Report: Sanikidze to sign with Russian club Unics Kazan

According to, Viktor Sanikidze, who just completed a season with CAI Zaragoza, is close to finalizing a new deal with the Russian basketball club Unics Kazan.

Sanikidze, 28, averaged 8.8 points and 5.3 rebounds in the EuroCup last season with CAI Zaragoza. The San Antonio Spurs acquired Sanikidze’s NBA draft rights from the Atlanta Hawks in 2004, where Sanikidze, a native of Georgia, was selected in the second round.

Like Erazem Lorbek (30 years old), whom the Spurs also hold his draft rights, the chances of Sanikidze or Lorbek ever dawning a Spurs jersey seem very unlikely because of the age they would be making the jump to the NBA.

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