Viacheslav Kravtsov

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Viacheslav Kravtsov
В'ячеслав Кравцов
Viacheslav Kravtsov 2012.jpg
Kravtsov with Donetsk in 2012
Foshan Dralions
Position Center
League Chinese Basketball Association
Personal information
Born (1987-08-25) August 25, 1987 (age 27)
Odessa, Ukraine, Soviet Union
Nationality Ukrainian
Listed height 7 ft 0 in (2.13 m)
Listed weight 254 lb (115 kg)
Career information
NBA draft 2009 / Undrafted
Pro career 2005–present
Career history
2005–2010 Kyiv (Ukraine)
2010–2012 Donetsk (Ukraine)
2012–2013 Detroit Pistons
2013–2014 Phoenix Suns
2014–present Foshan Dralions (China)
Career highlights and awards
  • 4x Ukrainian Superleague All-Star (2009–2012)
Stats at NBA.com

Viacheslav "Slava" Kravtsov (Ukrainian: В’ячеслав Кравцов; born August 25, 1987) is a Ukrainian professional basketball player who currently plays for the Foshan Dralions of the Chinese Basketball Association (CBA). He also represents the Ukrainian national basketball team.

Professional career[edit]

Kravtsov played in the Ukrainian basketball league for BC Kyiv from 2005 to 2010. Kravtsov declared for the 2009 NBA draft, but after not being selected by a team, he returned to Kyiv to play one additional season. In July 2010, he joined the Boston Celtics for the 2010 NBA Summer League.[1] He then joined BC Donetsk, for which he played from 2010 to 2012.

On July 14, 2012, Kravtsov signed with the Detroit Pistons.[2]

On July 31, 2013, Kravtsov was traded, along with Brandon Knight and Khris Middleton, to the Milwaukee Bucks in exchange for guard Brandon Jennings.[3] On August 29, 2013, Kravtsov and Ish Smith were traded to the Phoenix Suns in exchange for Caron Butler.[4] On March 1, 2014, he was waived by the Suns.[5]

On September 16, 2014, he signed with the Foshan Dralions of the Chinese Basketball Association.[6]

NBA career statistics[edit]

Legend
  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game
 FG%  Field goal percentage  3P%  3-point field goal percentage  FT%  Free throw percentage
 RPG  Rebounds per game  APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game
 BPG  Blocks per game  PPG  Points per game  Bold  Career high

Regular season[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2012–13 Detroit 25 0 9.0 .717 .000 .297 1.8 .4 .2 .4 3.1
2013–14 Phoenix 20 0 3.0 .513 .000 .500 .9 .1 .0 .1 1.0
Career 45 0 6.3 .672 .000 .333 1.4 .2 .1 .2 2.2

International career[edit]

In 2013, Kravtsov helped the Ukrainian national basketball team qualify for their first FIBA World Cup since the break-up of the Soviet Union by leading everyone in the 2013 EuroBasket tournament in blocks made with an average of two blocks per game. At the 2014 FIBA World Cup, he averaged 7.4 points and 5.6 rebounds per game.[7]

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