Mantas KalnietisZalgiris announced that Mantas Kalnietis will be staying with the club for at least one more season. The player didn't use his option to terminate the contract with the club. He had to decide whether to leave Zalgiris and become a free agent until July 15.

There were reports that Kalnietis has signed three-year contract with Benetton Treviso back in February. But when the financial situation at Zalgiris was sorted he expressed his desire to stay in Kaunas. Zalgiris tried to loan the player from Benetton with no luck.

Now Zalgiris announced that Kalnietis is not leaving the team without any further explanations about what happened to his contract with Benetton. It is only mentioned that the club did everything to keep him in their roster.