Artūras Milaknis (born 16 June 1986) is a Lithuanian professional basketball player for Žalgiris Kaunas of the Lithuanian Basketball League and the EuroLeague. Standing at 1.95 m (6 ft 5 in), he primarily plays as a shooting guard, but can also play as small forward when needed.
Milaknis with Žalgiris Kaunas in 2018
|No. 21 – Žalgiris Kaunas|
|Position||Shooting guard / Small forward|
|Born||16 June 1986|
Kaunas, Lithuanian SSR, Soviet Union
|Listed height||6 ft 4.7 in (1.95 m)|
|Listed weight||198 lb (90 kg)|
|NBA draft||2008 / Undrafted|
|2006–2007||→Žalgiris-Arvydas Sabonis school Kaunas|
|2011–2013||Rūdupis Prienai / Prienai|
|Career highlights and awards|
A native of Kaunas, Milaknis began his career in the second division National Basketball League (NKL), playing for Bremena Tauragė. In 2006, he went on to play with Žalgiris-Arvydas Sabonis school, the junior team of Žalgiris Kaunas.
In the 2007-2008 season, Milaknis made his Žalgiris' main team debut. Since then, apart from playing two full seasons in 2009–2010 and 2010–2011, he would be loaned to a few different teams, up until 2013, when he signed a 2+1 deal after a successful season with BC Prienai. In the next two years, he became an important part of the team, and soon gained attention from various international clubs. In the summer of 2015, Milaknis was invited to join the Dallas Mavericks training camp. On July 9, 2015, he signed a two-year contract with the Russian club UNICS Kazan.
National team careerEdit
In 2015, Milaknis was included into the senior Lithuanian national team extended candidates list, by the team's head coach, Jonas Kazlauskas. At age of 29, he qualified into the final roster of the senior Lithuanian national team, for the first time in his career, and he represented the national team at the EuroBasket 2015.  The Lithuanian team ended up winning the silver medal at the tournament.
|GP||Games played||GS||Games started||MPG||Minutes per game|
|FG%||Field-goal percentage||3P%||3-point field-goal percentage||FT%||Free-throw percentage|
|RPG||Rebounds per game||APG||Assists per game||SPG||Steals per game|
|BPG||Blocks per game||PPG||Points per game||PIR||Performance Index Rating|
Note: The EuroLeague is not the only competition in which the player participated for the team during the season. He also played in domestic competition, and regional competition if applicable.
- Milaknis: apie taiklių metimų receptą, snaiperio idealą ir atmosferą „Žalgiryje“
- "Kauno "Žalgirio" snaiperis Artūras Milaknis išvyksta į NBA "Dallas Mavericks" klubo peržiūrą". 15min.lt. Retrieved 17 June 2015.
- "Unics Kazan inks sharpshooter Milaknis". Eurocupbasketball.com. 9 July 2015. Retrieved 9 July 2015.
- "Milaknis returns, Motum stays at Zalgiris". zalgiris.lt. 7 August 2016. Retrieved 7 August 2016.
- "Arturas Milaknis extends his contract with Zalgiris". zalgiris.lt. 7 June 2019. Retrieved 7 June 2019.
- "Paviešintas Lietuvos rinktinės kandidatų sąrašas". Delfi.lt. Retrieved 5 May 2015.
- "Dvejonės baigėsi – Jonas Kazlauskas paskelbė galutinį rinktinės dvyliktuką". 24sek.lt. Retrieved 1 September 2015.
- Arturas Milaknis's profile | 2015 EuroBasket
- Arturas MILAKNIS (LTU)'s profile - FIBA EuroBasket 2017