The 31-year-old player will join two other countrymen in the club – coach Jonas Kazlauskas and forward Ramunas Siskauskas.
“It wasn’t hard to make the decision, because I knew the level of the club. The fact that two people from Lithuania were already in the team also made an influence,” said Darjus Lavrinovic, who has already played in Russia in the past, having represented Unics Kazan and Dynamo Moscow for three seasons.
Lavrinovic played in Turkey last season, where he won the Turkish championship with Fenerbahce Istanbul. The big man averaged 8.0 points and 4.4 points per game in Euroleague throughout the season.