By Eurohoops Team/ firstname.lastname@example.org
CSKA Moscow president Andrey Vatutin said that the club is monitoring the market for a potential transfer to replace injured forward Will Clyburn. The 2019 Final Four MVP will be out longterm after suffering a torn ACL in October.
“The fact is that, in principle, the team was built around Clyburn,” Vatutin said to Sports Ru. “He was a backbone player on both our offense and defense. It’s impossible to find a person who can play from “1” to “4” and defend against players from “1” to “4”. I just don’t know such another player in Europe.”
“There’s a problem with our composition,” Vatutin added. “There’s no solution yet. We wouldn’t refuse to strengthen [our roster]. We are monitoring the market. They are offering us something. But there are no candidates.”
CSKA has been off to a 6-4 start in the EuroLeague regular season. The defending champions suffered back-to-back losses in the recent double-game week after getting beaten by Baskonia and Real Madrid on the road.