Artūras Milaknis

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Artūras Milaknis
Arturas Milaknis by Augustas Didzgalvis.jpg
Milaknis with Žalgiris Kaunas in 2011
No. 21 – Žalgiris Kaunas
PositionShooting guard / Small forward
LeagueLKL
EuroLeague
Personal information
Born (1986-06-16) 16 June 1986 (age 32)
Kaunas,[1] Lithuanian SSR, Soviet Union
NationalityLithuanian
Listed height6 ft 4.7 in (1.95 m)
Listed weight198 lb (90 kg)
Career information
NBA draft2008 / Undrafted
Playing career2004–present
Career history
2004–2006Bremena Tauragė
2006–2007Žalgiris-Arvydas Sabonis school Kaunas
2007–2008Žalgiris Kaunas
2008Baltai Kaunas
2008–2011Žalgiris Kaunas
2011–2013Rūdupis Prienai / Prienai
2013–2015Žalgiris Kaunas
2015–2016UNICS Kazan
2016–presentŽalgiris Kaunas
Career highlights and awards

Artūras Milaknis (born 16 June 1986) is a Lithuanian professional basketball player for Žalgiris Kaunas of the Lithuanian Basketball League and the EuroLeague. Standing at 1.95 m (6 ft 5 in), he is able to play both the shooting guard and small forward positions.

Professional career[edit]

In 2015, Milaknis was invited to join the Dallas Mavericks training camp.[2] On July 9, 2015, he signed a two-year contract with the Russian club UNICS Kazan.[3] On August 7, 2016, it was announced that Milaknis had signed with the Lithuanian club Žalgiris Kaunas.[4]

International career[edit]

In 2015, Milaknis was included into the senior Lithuanian national team extended candidates list, by the team's head coach, Jonas Kazlauskas.[5] At age of 29, he qualified into the final roster of the senior Lithuanian national team, for the first time in his career, and he represented the national team at the EuroBasket 2015.[6] The Lithuanian team ended up winning the silver medal at the tournament.

He played at the EuroBasket 2017.

Career statistics[edit]

Legend
  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game
 FG%  Field-goal percentage  3P%  3-point field-goal percentage  FT%  Free-throw percentage
 RPG  Rebounds per game  APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game
 BPG  Blocks per game  PPG  Points per game  PIR  Performance Index Rating
 Bold  Career high

Note: The EuroLeague is not the only competition in which the player participated for the team during the season. He also played in domestic competition, and regional competition if applicable.

EuroLeague[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG PIR
2007–08 Žalgiris 2 0 2.5 .500 .000 .000 .0 .0 .0 .0 1.0 .5
2008–09 5 0 14.8 .611 .571 .500 1.2 .2 .0 .0 6.2 5.0
2009–10 11 0 8.0 .500 .500 .500 .4 .0 .3 .0 2.5 1.0
2010–11 15 9 15.5 .368 .308 .800 1.0 .4 .7 .0 3.9 1.3
2013–14 24 4 18.3 .458 .432 .667 2.0 .7 .3 .0 6.4 4.8
2014–15 24 10 25.9 .462 .462 .778 1.8 1.4 .3 .1 10.0 8.0
2016–17 30 8 21.1 .474 .386 .762 1.5 1.0 .3 .0 7.3 4.6
2017–18 36 8 22.4 .471 .449 .826 2.0 .9 .4 .1 8.0 6.6
Career 147 39 19.7 .448 .428 .767 1.6 .8 .3 .1 6.9 5.1

References[edit]

  1. ^ Milaknis: apie taiklių metimų receptą, snaiperio idealą ir atmosferą „Žalgiryje“
  2. ^ "Kauno "Žalgirio" snaiperis Artūras Milaknis išvyksta į NBA "Dallas Mavericks" klubo peržiūrą". 15min.lt. Retrieved 17 June 2015.
  3. ^ "Unics Kazan inks sharpshooter Milaknis". Eurocupbasketball.com. 9 July 2015. Retrieved 9 July 2015.
  4. ^ "Kauno "Žalgirio" naujienos: A.Milaknis grįžta, M.Pocius išvyksta, B.Motumas lieka". zalgiris.lt (in Lithuanian). 7 August 2016. Retrieved 7 August 2016.
  5. ^ "Paviešintas Lietuvos rinktinės kandidatų sąrašas". Delfi.lt. Retrieved 5 May 2015.
  6. ^ "Dvejonės baigėsi – Jonas Kazlauskas paskelbė galutinį rinktinės dvyliktuką". 24sek.lt. Retrieved 1 September 2015.

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