Sergei Alexandrovich Monia (Russian: Сергей Александрович Моня, born April 15, 1983) is a Russian professional basketball player for Khimki of the VTB United League. He was selected by the NBA club the Portland Trail Blazers in the first round (23rd overall) of the 2004 NBA Draft. He is 6 ft 7.5 in (2.019 m) in height and he weighs 218 lb (99 kg). He is a guard-forward.
Monia played briefly for the Portland Trail Blazers and the Sacramento Kings during the 2005-06 NBA season, playing 26 games and averaging 3 points per game, in 13 minutes per game.
On February 23, 2006, Monia and Seattle SuperSonics' center Vitaly Potapenko were traded to the Kings in exchange for power forward Brian Skinner (who ended up with the Trail Blazers) in a three-team deal. Monia saw action in only three games for the Kings and was waived on July 28, 2006, because of his desire to play professionally in the Russian Superleague A for Dynamo Moscow.
Russian national basketball team
Monia has also been a member of the senior Russian national basketball team. With the Russian national team he won the gold medal at the 2007 FIBA European Championship.
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