- National Teams
TalkBasket.net are reporting CSKA Moscow won’t be renewing Team GB star Pops Mensah-Bonsu’s contract for next season. In an interview Russian paper Gazeta.ru CSKA’s GM Andrey Vatutin stated;
“Pops was one of the most interesting cases of last season. In some games he was effective and some other games not so effective. From a marketing standpoint if Russia had a real market for basketball the club could afford offering the player a new contract and then even make profit selling Pops’ t-shirts
He will be remembered by the fans, but we won’t be offering him a new contract. He will probably try to find a team in NBA to play for and has some offers from Spain. In any case he said that Russia has been a great experience for him”
It is rumoured DKV Joventut has already offered Pops a contract. Whatever the situation, let’s hope it doesn’t interfere with his Team GB plans!