Nikita Morgunov

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Nikita Morgunov
Personal information
Born (1975-06-29) June 29, 1975 (age 42)
Novokuznetsk, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union
Nationality Russian
Listed height 2.11 m (6 ft 11 in)
Listed weight 125 kg (276 lb)
Career information
NBA draft 1997 / Undrafted
Playing career 1993–2015
Position Power forward / Center
Career history
1993–1997 CSKA Moscow
1997–1999 Atletas Kaunas
1999–2000 CSKA Moscow
2000–2002 Avtodor Saratov
2003–2004 Dynamo Moscow
2003–2004 Makedonikos
2004–2007 Dinamo Moscow Region
2007–2008 Triumph Lyubertsy
2008–2009 Lokomotiv Rostov
2009–2010 Lokomotiv Kuban
2010–2011 Universitet Yugra Surgut
2012–2013 Dynamo Moscow
2013–2014 Spartak Primorye
2014–2015 Dynamo Moscow
Career highlights and awards

Nikita Leonidovich Morgunov (Russian: Никита Леонидович Моргунов; born June 29, 1975) is a Russian former professional basketball player. Standing at 2.11 m (6 ft 11 in), he played both the power forward and center positions. He represented the Russian national basketball team.

Professional career[edit]

Some of the clubs that Morgunov played with during his pro career included: 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 was also 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 did not played in any regular season NBA games for the team.

On December 16, 2014, he signed with Dynamo Moscow of the Russian Super League.[1]

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 1998 FIBA World Championship.


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