Credit: NetsDaily
Credit NetsDaily

According to a report from Nicola Lupo of Sportando, the Russian team UNICS Kazan is showing interest in the American guard Jamaal Franklin, who spent several years in China. Franklin is considering the possibility of playing in the EuroLeague next season with the uncertainty surrounding the situation of foreign players in the China Basketball League. 

Last season, Franklin averaged 24.8 points, 8.2 rebounds, and 9.4 assists per game with Shanxi in the CBA. Other players who spent last season in China have already made the move to the European market, including Donatas Motiejunas, who joined French AS Monaco, and Ekpe Udoh, who will play for Virtus Bologna next season.

For Franklin, this would be his first experience in European basketball after spending several seasons between China, NBA, and Puerto Rico.

Current roster

UNICS Kazan

Position Player Status
PG Isaiah Canaan (story) Signed until 2022
PG Georgy Zhbanov Contract option + 1
SG Lorenzo Brown (story) Signed until 2022
SG Vyacheslav Zaytsev (story) Signed until 2023
SG Artem Komolov (story) Signed until 2022 + 1
SG/SF Dmitrii Uzinskii (story) Signed until 2022
SF Mario Hezonja (story) Signed until 2022 + 1
PF John Brown Signed until 2023
PF Andrey Vorontsevich (story) Signed until 2022 + 1
PF Evgeny Valiev (story) Signed until 2022
C Tonye Jekiri (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 (not coming back), John Holland (not coming back), Okaro White (not coming back), Kostas Kaimakoglou, Evgeny Kolesnikov (not coming back), Pavel Antipov, Pavel Sergeev (not coming back), Will Thomas (not coming back)
Rumored to leave  
Interested Jamaal Franklin (story)

See all the EuroLeague transfer market news here.

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