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Viacheslav Kravtsov
C - 6'11, 254lbs - 36 years old - 2 years of NBA experience
Free agent - Signed with Ohod
  • Birthdate: 08/25/1987
  • Drafted (NBA): Undrafted, 2009
  • Pre-draft team: BC Kyiv (Ukraine)
  • Country: Ukraine
  • Hand: Right
  • Agent: Misko Raznatovic (BeoBasket)
11th August, 2010UkraineSigned with BC Donetsk.
22nd June, 2011UkraineSigned a two year extension with BC Donetsk. Included team option for 2012/13.
11th July, 2012UkraineLeft BC Donetsk.
14th July, 2012NBASigned a partially guaranteed two year, $3 million contract with Detroit.
31st July, 2013NBATraded by Detroit, along with Khris Middleton and Brandon Knight, to Milwaukee in exchange for a signed and traded Brandon Jennings.
29th August, 2013NBATraded by Milwaukee, along with Ish Smith, to Phoenix in exchange for Caron Butler.
1st March, 2014NBAWaived by Phoenix.
16th September, 2014ChinaSigned a one year contract with Foshan Lions.
30th September, 2015RussiaSigned a three month contract with CSKA Moscow.
26th December, 2015SpainSigned for the remainder of the season with Zaragoza.
18th October, 2016SpainSigned for the remainder of the season with Valencia.
22nd July, 2017TurkeySigned a one year contract with Eskisehir.
Career Moves
2005 - 2010BC Kyiv (Ukraine)
July 2010Boston Celtics (Summer League)
August 2010 - June 2012BC Donetsk (Ukraine)
July 2012 - July 2013Detroit Pistons (NBA)
July 2013 - August 2013Milwaukee Bucks (NBA)
August 2013 - March 2014Phoenix Suns (NBA)
September 2014 - June 2015Foshan (China)
July 2015Milwaukee Bucks (Summer League)
September 2015 - December 2015CSKA Moscow (Russia)
December 2015 - June 2016Zaragoza (Spain)
October 2016 - June 2017Valencia (Spain)
July 2017 - presentEskisehir (Turkey, TBL)
Articles about Viacheslav Kravtsov

July 8, 2013

Viacheslav Kravtsov

Kravtsov had a partially guaranteed contract for this season that became guaranteed when he was not waived by July 29th, so he'll be back. And he should be. He's a legitimate defensive centre with offensive skills to boot (and his 29.7% free throw percentage is an anomaly - he shot 70% over the preceding three seasons. But he should also spend a little time in the D-League. For whatever reason, the Pistons never sent him there last year, and while they played him in 25 NBA games, it was only in a bit part role. The NBA and its coaches may be a better place to learn, but a 10-15 game run-out on assignment to actually employ those skills learnt and build up some confidence (or even trade value) would consolidate that. Maybe next year.

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September 17, 2010

- Vyacheslav Kravstov - Kravstov has moved from Ukrainian team BC Odessa to Ukrainian team BC Donetsk. Donetsk went bankrupt partway through last season and were thrown out of the Ukrainian Superleague - they were unbeaten league leaders at the time.

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July 6, 2010

Vyacheslav Kravtsov

Kravtsov is one of the best centres in the whole of the Ukraine. That's good. Then again, the Ukraine isn't known for its output of quality seven footers.

Kravtsov has spent his entire career with BC Kyiv, a team that features no imports and who owe quite a significant debt to Clay Tucker. Last year in the Ukranian Superleague, Kravstof averaged 14.3 points, 6.2 rebounds and a league leading 2.7 blocks in 29 minutes per game; to put that into some context, the league's second best shotblocker was former NBA draft pick and serial Ethiopian adopter, Dan McClintock, at 1.9bpg. And here is one such block of Kravstov's, an emphatic swat of an EWE Baskets Oldenburg player that might or might not be Je'kel Foster:


Unfortunately, Kravtsov's offensive game is not as nice. He scores highly in the Ukraine, but it's born through size advantage alone. Kravs cannot post, shoot or hit foul shots, and while he can pass the ball and make shots around the basket, someone else has to get him the look. (And even then, he might drop the pass.) He shot 70% from the field, but he also turned it over 2.6 times a game, and it wasn't as an offensive creator. Kravtsov is intriguing because of his size, defensive presence and decent athleticism, but the recently signed Erden just took Boston's project centre roster spot.

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