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