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Mike Mazzeo: One big man #Nets interested in to possibly fill backup void is Sasha Kaun, whose rights are held by the Cavs, as Yahoo earlier reported.
Adrian Wojnarowski: Sources: Brooklyn, San Antonio among teams checking with Cavs on deal for rights to sign center Sasha Kaun. He’s leaving Russia for NBA.
David ‘Dubi’ Pick: Sasha Kaun will relocate to the U.S., homeland of his wife. Open to pursue NBA deal, said agent J.R. Hensley.
“Probably this has been my last Euroleague game with CSKA,” Sasha Kaun told Championat.com. (…) Kaun a was chosen by the Sonics in the 2008 draft (56th pick) and the Cavaliers acquired his rights in 2010.
A lot of talk in recent days about Sasha Kaun perhaps joining the Cavs next season. If it happens, he’s likely only a fourth or fifth big and right now that seems like a long way from happening. The Cavs haven’t really held any discussions about Kaun since obtaining Timofey Mozgov. One theory being floated is this is Kaun’s way of getting more money out of CSKA Moscow since his contract is up this summer. Stay tuned.
Kaun added that Timofey Mozgov’s presence at Cavs is not an additional motivation, but a bonus – “it would be fun to play alongside my countryman”.
But if you receive an interesting proposal from Cavs? Sasha Kaun: It’s my desire to try myself in NBA. And if I still have a proper interest and motivation for basketball, I’m ready to play for some more years.
The Cleveland Cavaliers have Sasha Kaun in their radars for next season. The big man will likely leave CSKA Moscow in July and may land in the NBA where he was selected by the Sonics with the 56th pick of the 2008 Draft (He was the final draft pick in Sonics history, before the franchise moved to Oklahoma City).
CSKA Moscow’s center Alexander Kaun (27 years, 211 cm) will stay in red-blue until the end of 2014-15 season. Kaun turned to red-blue just after his championship season with Kansas University. From that point he played in Euroleague Final Fours three times, won 4 Russian League titles, 2 VTB United League titles and Russian Cup. Sasha finished the previous season as the Euroleague single season (71.2%) and all-time (70.1%) leader in two-point percentage.
He will be a member of the team for the next three season, something that also apply to Sasha Kaun. His deal is not announced yet, but Russian sources confirmed to Eurohoops.net that the former University of Kansas player and NCAA champion has also signed a new three years contract. As for the official announcement, is just a matter of days, or even hours. It’s obvious that contract negotiations for both players have been finilized, probably before the Euroleague Final Four in Istanbul.
CSKA Moscow center Sasha Kaun, whose NBA rights are owned by the Cavs, had successful knee surgery performed by Dr. Richard Parker at the Cleveland Clinic last week and will be out for three months, Cavs General Manager Chris Grant confirmed on Tuesday. Kaun, 25, has not played in the Euroleague this season, though he did take part in the team’s Euroleague American tour, including a brief appearance at The Q. The former University of Kansas player will do his rehab in Kansas City.
With a need for post-playing depth on the current roster, did you have any conversations with the Cavaliers this summer about possibly playing in Cleveland this season? Sasha Kaun: There were some conversations, but I don’t think anything will work out this year. I will just wait and see, and hopefully something might work out after this year.
How far did the talks with the Cavs get this summer? Sasha Kaun: I spent a couple days in Cleveland, visiting with the organization this summer, and my agent came down but I didn’t think anything was going to be a legit deal this past summer so I just decided to stay here in Moscow, play another season, and talk more next year.
Cavs 2008 second-round pick Sasha Kaun is not expected to sign a contract with the team for next season, sources said. Kaun, a 7-footer from Kansas, had a breakout season for CSKA Moscow last season. He averaged 9.1 points and 4.6 rebounds in Euroleague games and 12.3 points and 5.4 rebounds in Russian League games. Had he signed, he likely would have been a rotation player next season.