In four years as a Kansas Jayhawk, Sasha Kaun never averaged more than 5.6 shots a game. He needed just six against Panathinaikos to rack up the Euroleague’s weekly MVP award.
BARCELONA — When it comes to finding NBA talent in Europe, the Eastern Conference is admittedly a step or two behind the West. General managers such as San Antonio’s R.C. Buford and Houston’s Daryl Morey have a knack for squeezing value out of overseas talent they’ve either drafted or acquired for picks and cash. Now the East is making a comeback, hitching their wagon to quality instead of quantity. So while the Spurs and Rockets’ combined 12 rights-held players are more than