Posted Jul 2 2012 10:17AM
AUBURN HILLS, Mich. (AP) -- The Detroit Pistons are negotiating with Vyacheslav Kravtsov, a 7-foot center who played in Ukraine last season. The team hopes to sign him July 11 when the NBA moratorium period ends.
The team made the announcement Monday in a statement from Joe Dumars, the president of basketball operations.
Detroit wants to provide post player Greg Monroe with help under the basket. The Pistons selected Connecticut center Andre Drummond with the No. 9 pick in the draft last week and expect to add Kravtsov next week. Kravtsov is regarded as extremely athletic by scouts.
|Russell Westbrook's Big Night|
Russell Westbrook, capped by a 20 point fourth quarter, poured in 37 points, grabbed 8 rebounds and dished out 6 assists versus the Utah Jazz on Saturday night.
|Nuggets vs. Trail Blazers|
LaMarcus Aldridge scores 32 points and grabs 11 rebounds as the Blazers defeat the Nuggets 120-114.
|Arena Link: Kemba Walker|
The Hornets guard Kemba Walker joins GameTime via arena link to discuss tonight's win over the Hawks.
|Arena Link: Stephen Curry|
Stephen Curry joins NBA TV after leading the Warriors to their 60th win.
|Thunder vs. Jazz|
Trey Burke, 22 points and Rudy Gobert, 13 points and 15 rebounds, help the Jazz weather the Thunder and Westbrook's 37 point performance, 94-89.