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Rimantas Kaukenas
SG - 6'4, 220lbs - 47 years old - 0 years of NBA experience
Retired - Retired after 2018 season
  • Birthdate: 04/11/1977
  • Drafted (NBA): Undrafted, 2000
  • Pre-draft team: Seton Hall
  • Country: Lithuania
  • Hand: Right
  • Agent: -
11th April, 2000USBLDrafted 10th overall in the 2000 USBL Draft by New Jersey Shorecats.
27th July, 2005ItalySigned a two year contract with Montepaschi Siena.
6th July, 2007ItalySigned a two year extension with Montepaschi Siena.
23rd July, 2009SpainSigned a two year contract with Real Madrid. Included team option for 2010/11.
21st June, 2010SpainReleased by Real Madrid.
28th July, 2010ItalySigned a three year contract with Montepaschi Siena.
27th July, 2012ItalyLeft Montepaschi Siena.
5th August, 2012LithuaniaSigned a one year contract with Zalgiris Kaunas.
24th October, 2013SpainSigned a contract through the end of November with Laboral.
12th December, 2013ItalySigned for the remainder of the season with Reggio Emilia.
17th July, 2014ItalyRe-signed by Reggio Emilia to a one year contract.
25th July, 2015ItalyRe-signed by Reggio Emilia to a one year contract.
7th January, 2017ItalyRe-signed by Reggio Emilia for the remainder of the season.
Career Moves
1996 - 2000Seton Hall (NCAA)
2000 - 2001Hapoel Galil Elyon (Israel)
2001 - 2002Lietuvos Rytas (Lithuania)
2002 - 2003Oostende (Belgium)
2003 - 2004Telekom Baskets Bonn (Germany)
2004 - June 2005Cantu (Italy)
July 2005 - June 2009Siena (Italy)
July 2009 - June 2010Real Madrid (Spain)
July 2010 - July 2012Siena (Italy)
August 2012 - June 2013Zalgiris Kaunas (Lithuania)
October 2013 - November 2013Laboral (Spain)
December 2013 - June 2017Reggio Emilia (Italy)
Articles about Rimantas Kaukenas

March 24, 2011

Starting on the wings are Lithuanian veteran Rimuntas Kaukenas and Indiana State product David Moss. Both joined the team over the summer as the team completely rebuilt its wing positions due to budget cuts, and both contribute on both ends. Kaukenas has the strong mid-range game, the ability to get to the basket around curls, the finishing ability and the tough defense; Moss is the better athlete and rebounder with a purer three point stroke. Both are undersized for their position, but they're scorers, finishers, playmakers and disruptive defenders. There is also former Spurs draft pick Malik Hairston in the mix, who missed the first part of the season with back problems, but who has ramped up production throughout the season and become a key bench contributor. Hairston contributes his usual all-around game - no one outstanding facet, but good defensive effort and versatility, some athleticism, an outside shot and post-up play, able to play a complimentary role to whichever combination of players he takes the court with. Young Italian guard Pietro Aradori also has a role to play in the backcourt as predominantly a shooting specialist, as does elder statesman Marco Carrareto, playing in much the same role.

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