Knicks Draft-And-Stash Prospect Plans To Play Summer League

Knicks draft-and-stash player Rokas Jokubaitis is expected to leave FC Barcelona and play in the Summer League to pursue an NBA career, Alessandro Luigi Maggi of Sportando tweets.

Jokubaitis, 23, was selected with the No. 34 pick of the 2021 draft. The Thunder traded his draft rights to the Knicks that evening. He appeared in three Summer League games that year.

Jokubaitis reportedly signed a four-year contract with Barcelona in 2021 with options on the deal for each of those seasons. According to Maggi, Zalgiris Kaunas of Lithuania is the favorite to sign the 6’4″ guard if he remains in Europe.

In 28 EuroLeague games this season, Jokubaitis averaged 5.7 points and 3.1 assists in 16.6 minutes. He has made 41.3% of his 3-point attempts in his international career.

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