With the opponents onboard

 in the airport (photo M. Serbin, cskabasket.com)
Our team went to Krasnodar today to participate in preseason RZD Cup. CSKA will meet Prokom in the semifinal and the opponents flew from Moscow on the same flight.

Basketball flight has a number of connections inside. Russian players talked to Prokoms newcomer Fedor Dmitriev, Darius Lavrinovic discussed something with young talent Donatas Motejunas. The number of Lithuanians could be even bigger, but Polish teams head coach Tomas Pacesas had top stay at home because of illness. At the same time CSKA left its captain Victor Khryapa in Moscow to rehabilitate his foot.

It would be better if we practiced a couple of days after the first preseason tournament, - CSKA head coach Jonas Kazlauskas said. From the other side, its great that we have a chance to play the games of such a level now, and we are ready to obey the schedule. This games are a friendlies for me, and the players main task in them is to understand each other and the coach better. We will try to improve our team play, we will risk sometimes and we will take the chance to win.

RZD Cup schedule
September 27

CSKA - Prokom. 17:00 Moscow time
Lokomotiv-Kuban BC Astana. 19:30
September 28
3rd place game. 17:00
Final. 19:00
Ramunas Siskauskas (photo M. Serbin, cskabasket.com)
Milos Teodosic and Nenad Krstic (photo M. Serbin, cskabasket.com)
Aleksandr Kaun and Sammy Mejia (photo M. Serbin, cskabasket.com)
Darjus Lavrinovic and Anton Ponkrashov (photo M. Serbin, cskabasket.com)
Evgeniy Voronov (photo M. Serbin, cskabasket.com)
Jonas Kazlauskas (photo M. Serbin, cskabasket.com)