LOS ANGELES, CA - MAY 04: Kyrylo Fesenko of the Utah Jazz dunks the ball in the first quarter against the Los Angeles Lakers during Game Two of the Western Conference Semifinals of the 2010 NBA Playoffs. (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)
There are reports that the Miami Heat are one of four teams interesting in signing free agent center Kyrylo Fesenko, who most recently played with the Utah Jazz. The 7'1" Ukrainian is an unrestricted free agent who played four seasons for the Jazz, averaging 2.3 points and 2.0 rebounds in 8.3 minutes per game. He is a career 49.8% shooter from the field and has played in 132 games, though he has only started in 7.
Fesenko has been in Denver rehabbing an injured left knee. He tore the meniscus in his knee while playing for the Ukranian National team in the Eurobasket Tournament last fall. It couldn't have come at a worst time, as any free agent will tell you. Still, once he is back in playing shape, Fesenko could be a solid addition to any teams rotation coming off the bench.
His agent has been quoted as saying that Fesenko is "fine now" and that "he's ready to go," so we'll see how quickly he is picked up by someone. Other then Miami, there are reportedly three other teams showing interest in the big guy. The Chicago Bulls, Milwaukee Bucks and Atlanta Hawks are all looking into the center. Milwaukee and Atlanta are both in need of a big guy as they lost Andrew Bogut and Al Horford, respectively.