There has been a very welcome return for Timofey Mozgov, as the huge Russia center has come back to play for his former side, Khimki, until the NBA lockout ends.
Mozgov signed a deal with the club he left just last year to move to the North American league.
He was traded to the Denver Nuggets after spending his maiden season with the New York Knicks.
But with the fourth lock-out in NBA history threatening the next season, the towering center will be walking tall in the Russian Professional Basketball League.
Mozgov is 2.16 meters high and coming back to the Moscow region club could be a fine present for his 25th birthday, which he marked last week.