Former general manager of the Russian national team Sergei Tarakanov commented on the decision of Moscow CSKA to sign contracts with point guard Mike James and center Nikolai Milutinov. both athletes signed three-year agreements. “Reputable clubs do not sign top players for one year, but try to provide long-term contracts in order to create a dynasty that will bring titles. James and Milutinov may become long-distance team leaders. Mike is a winner by nature, a very charismatic player who can decide the outcome of matches. Milutinov is one of the best centers in the world who have not left for the NBA. Very agile, dominant. Their three-year contracts emphasize that, despite the difficult economic situation, the club is still firmly on its feet and will continue to set maximum goals in the Euroleague in the coming years, ”Izvestia quoted Tarakanov as saying. Milutinov spent the last five years in Greek“ Olympiacos. " Last season, he played 24 matches in the Euroleague, gaining 10.3 points and collecting 8.2 rebounds. As for James, the American spent 28 matches. On average, he scored 21.1 points, 4.3 assists, 3.3 rebounds and 20.9 points for efficiency. In the VTB United League, James won 18 matches, gaining an average of 17.6 points per game, 4.4 assists, 2.4 rebounds and 16.2 points for efficiency.