Credit: Lietkabelis
Credit Lietkabelis

One of the most promising young Lithuanian players Dovydas Giedraitis will suit up for Zalgiris Kaunas in the upcoming season.

Dovydas Giedraitis

Dovydas  Giedraitis
Position: SG
Age: 21
Height: 193 cm
Weight: 93 kg
Birth place: Vilnius, Lithuania

According to BasketNews sources, both sides agreed to a five-year contract.

Although the initial idea was to send the 21-year-old guard on loan, Giedraitis will join Zalgiris straightaway, sources tell BasketNews.

Rokas Pakenas of 15min was the first to report about the transfer.

As BasketNews sources confirmed, Estudiantes Madrid will receive a buyout of €150k since the 1.93 m Lithuanian was under the contract with the Spanish side until 2024.

In the BasketNews LKL player survey, Giedraitis made the top 3 in both the most improved and the best defending players categories.

He averaged 8 points, 1.5 rebounds, and 2.5 assists in the Lithuanian basketball league for Lietkabelis Panevezys.

In two clutch LKL semifinals games vs. Zalgiris, Giedraitis boosted Lietkabelis to the LKL finals averaging 13 points, 3.5 assists, and 18.5 EFF.

Two of his best games of the season in efficiency came out against Zalgiris and Rytas (21 EFF).

He made his EuroCup debut last season with Lietkabelis Panevezys, averaging 8.6 points, 1.6 rebounds, 1.7 assists, and 5.3 EFF.

Giedraitis reached his season-high 25 points against Metropolitans 92.

Zalgiris Kaunas

Position Player Status
PG Mantas Kalnietis Signed until 2023
PG Lukas Lekavicius Signed until 2025
PG/SG Keenan Evans (story) Signed until 2024
SG Karolis Lukosiunas Signed until 2023
SG Tomas Dimsa Signed until 2022 +1
SG/SF Ignas Brazdeikis (story) Signed until 2023 +1
SF/PF Edgaras Ulanovas Signed until 2024
SF Arnas Butkevicius (story) Signed until 2024
PF Tyler Cavanaugh Signed until 2023 +1
PF/C Rolands Smits (story) Signed until 2024
C Laurynas Birutis (story) Signed until 2024
C Kevarrius Hayes (story) Signed until 2023 +1
C Motiejus Krivas Long-term
Coach Kazys Maksvytis (story)
Expired contract Tai Webster (will not return), Janis Strelnieks (will not return), Niels Giffey (will not return), Arturas Milaknis, Paulius Jankunas (retiring), Marek Blazevic (will not return), Regimantas Miniotas (will not return), Josh Nebo (will not return)
Rumored to leave Joffrey Lauvergne (will not return), Arturas Milaknis
Interested Dovydas Giedraitis
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Anonymous
legit euroleague material, already way ahead of lukosiunas who will hopefully soon be exposed for the low level player he is, tired of him just taking that roster spot for granted, guy has no business being in this level and should not have been brought to the team in the first place
2022-08-05
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