Friday, December 31, 2010

Jasikevicius, Milosevic out, Jasaitis in for Lietuvos Rytas

Many changes for Lietuvos Rytas.

Igor Milosevic(1.93-PG) and Lietuvos Rytas parted ways yesterday and it was announced via their official site. The Greek-Serbian point guard decided to leave the club and reached an agreement with Lietuvos Rytas that he signed with after the beginning of last season. Milosevic didn't get much playing time in Lietuvos Rytas and decided to seek his luck elsewhere. It's rumored he might be playing in Turkey next. He averaged 4.5 points 1.7 rebounds and 2.2 assists in 6 games in the Euroleague.

The next one to leave the club is their most promising transfer that didn't last very long. Sarunas Jasikevicius(1.93-PG) will be moving to Turkey and he will be playing for Fenerbahce. Jasikevicius was targeted by many European teams and it seems that he decided to use the clause in his contract that allowed him to leave for a buy-out and decided yesterday afternoon to accept the proposal of Fenerbahce. He said that his decision was based on his estimate that Fenerbahce will be in the Final Four of the Euroleague this year and he wants a shot at the title. Jasikevicius averaged 7.3 points 1.3 rebounds and 4.3 assists in 6 games in the Euroleague.

And amongst the departures there is one return of prodigal son Simas Jasaitis(2.01-SF). The Lithuanian sharp-shooter returns to the team that he won the 2006 Uleb Cup with and that he played for between 2001 and 2006. The deal was announced today also via the official website of Lietuvos Rytas alongside the departure of Jasikevicius. He has also played for Maccabi Tel Aviv, Saski Baskonia, Badonona and Galatasaray. Last season he averaged 16.5 points 6.3 rebounds and 1.3 rebounds in 12 games in the Eurocup with Galatasaray.

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1 comment:

Emili Paz said...

Because there has been so much buzz about the fact that Saras Jasikevicius was transferred to Turkish team Fenerbahce Ulker, this bit of news regarding Igor Milosevic had been overshadowed. Just like Saras though, they are looking for a better shot especially since a lot of other teams in Europe, if not in the Euroleague, that would benefit from his tremendous basketball talents. It remains to be seen who he's signing with but Jasaitis will hopefully fill in on the slots that has been emptied on the Rytas' roster.