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Victor Claver joins Russian club PBC Lokomotiv Kuban

Former Blazers forward Victor Claver will sign with Russian club PBC Lokomotiv Kuban.

Craig Mitchelldyer-USA TODAY Sports

David Pick of Basketball Insiders tweets that former Trail Blazers forward Victor Claver is finalizing a deal with his second Russian club since being traded by Portland to the Nuggets in a five-player deal back in February.

Claver, 27, is set to join PBC Lokomotiv Kuban after being waived by Khimki Moscow this past mid-season. Details of the deal are unknown.

The Spaniard returned to Europe earlier this year after being traded to and eventually waived by the Denver Nuggets following last February's trade deadline.

Claver was taken by Portland with the No.22 pick in the 2009 NBA draft and joined the team in 2012 after playing several years in Spain. In three seasons with the Blazers, he averaged 3.2 points and 2.2 rebounds per game, appearing in 80 contests.

Former Trail Blazer and British big man Joel Freeland is also playing in Russia with CSKA Moscow despite being offered a deal to play with Dallas for the 2015-16 season.

Current NBA players Gerald Green, Anthony Randolph, Nick Calathes and Marcus Williams have all played for Claver's new club, PBC Lokomotiv Kuban, in the past.