CSKA Moscow is planning to rebuild the team after the worst season for the club in decades. The club wants to replace veterans with younger players. Reports in Russia suggest that one of possible additions is already known.
Jonas Kazlauskas took charge of Russian powerhouse a couple of months ago. Lithuanian coach is reportedly interested in adding his countryman Martynas Pocius.
Pocius, who turns 26 later this month, is currently finishing his second pro season with Zalgiris. The player was already a member of Lithuanian national team which won bronze medals in World Championship in Turkey.
The performances of Martynas Pocius weren’t unnoticed by European powerhouses. He is likely to receive some offers in summer as the first half of his 2+2 contract with Zalgiris expires.
If singed by CSKA, Pocius should replace 34-year-old veteran Trajan Langdon whos is expected to leave Moscow in summer.
Pocius averaged 10.9 points, 2.7 rebounds and 2.4 assists per game in Euroleague this season. His statistics in Lithuanian league are similar – 10.8 points, 2.1 rebounds and 1.9 assists per game.