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#17 Mindaugas Kuzminskas
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  • New York Knicks
  • Signed as a free agent in July 2016
  • SF
  • 6'9" / 215lbs
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  • 10/19/1989
  • Lithuania
  • Undrafted, 2011
  • Zalgiris Kaunas (Lithuania)
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12th June, 2008LithuaniaSigned a four year contract with Siauliai.
11th September, 2009LithuaniaLeft Siauliai.
11th September, 2009LithuaniaSigned a four year contract with Zalgiris Kaunas. Loaned back to Siauliai for one season.
28th June, 2013SpainSigned a three year contract with Unicaja Malaga. Included team option for 2015/16 season.
16th June, 2015SpainUnicaja Malaga exercised 2015/16 team option.
11th July, 2016NBASigned a two year, $5,923,035 contract with New York.
Career Moves
Time PeriodTeam
2006 - June 2008Sakalai Vilnius (Lithuania, LKL/NKL)
June 2008 - June 2010Siauliai (Lithuania)
July 2010 - June 2013Zalgiris Kaunas (Lithuania)
June 2013 - June 2016Unicaja Malaga (Spain)
July 2016 - presentNew York Knicks (NBA)

June 29, 2017

Mindaugas Kuzminskas
SF, 6’9, 215lbs, 27 years old, 1 year of experience

Kuzminskas had a pretty good debut NBA season with his package of energy, defensive enthusiasm (sometimes), missed rotations, cuts, drives and occasional spots. Perhaps we can generously accredit the missed rotations to the language barrier. Either way, if he can improve on that end (and a better team defensive unit around him will surely help), Kuzminskas may play a few NBA seasons as a three-and-D special-ist with some back door work thrown in. The 32.1% three-point shooting will have to improve, but after a prior career with only shorter three-point lines, an adjustment period is to be expected.

Player Plan: One more year at $3,025,035 before entering restricted free agency. A worthy price for a role player like him, but that’s all he projects to being, and he surely has little market value.