The Cleveland Cavaliers took another step today towards building a deep roster that can go one step further than the runners up spot the Ohio franchise claimed in 2015.
After speculation last month sparked by reports of the player house hunting in the area, the Cavaliers have today officially announced the signing of Eurobasket star Sasha Kaun.
The Cavs have actually held the big center's player rights since draft night way back in 2008 but have only now made the move to bring him to the NBA.
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Although Cleveland refrained from going into detail on the specifics of Kaun's contract, ESPN's Marc Stein provided details:
Although not quite the big name signing Cavaliers fans have been waiting this offseason for -Tristan Thompson remains at odds with the franchise over a new deal - Sasha Kaun will add some valuable depth to the roster.
The 30-year-old Russian is coming off a career year in Eurobasket with CSKA Moscow where he has won five national titles over the past six seasons.
What's more, the seven-foot tall Kaun also has a National Championships title on his record having helped Kansas go all the way back in 2008.
And, although he may lack experience when it comes to playing NBA basketball, the center is not an unfamiliar face to Cavaliers head coach David Blatt.
The two worked together as part of the Russian national team that claimed the Bronze medal at the 2012 London Olympics.
With LeBron James currently orchestrating a Cavs team workout down in Miami right now, Kaun might want to hurry on down to South Florida if he wants to make a good impression with his new teammates.