Jonas Valanciunas should be Lithuania’s main internal strength at the next World Cup. Team manager Kazys Maksvytis has indeed announced that it was unlikely that Domantas Sabonis accompanies the pivot of the Pelicans in the racket for the competition.
” We all hope that Domantas will play. However, we all know the valid reasons (which could prevent him from playing). If I had to comment on his chances today, I would say that they are less than 50%. Nevertheless, as long as there is hope, we will continue to believe that he can join us », show the coach.
Among the reasons given, there is the state of health of the player. We do not yet know if he will have to go to the pool table to treat his right thumb, fractured since the end of last year but which did not prevent him from signing one of his best career exercises, finished by a great playoff campaign with Sacramento.
Individual and collective performances which should allow him to sign a contract extension this summer, with an amount probably well above the $ 22 million expected next season, for the last year of his previous lease.
“ You can’t choose or predict injuries, they just happen. There are many uncertainties regarding his finger. It’s a delicate situation, he really has a busy summer ahead of him », recently posted Jonas Valanciunas about his selection partner. who added: It’s up to him to decide. In general, he always comes to play for Lithuania. If he is physically ready and settles his contract, I hope he comes. »
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How to read the stats? MJ = matches played; Min = Minutes; Shots = Shots made / Shots attempted; 3pts = 3-points / 3-points attempted; LF = free throws made / free throws attempted; Off = offensive rebound; Def= defensive rebound; Tot = Total bounces; Pd = assists; Fte: Personal fouls; Int = Intercepts; Bp = Lost bullets; Ct: Counters; Points = Points.