BC Khimki has signed a contract with a Spanish national team player, ex-Portland Trail Blazers forward Victor Claver. The contract was agreed to the end of this season.
Pavel Astakhov, BC Khimki General Manager:
— Our coaching staff knows well the possibilities of Victor Claver. He is a Spanish national team player who spent three last seasons in NBA. I'm sure our cooperation will be successful and together we'll achieve our high goals.
Rimas Kurtinaitis, BC Khimki head coach:
— We wanted to close this position with Joffrey Lauvergne but it went wrong as Lauvergne didn't fit in the style of our club. Claver plays at the three and four positions and we wanted the very player. In the middle of the season top teams become stronger. So we also have high goals and need to strengthen our roster. I'm happy that Claver is the very player who signed with our team.
Birthday – August 30, 1988
Position – forward
Height – 206 cm.
Weight – 102 kg.
Nationality — Spain
Entry to club since 2015
2006-2012 – Valencia (Spain),
2012-2015 – Portland Trail Blazers (NBA, USA),
Since 2015 – BC Khimki
2008 – Spanish All-Star Game Slam Dunk Champ
2009 – selected by Portland Trail Blazers in the first round (# 22 overall) of the 2009 NBA Draft
2010 – Eurocup champion, Eurocup Rising Star award, Copa del Rey semifinalist
2011 – Copa del Rey semifinalist
2012 – Eurocup runner-up
Since 2009 – player of National team of Spain
2009, 2011 – European champion
2013 – bronze medalist of European championship
2010, 2014 – World championship participant
2012 – silver medalist of Olympic Games
Average NBA stats (seasons 2012/2013, 2013/2014, 2014/2015):
Games played – 80 (Starting – 16), Mins – 13.4, Pts – 3.2, Rebounds – 2.2, Assists – 0.7.