Slava Kravtsov is expected to be released by the Bucks because of a surplus of big men, according to Perry A. Farrell of the Detroit Free Press. The 25-year-old center was involved in the sign-and-trade that also sent Khris Middleton and Brandon Knight to the Bucks for Brandon Jennings.
The 7-footer, who turns 26 later this month, spent one year with the Pistons and showed promise in limited time. In 25 games last season, he averaged 3.1 points and 1.8 rebounds in nine minutes per contest.
The Pistons were able to sign Kravtsov outright last July as he went undrafted in 2009. Kravtsov, who is known primarily for his tough defensive play, averaged 10.6 PPG and 5.5 RPG in 22 MPG in his final international season with Ukraine's BC Donetsk.