Rodions Kurucs Biography
Rodions Kurucs is a Latvian professional basketball player for the Brooklyn Nets of the National Basketball Association (NBA) who plays at the small forward position.
Kurucs began his professional career in basketball in March 2014 after he signed a multi-year contract with the Latvian club VEF Rīga, after having played for the club’s youth academy, VEF Rīga Skola, in Latvia’s second men’s division (LBL2). He played at the Adidas Next Generation Tournament in 2015.
Rodions Kurucs Age
Kurucs is 21 years old; he was born on February 5, 1998 in Cēsis, Latvia.
Rodions Kurucs Height
Kurucs stands at a height of 6 feet 9 inches tall.
Rodions Kurucs Girlfriend
Rodions is in a relationship although her name is not revealed as she was a victim of domestic violence. It is alleged that on the night of June 27th in his apartment in Brooklyn Kurucs choked her during an argument.
Rodions Kurucs FC Barcelona
Kurucs signed a four-year deal with the Spanish powerhouse FC Barcelona in July 2015. He then spent the 2015–16 season playing in the junior club of FC Barcelona. After he turned 18 in 2016 he joined the reserve team of FC Barcelona, FC Barcelona B. He made his debut on March 24, 2017 in a 67–54 home win against Crvena Zvezda Belgrade.
He left the club on July 13, 2018 but the club reserved his rights in case he returned to play in Europe.
Rodions Kurucs NBA Drafts
Rodions entered his name into the 2017 NBA draft he, however, withdrew his name on June 12, 2017 despite being consistently considered a first-round draft pick throughout most mock drafts. On April 21, 2018 he entered his name for the 2018 NBA draft as one of the 236 underclassed prospects willing to enter the draft.
Rodions Kurucs Brooklyn Nets
Kurucs was selected by the Brooklyn Nets in the second round (40th overall) on June 21, 2018. He signed a multi-year contract with the Nets on July 16, 2018. He made his NBA debut on October 17 and scored three points in 103–100 season-opening loss to the Detroit Pistons.
He scored a career-high 24 points in the Nets’ 114–106 loss to the Indiana Pacers. On 23 December, Kurucs recorded his first career double-double with 16 points and 10 rebounds in a 111–103 won over the Phoenix Suns.
Rodions Kurucs Domestic Violence Charges – Arrest
Kurucs was arrested on June 27, 2019, after he was allegedly involved in a domestic violence incident with his live-in girlfriend and was charged with criminal obstruction of breathing.
Amid a heated argument with his 32-year-old girlfriend in his Gowanus apartment he allegedly grabbed a knife and threatened to kill himself. He soon redirected his meltdown toward his partner, dropping the knife to allegedly grab her by the neck, throw her on the bed and slap her. The woman suffered a left rib injury when she fell off the bed.
The girlfriend reported the incidence to the police on August 27 and Kurics turned himself in at the 76th Precinct station house in Brooklyn on September 4. He was served with a restraining order that prevents her from contacting his girlfriend. He is due in court on October, 21.
Nets spokesman said; “After learning of the allegations against Rodions Kurucs, we notified and are assisting the League Office as they begin the process of gathering more information. The Nets organization takes allegations of this nature with extreme seriousness. While the investigation is underway and as we continue to learn more, we will refrain from commenting further.”
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Rodions Kurucs Instagram
Rodions has deleted his Instagram page.