunas Signed until 2023
SG Tomas Dimsa Signed until 2022 +1
SF/PF Edgaras Ulanovas Signed until 2024
PF Tyler Cavanaugh Signed until 2023 +1
C Joffrey Lauvergne Signed until 2022 +1
C Josh Nebo Signed until 2022 +1
C Marek Blazevic Signed until 2022 +1
C Laurynas Birutis (story) Signed until 2024
Coach Kazys Maksvytis (story)
Expired contract Tai Webster (won't come back), Janis Strelnieks (won't come back), Niels Giffey (won't come back), Arturas Milaknis, Paulius Jankunas (retiring), Regimantas Miniotas
Rumored to leave Joffrey Lauvergne, Josh Nebo (story), Paulius Jankunas (retiring), Arturas Milaknis, Regimantas Miniotas, Marek Blazevic (won't come back)
Interested Arnas Butkevicius (story), Chris Jones (story), Marius Grigonis, Eigirdas Zukauskas, Arturas Gudaitis, Donatas Motiejunas, Kyle Allman, Caleb Homesley, Darius Thompson (story)

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Niels Giffey

Niels  Giffey
Niels  Giffey
MIN: 16.37
PTS: 5.57 (52.87%)
REB: 2.71
As: 0.82
ST: 0.57
BL: 0.14
TO: 0.82
GM: 28