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Viktor Khryapa - SF/PF, 6'9, 218
Signed in Russia - Signed with CSKA Moscow
       Date of birth: 08/03/1982
       Country: Russia
     Drafted (NBA): 22nd pick, 2004
     Out of: CSKA Moscow (Russia)
  NBA Experience: 4 years
  Hand: Right

8th August, 2002 Russia Signed a four year contract with CSKA Moscow. Included NBA out after 2003/04 season.
2004 NBA Draft NBA Drafted 22nd overall by Portland.
10th July, 2004 Russia Left CSKA Moscow.
15th July, 2004 NBA Signed four year, $5,216,358 rookie scale contract with Portland. Included team option for 2007/08.
2006 NBA Draft NBA Traded by Portland, along with the draft rights to Tyrus Thomas (#4), to Chicago in exchange for the draft rights to LaMarcus Aldridge (#2) and a 2007 second round pick (#53, Demetris Nichols).
24th October, 2006 NBA Chicago exercised 2007/08 team option.
7th February, 2008 NBA Waived by Chicago.
13th February, 2008 Russia Signed for the remainder of the season and through 2012 with CSKA Moscow.
22nd May, 2012 Russia Signed a three year extension with CSKA Moscow. Included player option for 2014/15.
30th June, 2014 Russia Exercised 2014/15 player option.
23rd July, 2015 Russia Re-signed by CSKA Moscow to a two year contract. Included team option for 2016/17.
14th June, 2016 Russia CSKA Moscow exercised 2016/17 team option.
27th July, 2017 Russia Re-signed by CSKA Moscow to a one year contract.
When: Where:
1998 - August 2002 Saratov (Russia)
August 2002 - July 2004 CSKA Moscow (Russia)
July 2004 - June 2006 Portland Trail Blazers (NBA)
June 2006 - February 2008 Chicago Bulls (NBA)
February 2008 - present CSKA Moscow (Russia)
From blog:

   Where Are They Now, 2010; Part 66

[...] Incidentally, for the first time in the award's history, Diamantidis didn't win the Euroleague Defensive Player of the Year award. The award instead went to ex-Bulls and Blazers forward Viktor Khryapa, and that more than anything highlights the difference between European and NBA ball; the athleticism. Khryapa couldn't defend particularly in the NBA because everyone was quicker than him. (This was particularly evident the one time Scott Skiles put Khryapa on LeBron James one on one after DNP-CDing Viktor for the previous month.) But in Europe, where the athleticism is not as prevalent (or as important), Khryapa does just fine. An elite all-around player, in fact.

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   Where Are They Now, 2010; Part 36

- Viktor Khryapa

Viktor Khryapa is one of Europe's assist leaders and one of the best players on the continent. As Kaun's team mate on CSKA Moscow (pronounced Chessker, to rhyme with Albert Wesker from Resident Evil), Khryapa is averaging 28.9 minutes, 7.7 points, 7.7 rebounds and 4.3 assists per game in the Russian Superleague, 30.3/10.1/6.4/4.5 in the Euroleague, and 27.1/9.3/6.5/4.4 in the VTB United League. He is 3rd in Russia in assists, 8th in the Euroleague and 2nd in the VTB; 2nd in Russia in rebounds, 5th in the Euroleague and 3rd in the VTB; 3rd, 4th and 2nd in steals. And he has also averaged 0.9 blocks per game in all three competitions. Khryapa doesn't score much because he's not a big scorer, but he's doing everything else well. And now that he's in a league where he doesn't have to check LeBron James one on one, he's doing damn well.

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