Khimki Moscow Rumors
Emiliano Carchia: Greg Monroe is close to signing with Khimki Moscow, a source tells @Emiliano Carchia. The nine-year NBA veteran spent last season with Bayern Munich
Emiliano Carchia: Alexey Shved agreed to a three-year contract extension with Khimki Moscow, a source told @Sportando
Pavel Astakhov, sports director of Khimki Moscow, said that Timofey Mozgov will likely remain with the Russian team next season. The former NBA champion has not played this season because he was recovering from an injury but he was ready to go when the season was suspended.
The newcomer of Khimki Moscow Region in Jonas Jerebko revealed in an interview with Izvestia that his basketball idol growing up was Andrei Kirilenko: “No, I don’t know him but I played against him. He was one of my idols when I was growing up, I tried to be like him. He was the player whose game I expected to play with very great impatience when I was in the NBA. I even have a jersey with his autograph. He was one of those who I greatly admired, yes”, he said.
He is also looking forward to Turkish Airlines EuroLeague and a different style of basketball in general: “For the past nine years, I mainly watched only NBA games. Due to the busy schedule, I no longer had time for anything. But I really want to play basketball in the European style. It suits me very well, so it will be nice to show the best qualities. In addition, in the Euroleague, unlike the NBA regulars, every game matters, and this adds me adrenaline.”