Cavs Interested In EuroLeague Star Kevin Pangos

The Cavaliers have an interest in Zenit St. Petersburg combo guard Kevin Pangos, as relayed first by Donatas Urbonas of BasketNews.Kevin Pangos

Pangos, 28, is 6-foot-2 and is considered one of the best all-around guards in EuroLeague, capably handling both backcourt positions. 

This news isn’t a big surprise, as Cavs general manager Koby Altman has remained very active in the free agent and trade markets with a little more than a month to go before training camp.

As it stands, Cleveland’s roster sits at 14 — with Damyean Dotson, Lamar Stevens, Dean Wade and Mfiondu Kabengele on non-guaranteed contracts. Pangos could serve as both a third point guard to Darius Garland and Ricky Rubio, and backup to shooting guard Collin Sexton.

A native of Canada, Pangos went undrafted after four seasons at Gonzaga in 2015, when he was named West Coast Conference Player of the Year.

In 39 games with Zenit last season, he averaged 13.9 points and 6.7 assists. He is looking to make a move to the NBA, and along with the Cavs, the Grizzlies were said to have an interest, Urbonas noted.

“The club did everything to keep Kevin in Zenit. But he has a goal that did not allow us to do this. We respect and understand any decision of this player,” the general director of Zenit, Alexander Tserkovny, told Sergey Yaremenko of RIA Novosti, via Urbonas.

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3 COMMENTS

  1. Instead of trying to take guys from Euroleague Cavs should be petitioning to join the Euroleague.

    There, they might break .500, and Fedor doesn’t have to whine about the schedule forcing Cavs to play against NBA teams.

    • Soo funny. Because the NBA system is soo fair. Its not like any of the best players just pick where they want to play or anything. Its not at all like they are friends who call each other up and collude. Hey come play with me in this big city. We’ll expand our brands.
      Its not at all like there are a few Harlem Globetrotters and several Washington Generals. A couple of smalla market teams winning once in a while doesn’t make the NBA playing field fair.
      The league seems just fine with garbage teams. But fans in small markets know that if and when they win, is despite the ridiculous league set up. When they win is truly the Washington Generals winning.
      And that they will eventually go back to years of being euro league worthy. Its not funny at all. Its actually pathetic. The careers of the so called stars of the NBA aren’t half as good as they seem since the league is rigged like a heavy weight fighter facing hand picked patsies.

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