Perhaps it’s a statement that also vindicates De Colo’s decision to sign a new, multi-year contract with the Russian powerhouse and not pursue a possible return to USA. “Well, I had already made my decision so it doesn’t matter. I really wanted to sign again with CSKA Moscow. I feel really great in the team right now. It was important to renew with them because I got all the responsibilities I want in the team. CSKA wants to go until the end every season, to win every single title there is. And this means a lot to me.”
Bosnia lost the game against Russia last night but the team had also other kind of problems. Mirza Teletovic, the leader of the NT, had a serious confrontation with rising star Dzanan Musa, only 17yrs old. Teletovic accused Musa of flopping after a contact with a Russian player and the two started to discuss with animosity. The other teammates had to intervene and separate the two players. Musa was brought to the bench and he was shocked, he almost started to cry. Here’s the video of the confrontation.
David ‘Dubi’ Pick: Dimitris Itoudis, sources said, flirted with idea of bringing soon-to-be waived Tibor Pleiss to CSKA. – RT: David ‘Dubi’ Pick: No shocker if Tibor Pleiss lands with CSKA Moscow. He and coach are both under BDA Sports umbrella.
It’s not a secter that Teodosic has a contract for next year with CSKA Moscow, however as he explained to “Sportski Zurnal” newspaper there’s at least a desire to explode the NBA possibility in the future: “I was always thinking about what would be to go there, to get a different feel about basketball which is in many ways different from the way things are in Europe. But I have another year on my contract with CSKA and this season I will not think about the NBA. When the time comes, we’ll talk”.
Lakers center Timofey Mozgov, who signed a four-year, $64-million deal as a free agent in July, is back working out after he injured a groin last Friday while playing for the Russian national team. The Lakers said Mozgov participated in a full practice Wednesday with Russia and reported no pain from the injury after he got an MRI exam on Saturday.
The 7-foot-1 center was injured during an exhibition game between Russia and Ukraine last week. Mozgov missed the next two games with Russia, but the Lakers said he’s not restricted from playing in any more games.