Vyacheslav Kravtsov reportedly on Pistons’ radar

Jonathan Givony? of DraftExpress:

Yes. Heard they might sign Slava Kravtov too. RT @Hermaphro: Is Henson enough of a shot blocker to pair with monroe in Detroit? ?#dxchat?

Kravtsov, a 7-foot Ukrainian center, went undrafted in 2009 and played for the 2010 Celtics summer league team. I figure the Pistons are also looking at him for the summer league. Mark Deeks of ShamSports.com analyzed Kravtsov in 2010:

Last year in the Ukranian Superleague, Kravstof averaged 14.3 points, 6.2 rebounds and a league leading 2.7 blocks in 29 minutes per game; to put that into some context, the league’s second best shotblocker was former NBA draft pick and serial Ethiopian adopter, Dan McClintock, at 1.9bpg.

Unfortunately, Kravtsov’s offensive game is not as nice. He scores highly in the Ukraine, but it’s born through size advantage alone. Kravs cannot post, shoot or hit foul shots, and while he can pass the ball and make shots around the basket, someone else has to get him the look. (And even then, he might drop the pass.) He shot 70% from the field, but he also turned it over 2.6 times a game, and it wasn’t as an offensive creator. Kravtsov is intriguing because of his size, defensive presence and decent athleticism

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