Monday, November 24, 2008
Matt Nielsen close to Valencia
Lietuvos Rytas, the newspaper that owns the team with the same name has published an article that makes perfectly clear that coach Spahija wants Matthew Nielsen(2.08-PF) in Valencia and the offer is on the table. President Jonas Vainauskas is considering the offer and the answer will be given shortly. This is verified in a different article where it clearly says that Nielsen wants to play for Valencia.
Nielsen did not play against Asvel in tonight's game so this might indicate that he is on his way to Spain either literally or metaphorically. The captain of the australian team has been one of the most valuable players of Lietuvos Rytas. He has averaged 11.7 points and 5.4 rebounds in 7 games in the Baltic League and 7.4 points and 5 rebounds in 7 games in the Lithuanian league so far.