Goodbye USA and hello Russia; according to a report published by “Interbasket.net” Boston Celtics center Nenad Krstic will once again leave the Association for a two-year deal with CSKA Moscow. This will be the second time that the big man has left the NBA to play in Russia; after leaving the New Jersey Nets Krstic played in the Eastern European nation before heading back to the Association and signed with the Oklahoma City Thunder.
Krstic was traded to the Celtics just before the trading deadline along with Jeff Green in exchange for center Kendrick Perkins and reserve point guard Nate Robinson. Krstic started off strong when he first got to Boston scoring in double figures on a frequent basis his first few weeks with the team. However his game started to fade during the regular season stretch drive and he saw limited minutes in the Post Season.
The report says that Krstic also had discussions with Greek powerhouse Olympiakos as well as with FC Barcelona but chose the Moscow team because of the money they offered. He will reportedly sign a two-year deal estimated to be work six million Euros which would be about $8.7 million in US currency. Krstic averaged 8.1 points and 4.7 rebounds per game this past season.