The Nets and Spurs are among the teams checking in with the Cavs on a possible deal for the rights to sign center Sasha Kaun, sources tell Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports (on Twitter). Kaun is set to leave Russia for the NBA this year.
Kaun played under Cavs coach David Blatt on the Russian national team and Cleveland was previously giving thought to signing him this summer. The 30-year-old Kaun, who played for CSKA Moscow last season, recently “retired” from the Russian League. Kaun was originally drafted in 2008 by the SuperSonics — the last draft pick made by the franchise before moving to Oklahoma City — and his rights were later traded to the Cavaliers for cash considerations.