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    So, system for next season remains the same, except shorter quarterfinals and semifinals (best of three). Kaunas District Vytis is main candidate to be 10th team, followed by Vytautas and Jonava team.

    For teams that don't play in eurocups new competition is planned together with top 4 2nd league teams

    Also referee critique won't be punished anymore, good news for Rytas' opponents

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    Quote Originally Posted by LuDux View Post
    So, system for next season remains the same, except shorter quarterfinals and semifinals (best of three). Kaunas District Vytis is main candidate to be 10th team, followed by Vytautas and Jonava team.

    For teams that don't play in eurocups new competition is planned together with top 4 2nd league teams

    Also referee critique won't be punished anymore, good news for Rytas' opponents
    Finals to 3 ,right ? As in it is 2-2-3 , as i predicted ,wisely, before .
    And let that be a lesson to you all. Nobody beats Zalgiris 17 times in a row.

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    Kaunas District Municipality won't let Vytis use Garliava arena

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    What's the problem?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Hepcat View Post
    What's the problem?

    Something about gains from this collaboration not outweighing losses

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hepcat View Post
    What's the problem?

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    Quote Originally Posted by LuDux View Post
    Something about gains from this collaboration not outweighing losses.
    Losses to whom? Here Garliava has an underutilized 1800 capacity arena and they'd be getting a tenant for at least eighteen games per season. What was the purpose of building the arena in Garliava in 2011 anyway?



    From the standpoint of Vytis, the location is near ideal. Garliava with its 13,425 residents would then have a team of its own. And the distance from Šakiai to Garliava is less than seventy kilometres making it relatively easy for Šakiai's 6050 residents to get to Vytis games.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hepcat View Post
    Losses to whom? Here Garliava has an underutilized 1800 capacity arena and they'd be getting a tenant for at least eighteen games per season. What was the purpose of building the arena in Garliava in 2011 anyway?


    Technically they rejected club's offer to buy 33% of teams shares. Also arena is used by children from sports and regular schools

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    Quote Originally Posted by LuDux View Post
    Technically they rejected club's offer to buy 33% of teams shares. Also arena is used by children from sports and regular schools
    Vytis is a team with no fan base , hence , no future . Sponsors will abandon them sooner or later . We had similar case with Palanga .
    Think about them as a travelling circus - they are good for one or two shows in town audience wise, but after that they have to move again.

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    Funny business LKL is , that is for sure .
    One moment they are busy voting to not extend the league to 12 teams , as if , which was fair .
    Then , reading all them team leader interviews , i came to conclusion , that none of them teams that are in LKL, literally not a single one , could be there because of the debt they are carrying .
    LKL is just pretending to do that strict team selection according to budget etc , only to turn blind eye to every fucking single team with debts going from high to low millions or hundred thousands otherwise there would not be a single team in the league .
    Every team is moaning sort of like local players cost too much , yet they still pay the money . Just fucking let them go . Let them find the job elsewhere and stick with young players who are still cheap .
    LKL is getting stale as a bad bread with players like brothers , Jasaitis , Delinkaitis , Lukaustis etc ., Them old fuckers need to go either to play elsewhere or to retire . Also teams need to stop paying for them Siksnius , Buterlevicius, Kupsas, Cepukaitis type of players too much .
    The issue for me is that , bar all that debt the teams have , they even not bothered to promote our young and talented players . Sargiunas decided that he had enough and left the country for good , Velicka was on the bench and got fuck all of experience , and they are the best we had . Not a single team in LKL acknowledged them as a cheap and decent substitutes .
    So maybe LKL teams can get together and decide what is what and what is worth what paying for. and then maybe they can start paying their debts off.
    And let that be a lesson to you all. Nobody beats Zalgiris 17 times in a row.

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    We already have MKL

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    So. Vytis informed LKL that they won't seek place in LKL while Prienai District Municipality decided to become joint owner of Prienai club. Rytas signed Bendzius, resigned Kramer, released Mockevicius and lost Giedraitis. Kadziulis replaced Butautas as Lietkabelis head coach

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    Quote Originally Posted by LuDux View Post
    We already have MKL
    Did I stutter?
    Do you suggest MKL for players like Velicka calibre? Who is nearly 20, to play in the schoolboy tournament?
    And let that be a lesson to you all. Nobody beats Zalgiris 17 times in a row.

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    Quote Originally Posted by auris1 View Post
    Did I stutter?
    Do you suggest MKL for players like Velicka calibre? Who is nearly 20, to play in the schoolboy tournament?
    I suggest not to turn LKL into league for player who are nearly 20
    And LKL turns blind eye to debts only then there signed agreement how to pay off those debts

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    So Neptunas grabs Masiulis (loaned) and Slavinskas. Also they have Einikis, Beliauskas. Pretty nice collection of young players. Hopefully all of these can make an impact. Masiulis and Slavinskas are ready to play in LKL surely.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Straight forward View Post
    So Neptunas grabs Masiulis (loaned) and Slavinskas. Also they have Einikis, Beliauskas. Pretty nice collection of young players. Hopefully all of these can make an impact. Masiulis and Slavinskas are ready to play in LKL surely.
    Einikis recently disappeared from Neptunas' press releases and you forgot Mikalauskas. Also last week Neptunas signed Tadas Pažėra (18pt in NKL), Dovydas Romančenko, Nojus Mineikis and Lukas Kreišmontas (2nd top scorer in U16 NT'97)

    5/4 Grant, Galdikas, Masiulis, Jucikas, Romancenko
    4/3 Kisielius, Mikalauskas, Slavinskas
    3/2 ?Einikis, Mineikis, Kreismontas
    2/1 Delininkaitis, Dambrauskas, Beliauskas

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    Quote Originally Posted by LuDux View Post
    Einikis recently disappeared from Neptunas' press releases and you forgot Mikalauskas. Also last week Neptunas signed Tadas Pažėra (18pt in NKL), Dovydas Romančenko, Nojus Mineikis and Lukas Kreišmontas (2nd top scorer in U16 NT'97)

    5/4 Grant, Galdikas, Masiulis, Jucikas, Romancenko
    4/3 Kisielius, Mikalauskas, Slavinskas
    3/2 ?Einikis, Mineikis, Kreismontas
    2/1 Delininkaitis, Dambrauskas, Beliauskas
    Where's Einikis than? I've seen the list, I just thought those 4 are the best prospects. Nice to see Neptunas turning to young players though. When you want to save some money and to biuld a core for the future, it's a good strategy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Straight forward View Post
    Where's Einikis than? I've seen the list, I just thought those 4 are the best prospects. Nice to see Neptunas turning to young players though. When you want to save some money and to bulld a core for the future, it's a good strategy.
    Nobody knows. Only Basketnews and Krepsinis summer markets mention him, lkl.lt don't mention him neither among players with contract nor among expired contracts

    it has little to do with money saving, pyramid on paper existed at least since 2007, but practically team in RKL existed last 2 years and Laivite added "-Neptunas" last summer

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    Neptunas completed front line with Osvaldas Olisevicius

    Grant and Galdikas are pure centers, Jucikas and Masiulis can play both front positions. Olisevicius, Kisielius, Mikalauskas and Slavinskas are combo-forwards. Unless Jucikas is loaned or cut, Slavinskas won't make final 12

    Quote Originally Posted by Straight forward View Post
    Where's Einikis than?
    So he was loaned to Nevezis. Too old to be 2-way player
    Similarly Girdziunas was loaned to Nevezis 6 years ago; He played 15 minute on 6th place Neptunas before loan and 20 minutes on 2nd place Neptunas after

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    Prienai looks like a solid veteran-laden club on paper this season!


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