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Cleveland Cavaliers sign Canadian guard Kevin Pangos to 2-year deal

The Cavaliers signed point guard Kevin Pangos to a two-year deal, his agency announced Wednesday on Twitter. The 28-year-old Canadian spent the past six years playing in Europe.

28-year-old inks 1st NBA contract after spending entire pro career in Europe

Canada's Kevin Pangos, seen above at the 2019 World Cup, signed a two-year contract with the Cleveland Cavaliers on Wednesday. (Zhizhao Wu/Getty Images)

The Cavaliers signed point guard Kevin Pangos to a two-year deal, his agency announced Wednesday on Twitter.

The 28-year-old Canadian spent the past six years playing in Europe.

"Hard work pays off," Priority Sports tweeted after Pangos signed. The Cavaliers have not announced the signing.

Pangos, of Holland Landing, Ont., most recently played for Zenit Saint Petersburg, where he averaged 13.5 points and 6.6 assists while being named All-EuroLeague.

One of Cleveland's off-season priorities was adding depth to its backcourt. The Cavaliers acquired veteran Ricky Rubio this summer in a trade with Minnesota and Pangos gives them another guard with experience.

Pangos can also help mentor young guard Darius Garland, who is heading into his third NBA season.

Pangos played ball at Gonzaga, where he set the school record with 322 3-pointers — a mark that stands. The 6-foot-2 Pangos was not drafted after he left the Zags in 2015.

He played in Canada's national program and helped his country clinch a berth in the 2019 FIBA World Cup.

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