Khryapas return to Europe has been a godsend for CSKA this seasonhes stepped up on a number of occasions and played extremely well when he was needed most. Khryapas athleticism, length and versatility make him a perfect face-up power forward for European basketballhe contributes with timely shots, rebounds, steals, assists, blocks, and anything else Coach Messina asks of him. Hes extremely efficient besides being somewhat turnover prone, and his matchup with Ersan Ilyasova
in the semi-finals against Barcelona could be pivotal. Hes making a ridiculous amount of money right now and appears unlikely to return to the NBA anytime soon, which makes sense considering how much better suited he appears to be for Europe.