Milaknis returns, Motum stays at Zalgiris

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Zalgiris Kaunas padded its roster for the new Turkish Airlines EuroLeague season by bringing back shooter Arturas Milaknis and re-signing big man Brock Motum on Sunday.

Milaknis (1.95 meters, 30 years old) arrives from Unics Kazan, where he averaged 6.9 points in 16 EuroCup games last season, on a new three-year deal with Zalgiris.

He has played his entire EuroLeague career – 81 games over six seasons – with Zalgiris, with his 10 points per game in 2015-16 being the highlight. His 60 three-pointers made that season were the third-best among all EuroLeague players. Milaknis has also played for BC Prienai Rudupis for two seasons.

Motum (2.08 meters, 25 years old) debuted in the EuroLeague with Zalgiris last season, averaging 6.7 points and 2.8 rebounds in 24 games.

He had previously played professionally for Virtus Bologna of Italy and Adelaide of his native Australia, as well as four seasons with Washington State University of the NCAA. Motum, who is currently playing for Australia at the 2016 Olympics, signed a one-year contract.

Source: Euroleague.net