Posted July 14, 2012 on AP on Fox
The Detroit Pistons have added Vyacheslav Kravtsov with a multiyear contract. The team announced the signing Saturday after saying this month that it planned to sign the 24-year-old Ukrainian center. Pistons president of basketball operations Joe Dumars says Kravtsov has good rebounding and shot-blocking ability. The 6-foot-11 Kravtsov has played for the Ukrainian national team since 2006. He averaged 10.6 points, 5.5 rebounds and 1.6 blocks in the Ukrainian Superleague last season. Detroit has gotten post player Greg Monroe some help this offseason by also drafting Connecticut center Andre Drummond with No. 9 pick overall.

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The Detroit Pistons have signed free-agent center Viacheslav Kravtsov to a multi-year contract. Per team policy, terms of the contract were not disclosed. Kravtsov, who turns 25 next month, got his only North American exposure when he played for the Celtics summer-league team in 2010. He spent last season with league champion BC Donetsk of the Ukranian Superleague, averaging 10...

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