The Detroit Pistons are seeking more help in the frontcourt behind star Greg Monroe and No. 9 overall pick Andre Drummond, and it appears they will look to find it with an international player. General manager Joe Dumars confirmed that the Pistons are going to make an offer to Vyacheslav Kravtsov, a 24 year old Ukranian big man.
Joe D confirms: "We are engaged in negotiations with Vyacheslav Kravtsov and will enter into player contract when moratorium period ends."— Keith Langlois (@Keith_Langlois) July 2, 2012
The 7'0, 260-pound Kravtsov played 14 games for BC Donetsk, a team that plays in the top division in Ukraine, last season. He averaged 8.2 points and 3.9 rebounds per game while playing 22.1 minutes per contest. He was seen as a potential draft pick in 2009, but was not selected by anyone.
The hope is that Kravtsov can play some center and help push Monroe back to power forward, where he may be a better fit.