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    Quote Originally Posted by ZagNative View Post
    On another tack, I stumbled upon Kevin and Katy's wedding site: https://www.theknot.com/us/kate-penn...angos-jul-2018

    Mark your calendars:

    Saturday, July 28, 2018
    Attire: Semi-Formal
    Ceremony and Reception
    Whitetail Club
    White Tail Ln, McCall, ID 83638, United States

    The wedding ceremony and reception will take place at Whitetail Club Golf Course in McCall, Idaho.

    Wedding Party:

    Code:
    Drew Barham - Best Man
    
    
    Patrick Koudys - Groomsman
    
    
    Paul Michael Pennington - Groomsman
    
    
    Rem Bakamus - Groomsman
    
    
    Gary Bell Jr - Groomsman
    
    
    Kyle Dranginis - Groomsman
    
    
    Domas Sabonis - Groomsman
    
    
    Connor Griffin - Groomsman
    
    
    Kyrie & Finley Hertz - Flower Girls
    Kalia & Kye Potter - Ring Bearers
    Jessica Oakes - Reader
    Nice list of groomsmen there!
    I will thank God for the day and the moment I have. - Jimmy V

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    JStock, that video was brilliant.

    By the way, did you notice in Kevin's wedding plan announcement, Domas is listed as one of the groomsmen? You should plan a trip to the Pacific Northwest, starting in Spokane and maybe driving the 500 or so miles to McCall for Kev's wedding. It's beautiful country and should be a scenic drive.

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    Kevin playing in a Euroleague game right now, leading ANADOLU EFES ISTANBUL,47-44 at the half. Box Score. Zalgris is #8 in the Euroleague standings and Anadolu Efes Istanbul is #15 out of 16.

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    Good win for Kevin and Zalgris, ending up 91-83. Kevin with 10 points and 7 assists, with just one TO.



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    Here a blog post written by Kevin on the Euroleague website about his experiences there. Good read.

    http://www.euroleague.net/features/b...able-in-kaunas

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    KP with a double-double in the win against Panathinaikos Athens.

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    Looks like a terrific game for Kev, with 12 points and 11 assists(!) in the win.



    Box Score

    Game Story:

    Pangos, Zalgiris halt Panathinaikos streak

    Zalgiris Kaunas used a killer third quarter to deny visiting Panathinaikos Athens the biggest winning streak of the season with an 80-74 home victory on Thursday. Zalgiris raised its record to 6-5 to stop Panathinaikos at five victories in a row and drop the visitors to 7-4. Panathinaikos led by 10-22 early in the second quarter, after which Zalgiris outscored the guests 54-25 until the third quarter ended 64-47. Nikos Pappas hit 4 threes in the fourth quarter to get Panathinaikos within 72-67, but Zalgiris was better at the foul line all night and sealed the win there. Paulius Jankunas led the winners with 17 points while Aaron White had 9 of his 13 in a 33-14 third-quarter onslaught by Zalgiris. Kevin Pangos had a double-double with 12 points and a career-high 11 assists for Zalgiris, while Edgaras Ulanovas pulled 11 rebounds of his team's 37-24 advantage over Panathinaikos. Pappas had 16 points, Chris Singleton 15, K.C. Rivers 11 and Nick Calathes 10 for the visitors, whose 17 of 30 free throw shooting hurt throughout the game, especially as they missed 7 of 11 tries to start the second half.

    James Gist, who made 2 steals and committed 2 fouls in the first 2 minutes, also hit a post-up bank shot to open the scoring. Matt Lojeski's put-back gave Panathinaikos a 0-4 lead before Pangos fired in the game's first triple. Singleton and White exchanged three-pointers next. Antanas Kavaliauskas tied on a layup and gave Zalgiris its first lead, 8-7, with a free throw. Panathinaikos responded with great D in a 0-10 run during which Calathes scored twice before Kenny Gabriel made a tip-in at 8-17. A five-minute Zalgiris scoring drought ended with an inside basket by Brandon Davies but Singleton beat the first-quarter buzzer with a smooth triple for a 10-20 Panathinaikos lead. Lukas Lekavicius, in his first game against his old team, opened the second quarter with a jumper, but a second-chance triple by Arturas Milaknis got a rise out of the home crowd. Dee Bost's free throws and a jumper by Jankunas got Zalgiris within 17-22. Scoring stalled for both teams until Rivers beat the shot clock with a triple and Ulanovas put back a missed free throw at 21-25. Calathes reappeared with a floater that Pangos answered from deep. Zach Auguste and Davies traded three-point plays before a tipped-in free throw by Ulanovas ended the first half with Zalgiris having closed within 31-33.

    Zalgiris started the second half with a bang as Axel Toupane reversed a fastbreak layup and Pangos lobbed to White for a go-ahead alley-oop dunk at 35-33. Calathes and Kavaliauskas traded baskets before Lojeski's transition triple put Panathinaikos back in front, 37-39. White blasted another dunk, tipped in his own miss and then stepped out for a triple to make it 44-40 for Zalgiris. Jankunas added 4 free throws and Pangos a layup to extend the Zalgiris run to 10-0 and the lead to 50-40. Singleton got 2 free throws for Panathinaikos that Ulanovas answered with another tip-in. When Jankunas and Ulanovas scored inside, it was a 15-point difference, 57-42. Rivers revived Panathinaikos from the arc at 59-47. Pangos exited a timeout with a three-pointer and Kavaliauskas put back his miss as the Zalgirio Arena reveled in a 64-47 lead after 30 minutes. Pappas hit an open three and a closely guarded one to suddenly lower the difference to 11 as the fourth quarter started. Jankunas responded with a jumper, but Pappas was not to be denied, and his next shot from downtown made it 66-56. Jankunas against steadied the hosts with a jumper and steal for a layup at 70-56. But Pappas measured off his fourth triple, then Rivers banked in a jumper and drilled from deep to suddenly make it 70-64. Vasilije Micic settled the home team's nerves from the lane, but Singleton rattled in another triple for a five-point difference, 72-67, with 4 minutes left. Jankunas again hit a jumper and White downed free throws, Gist finally scored inside at 76-70, but missed his team's 10th free throw of the game. Singleton made 3 of his next 4, between which Pangos fed Davies for a layup, leaving a 78-72 score with 1:44 to play. Free throws remained a theme as Micic made his with 36 seconds left and Gist missed 2, which sealed the win for Zalgiris.

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    Jasikevicius on Pangos:

    "Kevin is ready to lead this team and has already proved it to me. He is our only consistent leader. I know that, you know that, other teams know that. That's why there's a lot of defensive schemes aimed to stop him. But he is leading our team anyway. Until other players feel 100% comfortable with the system, we will base our game around Kevin."

    Tried to translate the essence as best as possible.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jstock12 View Post
    Jasikevicius on Pangos:

    "Kevin is ready to lead this team and has already proved it to me. He is our only consistent leader. I know that, you know that, other teams know that. That's why there's a lot of defensive schemes aimed to stop him. But he is leading our team anyway. Until other players feel 100% comfortable with the system, we will base our game around Kevin."

    Tried to translate the essence as best as possible.
    Sounds pretty darn good to me...THANKS for taking the time to provide us with this update...

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    Thanks ZN and JStock,

    Appreciate the extra insight and links.

    KP has the confidence of his coaches and teammates.

    He has taken his game to the next level playing against the best teams in Europe, consistency is much better this year.

    Even if this is the top level he ends up playing at, he should be proud that he makes the best of his God given talent and IQ.


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    And frankly, if he keeps this up, he's going to make a boat-load of money over his career. Good for him!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bogozags View Post
    Sounds pretty darn good to me...THANKS for taking the time to provide us with this update...
    There was another Lithuanian basketball legend (Gintaras Krapikas) that got interviewed yesterday and this is what he had to say about Kevin:

    "I think it was obvious that this is a point guard who needed time to get used to this level of basketball. It was clear to me that Kevin is a person with an unlimited potential, a very sincere and hard worker, has a very high basketball IQ. It was only the matter of time until he became one of the leaders. He's proving it right now. If he has a bad game, doesn't score, and doesn't inspire his teammates with his three-pointers, it becomes really tough for Zalgiris to win. He is a very important cog of the team."

    So yeah, everyone is pretty hyped about Kevin here

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    That is really a beautiful and remarkable city of about 300,000 and crazy for basketball. They have world class facilities and can seat some 20,000 for a game... and of course......being at the confluence of two rivers, a place of historical, cultural and economic significance.

    I could not be more proud and happy for him...no doubt he would rather play for Toronto and make NBA money, but this is not bad...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jstock12 View Post
    There was another Lithuanian basketball legend (Gintaras Krapikas) that got interviewed yesterday and this is what he had to say about Kevin:

    "I think it was obvious that this is a point guard who needed time to get used to this level of basketball. It was clear to me that Kevin is a person with an unlimited potential, a very sincere and hard worker, has a very high basketball IQ. It was only the matter of time until he became one of the leaders. He's proving it right now. If he has a bad game, doesn't score, and doesn't inspire his teammates with his three-pointers, it becomes really tough for Zalgiris to win. He is a very important cog of the team."

    So yeah, everyone is pretty hyped about Kevin here

    His contract runs out this year so he should get a nice bump in pay (maybe up to $1M USD equivalent) - it think he is at about 250K euros after tax, which is about $550K USD pre tax equivalent. Zalgiris doesn't have the deepest pockets, but it would be nice to see him stay there. Unfortunately other EL clubs can easily outbid them if they want him.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mojo13 View Post
    His contract runs out this year so he should get a nice bump in pay (maybe up to $1M USD equivalent) - it think he is at about 250K euros after tax, which is about $550K USD pre tax equivalent. Zalgiris doesn't have the deepest pockets, but it would be nice to see him stay there. Unfortunately other EL clubs can easily outbid them if they want him.
    For sure. I really doubt Kevin stays with us. At this point Zalgiris is getting known for helping foreign players show themselves to the best teams in the Euroleague and get bigger contracts. Good foreign players usually don't stay here for more than 2 years. Hopefully we can grab NWG for the next season. His market value shouldn't be too high just yet.

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    Pangos!!!

    22 points (9/12 FG, 4/5 3PT, 0/2 FT), 7 assists and 2 rebounds in the Zalgiris win against the reigning Euroleague champions Fenerbahce Istanbul!

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    Wow! Box Score.

    BC Zalgiris Kaunas‏Verified account @bczalgiris

    Halftime @FBBasketbol - #Zalgiris 42:41. @KPangos scores 12 of his 14 points in the second quarter! Also @toups_33 is balling strong with 9 points and 5 rebounds. Exciting game in #Istanbul vs @EuroLeague champs!

    #ManoKomanda #MyTeam #FBDZAL

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jstock12 View Post
    Pangos!!!

    22 points (9/12 FG, 4/5 3PT, 0/2 FT), 7 assists and 2 rebounds in the Zalgiris win against the reigning Euroleague champions Fenerbahce Istanbul!

    He is starting to make me think he is a top 3 PG in the EuroLeague

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mojo13 View Post
    He is starting to make me think he is a top 3 PG in the EuroLeague
    Not a crazy statement at all. He's been phenomenal.

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    And to think that he missed the last two free throws......

    A career 83% free throw shooter.

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    Boy, he looks so ripped...I bet his BF is under 8%...I wonder what kind of diet he is on...

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