Pistons to sign Ukrainian center

The Detroit Pistons will sign Ukrainian center Vyacheslav Kravtsov when the moratorium ends on July 11.

"We are engaged in negotiations with Vyacheslav Kravtsov and will enter into a player contract when the moratorium period ends," Pistons president of basketball operations Joe Dumars said in a statement.

The 7-foot Kravtsov is 24 years old and has been part of the Ukrainian national team since 2006.