HoopsHype CSKA Moscow rumors


May 22, 2015 Updates

"Probably this has been my last Euroleague game with CSKA," Sasha Kaun told Championat.com. (...) Kaun a was chosen by the Sonics in the 2008 draft (56th pick) and the Cavaliers acquired his rights in 2010. Gigantes del Basket

May 14, 2015 Updates
March 23, 2015 Updates

The Russian superstar came back home after three months out of action in the NBA due to family reasons. He signed a short-term contract with CSKA in mid February wanting to win the Euroleague for first time and is ready to finish his career this summer. “I’m happy finally coming back home and it’s a great chance to finish my career at home. That’s probably my last season. I’m still thinking about next year but for this moment I feel like this, that it’s my last season” said Andrei Kirilenko to the Euroleague TV show “Eurofighters” on Canal+. EuroHoops.net

March 19, 2015 Updates

The Cleveland Cavaliers have Sasha Kaun in their radars for next season. The big man will likely leave CSKA Moscow in July and may land in the NBA where he was selected by the Sonics with the 56th pick of the 2008 Draft (He was the final draft pick in Sonics history, before the franchise moved to Oklahoma City). Sportando

February 24, 2015 Updates

And finally Kirilenko himself said about his return: “I am glad to be back to my favorite team, where I played in the beginning of my careeer, then in the middle of it. It’s great that I got this chance and I was happy to use it. I understand that the time has come to think about quitting as a pro player and in my opinion it is better to do it in my dear club’s uniform”. EuroHoops.net

Forward Andrey Kirilenko (34 y.o., 206 cm) will join our team on today’s practice. Famous Russian player who was recently waived by the Philadelphia 76ers signed with CSKA until the end of the season. Media attention! Kirilenko’s press conference will take place today, February 24, at 4:30 pm, in CSKA USH press center (use club’s entrance). The team practice starts at 6:30 pm, media allowed for first 15 minutes. Kirilenko started his pro career in Spartak St. Petersburg in age 16 and took CSKA offer a year after. He spent two years in army team, he was chosen in the first round of NBA draft and signed his first contract with Utah Jazz in 2001. He played for 10 seasons, was an NBA All-Star, led the league in blocked shots and was chosen to NBA All-Defensive Teams. Kirilenko led Team Russia to 2007 Eurobasket gold, taking the MVP honors and FIBA Europe Player of the Year trophy. He helped the team to win the Eurobasket bronze in 2011 taking the All-Tournament team honors. cskabasket.com

February 23, 2015 Updates

Andrei Kirilenko all but confirmed Eurohoops’ report about his return to CSKA Moscow by speaking to Russian newspaper “Sport-Express”. Despite reports about the opposite, he stated that he is ready to return to action. As he said: “If I was finished, I wouldn’t do nothing now and I wouldn’t be ready to sign with a new team. I believe I can still play on the highest level and if I feel that I can’t or that I don’t want to anymore, I will stop the same moment and I will not regret it at all. It’s not only about money, there’s has to be also a motive and a bond. In Minessota and in Utah I had that, but not in Philadelphia. I never understood why the Sixers kept me. For them it was like throwing money down the drain”. EuroHoops.net

Andrei Kirilenko will return to CSKA Moscow after he will clear waivers in the NBA, according to sources. Kirilenko was waived by the Philadelphia 76ers and will return to Europe where he has played in the season 2011-2012 averaging 14.1 points and 7.5 rebounds, in 29.9 minutes per game in 17 Euroleague games. Sportando

February 22, 2015 Updates

League sources said Saturday night that Kirilenko -- if he and his $3.3 million contract clear waivers as expected -- is eyeing a potential return to European basketball as opposed to resuming his NBA career. There are a handful of teams stateside still interested in pursuing him, sources say, but Kirilenko has not yet made it clear whether he's prepared to consider fresh NBA offers. ESPN.com

January 7, 2015 Updates
December 15, 2014 Updates

A 17-year-old Russian basketball player has died after collapsing during practice with league champion CSKA Moscow. CSKA says Ruslan Gagloev, a promising center who grew up in Georgia's war-torn breakaway region of South Ossetia, lost consciousness during a training exercise and could not be revived. USA Today Sports

December 11, 2014 Updates

In February, De Colo was traded to the Raptors, posting 3.8 points and 1.6 assists per game over 21 appearances. Despite his averages dropping in Canada, the former Olympian was open to returning to the Raptors for another run. “I wanted to stay with the Toronto Raptors,” De Colo told Basketball Insiders. “It wasn’t easy to leave the NBA, but I didn’t get enough opportunities and I felt I was losing my rhythm. I had to return to Europe. “I had discussions with the Raptors over the summer. The team told me, ‘We want you next season and we’ll try to get you more playing time.’ I was excited because it’s much easier to fit in with a team during training camp as opposed to joining mid-season through a trade.” Basketball Insiders

“I now understand how the NBA works, it’s all a matter of opportunities,” De Colo said. “Although it was a difficult experience for me, I’m not finished with the NBA. I still want to go back. “For now, I’m focused on winning with CSKA, and did what was best for my career.” Basketball Insiders

“I couldn’t really pursue the NBA because some of the teams I spoke to wanted to wait and I didn’t want to wait,” Weems said. “I had a couple offers from a few teams in the league. One of the more serious organizations was the Atlanta Hawks, offering a fully-guaranteed deal. CSKA, however, presented me with a great offer that I couldn’t refuse.” Basketball Insiders

It wasn’t long ago that Weems single-handedly shut down the reigning Euroleague Champions Maccabi Tel Aviv — outscoring the entire Israeli squad 13-12 throughout the first quarter — as Russian power-club CSKA Moscow cruised to an easy 81-64 triumph. Weems finished with a game-high 19 points. “I was open to going back to the NBA, but the offers weren’t what I was looking for as far as money and contract lengths go,” Weems told Basketball Insiders during a one-on-one chat. Basketball Insiders

November 23, 2014 Updates

If the Nets want to dump AK-47 on another team and save more than $10 million in luxury taxes, they'll have to give something up. It just may not be Karasev or a draft pick. And it may or may not be Philadelphia. The other possibility is that he is waived and signs either in the NBA or overseas. His wife said recently she'd like to see him finish his career with CSKA Moscow, where he started out We should know more early in the week. NetsDaily

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