HoopsHype Kosta Koufos rumors

December 16, 2014 Updates

Cleveland is high on Koufos, we're told. They view his talent as a remedy to their lack of protection around the paint. However, beyond this season, a team is going to have to make a financial commitment. Cleveland Plain Dealer

December 8, 2014 Updates

Far more worrisome to the Cavs than their uneven 11-7 start is the lack of a proven presence at the rim to help stiffen their defense for the long term. That's why Cleveland, sources say, has been inquiring with the Memphis Grizzlies about the available of reserve center Kosta Koufos among their various trade pursuits. ESPN.com

Even more so when you take note of the Cavs' interest in Grizzlies veteran Tayshaun Prince, as reported Friday by my ESPN.com colleague Brian Windhorst. The Cavs have the parts to assemble a deal to send Waiters to Memphis and take Prince's $7.7 million salary off the Grizzlies' hands in addition to acquiring Koufos. ESPN.com

November 20, 2014 Updates

Seven members of the Memphis Grizzlies now are dealing with a stomach virus, and their status is uncertain for Friday's game with the Boston Celtics. The Grizzlies announced Thursday that guards Tony Allen, Courtney Lee and Beno Udrih, forwards Jon Leuer and Jarnell Stokes, center Kosta Koufos and guard/forward Quincy Pondexter all are ill and are questionable for the Boston game. USA Today Sports

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Brian Windhorst: Memphis doesn't want to give Kosta Koufos up because [Marc] Gasol got hurt a bunch last year and he had to start for them. Mozgov and Koufos are players the Cavs would love to get their hands on. ESPN Cleveland

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The current payroll also doesn’t include a $3 million team option for center Kosta Koufos. The Griz will likely pick up Koufos because of the value in his salary at the position. Keeping Koufos would give the Griz 10 players under contract (12 counting the draft picks) entering free agency. Memphis Commercial Appeal

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Memphis has coveted Koufos for the last year-plus. Denver wanted to give JaVale McGee more minutes and dealt Koufos, the Nuggets' starting center last season, to the Grizzlies. Gasol has racked up major minutes the last two years, especially in the postseason (609 out of a possible 720 minutes last playoffs), and Koufos will be a solid backup. There may also be times when Memphis plays Gasol and Koufos together. NBA.com

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