On Thursday, it was noted that the Detroit Pistons were likely to sign Ukrainian center Vyacheslav Kravtsov to a deal, and that the team had already verbally agreed to terms with him. The Detroit Free Press is now reporting that it's a done deal and that Kravtsov is signed to a multi-year contract with the team. Unfortunately, there are no official details on the number of years or contract dollars.
"We are pleased to add Vyacheslav Kravtsov to our roster and welcome him to the organization," said Joe Dumars, Pistons President of Basketball Operations, in a release. "He's a young player with good size, rebounding and shot-blocking ability. He will provide us with some quality depth at the center position."
There was some confusion about his contract with his Ukrainian team, which said that Kravtsov still had one year remaining on his deal, but apparently that's not an issue, as the signing has gone through. There wouldn't likely be a release from the team if they thought there was still potential for some kind of issues regarding the contract.
Kravtsov went undrafted in June, and teams were potentially scared away by the misinformation regarding his height. He measured in at 6-foot-8, while he was previously listed as a seven-footer. That being said, he's a very solid prospect in regards to his shot blocking ability, and if he is able to make the transition into the NBA, he could be a good get for the Pistons.
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