Interbasket.net is reporting that Nenad Krstic has indeed signed with the Russian club CSKA.
As reported earlier in Bohemian's article, Krstic has been courted by several of the top European clubs. He played in Russia 3 years ago and now is returning to that country to play.
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He has agreed to a contract that will pay him 6 million euros over 2 years, which is approximately 8.75 million dollars. Whether he was worried about the lockout, or maybe just didn't see any American clubs offering him that much money, he decided not to wait around and see what he could get in the NBA next season.
I'm sorry to see him go. Now the Celtics really need to get serious about finding a big man because Jermaine O'Neal as their only big just isn't going to cut it. I liked Krstic and had been hoping that Danny could bring him back, as he would have been nice coming off the bench. But with Shaq's retirement and Big Baby's desire to find a club that he can start on, and now Krstic's exit, the Celtics are about as thin in the middle as you can get. Have I mentioned lately how much I miss Perk?