Changes await the Šiauliai Club – they will have to look for new leaders
The Šiauliai club had agreed contracts with both players, according to which, in the middle of the current summer, basketball players had certain conditions not to renew their contracts for the second season.
15 minutes As far as we know, the contracts of both provide for an exit fee, and after payment the basketball players can accept more favorable offers from other clubs.
For example, the ransom of D. Sabeckis reaches 20 thousand.
Although they are still officially affiliated with the Šiauliai club, both of them intend to move to other teams. Sabkis, who made his Lithuanian debut this summer, was the team’s main attacking player last season.
The 29-year-old 198 cm tall defender scored 9.4 points, 4.5 rebounds and 5.4 assists in the LKL Championship, with Antanas Serica’s Šiauliai team finishing fourth.
Žygimanto Gedvilas / BNS photo / Isaiah Armwood and Donatas Sabeckis
G.Staniulis was Šiauliai’s most efficient player with 15.6 points.
The 31-year-old midfielder, 206 cm tall, scored 12.4 points and 6.6 rebounds.
Eriko Ovcharenko / BNS team photo / Match moment
15 minutes As far as we know, there is little chance that Jonathan Elmore, the team’s attacking leader, who scored 15 points and was the most productive player, will remain in Sun City.
Roko Lukoševičius / 15min photo / Jonathan Elmore
While waiting for the decision of the most important players, Šiauliai FC could not rush into the market – so far only contract extensions with midfielder Arminas Urbučius and defender Eimantas Stankevičius have been announced.
Last season, students of A. Sireika won half of the 30 matches in the LKL regular tournament and took fifth place. In the quarter-finals, Šiauliai beat Junava and after a long break, became one of the top four teams in the league.
In the semi-finals, “Šiauliai-7bet” lost to “Ryta” from Vilnius, and “Algiris” from Kaunas in the minor final.Next season, Šiauliai will play in the FIBA Champions League qualifiers.