Report: Cavs guard to leave franchise if not traded after being linked to lucrative overseas offer

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One way or another, Cleveland Cavaliers guard Kevin Pangos’ days with the team appear to be numbered.

According to multiple reports, Pangos will either be traded by the Cavs prior to the deadline or waived after the deadline passes.

The guard is then expected to sign with Russian team CSKA Moscow.

Pangos has played the majority of his professional basketball overseas. In fact, the 2021-22 campaign has been his first season in the NBA.

With the Cavs, he’s played in 23 games and started three matchups. He’s averaging just 7.1 minutes per game. Overall, he’s posting 1.7 points and 1.3 assists per contest. Perhaps most disappointingly, he’s shooting the ball at a very underwhelming 32.6 percent clip.

It seems as though something about the NBA’s style of play simply doesn’t mesh well with Pangos’ abilities. Surely, he will look to enjoy greater playing time and on-court success if and when he does join his new team.

Now that this information has been reported, it seems unlikely that many teams around the NBA will be very interested in dealing for Pangos. For that reason, it seems like the most likely scenario here is that the Cavs simply wait for the deadline to pass before waiving Pangos.

Still, Cavs fans should surely keep their eyes on rumors, as the team may look to make another move or two to improve its roster before the deadline comes and goes.

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