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Sergey Karasev | Forward

Team: Cleveland Cavaliers
Age / DOB:  (20) / 10/26/1993
Ht / Wt:  6'7' / 196

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The Cavs have assigned guard/forward Sergey Karasev (knee tendinitis) to the D-League.
Through 21 games this season Karasev has averaged seven minutes a game, and 1.8 points. Needless to say, there are no fantasy implications here. Apr 6 - 9:23 AM

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Sergey Karasev (knee tendinitis) will not play vs. the Thunder on Thursday.

This leaves the Cavaliers with nine healthy players, and with Luol Deng (ankle) among the wounded there should be plenty of playing time available for Alonzo Gee as the fill-in starting SF. Karasev won't be worth fantasy owners' attention even when he's completely recovered from his tendinitis.
Mar 20 - 2:21 PM

Sergey Karasev has been recalled from the D-League by the Cavaliers.

Karasev has been effective in his time with the Canton Charge this season, but will likely again serve as emergency depth for the Cavs. The 20-year-old played 20 games with the Cavs this season and has only averaged 1.7 points in 7.3 minutes per game, so it goes without saying that his fantasy value is nonexistent.
Mar 11 - 11:10 AM

Sergey Karasev was recalled by the Cavs for Wednesday game.

He'll serve as emergency depth for the Cavs despite getting some minutes earlier this year. Karasev has no fantasy value and has several holes in his game in his rookie season.
Feb 12 - 6:57 PM

Sergey Karasev will go to the D-League this week for two games with the Canton Charge.

He's only playing 8.9 minutes per game with numerous DNP-CDs along the way. Karasev has no fantasy value.
Fri, Dec 27, 2013 05:31:00 PM

Sergey Karasev was undressed in his first NBA start in Friday's loss to the Celtics, posting just one point with one steal and one assist in 15 minutes.

Karasev got punished on both ends of the floor and he's simply not ready for the NBA just yet. He's too slow to play shooting guard and he's not strong enough to play small forward.
Sat, Nov 30, 2013 02:46:00 AM

Sergey Karasev will get his first NBA start on Friday.

He's played 20.0 minutes per game, but only scored 5.5 points on 33.3 percent shooting in losses to the Heat and Spurs. Karasev has size at 6'7", but he doesn't really have much of a shot and hasn't really shown he can get penetrate defenses yet. Matthew Dellavedova will move back to the bench.
Fri, Nov 29, 2013 06:19:00 PM

Coach Mike Brown could start Sergey Karasev at shooting guard on Friday.

The Cavs have been starting fellow rookie Matthew Dellavedova, but they might want to go with a little more size against the Celtics. Karasev has only scored 28 points in his 88 minutes of action this season and his preseason high was only 10 in 34 minutes, so it's not worth picking him up in just about any league. C.J. Miles is hoping to play on Saturday.
Fri, Nov 29, 2013 04:12:00 PM

Sergey Karasev (ankle) made his season debut for the Cavs on Saturday with a one-minute appearance off the bench.

Karasev is a somewhat intriguing character given the small forward issues in Cleveland, but he needs a lot more seasoning before he can truly be a threat for playing time. Let's see him crack the rotation before owners pay him too much attention.
Sun, Nov 3, 2013 01:17:00 AM

Sergey Karasev (ankle) has been cleared to practice and is listed as questionable for Wednesday's opener.

The Cavs' rookie forward will need some time to regain his conditioning and adjust to playing in the NBA, but his sweet outside shooting may earn him bench minutes behind Earl Clark. With Alonzo Gee and C.J. Miles also pressing for minutes, however, fantasy owners should monitor Karasev from afar.
Tue, Oct 29, 2013 02:30:00 PM

Sergey Karasev's sprained ankle "doesn't sound overly serious," according to beat writer Jason Lloyd.

The Cavs aren't very concerned and he should return to action within a few days, so presumably he'll be ready for opening night. The rookie averaged 16.1 points and 2.3 threes per game with Triumph Moscow last year, but the Cavs will only need him to mop up minutes behind Alonzo Gee, Earl Clark and C.J. Miles.
Wed, Oct 23, 2013 11:24:00 AM

Sergey Karasev suffered an ankle sprain on Monday night and will not return.

He came off the bench and shot just 1-of-6 from the field. Karasev had a nice 10-point game last week, but he's not going to be in the rotation in his rookie season while the team is healthy.
Mon, Oct 21, 2013 09:22:00 PM

Sergey Karasev got the start at shooting guard with Dion Waiters (hip) out of the lineup, making 4-of-7 from the field for 10 points with three boards, one assist, one block and two 3-pointers in 34 minutes.

He did foul out, but looked pretty good on Thursday. Waiters and Jarrett Jack not playing had a lot to do with this output, so Karasev is really nothing more than emergency depth for the Cavs. Although, it's nice to see he can hit threes and block some shots.
Thu, Oct 17, 2013 10:19:00 PM

Cavaliers F Sergey Karasev has resolved his visa issues and will rejoin the team on Wednesday.

He should be available for Thursday's exhibition vs. the Pistons, but it's very unlikely that he'll be part of Mike Brown's nine-man rotation to start the regular season.
Wed, Oct 16, 2013 10:37:00 AM

Sergey Karasev will not play on Tuesday and is still having issues with his visa.

He's expected to have the issue straightened out and return to the lineup on Thursday. Karasev is unlikely to be in the rotation this year.
Mon, Oct 14, 2013 04:19:00 PM