Darius Songaila recently signed a deal with BC Donetsk in the Ukraine that will allow him to sign with an NBA team during the season.

"I don't want to spend the whole year somewhere in Europe far away from my daughter. It would be much better if I could live in the States, where I could visit her without too much effort," Songaila said to lrytas.lt.

"The short-term contract was my idea. I didn't want to just sit at home, because NBA training camps start only in the end of September, while the actual season doesn't begin until November. We signed a contract that would allow me to leave," said Songaila.