Kosta Koufos Rumors

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Kosta Koufos
Kosta Koufos
Position: C
Born: 02/24/89
Height: 7-0 / 2.13
Weight:265 lbs. / 120.2 kg.
Salary: $8,393,000
Garrett Temple, the other King known for his defense, calls Koufos the “ultimate professional.” “He’s perfect in terms of he knows his role and just goes out and does it, no matter if he plays 15 minutes, 30 minutes,” Temple said. “He’s one of the best defensive bigs, if not the best I’ve been on a team with, knows where to be on offense in his rolling spots and hits that floater on offense.” Koufos has a player option for next season worth $8.7 million. Temple, who also has a player option for next season, is already campaigning for Koufos to return.
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Koufos had always been on playoff teams until joining the Kings in 2015. This will be his third year out of the postseason. The idea of sitting out games while healthy in a losing situation was new to him, too. However, he maintains a positive perspective. “Overall, you’re living a dream life,” Koufos said. “You’re part of the NBA and it’s opportunity to play the game, no matter what the situation is, and you play to win regardless of what scenarios are at the end. That’s how you have to envision it, you play, you play hard and keep it simple.”