BC Kalev/Cramo faces Lokomotiv-Kuban in VTB opener09-10-2014


BC Kalev/Cramos first opponent in VTB league is Krasnador Lokomotiv-Kuban who they play today at 19.00 in Krasnador. “Basketball” magazine gave a brief report about Kuban in their latest issue: team that played well in Euroleague last season, faced Moska CSKA in VTB quarter-finals where they lost 0:2. This season they play in Eurocup , a competition they won in 2013. Coached by the former great Sergei Bazarevich and with a roster that includes lithuanian star Mantas Kalnietis, Malcom Delaney who had a great season at Munich Bayern, Aaron Miles from Krasnõje Krõlja and Anthony Randolph who played 6 seasons in NBA, they also re-signed Derrick Brown from last season. The squad rounds up with russian players such as Nikita Kurbanov, Jevgeni Voronov and Andrei Zubkov. Kuban won their VTB opener against Nymburk 82 : 67.

Coach Varrak about todays game : “Despite the fact that this year they aren’t playing in Euroleague they’ve put together a team that is capable of getting to the finals of VTB league. They have a new head coach and 4 quality americans, one straight from NBA add them to Kalnietis and good rotation guys and you have a great team. It’s not going to be easy against them especially playing away.”

The game starts at 19.00 in estonian time and is broadcasted by Tallinna TV and Delfi TV.

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