Zalgiris Kaunas strengthened its backcourt by signing playmaker Emmanuel Mudiay for the coming season, the club announced late Monday. Mudiay (1.96 meters, 25 years old) averaged 7.2 points and 2.1 assists in 57 games for Utah in the NBA in the 2019-10 campaign. He did not play last season. Mudiay started his professional basketball career with Guangdong Southers Tigers of China, and also played for Denver and New York in the NBA before joining Utah. He was chosen to the NBA all-rookie second team in 2016. In 300 career NBA games over five seasons, Mudiay averaged 11.0 points and 3.8 assists. He has been a member of the DR Congolese national team, too. Mudiay is set to make his Turkish Airlines EuroLeague debut with Zalgiris this season.