Former Gonzaga Bulldogs point guard Kevin Pangos finally got his NBA after the Cleveland Cavaliers signed him to a two-year contract.
Cleveland has agreed to a two-year $3.5M contract with point guard Kevin Pangos, agent Zach Kurtin of @PrioritySports tells ESPN. The first year salary of $1.67M is fully guaranteed.— Bobby Marks (@BobbyMarks42) September 8, 2021
Pangos played for the Zags from 2011-2015, averaging a career 12.8 points and 3.8 assists. In his second career game, he scored 33 points and tied Dan Dickau’s record with nine three-pointers, the beginning of an incredibly productive shooting career. Pangos ultimately hit 322 three-pointers, blasting past Blake Stepp’s then school-record of 288.
After Spokane, Pangos took his shooting prowess across the Atlantic for the beginnings of a productive European career. All the hard work culminated in last season with Zenit Saint Petersburg. He was excellent in the EuroLeague, averaging 13.5 points and 6.6 assists, earning All-EuroLeague First Team honors in the process.
That was enough to finally garner some interest from the NBA teams. Pangos contract is reportedly contains a first-year $1.67 million fully guaranteed salary.
How he will fit in immediately remains to be seen. The Cavs Darius Garland and Ricky Rubio at point guard already, which probably means that Pangos will be largely relegated to a third point guard role. However, if either Garland or Rubio were to miss time due to injury or any other reason, the Cavs obviously feel that Pangos is capable of filling the hole.