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Portland Trail Blazers Forward Victor Claver to Sign With Khimki Moscow

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A Spanish forward is headed to Russia.

Craig Mitchelldyer-USA TODAY Sports

According to a report from Gigantes del Basket (poorly translated here), former Portland Trail Blazers forward Victor Claver will finish out the season with Russian professional basketball team Khimki Moscow. The news hit Twitter this morning.

Claver was Portland's first-round pick in the 2009 draft, selected 22nd overall. He joined the team in 2012 but played in just 80 games over 2.5 seasons, averaging 2.4 points and 2.0 rebounds in just under 8 minutes per appearance.

Claver left the Blazers as part of the February 19th trade that brought Arron Afflalo and Alonzo Gee to Portland.

Former Trail Blazers picks Sergey Monya and Petteri Koponen also suit up for Khimki Moscow.

Hat tip to blazeking for getting the news into the Fanshots.