Klaipeda Neptunas trying to fill holes after three players left Lithuanian team couple weeks ago. FIBA Basketball Champions league team signed 33-year-old Daniel Ewing and 27-year-old Chris Lofton.
Ewing played in Neptunas last season, won best foreign player in Lithuanian league award and started this season in Maccabi Ashdod. Ewing was released from Israel team after Maccabi signed another point guard Kevin Dillard.
Different from Ewing, Lofton did not play this season due to a family issues but is ready to show what he can do best. Lofton played in such teams as Vitoria Caja Laboral, Krasnodar Lokomativ-Kuban and Istanbul Besiktas.
This season Ewing averaged 9,5 points and 4,5 assists per game while last season in Lithuania his numbers were 13,2 points and 3,6 assists. While Lofton last season spent in Le Mano Sarthe team and averaged 11 points with 35% shooting from three in Euro Cup.
Neptunas found themselves desperate for new players after Larry Drew and Omari Johnson were released for breaking team rules and Jimmy Baron were sold to Vilnius Lietuvos Rytas as they could not match the salary that Rytas offered to shooting guard.