Nik Stauskas is a professional basketball player in the National Basketball Association. He plays in both the main NBA and the NBA G League. Teams he’s played for include the Sacramento Kings. He has also played for the Boston Celtics and their G League associate team, the Maine Celtics. Stauskas was a first-round pick in 2014, he was drafted into the league by the Kings. He has also played internationally, for the Spanish club, Baskonia. He entered free agency in 2022.

Player Profile and Personal Life

Nikolas Tomas Stauskas was born on October 7, 1993, in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada. He stands 198 cm tall and his weight was last listed at 94 kg. He is right-handed and he is a shooting guard. He is of Lithuanian descent. He can speak and understand some Lithuanian.

High School and College Career

He attended several high schools and played basketball for them. He started with Loyola Catholic in Ontario. He later transferred to playing in the United States to help increase his chances of getting good college offers. He attended the South Kent School in Connecticut before attending St. Mark’s High School.

Position Shooting Guard
Height / weight 1.98 m / 94 kg
Born Oct 7, 1993
Nationality Canada Canada
Team History
Miami Heat Miami Heat 2021 - present
Miami Heat Miami Heat 2021 - present
Boston Celtics Boston Celtics 2022
Portland Trail Blazers Portland Trail Blazers 2018 - 2019
Cleveland Cavaliers Cleveland Cavaliers 2019
Brooklyn Nets Nets 2017 - 2018
Philadelphia 76ers Philadelphia 76ers 2015 - 2017
Sacramento Kings Sacramento Kings 2014 - 2015

He committed to play college basketball for the University of Michigan and played with the team from 2012 to 2014. While there, he was named the 2014 Big Ten Player of the Year. He was also named a Consensus Second Team All-American.

He played for Canada in the 2015 AmeriCup. The team took home the Bronze.

Professional Career

He declared for the NBA in 2014 and joined the NBA Draft that year. He was picked 8th overall by the Sacramento Kings. He played for the team in the NBA Summer League. They signed him to a rookie contract in 2014.

In 2015, the Kings traded him to the Philadelphia 76ers. He stayed with the team through to December 2017 when he was traded to the Brooklyn Nets. In July 2018, he signed with the Portland Trail Blazers. Less than a year later, he was traded to the Cleveland Cavaliers. After a few more trades, he signed with the Cavaliers in February 2019.

In August 2019, he signed a one-year deal with Basokonia in the Spanish Euroleague. In December 2020, he was signed to join the Milwaukee Bucks training camp. They waived him soon after. In 2021, he was added to the roster of the Raptors 905. A few months later, he joined the Grand Rapids Gold.

In December 2021, he signed a 10-day contract with the Miami Heat. He late returned to play for Grand Rapids. He signed with the Boston Celtics in 2022 but was later traded to the Indiana Pacers who waived him in July.

Career Highlights

  • 2014 - Consensus second-teamAll-American
  • 2014 - Big Ten Player of the Year
  • 2014 - First-team All-Big Ten

Medals, Men’s Basketball, Representing Canada

  • 2015 - Mexico City FIBA AmeriCup,Bronze
  • 2009 - FIBA Americas U16Championship Mendoza, Bronze

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