Mantas Kalnietis Rumors
Candace Buckner: Roster for upcoming #Pacers rookie/free agent camp. Camp starts Wednesday, then ORL Summer League: Jarell Eddie, Solomon Hill, Mantas Kalnietis, DeVonte Lacy, Trent Lockett, James Nunnally, Jon Octeus, Arinze Onuaku, Romero Osby, Matt Stainbrook, Myles Turner, Christian Watford, Shayne Whittington, Joe Young
Tadas Bulotas, Mantas Kalnietis’ agent, told Lithuanian television Sport1 that his client has received interest from 3 NBA teams. New York Knicks, Los Angeles Lakers and Indiana Pacers have already showed interest for Kalnietis and Pacers could be the most likely destination for him, his agent told.
They’ve already hammered likely Group D winners Slovenia by 30 points in a recent exhibition and are well aware longtime nemesis Lithuania isn’t the same threat after losing point guard Mantas Kalnietis just before the World Cup began. “We expect to win them all,” said Team USA power forward Kenneth Faried.
The Nets don’t normally comment on free agent questions, including who’s been invited to camp, but league sources tell NetsDaily that the Nets have not invited Kalnietis, one of Europe’s top point guards, to play for their entry in the Orlando summer league, which starts July 6.