Justin Dentmon would choose Zalgiris over the NBA

Zalgiris guard Justin Dentmon admits that he would rather stay and play for the Lithuanian champions than go into the NBA.

The Euroleague MVP for week five of the regular season wishes to remain loyal to the club he signed for at the start of the season. He was speaking to a Zalgiris TV show, when he was asked a hypothetical about staying in Kaunas or going to the NBA, if a GM would call you?

“I have an agreement with the GM here. I’m going to finish what I started. I want to be known as a loyal person,” Dentmon said. “It ain’t all about the money. It’s about being remembered for the player you are and laying your legacy. That’s what I want to be.”

Dentmon has frequently been linked with moves away from Zalgiris, with Germany being high on the list.

The 28-year-old American played in the D-League for the Austin Toros and Texas Legends before his move to Europe. Zalgiris are currently bottom of Group F of the Euroleague Top 16 with a 0-5 record.