Monday, September 10, 2007

Where Will Sarunas Jasekevicius Play this Winter?

Several teams would like to have Sarunas Jasekevicius (1994-98) on their roster, but his contract is actually owned by the Golden State Warriors, who don't seem to want him and don't seem inclined to trade him. The first half of Chris Sheridan's ESPN blog entry is about the FIBA European Championships, but the second half is all about Sarunas (who is there playing for Lithuania) and his up-in-the-air status for the upcoming season:
Depending on which continent you live on and what news agencies you read, you could get the impression that Sarunas Jasikevicius is a lock to play for either the Golden State Warriors, Olympiakos of Greece or FC Barcelona of Spain. [...]

"I'm really waiting for [Golden State] to trade me. It's been going on since February, and nothing's happening. I really don't understand this franchise, to be honest with you. I know what kind of offers they got for me, and they're not taking them. I know they're not planning on using me, so I really don't understand what they're trying to do with me." [...]

Through the first four games of Eurobasket, Jasikevicius is the tournament leader in assists with 6.3, though he also has committed an average of four turnovers per game. He is averaging a team-high 14.0 points for Lithuania, which has been one of the best-looking teams thus far in compiling a 4-0 record.

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