Report: Nets signing Sasha Kaun, pending physical

July 1, 2015

The Nets are getting creative. After trading for Rondae Hollis-Jefferson and drafting Chris McCullough during Thursday night's NBA draft, they're looking overseas to find more talent.

From Devin Kharpertian of The Brooklyn Game:

Public service announcement: Sasha Kaun is not to be confused with Chaka Khan.

(H/t to The Brooklyn Game.)

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After sending Mason Plumlee to the Portland Trail Blazers, the Nets had a hole at backup center. It looks like they might fill that hole with 30-year-old 6’11” Russian center Sasha Kaun, according to a report from Russian news site TASS.

The report is unconfirmed at this time, and the Nets would have to complete a trade for the signing to go through, as his NBA rights are currently owned by the Cleveland Cavaliers.

Kaun spent four years at Kansas University, winning an NCAA Championship in 2008, and was selected with the 56th overall pick in the 2008 NBA Draft by the then-Seattle Supersonics. He has spent his entire professional career with CSKA Moscow in Russia.