Eurocup champions are still fighting for bronze in Russian league but the club is already planning roster for the debut season Euroleague. Australian center Nathan Jawai became the lastest acquisition of the Russian club.

Jawai, 24, whos spent his first season in Europe with Partizan Belgrade, is expected to replace Slavko Vranes in Kazan. Vranes also joined Unics from Partizan last summer.

Before moving to Europe Jawai spent two years in NBA with Toronto Raptors and Minnesota Timberwolves. However, he saw only limited time on court and played only 45 games in total.

Jawai’s debut in Euroleague was rather successful. Aussie center averaged 9 points and 5 rebounds during 23 minutes of play.

Currently Unics lead 2-0 in best-of-five series against Lokomotiv Krasnodar in a third-place playoff in Russian league.