Center Sasha Kaun has signed with the Cleveland Cavaliers on a one-year-contract. Cavs’ General Manager on Wednesday announced the news, but terms of the deal are kept secret according to the team’s policy.
A five-time Russian league champion with CSKA Moscow, Kaun featured in Russia for the past six seasons. He won the Russian Cup in 2010 and five VTB United League titles.
During his six-year stint with CSKA Moscow, the 6-feet-11 center averaged of 7.6 points on .702 shooting from field and 3.6 rebounds in 17.9 minutes per game, featuring in 142 games.
Last year he started in all 30 games he played and averaged 9.9 points on .691 shooting from the field and 4.5 rebounds at 20.1 minutes per game.
He won the bronze medal with the Russian National team in 2012 London Olympics under Cavs head coach David Blatt.
Kaun was the 56th overall pick by the Oklahoma City Thunder in 2008 NBA draft and then had his rights traded to Cleveland on draft night.
A collegiate out of Kansas and in 2007-2008 was a member of the Jayhawks. At Cavs this season, Kaun will play the role of a backup center thus adding more depth in the frontline behind Timofey Mozgov and Anderson Varejao.