Viacheslav Kravtsov

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Viacheslav Kravtsov
Viacheslav Kravtsov 2012.jpg
Kravtsov with Donetsk in 2012
No. 55 – San Pablo Burgos
Position Center
League Liga ACB
Personal information
Born (1987-08-25) August 25, 1987 (age 31)
Odessa, Ukrainian SSR,
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
Playing career 2005–present
Career history
2005–2010 Kyiv
2010–2012 Donetsk
2012–2013 Detroit Pistons
2013–2014 Phoenix Suns
2014–2015 Foshan Long Lions
2015 CSKA Moscow
2016 Zaragoza
2016–2017 Valencia
2017–2018 Eskişehir
2018–present Burgos
Career highlights and awards
Stats at

Viacheslav "Slava" Kravtsov (Ukrainian: В’ячеслав Кравцов; born August 25, 1987) is a Ukrainian professional basketball player for San Pablo Burgos of the Liga ACB. 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 China for the 2014–15 CBA season.[6]

In July 2015, he joined the Milwaukee Bucks for the 2015 Las Vegas Summer League.[7] On September 30, 2015, Kravtsov signed a short-term contract with CSKA Moscow, in order to replace injured Joel Freeland.[8] On December 26, 2015, he signed with the Spanish club CAI Zaragoza for the rest of the season.[9] He averaged 11.1 points and 6.5 rebounds at the Eurocup and 8.4 points and 5.4 rebounds at the Liga ACB.

He came back to Spain on 18 October 2016 to sign with Valencia Basket.[10] On June 30, 2017, Valencia announced that they did not renew their contract with Kravtsov.[11]

On July 22, 2017, Kravtsov signed with Turkish club Eskişehir Basket for the 2017–18 season.[12] On July 19, 2018, Kravtsov signed a one-year deal with San Pablo Burgos of the Liga ACB.[13]

Career statistics[edit]

  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]

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.[14]


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