Following his departure from Real Madrid, Lithuanian forward Jonas Maciulis is focusing on moving forward and reclaiming his old form.
The 33-year-old has starred in 22 games with Real Madrid in this season’s EuroLeague, averaging 3.0 points and 1.8 rebounds a game in limited minutes, which admittedly is not the standard of play Maciulis demands.
However, with his averages dropping since his arrival in Spain from Panathinaikos in 2014, the veteran feels it’s time to turn a new chapter in his storied career that has seen him win a EuroLeague title with the Liga Endesa giants in 2015 along with numerous medals with the Lithuanian national side.
“I was so tired of not playing,” admitted Maciulis in an interview with Lietuvos Rytas.
“I waited for [Pablo] Laso’s explanation why, but he didn’t say nothing. In a meeting with front office [they] told that he understands me. I want to play.”
Maciulis has stated that he wants to play for a team somewhere in Europe that is fighting for a title. It isn’t clear exactly where the forward wants to head to but he is ready to build his statsheet backup and help his new team, however, he can.
In the interview, Maciulis stated that he was not injured and was not suffering any problems with Real Madrid, but the team was moving in a different direction, especially with Slovenian Luka Doncic and Rudy Fernandez in the squad.