Nathan Jawai signs in RussiaPosted by Inside Hoops
Euroleague newcomer Unics Kazan (in Russia) loaded up its frontline with the signing of center Australian center Nathan Jawai, who comes off a strong Euroleague debut season with Partizan Belgrade. Jawai (208, 24) averaged 9.1 points and 5 rebounds in 16 Euroleague games with Partizan last season, which was his first in Europe. He contributed 10.4 points and 4.3 rebounds in the Adriatic League in helping Partizan lift that title as well as the Serbian League and Serbian Cup crowns. Before joining Partizan, Jawai spent two seasons in North America, suiting up for Minnesota and Toronto in the NBA and Sioux Falls and Idaho in the NBDL.
InsideHoops.com editor says: The 6-10, 280-pound Australia native is a likeable bloke who played for the Toronto Raptors and Minnesota Timberwolves between 2008 and 2010, averaging 2.8 points and 2.4 rebounds in 9.6 minutes per game during his brief NBA stint.