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“Now, our team will be two Swedes”. Finalist NBA-2019 became the player of “Khimki”

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Basketball club “Khimki” declared the conclusion of the contract with the Swedish player Jonas Zherebko.

— Jonas is a very good player who can close out the position the fourth and fifth numbers. He returns from the NBA that is playing basketball that doesn’t happen very often, because many European players sit in the US on the bench. This is our last transfer. We “closed” all positions, and the current selection I was satisfied. Next — coaching — said the chief coach of “Khimki” Rimas Kurtinaitis.

He 32-year-old player commented on his transition in the following words.

— I’m glad I will always have an opportunity to play one of the best teams in Europe. I spent ten years in USA and now back in Europe, Euroleague has always been the tournament I wanted to play. About “Khimki”, the players and coaches I know a lot. Wow, now our team will have two Swedes. I always liked how he plays Alexey Shved, we have already managed to make a joke on this topic. He is a very talented player, I will be glad to be his teammate. Also I’ll be glad to study Russian, and Moscow, where I had never been.

The contract with Zherebko calculated by 2021.

Last season the Swede played in the “Golden state”, for whom he played 89 games (including playoffs), and went with him to the NBA finals.

His statistical line is 6.3 points, 3.9 rebounds and 1.3 assists in an average of 16.7 minutes.

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