CSKA players Nikola Milutinov and Dejan Davydavac returned from the Serbian national team and joined the Moscow team a day before the Kondrashin and Belov Cup, which will be held on September 17-18 in St. Petersburg.
Serbia lost to Italy (86:94) in the 1/8 finals of the EuroBasket-2022 playoffs.
On the day of CSKA’s departure to St. Petersburg, the team gathered in full for the first time this preseason.
“We are glad that Mykola and Dejan joined us. We have already held the first training session, we are trying to integrate them into the team. We will try to give them playing time in the upcoming two matches. It is important that they learn our rules in defense and attack, feel like part of the team, so that we build “chemistry”. One of our primary goals is to start playing with a full lineup.
Of course, we want to improve the quality of the game, do it gradually. It is necessary to return the uniform of Aleksey, to integrate Deyan and Mykola into the system. Let’s try to take all the good things we did in the previous meeting with Bursa and take a step forward,” CSKA head coach Emil Rajkovich said.
Kondrashin and Belov Cup schedule:
15:00. CSKA – Pari NN
17:30. Opening of the tournament
18:00. “Zenit” – MBA
15:00. Match for 3rd place
20:00. Closing of the tournament
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