Slask Wroclaw added more size and experience to its frontcourt by signing power forward Saulius Kulvietis to a one-year contract. Kulvietis (2.06 meters, 32 years old) arrives from Buyukcekmece where he averaged 9.2 points on 40.0% three-point shooting, as well as 3.8 rebounds and 2.2 assists in the Turkish League action last season.
"He has a lot of experience from the best European leagues", said Slask head coach Oliver Vidin. "I think he will be one of the leaders, although not necessarily in terms of points scored, but more in terms of the way we want to play."
A 15-year veteran, Kulvietis started his career in his hometown of Kaunas with KKM-Aisciai. He played in ANGT actions with Zalgiris Kaunas juniors before making his Lithuanian League debut with Perlas Vilnius as a teenager back in the 2009-2010. In his native country, he also played with Sakalai, Juventus Utena, Vytautas Prienu and 7bet-Lietkabelis Panevezys in years to follow.
Kulvietis first played outside of Lithuania in 2017-18 when he joined Juventut Badalona for a year, and played with JDA Dijon in France in 2019-20. The following season he signed with Rytas Vilnius, but moved on to play with VEF Riga in Latvia and MoraBanc Andorra in Spain that same season, and Baskets Bonn in Germany in the 2021-22. He is now set to make his BKT EuroCup debut.