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Early star of Pistons camp? Slava Kravstov

The Pistons have two young centers on the roster who are intriguing prospects. But unlike Andre Drummond, Slava Kravstov has professional experience, and that appears to be showing early in training camp. Vincent Goodwill of The Detroit News pointed out Kravstov’s physicality on display:

Goodwill also listed Kravstov among his early standouts. David Mayo of MLive wrote that Kravstov is winning over teammates, despite a language barrier:

But his initial reaction, when asked who has stood out to him among the newcomers, came quickly.

“I like Slava, man,” Stuckey said.

“You watch film and, pretty much, it doesn’t lie.  And what I saw on film is actually what he’s doing,” Stuckey said.  “But he’s still got to acclimated to things, get acclimated to the NBA game and whatnot.  But he’s only going to get better and I’m happy to have him on the team.”

Perhaps the Pistons have been more sold on Kravstov’s ability to contribute immediately than they’ve led on, which could explain why they’ve been in no rush to find a roster spot for Ben Wallace.

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