Utah Jazz's Andrei Kirilenko could soon be joined by fellow countryman Sasha Kaun in the NBA. The Russian centre, currently playing for CSKA Moscow, was again praised by the Cleveland Cavaliers general manager Chris Grant, for whom the 25-year-old is one of the best big men in Europe. And there are already numbers in the mix. The team will only pay around 280 thousand Euros of Kaun's buyout, while the player will have to add the remaining ammount from his own pocket. That would mean the Cavs would have to offer Kaun an considerably high guaranteed deal.
Drafted by the defunct Seattle Supersonics in 2008, the rights of the former University of Kansas' player were then transferred to the Cavaliers, which waited for him to develop professionally in Europe before deciding to make a move. Last season for the Red champions Kaun averaged 9.1 points and 4.6 rebounds over 21 Euroleague games.