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Jorge Sierra: Draft prospect Artem Klimenko has reached an agreement on a buyout with Russian club Avtodor, agent Bill McCandless tells HoopsHype. Klimenko, a 7-foot-1 center, will travel to the States next week and is slated to work out with 6-8 teams before the Treviso camp. Twitter @hoopshype
Klimenko became known to scouts and insiders during 2012 Adidas Eurocamp, when he was named Most Valuable Defensive Player, despite being one of the youngest players of the event. That was his sole international experience since he has never been called with Russian youth national teams during the previous years. Nevertheless his solid performances during this season in the Russian Superleague (13.5 points 6.7 rebounds and 0.8 blocked shots) has risen the level of attention on him from NBA scouts, making him a potential second rounder for this year’s draft. NBADraft.net
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