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Sergei Karaulov - C, 7'0, 215
Signed in Russia - Signed with TEMP-SUMZ Revda
       Date of birth: 04/15/1982
       Country: Uzbekistan/Russia
     Drafted (NBA): 57th pick, 2004
     Out of: Sakha-Yakutia Yakutsk (Russia)
  NBA Experience: 0 years
  Hand: Right

From blog:

   An Unnecessarily Exhaustive Guide To The NBA Prospects Of The Unsigned NBA Draft Picks

Sergei Karaulov (57th pick, 2004)

- Karaulov is the one that didn't work out. He is having more than a little difficulty sticking in the Russian PBL (the top division), and has been loaned this season to Superleague (second division) club Spartak Primorie. Turning 29 in a fortnight, this has been the case for Karaulov's whole career. He is not, and has not ever been, close to NBA calibre.

Chances of making the NBA expressed as an arbitrary percentage: 0%

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   Where Are They Now, 2010; Part 36

- Sergei Karaulov

Spurs draft pick Karaulov played in the Russian second division last year for Nizhny Novgorod. He averaged 11.2 points and 5.8 rebounds per game, which aren't bad numbers I guess. But to put them in some sort of context, Karaulov averaged 17.2ppg and 9.5rpg for a different second division team in the 2003-04 season, the year before the Spurs drafted him. So somehow, in the six years post hence, the soon-to-be 28 year old Karaulov has gotten worse.

This year, he has upgraded from the Russian second division to the Russian superleague. This is good. But what is not good is Sergei Karaulov's performance this year. In 12 games for Krasnie Krilya Samara, Karaulov is averaging 3.8 points and 2.6 rebounds, totalling 45 and 31. Those aren't very good numbers, but they're even worse considering that 25 points and 9 rebounds of that (as well as 4 steals) came in one game, a late December loss to Dynamo Moscow. Therefore, outside of that one game, Karaulov has totalled 20 points, 22 rebounds and 27 fouls in 100 minutes.

Some Spurs draft picks pan out. Some don't. This one didn't.

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   2017 NBA Manifesto

Sergei Karaulov - 58th pick, 2004
Currently playing in the Russian league. The actual domestic Russian league, not the VTB United League, where the good Russian teams play. In the few times he did play against the quality Russian sides, he looked overwhelmed for the speed of the game, never caught up, and never came close to the NBA. Now aged 35, we can call it.

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