Having gotten off on the wrong foot to start the season, Zalgiris Kaunas are looking to bolster the club’s frontline and pick up pace after a slow start to the new campaign. According to Israeli media, the side from Kaunas is making attempts to sign Maccabi Tel Aviv big man Milan Macvan on a loan deal.
The Israeli club would be willing to send their last year’s acquisition on loan to Kaunas, as the 21-year-old would likely have more chances of improving his game in Kaunas, than on a star-studded Maccabi roster.
According to the same sources, Zalgiris is ready to fully cover Macvan’s wages, which tally up to $650,000 per year. This would allow Maccabi to free up some money for the arrival of Keith Langford, who is rumoured to be joining the club soon.
Macvan represented Serbia in EuroBasket 2011 in Lithuania and averaged 7.4 points and 4.1 rebounds for the side, coached by the legendary Dusan Ivkovic.
Zalgiris found themselves in search for a big man after parting ways with American centre Omar Samhan, but the club’s General Manager Paulius Jankunas spoke out that there aren’t any suitable players free in the market, therefore suggesting that a loan deal was the most likely option.