Lokomotiv Kuban Krasnodar announced on Wednesday that it has signed big man Greg Whittington for the coming season. Whittington (2.03 meters, 28 years old) spent most last season in the NBA with the Denver Nuggets. He returns to Europe after making a strong 7DAYS EuroCup debut in 2019-20 with Galatasaray Doga Sigorta Istanbul. Whittington posted 12.5 points and 48.4% three-point shooting plus 6.4 rebounds in 11 EuroCup games for Galatasaray. The season before, he led the Israeli League in performance index rating (24.6) and rebounds (9.6 rpg.) with Galil Gilboa. Whittington began his career with Sioux Falls in the D-League and has also played for Sydney Kings in Australia and Hokkaido Sapporo in Japan.
”We got a versatile forward; he is dangerous from the perimeter and acts very well in the paint,” Coach Evgeny Pashutin said. “He is an aggressive, powerful player. He has a quick first step, makes good use of his athletic ability, loves dynamic basketball with a quick transition from defense to attack, which meets our standards.”