Nikita Morgunov

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Nikita Morgunov
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Born June 29, 1975

Nikita Leonidovich Morgunov (Cyrillic: Никита Леонидович Моргунов) (born June 29, 1975 in Novokuznetsk, Russia, Soviet Union) is a Russian professional basketball player. He plays both the power forward and center positions. He is 2.11 m (6'11") in height and he weighs 125 kg (276 pounds). Currently, he plays for Spartak Primorye.

Professional career[edit]

Some of the clubs that Morgunov has played with during his pro career include: CSKA Moscow (1995–97, 2000–02), Atletas Kaunas in Lithuania (1997–99), Avtodor Saratov (2002), Dynamo Moscow (2002–03, 2012-13), Dinamo Moscow Region (2004–07), Khimki (2007–08), Lokomotiv Kuban (2008-10), and Universitet Yugra Surgut (2010-11) in Russia, and Makedonikos Kozani in Greece (2003–04). He has also been under contract with the NBA team the Portland Trail Blazers for three separate periods (January 26 - April 24, 1999; October 7, 1999 - April 14, 2000, and October 11–28, 2000), but he has not played in any regular season NBA games for the team.

Russian national team[edit]

Morgunov was also a member of the senior men's Russian national team that won the gold medal at the FIBA EuroBasket 2007. He also played at the 2000 Summer Olympic Games, and he won a silver medal at the the 1998 FIBA World Championship.