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Vyacheslav Kravtsov | Center

Team: Phoenix Suns
Age / DOB:  (26) / 8/25/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'11' / 243
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Suns waive C Slava Kravtsov.
Kravtsov is sidelined with a sprained ankle and he wasn't a part of Phoenix's rotation under the best of circumstances, so his departure is meaningless for fantasy purposes. Don't be surprised if another team hands him a 10-day contract to provide some frontcourt padding. Mar 1 - 2:06 PM

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Vyacheslav Kravtsov (ankle) will not play against the Pelicans on Friday.

The Suns won't miss him in the rotation at all tonight. Kravtsov has more letters in his first and last name than minutes played in 2014.
Feb 28 - 3:01 PM

Slava Kravstsov will not play on Wednesday due to a sprained ankle.

He's played just 60 minutes all season long and averages 1.0 points per game. Vyacheslav Kravtsov has far more value in Scrabble than in fantasy leagues.
Feb 26 - 5:46 PM

Slava Kravtsov will miss Tuesday's game with a sprained ankle.

If this news affects you in anyway, you are either a close relative or your fantasy league has 50 teams.
Feb 25 - 9:03 PM

Suns big man Slava Kravtsov averaged 7.2 points and 4.0 rebounds for Ukraine during the first round of EuroBasket.

Kravtsov is splitting minutes with Kyryl Natyazhko, but it's encouraging that he's even healthy enough to play. According to Mike Fratello, who is coaching Ukraine, "[Kravtsov] has a bone chip from years ago when he broke his wrist. We didn't know if we would have him or not." With Alex Len drafted and Channing Frye (heart) seemingly ready to return, there will be scant opportunities for Kravtsov in the Suns' frontcourt.
Wed, Sep 11, 2013 01:41:00 PM

The Suns acquired Vyacheslav Kravtsov in the Caron Butler trade.

The Bucks were likely just going to release Slava anyway, after they had already waived Gustavo Ayon. He was picked up by Milwaukee last month as part of the Brandon Jennings deal from Detroit. The Suns do need some depth up front with Luis Scola in Indiana, Michael Beasley a possible player to be cut and Channing Frye still trying to return from heart issues. Still, Slava isn't worth drafting in fantasy leagues.
Thu, Aug 29, 2013 09:56:00 AM

The Bucks are expected to release newly acquired C Slava Kravtsov.

Kravtsov was just a throw-in in the Brandon Jennings/Brandon Knight trade. He was never going to get any real minutes behind Larry Sanders and Zaza Pachulia anyway.
Fri, Aug 2, 2013 02:37:00 PM

Bucks acquired C Vyacheslav Kravtsov via trade with the Pistons.

Kravtsov is a 25-year-old Russian project that goes 6'11/253. He appeared in 25 games for the Pistons as a rookie last year, averaging 3.1 points and 1.8 rebounds in 8.9 minutes a night. He'll slide in behind Larry Sanders and Zaza Pachulia with the Bucks.
Tue, Jul 30, 2013 06:04:00 PM

Pistons C Slava Kravtsov won't play on Tuesday due to a pulled groin.

Kravtsov started in place of Andre Drummond on Monday, racking up nine points, eight rebounds and two blocks, but he hurt himself in the process. Groin injuries typically require extended rest, so Kravtsov's Summer League may be over.
Tue, Jul 9, 2013 01:04:00 PM

The Pistons have guaranteed Vyacheslav Kravtsov's $1.5 million salary for the 2013-14 season.

The deal was partially guaranteed for $500k, but the Pistons like Kravtsov's potential (and solid 7'0" frame) enough to continue developing him. We should hear his name again during Summer League, but he's not on the radar in fantasy leagues.
Sun, Jun 30, 2013 12:39:00 PM

Lawrence Frank sees improvement in rookie Vyacheslav Kravtsov.

Kravtsov, widely regarded as a project when he was signed, hasn't had a huge impact in his first season stateside. "He has worked hard throughout, and he has had some good moments," Frank said. "He has definitely improved." The big man is not a fantasy option in any format despite the praise from his coach.
Wed, Mar 27, 2013 08:02:00 AM

Pistons rookie Viacheslav Kravtsov was scoreless with zero rebounds on Saturday, and he committed three personal fouls in 14 minutes off the bench.

Slava posted an out-of-the-blue double-double on Friday, but he shot 2-of-10 from the FT line in that game, and tonight's dud serves as a reality check.
Sat, Feb 23, 2013 11:22:00 PM

Vyacheslav Kravtsov came out of nowhere to double-double in Friday's blowout loss, scoring 14 points on 6-of-7 shooting with 10 rebounds in 29 minutes off the bench.

Vyacheslav-sanity! It wouldn't be a strange line without the 2-of-10 mark from the foul line, and no, this is not a run to the wire moment in any format.
Sat, Feb 23, 2013 12:08:00 AM

Slava Kravtsov will be active on Friday night.

You might not have noticed if we didn't tell you, but the big man will be active against the Grizz.
Fri, Nov 30, 2012 01:35:00 PM

Slava Kravtsov is unlikely to join the rotation right now.

"It's hard to play five bigs; we're playing four," Lawrence Frank said. The team is committed to finding more time for Andre Drummond, so it's hard to believe a project like Kravtsov is going to suddenly earn minutes as well. "This is learning, and this is a big adjustment for Slava," Frank added. The rookie recently dealt with a back injury, but he's fine now.
Thu, Nov 22, 2012 09:07:00 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Goran Dragic
2Isaiah Thomas
3Tyler Ennis
4Archie Goodwin
SG1Eric Bledsoe
SF1Gerald Green
2P.J. Tucker
3T.J. Warren
PF1Markieff Morris
2Marcus Morris
3Anthony Tolliver
4Shavlik Randolph
C1Miles Plumlee
2Alex Len
3Alec Brown
4Vyacheslav Kravtsov