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.Viktor Khryapa Portland Trail Blazers

Position: SF
Height: 6-9 / 2,06
Weight: 210 lbs. / 95,3 kg.
Born: 8/03/82
Hometown: Kiev (Ukraine)

  Strengths: Very good athleticism... Runs the floor well... Can finish the break... Good size for the small forward spot... Long arms... Excellent defensive attitude... Good rebounder.
Weaknesses: Not a big offensive threat... Jump shot needs improvement... Enough ballhandling skills?
Season highs: 15 points vs. Unicaja, four rebounds vs. Zalgiris Kaunas and five assists vs. Maccabi Tel Aviv.
Grew up with Khimik Engels (Russia) juniors.
Moved to Autodorozhnik Saratov (Russia) in 2000.
Joined CSKA Moscow in 2002-03.
Selected by the New Jersey Nets as 22nd overall pick in the 2004 NBA Draft. Draft rights traded to the Portland Trail Blazers.
Named the Russian League Most Improved Player in 2001.
Played the 2002 World Championship with the Russian National Team.
Won the Russian League with CSKA Moscow in 2003 and 2004.