[Introduction] News on March 20, .
As for the focus of reinforcement, it is still the inside line. It is rumored that the potential target is the 2.11-meter-tall Russian ace insider Sasha Cowan.
Sasha Cowen is currently playing for CSKA Moscow, but he will leave this summer and may choose to enter the NBA.
It is worth mentioning that although Cowan is Russian, he is no stranger to American basketball.
He studied at the University of Kansas for 4 years and followed the team to win the NCAA championship in the 07-08 season.
In the 2008 draft, Cowan was selected by the Seattle SuperSonics with the 56th overall pick in the second round, and then he was traded to the Cavaliers for a sum of cash.
However, Cowan did not choose to enter the NBA at the time, but played for CSKA Moscow in his own country.
In the 2010 World Championships in Turkey, Cowen was selected into the Russian men’s basketball team and became the main center of the team.
In 2012, Cowen also served as a member of the team to help the Russian men’s basketball team win the bronze medal in the London Olympics.
However, due to the replacement of the old and new teams, he did not participate in the 2013 European Championship.
If Cowen really joins the Cavaliers, then he will definitely not be unfamiliar with the new environment, because there are his former mentor, Blatter, who once served as the coach of the Russian men’s basketball team, and his national team teammate Mozgov.
Cowen, who weighs 116 kilograms, has excellent offensive skills. He is not only competent as a center, but also can move to the fourth position. This season, he averaged less than 20 minutes per game, contributed 9.6 points and 4.7 rebounds for the team, and his shooting percentage was as high as
If the Cavaliers can successfully recruit this summer, it will undoubtedly strengthen the depth of the inside.
After all, Love may choose to leave, and Varejao is suffering from constant injuries. At this moment, there are rumors that he intends to introduce Cowan. On the one hand, he hopes to continue to strengthen the inside line, and on the other hand, he hopes to be prepared.