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The updated press release: “For personal reasons related to the current situation between Russia and Ukraine, as well as its possible consequences, Tornike Shengelia, Iffe Lundberg, Marius Grigonis, Johannes Voigtmann and Joel Bolomboy left the location of CSKA. The actions of the players are a violation of the terms of the contract and club regulations, but the club treats the personal situation of each of the players with understanding. The status of player agreements will be resolved when the political and sports situation in Europe returns to normal.
All other basketball players and coaches continue to prepare for the upcoming games accordingly to the usual schedule.
The club monitors the development of the situation, focusing on the decisions of government organizations and tournaments in which the team takes part.”
Going through his fourth season at CSKA and in the Turkish Airlines EuroLeague, the Ukraine-born forward produced 5.9 points, 4.1 rebounds, 0.7 blocks, 0.3 steals, and 0.3 assists per EuroLeague contest over 23 appearances.
The former Weber State standout was selected with the 52nd overall pick of the 2016 NBA draft by the Utah Jazz. He made his way to 20 NBA games before opting to sign with CSKA and getting Russian citizenship in 2018.
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