Zalgiris announced the signing of lithuanian forward center, Povilas Cukinas(2.09-PF/C) via their official website. The contract is for one season with the option for another season. This transfer will strengthen the front-line of Zalgiris with an experienced player who has played outside Lithuania on more than one occasions and as he said he wants to make a proper comeback.
Cukinas has played for the "nemesis" of Zalgiris, Lietuvos Rytas in the past and he has also played for Ludwisburg in Germany and also Cantu in Italy. This past season he started playing for Barons Riga in Latvia and then moved to Budivelnik in Ukraine where he finished the season averaging 11.4 points 6.3 rebounds and 1.2 assists in 38 games in the Ukrainian Superleague.