The basketball players of “Zalgiris” Kaunas will fly to the city of Malaga in Spain this Friday, where they will continue their preparations for the season. The Žalgiris team, having received the American Tyler Cavanaugh who joined the training this week, will play three instead of the planned two test matches in Spain.
“Zalgiris” will have a test of strength with the players of “Baloncesto” of Melilla, who play in the second Spanish basketball division, on Saturday, the day after their arrival in Spain. This additional match, which will not be broadcast live, will be a warm-up in the Kaunas’ pre-season schedule before the control tournament against Unicaja Malaga and Real Madrid.
On Monday, September 12, “Žalgiris” will face the host of the tournament, “Unicaja”, and already on Tuesday, September 13, a test of strength against the “Real” club competing in the Euroleague. Both matches, starting at 9:30 p.m. will be broadcast live on the “Zalgiris Insider” platform. The duels will be visible to subscribers of the MVP plan.
After three control meetings in Spain, “Žalgiris” will return to Lithuania on September 16, and already on September 19. In Kaunas, they will meet with Alytus “Wolves”. Žalgiris will play the last pre-season match on September 22. In Kaunas with Riga VEF club. The duels will be broadcast live on the “Zalgiris Insider” platform.
Preparation for the season continues with the team, with the exception of Lukas Lekavičius, Arnas Butkevičius, Ignas Brazdeikis and members of the coaching staff Kazis Maksvytis and Evaldas Beržininkaitis, who are representing the Lithuanian national team at the European Championship.
2022-2023 “Žalgiris” will start the season with the Lithuanian Basketball League match against Klaipėda “Neptūn”. The duel in Klaipėda will take place on September 26.