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Sergey Karasev will join the Russian national team this weekend in preparation for the FIBA Europe Qualifying Tournament in August. Karasev, acquired by the Nets in the three-team deal that brought Jarrett Jack to Brooklyn, is expected to arrive at the training site outside Moscow on Friday. Team Russia is participating in a "friendly" tournament at the site starting Friday, going up against teams from Israel and the Czech Republic. It's unknown if Karasev will play. NetsDaily

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Guard Nando De Colo has become our club’s first newcomer of the offseason. The French player signed 2+1 contract. De Colo played overseas past two seasons, defending the colors of the San Antonio Spurs and the Toronto Raptors. Nando played 98 games for the Spurs (9 starts) averaging 4.0 points, 1.9 rebounds, 1.7 assists and 0.6 steals in 12.5 minutes. He also participated in 6 playoff games. During the previous season De Colo was sent to the D-League several times and then traded to Toronto. He played in 21 games for Canadian club averaging 3.1 points, 1.3 rebounds, 1.6 assists and 0.3 steals in 9.2 minutes. By returning from America Nando has become the first French player in CSKA history. cskabasket.com

Nando De Colo, CSKA guard: I’m very pleased and proud to join such a famous club as CSKA with all its history. After the discussions I had with the coach and the President, it seemed obvious to me that I had to be part of this sport project. I will do all my best to help achieving CSKA’s goals. cskabasket.com

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After winning the Euroleague, coach David Blatt is a hot commodity, and it’s not a secret that CSKA Moscow has already approached him. Still, Blatt has openly said that he doesn’t exclude staying at Tel Aviv, provided he gets the “right offer” from Maccabi. The negotiations between the two sides have started, however according to Eurohoops sources, the gap between them is pretty wide at this point. Maccabi is offering a two years extension until the summer of 2017 and 800.000 dollars per season – Blatt has a contract for next season, but also a modest buy out clause – while the coach wants a four years extension (until 2019) and a million dollars per season. EuroHoops.net

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