Cavaliers hoping to secure Sasha Kaun deal as Russian house hunts in Cleveland

Published Add your comment

Football News

The Cleveland Cavaliers acquired the rights to Russian center Sasha Kaun way back in 2008 in a deal with the now defunct Seattle SuperSonics but the former Kansas star has spent the past seven years playing in his homeland.

Deal close

That looks set to change in the coming days however with reports suggesting Kaun is likely to link up with the Cavs before the new season gets underway.

Chris Haynes of the Northeast Ohio Media Group revealed the Russian has been in Cleveland for a "mini-tour" that has even included house-hunting.


Do you have what it takes? Sign up today and send over your 250 word test article:

Although the 30-year-old is set to return to Russia today without an agreement in place the report states that "it is only a matter of time" before a deal is agreed that will see Kaun finally return to the United States to play his basketball.

Kaun. who stands at seven foot tall, has spent every year since the 2008 draft with CSKA Moscow and posted career high numbers (9.9 points and 4.5 rebounds per game) in the EuroLeague last year.

Positive talk

Cleveland Cavaliers general manager David Griffin confirmed to reporters in Las Vegas that the franchise are hopeful of completing the move:

"We would love to have him if something could be worked out," Griffin said.

"(He is) somebody who could be rotational for us and if it could work out great.”

Whilst the 2015 NBA Finals runners up still looking to re-sign Tristan Thompson and J.R. Smith as a priority, it looks like they are still making moves elsewhere to ensure their roster is as deep as possible as they look to go one step better next season.

Cavaliers fans: Is anything less than the NBA title a failure next season? Have your say in the comments below...

Cleveland Cavaliers
Central Division
Eastern Conference

Article Comments

Read more

Report author of article

Please let us know if you believe this article is in violation of our editorial policy, please only report articles for one of the following reasons.

Report author


This article has been written by a member of the GiveMeSport Writing Academy and does not represent the views of or SportsNewMedia. The views and opinions expressed are solely that of the author credited at the top of this article. and SportsNewMedia do not take any responsibility for the content of its contributors.

Want more content like this?

Like our GiveMeSport Facebook Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to Facebook, don't ask me again

Follow GiveMeSport on Twitter and you will get this directly to you.

Already Following, don't ask me again

Like our GiveMeSport - NBA Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to G+, don't ask me again