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ICYMI: Nik Stauskas Is Going to Play in Spain

Nik Stauskas is heading to Europe and will play in Spain for Kirolbet Baskonia.

Photo courtesy of AP/Rick Scuteri

Per team release, guard Nik Stauskas is heading to Europe and will play in Spain for Kirolbet Baskonia. Kirolbet Baskonia plays in the Liga ACB and the EuroLeague and they were the runners-up in both the Spanish League and the Spanish Supercup in the 2017-2018 season.

Stauskas, 25, was the 8th-overall pick in the 2014 NBA draft by the Sacramento Kings. Stauskas also has played for the Philadelphia 76ers, Brooklyn Nets, Portland Trail Blazers, and the Cleveland Cavaliers. In the 2018-2019 season, Stauskas was traded to the Cavaliers, then to Houston Rockets and then to the Indiana Pacers. With the Pacers, he was waived, and he then signed with the Cavaliers as a free agent. Stauskas never appeared in a game for the Rockets or the Pacers.

Stauskas has appeared in 335 NBA regular season games, averaging 6.8 points, 2.1 rebounds, and 1.5 assists in 19.9 minutes played per game. Stauskas never played in an NBA playoff game in his five years in the league.

In his collegiate career, Stauskas went to Michigan for two years and appeared in 75 regular season games from 2012 to 2014. He won Big Ten Player of the Year in 2014 and he was named to the First-team All-Big Ten in 2014. Stauskas averaged 14.1 points, 2.9 rebounds, and 2.3 assists in 32.9 minutes played per game.

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