HoopsHype Kosta Koufos rumors

September 30, 2012 Updates

Q: You'll likely start Ty Lawson at point guard, Iguodala at shooting guard, Gallinari at small forward and Kenneth Faried at power forward. What about center? George Karl: Training camp is going to tell me who plays. My idea right now is Mozgov would start with Faried and JaVale would stay with (reserve point guard) Andre Miller. But again, I don't (care) about starting lineups, and you guys are already stirring the pot. It's all about how many minutes you play, who you play with, how well you play and how we play (when you're on the court). Kosta Koufos is in the mix, too. Let's make sure you understand that. In the last 15-20 games of the season, when Timo got hurt, Kosta not only played well but good enough to get us to the playoffs. Denver Post

May 21, 2012 Updates

Greek international power forward/center Kostas will be sidelined for several and will therefore be unable to participate in the pre-Olympic qualifying tournament. As confirmed by the player's agent himself, Koufos has an arthroscopic surgery after the NBA season was over for his team Denver Nuggets, and he will need at least six weeks to get in full shape again. TalkBasket

April 12, 2012 Updates

Hey Paul, it's definitely been a sad turn-of-events for The Birdman, Chris Andersen, who has seemed down-in-the-dumps since being pushed down the bench. I've always enjoyed being around Bird. He's a guy -- on and off the court -- who thrives off energy and personality. But reality has settled in with the Nuggets. They now have four younger big men who have provided more consistent energy at practices and games -- Kenneth Faried, JaVale McGee, Kosta Koufos and Timofey Mozgov. Even Mozzy himself hasn't played much lately -- he seemed to be affected by the McGee acquisition and hasn't had the same tenacity we saw earlier this season. Denver Post

January 26, 2012 Updates

Kosta Koufos, a backup 7-footer, also accepted a contract extension — three years, $9 million, with the third year a team option. Koufos, 22, is now averaging only 11.3 minutes after Wednesdaynight's 122-93 win at Sacramento. But he has played a big role in some games, including a victory at New Orleans in which his energy and blocked shots led to a fourth-quarter surge. Gallinari's and Koufos' contract extensions signify Denver's desire to build around a young nucleus. Last month, the Nuggets locked up starters Nene (five years, up to $67 million) and Arron Afflalo (five years, up to $43 million). Denver Post

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When asked if Sebastian Telfair and Kosta Koufos will be part of this team, he said they are -- "For now," he said -- and he said Telfair has looked good in workouts and said he expects Koufos to adapt easily from Jerry Sloan's ways to his offense. Minneapolis Star-Tribune

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It seems like it might just be a matter of time before the Cavs and the Minnesota Timberwolves make some sort of trade. What type of trade is still under discussion. Over the past several weeks the Cavs have talked to the Wolves about since-traded Al Jefferson and point guard Jonny Flynn, who Minnesota does not want to trade. Two Wolves currently on the block, though, interest the Cavs. One is guard Ramon Sessions, made available when Minnesota signed Luke Ridnour last week. The other is young center and Canton native Kosta Koufos. The 7-footer who played at Ohio State was sent to Minnesota from Utah in the trade for Jefferson and the Wolves want to move him now. The Cavs are in the market for at least one developmental big man now that it seems clear Sasha Kaun will remain in Russia for another year. Cleveland Plain Dealer

July 13, 2010 Updates

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