Viacheslav Kravtsov

Ukrainian basketball player

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Viacheslav Kravtsov
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Kravtsov with Eskişehir Basket in 2018
No. 55 – Dnipro
LeagueUkrainian Basketball SuperLeague
Personal information
Born (1987-08-25) 25 August 1987 (age 33)
Odessa, Ukrainian SSR,
Soviet Union
Listed height7 ft 0 in (2.13 m)
Listed weight255 lb (116 kg)
Career information
NBA draft2009 / Undrafted
Playing career2005–present
Career history
2012–2013Detroit Pistons
2013–2014Phoenix Suns
2014–2015Foshan Long Lions
2015CSKA Moscow
2019–2020San-en NeoPhoenix
Career highlights and awards
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Viacheslav "Slava" Kravtsov (Ukrainian: В’ячеслав Кравцов; born 25 August 1987) is a Ukrainian professional basketball player for Dnipro of the Ukrainian Basketball SuperLeague. He also represents the Ukrainian national basketball team.

Professional career

Kravtsov played in the Ukrainian basketball league for BC Kyiv from 2005 to 2010. Kravtsov declared for the 2009 NBA draft, but after not being selected by a team, he returned to Kyiv to play one additional season. In July 2010, he joined the Boston Celtics for the 2010 NBA Summer League.[1] He then joined BC Donetsk, for which he played from 2010 to 2012.

On 14 July 2012, Kravtsov signed with the Detroit Pistons.[2]

On 31 July 2013, Kravtsov was traded, along with Brandon Knight and Khris Middleton, to the Milwaukee Bucks in exchange for guard Brandon Jennings.[3] On 29 August 2013, Kravtsov and Ish Smith were traded to the Phoenix Suns in exchange for Caron Butler.[4] On 1 March 2014, he was waived by the Suns.[5]

On 16 September 2014, he signed with the Foshan Dralions of China for the 2014–15 CBA season.[6]

In July 2015, he joined the Milwaukee Bucks for the 2015 Las Vegas Summer League.[7] On 30 September 2015, Kravtsov signed a short-term contract with CSKA Moscow, in order to replace injured Joel Freeland.[8] On 26 December 2015, he signed with the Spanish club CAI Zaragoza for the rest of the season.[9] He averaged 11.1 points and 6.5 rebounds at the Eurocup and 8.4 points and 5.4 rebounds at the Liga ACB.

He came back to Spain on 18 October 2016 to sign with Valencia Basket.[10] On 30 June 2017, Valencia announced that they did not renew their contract with Kravtsov.[11]

On 22 July 2017, Kravtsov signed with Turkish club Eskişehir Basket for the 2017–18 season.[12] On 19 July 2018, Kravtsov signed a one-year deal with San Pablo Burgos of the Liga ACB.[13] He spent the 2019-20 season in Japan with San-en NeoPhoenix, averaging 13.8 points and 7.5 rebounds per game. On September 3, 2020, Kravtsov signed with Dnipro of the Ukrainian Basketball SuperLeague.[14]

Career statistics

  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game
 FG%  Field goal percentage  3P%  3-point field goal percentage  FT%  Free throw percentage
 RPG  Rebounds per game  APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game
 BPG  Blocks per game  PPG  Points per game  Bold  Career high


Regular season
2012–13 Detroit 25 0 9.0 .717 .000 .297 1.8 .4 .2 .4 3.1
2013–14 Phoenix 20 0 3.0 .513 .000 .500 .9 .1 .0 .1 1.0
Career 45 0 6.3 .672 .000 .333 1.4 .2 .1 .2 2.2

International career

In 2013, Kravtsov helped the Ukrainian national basketball team qualify for their first FIBA World Cup since the break-up of the Soviet Union by leading everyone in the 2013 EuroBasket tournament in blocks made with an average of two blocks per game. At the 2014 FIBA World Cup, he averaged 7.4 points and 5.6 rebounds per game.[15]


  1. ^ Boston Celtics 2010 Orlando Summer League roster announced, includes UMass grad Tony Gaffney
  2. ^ Detroit Pistons Sign Center Viacheslav Kravtsov
  3. ^ "Bucks Acquire Knight, Middleton and Kravtsov from Pistons". Turner Sports Interactive, Inc. 31 July 2013. Retrieved 2 August 2013.
  4. ^ Suns Trade for Kravtsov, Smith From Bucks
  5. ^ Suns Sign Randolph, Waive Kravtsov
  6. ^ Slava Kravtsov signs in China with Foshan Long Lions
  7. ^ "Bucks Announce 2015 Summer League Roster". 1 July 2015. Retrieved 1 October 2015.
  8. ^ "Viacheslav Kravtsov joined CSKA". 30 September 2015. Retrieved 30 September 2015.
  9. ^ "Viacheslav Kravtsov, un refuerzo de lujo para la pintura del CAI Zaragoza". (in Spanish). 26 December 2015. Retrieved 29 December 2015.
  10. ^ "Valencia BC alcanza un acuerdo con Kravtsov para lo que resta de temporada". (in Spanish). 18 October 2016. Retrieved 18 October 2016.
  11. ^ Valencia Basket parts ways with Slava Kravtsov and Mike Tobey
  12. ^ Eskişehir Basket inks with Slava Kravtsov
  13. ^ "La experiencia de Viacheslav Kravtsov llega al San Pablo Burgos - Club Baloncesto San Pablo Burgos". Club Baloncesto San Pablo Burgos (in Spanish). 19 July 2018. Retrieved 19 July 2018.
  14. ^ "Slava Kravtsov signs with BC Dnipro". Sportando. 3 September 2020. Retrieved 3 September 2020.
  15. ^ 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup – Viacheslav KRAVTSOV

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