Yaroslav Korolev

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Yaroslav Korolev
Ярослав Королев
Personal information
Born (1987-05-07) May 7, 1987 (age 29)
Moscow, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union
Nationality Russian
Listed height 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m)
Listed weight 245 lb (111 kg)
Career information
NBA draft 2005 / Round: 1 / Pick: 12th overall
Selected by the Los Angeles Clippers
Playing career 2003–2016
Position Power forward
Number 21
Career history
2003–2004 Avtodor Saratov
2004–2005 CSKA Moscow
20052007 Los Angeles Clippers
2007–2009 Dynamo Moscow
2009–2010 Albuquerque Thunderbirds
2010 Reno Bighorns
2010–2011 CB Granada
2011–2012 Gipuzkoa BC
2012–2014 Spartak Saint Petersburg
2014–2015 Panionios
2015 Rethymno Cretan Kings
2016 Navarra
Career highlights and awards

Yaroslav Igorevich Korolev (Russian: Ярослав Игоревич Королёв; born May 7, 1987) is a Russian former professional basketball player.

Professional career[edit]

Korolev began his pro career with the Russian club Avtodor Saratov. Korolev was then selected 12th overall in the 2005 NBA Draft, by the Los Angeles Clippers. Korolev played for CSKA Moscow in the Russian Super League, before joining the Clippers. On July 6, 2007, the Clippers offered Korolev a contract to remain with the team, but then rescinded their offer in September 2007.[1] He then returned to the Clippers during the preseason, on a non-guaranteed contract, but was waived before the season began.[2][3]

In December 2007, Korolev signed with Dynamo Moscow.[4] In November 2009, Korolev was drafted in the fourth round of the NBDL, Draft by the Albuquerque Thunderbirds.[5] He was traded to the Reno Bighorns on January 19, 2010.[6]

On July 26, 2010, he signed a contract with Spanish club CB Granada.[7] In August 2011, he signed with Lagun Aro GBC.[8] In December 2012, he joined Spartak St. Petersburg.[9]

In October 2014, Korolev signed with the Greek League team Panionios for the 2014–15 season.[10] On December 16, 2016, Korolev announced his retirement.[11] His last team was Basket Navarra Club, with which he played in 2016.

NBA 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]

2005-06 Clippers 24 0 5.3 .300 .286 .700 .5 .4 .1 .0 1.1
2006-07 Clippers 10 0 4.1 .250 .200 .500 .3 .4 .3 .0 1.2
Career 34 0 4.9 .283 .250 .625 .5 .4 .2 .0 1.1


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