June 29, 2018
Renaldas Seibutis - 50th pick, 2007
Has dropped out of the elite European leagues down to domestic Lithuanian level, with some Basketball Champions League on top. At those levels, a featured scorer. At this level, nope.
June 29, 2017
Renaldas Seibutis - 50th pick, 2007
Position-less at the NBA level, struggled noticeably this year at the Euroleague level, and poor defensively. Not ever coming over now.
April 2, 2011
Renaldas Seibutis (50th pick, 2007)
- After being touted as an extremely hot prospect in his youth, Seibutis has not quite panned out, yet. But this season, he has made some progress.
Noted (and drafted) for his versatility, said versatility has had its drawbacks; even at this point in his career, Seibutis excels at no one thing. He is a capable ball handler and playmaker at 6'5, but is no point guard; he is a smooth athlete, but not especially quick, and physically caught between positions. Seibutis has played on good quality teams since he was drafted; another year with Olympiakos, followed by two years with Bilbao in Spain. However, he left Bilbao in the summer, and wound up going to Turkey to play for Turkish club Olin.
Turkish basketball is on a bit of a high at the moment; the national team's second place finish at the World Championships has been followed by an influx of money into the domestic league, as evidenced by the Akyol blurb above. The Turkish is strong, and can rightfully claim to have surpassed Serie A, ranking amongst the best non-NBA leagues in the world. With this in mind, Seibutis can proudly claim that he is currently 4th in the TBL in scoring (19.0 ppg), as well as 8th in assists (4.4). He has taken a low budgeted Olin team - that goes only eight deep and has only one other established talent in Macedonian big man Predrag Samardjiski - and dragged then to a 14-10 record, good enough for 7th place in the 16 team TBL. And he's done it pretty much single handedly.
What he now must do is turn this stat-heavy season into a smaller but more prestigious gig in the rotation at a bigger European club.
Chances of making the NBA expressed as an arbitrary percentage: 3%
April 21, 2010
- Renaldas Seibutis
Mavericks draft pick Ronny Seibutis is playing for Spanish team Bizkaia Bilbao, who recently won the 3rd place playoff in the Eurocup. Or rather, he's not playing for Bilbao.
We've covered most of the rest of Bilbao's roster in this list; Marko Banic, Axel Hervelle, Jerome Moiso, Damir Markota and Alex Mumbru, with Chris Warren still to come - but those are all big men. Bilbao are stacked up front, less so at guard. They have Latvian guard Janis Blums - who is basically the Baltic Eddie House with less swag - and Spanish veteran Javi Rodriguez - who is basically the Mediterranean Dogus Balbay with less swag - but not a whole lot after that. Warren plays quite a lot at guard, while 36 year old Spanish guard Fran "Paco" Vazquez comes into and chucks a few threes every now and then (51 3PT FGA to 7 2PT FGA and 2 FTA on the season), and third string point guard Javier Salgado plays most nights (as decreed by unofficial European basketball rules). But that's about it; even though there aren't many shooting guard options, Seibutis still averages only 14 minutes per game. And a remarkably inconsistent 14mpg it is at that, with a roughly equal number of starts as he does DNP-CD's, and almost as many twenty-plus minute outings (11) as single minute outings (14). It's been a strange year.
Through it all, Seibutis has averaged 6.2 points per game in the Eurocup, and 5.0 points per game in the ACB. He has shot a combined 36% from three point range.