UNICS extend Klimenko, announce the addition of Valiev

2021-07-14 06:04
Credit: Norbert Scanella / PanoramiC-Scanpix
Credit Norbert Scanella / PanoramiC-Scanpix

Artem Klimenko will stay in Kazan for at least one more year, UNICS announced. As per the announcement, there will also be an option for another season, which would extend Klimenko and UNICS partnership to five years.

Klimenko (27, 2.14) averaged 3.9 points and 1.8 rebounds in 14 EuroCup games last season.

He has already played in the EuroLeague with UNICS in 2016-17, and then he played three more EuroCup seasons with the Kazan team.

Evgeny Valiev

Evgeny  Valiev
Position: PF
Age: 31
Height: 205 cm
Weight: 88 kg
Birth place: Russian Federation

Aside from UNICS, Klimenko only played with his club of origin, Avtodor Saratov of Russia, where he made his EuroCup debut in 2015.

The Russian club also announced the signing of Evgeny Valiev. Forward (2.05 meters, 31 years old) arrives from Khimki Moscow Region, where last season he averaged 3.7 points and 3.2 rebounds in 11 EuroLeague games.

Current roster


Position Player Status
PG Isaiah Canaan (story) Signed until 2022
PG Georgy Zhbanov Contract option +1
SG Vyacheslav Zaytsev (story) Signed until 2023
SG Artem Komolov (story) Signed until 2022 +1
SG Pavel Sergeev Contract option +1
SG/SF Dmitrii Uzinskii (story) Signed until 2022
PF John Brown Signed until 2023
PF Andrey Vorontsevich (story) Signed until 2022 +1
PF Evgeny Valiev (story) Signed until 2022
C Artem Klimenko (story) Signed until 2022 + 1
Coach Velimir Perasovic (story)
Expired contract Dimitris Priftis (not coming back), Jordan Morgan (not coming back), Jordan Theodore (not coming back), Jamar Smith, Nate Wolters, John Holland, Okaro White, Kostas Kaimakoglou, Evgeny Kolesnikov, Pavel Antipov
Rumored to leave  
Interested Nigel Hayes (story)

See all the EuroLeague transfer market news here.


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