Report: Slava Kravtsov signs with Detroit Pistons

Although nothing has been officially announced, the Detroit Pistons have signed Vyacheslav Kravtsov to a two-year, $3 million contract, according to MLive.

Vyacheslav "Slava" "Ctrl-V" Kravtsov is a legit 7-footer from the Ukraine and will supposedly bring a defensive presence to the Pistons lineup.

It's hard to know what to expect from Kravtsov as he comes over to a new, more difficult league but it is hard to argue with the price the team paid. Former Piston Kwame Brown signed for $6 million over two years in Philadelphia and its hard to argue that Brown is really twice the player that Kravtsov is.

Still, with only Greg Monroe as a sure thing in the team's big-man rotation, it puts a lot of pressure on rookies Andre Drummond and Kravtsov to perform.

The Pistons roster now officially stands at 14 players: Brandon Knight, Rodney Stuckey, Tayshaun Prince, Jason Maxiell, Greg Monroe, Corey Maggette, Charlie Villanueva, Will Bynum, Jonas Jerebko, Austin Daye, Andre Drummond, Kyle Singler, Kim English and Kravtsov.

Barring a trade, that leaves one spot open for either rookie second-round pick Khris Middleton or perhaps the return of Ben Wallace. I would assume that the Pistons would do whatever possible to allow Wallace to return so some creativity might be in order.

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