Mindaugas Kuzminskas Rumors

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Mindaugas Kuzminskas
Mindaugas Kuzminskas
Position: F
Born: 10/19/89
Height: 6-9 / 2.06
Weight:225 lbs. / 102.1 kg.
Salary: $2,898,000
But Kuzminskas rebuffed several offers to come to the N.B.A. on nonguaranteed contracts that offered only training camp tryouts. Instead, he waited until last summer, when he received his first guaranteed deal, from the Knicks, worth $6 million over two years. But Kuzminskas rebuffed several offers to come to the N.B.A. on nonguaranteed contracts that offered only training camp tryouts. Instead, he waited until last summer, when he received his first guaranteed deal, from the Knicks, worth $6 million over two years.
He walked into a room at Madison Square Garden, and there, to his surprise, sat Phil Jackson. These days, Jackson is the embattled president of the Knicks, with more critics than admirers. But to Kuzminskas, who grew up following the N.B.A. from afar, Jackson was the person who won a record 11 championships as an N.B.A. head coach. So Kuzminskas was sort of speechless. Or as he put it: “I forgot to speak English.’’
Zita Kuzminskas was born in Siberia in 1955 after her parents had been deported there from Lithuania, then part of the Soviet Union. Her family returned to Lithuania when she was 4, and she went on to play professionally there as well as for the Lithuanian national team. And at 61, she still plays in senior tournaments. Her reputation, as a hard-nosed rebounder and defender, has been in the background of her son’s career. Three years ago, Kuzminskas said, he earned a reminder from his coach with the Lithuanian national team after flubbing a play.