Cavs Sign Sergey Karasev

The Cavs have signed first-round pick Sergey Karasev, according to Mary Schmitt Boyer of the Plain Dealer (via Twitter).  The No. 19 overall selection will be introduced in a press conference tomorrow.

There was speculation that the Russian forward might spend the 2013/14 campaign overseas, but he'll be with Cleveland next season.  Prior to the draft, Karasev was talking to teams in his native country and reportedly came away confident that he would go inside of the top 15 picks.  Several teams were said to be zeroing in on him and the Cavs even thought about trading up to No. 13 to guarantee that they'd get him.

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