Originally posted on Fox Sports Detroit  |  Last updated 7/2/12
Unlike the Red Wings, the Pistons weren't expected to bemajor players when free agency opened in both leagues on Sunday.With only one roster spot left and no usable cap space, thePistons did the one thing they could do sign an undrafted free agent. JoeDumars confirmed in an email Monday that the team has reached an agreement withUkranian center Vyacheslav Kravtsov.Kravtsov, who turns 25 next month, got his only NorthAmerican exposure when he played for the Celtics summer-league team in 2010. Hespent last season with league champion BC Donetsk of the Ukranian Superleague,averaging 10.6 points, 5.5 rebounds and 1.6 blocks. He's a three-time All-Starin the Ukranian Superleague and a member of the Ukranian national team.With the Pistons, he will provide insurance for AndreDrummond. They are the same type of player big shot-blockers with limitedoffensive skills but Kravtsov is six years older and more physically mature.He'll also have the advantage of a familiar face on the Pistons sidelines assistant coach Brian Hill coached him on the Ukranian national team.The move, which can't be completed until the signingmoratorium ends on July 11, gives Detroit a full 15-player roster. That meansthey would have to cut someone if Ben Wallace decides to return.
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