Zalgiris lands veteran Strelnieks

Jul 29, 2021 by Euroleague.net Print
Zalgiris lands veteran Strelnieks

Zalgiris Kaunas on Thursday landed a veteran floor general still in the prime of his career by signing guard Janis Strelnieks for the next Turkish Airlines EuroLeague season. Strelnieks (1.91 meters, 31 years old) arrives from CSKA Moscow, where he played the previous two seasons. He helped CSKA reach the last Final Four with 4.4 points and 1.6 assists per game in a reserve role of 14 minutes on average.

Before that, Strelnieks played two EuroLeague seasons each with Olympiacos Piraeus and Brose Bamberg after having debuted in the competition with Budivelnik Kiev in 2013-14. Through 157 EuroLeague games over seven seasons, Strelnieks has averaged 8.1 points, 2.4 assists and 1.6 rebounds. He also has parts of six EuroCup seasons under his belt -- for Bamberg, Kiev, Spartak St Petersburg and Ventspils in his native Latvia -- for slightly higher averages of 8.3 points, 3.0 assists and 1.9 rebounds in 66 games.