Deon Thompson to strengthen injury-struck Zalgiris frontcourt 11
Zalgiris will have another fresh face in the locker room, as the Lithuanian powerhouse has signed big man Deon Thompson until the end of the season.
Thompson, who plays in the Power Forward and Center positions, was brought in as a replacement for Antanas Kavaliauskas, who will be forced to miss at least 5 weeks without basketball duo to an upcoming abdomen surgery.
The 30-year-old American has been a key part of the rotation playing for 11th placed Liga ACB team San Pablo Burgos, as he’s averaged 12.5 points and 5.6 rebounds.
Throughout his career, the 6’8” Thompson has played a total of 90 EuroLeague games, representing Union Olimpija Ljubljana, ALBA Berlin, Bayern Munich, Galatasaray Istanbul and Crvena Zvezda Belgrade.
It is expected that Zalgiris’ newest purchase will be ready to gear up for the team’s match-up against Fenerbahce on Thursday.