Russian-trained Russian team Sergey Bazarov started preparations a week and a half ago and crushed another world cup champion, Jordan, by 40 points in the first Test match. Vitaly Fridzon scored 22 points and the Russians scored 111: 71. Several real-world players did not participate in the match, but the team's biggest star, Alexey Sweden, will join the training later than the rest.
"Progress is, but not as fast as it should be, because this is an old injury," explained Mozgov, who was injured last season by the National Basketball Association (NBA), after which he decided to return to his homeland and join Rim Kurtinets. "for the unit." I don't want to insult American doctors, but their treatment was wrong. They made the wrong diagnosis. Nothing crazy happened, but the injury got worse. "
However, Mozgov said that before the start of the club season, there will be enough time to deal with the problem and be ready to leave. Mozgov, 33, spent nine seasons in the NBA (played in eight of them) and became the 2016 NBA Champion with LeBron James in the Cleveland Cavaliers. In 454 regular season games representing the Knicks, Nuggets, Cavaliers, Lakers and Nets, Mozgov averaged 6.8 points in 18 minutes and scored 4.9 rebounds. In 40 innings, 6.4 points and 4.8 rebounds plus 1.1 blocked shots.
Mozgov will return to Europe for the first time since 2010, which is also the only season in Europe's most prestigious club tournament for the Russian giant. At that time Mozgov averaged 6.0 points in Khimki's rankings and scored 4.1 balls under the baskets.
Russia will play in Group B at the World Cup, meeting Nigeria on 31 August, playing against South Korea on 2 September and examining Argentina on 4 September. Russia will return to the world cup final for the first time since 2010. In qualifying, Russians have won eight wins in 12 matches, staying in second place in Group K after France (the same balance was at Theio).
Russian national team candidates
|Police:||Andrei Sopin||186 cm||1997||Temp-SUMZ (Russia-2)|
|Eugene Baburin||190 cm||1987||Nizhny Novgorod|
|Grigory Motovilov||191 cm||1998||Primoria Spartak (Russia-2)|
|Mihaail Kulagins||191 cm||1994||CSKA|
|Alexander Platunov||192 cm||1997||Parma|
|Vitaly Fridson||194 cm||1985||Cuban locomotive|
|Dmitry Kulagin 197 cm||1992||Cuban locomotive|
|Alexey Sweden||198 cm||1986||Khimki|
|Attackers:||Sergey Karasev||201 cm||1993||Khimki|
|Semyon Antonov||202 cm||1989||CSKA|
|Nikita Kurbanov||202 cm||1986||CSKA|
|Yevgeny Valiev||205 cm||1990||Khimki|
|Andrey Zubkov||205 cm||1991||Zenith|
|Nikita Balashov||207 cm||1991||Vostok-65 (Russia-2)|
|Andrey Voroncevich||207 cm||1987||CSKA|
|Andrey Lopatin||208 cm||1998||CSKA|
|Centers:||Joel Bolomboy||204 cm||1994||CSKA|
|Vladimir Ivlev||207 cm||1990||Cuban locomotive|
|Arty Klimenko||214 cm||1994||Unique people|
|Artom Zabelin||215 cm||1988||Parma|