HoopsHype Kosta Koufos rumors


January 10, 2015 Updates

Zach Lowe: BOS expected Green to opt out of his contract after this season, by the way. Also: re: reports of third team -- MEM keeping Koufos for now Twitter @ZachLowe_NBA

January 9, 2015 Updates

“This is a business,” Koufos said of trade rumors. “You can get traded any day and anytime. Anybody is tradable – mostly anybody. Like I said, I just have to maximize whatever opportunity that I have here and just take it day by day. You can’t think of the future, you just have to think of the now in the present.” Basketball Insiders

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Marc Stein: Yet again we see value of true rim protector. Grizz still refusing to trade Koufos; Denver holds out for two firsts for Mozgov. And gets 'em Twitter @ESPNSteinLine

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Earlier this season the Cleveland Cavaliers called the Memphis Grizzlies to see if they were interested in trading Kosta Koufos, the Grizzlies' effective backup center. The Grizzlies haven’t been willing thus far to part with Koufos, a 7-footer who is an underrated rim defender with a reasonable contract, despite getting calls about him since last summer. In addition to the Cavs, the Sacramento Kings are among the teams that are interested. ESPN.com

Dion Waiters' name has come up in these talks. He has been out there to various teams as the Cavs scour the league for defensive help in recent weeks. ESPN.com

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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