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Report: Kings reach four-year deal with Kosta Koufos

Kosta Koufos has been one of the best backup centers in the NBA for a few years now. He may have lost that title over the weekend when he signed with the Kings, for whom he could be the starter come the beginning of the season.Details from ESPN's Marc Stein:Koufos does slot next to DeMarcus Cousins, who could play the 4 or 5, but he doesn't exactly give the Kings the space within...
Via Fox Sports
21 hours ago  |  Discuss

Kosta Koufos, Kings Agrees to 4-Year $33 Million Deal

A photo posted by Memphis Grizzlies (@memgrizz) on Apr 26, 2015 at 9:04am PDT Unrestricted free agent big Kosta Koufos has agreed to a four-year, $33 million deal with the Sacramento Kings. Per ESPN’s Marc Stein: ESPN sources say Kosta Koufos is headed to Sacramento on a four-year deal worth $33 million — Marc Stein (@ESPNSteinLine) July 5, 2015 Sources say Koufos...
Via Hooped Up
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Kosta Koufos agrees to deal with Kings

Kosta Koufos has agreed to sign with the Sacramento Kings on a four-year, $33 million deal. Koufos' deal contains a player option after Year 3 to become a free agent in 2018. Koufos emerged as an effective big with the Denver Nuggets and Memphis Grizzlies.
Via RealGM
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Kosta Koufos could go to Los Angeles

Kosta Koufos could be the subject of a sign-and-trade to either the Los Angeles Clippers or Lakers, according to ESPN’s Chris Broussard. The Clippers and Lakers have missed out on free agent bigs DeAndre Jordan, LaMarcus Aldridge and LA-native Kevin Love.  Both need a center and could pursue a sign-and-trade with the Grizzlies for Kosta Koufos. Koufos, 26, has played seven seasons...
Via Hoops-Nation
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Grizzlies Open To Kosta Koufos Sign-And-Trade

The Memphis Grizzlies have shown a willingness to participate on a sign-and-trade deal involving Kosta Koufos. The Grizzlies will not bring back Koufos as they agreed upon a deal with Brandan Wright. The Los Angeles Clippers figure to investigate acquiring Kofous with the departure of DeAndre Jordan to the Dallas Mavericks.
Via RealGM
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Memphis Grizzlies: Brandan Wright Signing Grade

  (Source: Christian Petersen/Getty Images North America) By Troy Tauscher: Staff Writer at Hoopstuff… As part of the offseason effort to bolster their bench, the Memphis Grizzlies used their Mid Level Exception to sign big man Brandan Wright. The addition of another solid rotational big guy leaves the Grizzlies in a position where they need to clear a logjam in their frontcourt...
Via HoopStuff
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Kosta Koufos a potential offseason target for Celtics

There has been a lot of excitement among Celtic Nation as the summer approaches. The rebuilding process has quickly accelerated and the Celtics have a ton of financial flexibility and tradable assets. While the hope is for Boston to land an established big in LaMarcus Aldridge or Kevin Love, if they are unable, it is entirely possible that they go for what's worked for them. I'm...
Via Celtics Life
May 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Celtics tried to trade for Kosta Koufos this season

The Grizzlies are in a bit of a bind this offseason. Both of their centers, Marc Gasol and Kosta Koufos, will hit the free agent market come July 1. That leaves little room for error. And it turns out Memphis could've traded Koufos this season, but decided not to. How does this involve the Celtics? I'll let ESPN's Marc Stein take that one: Koufos averaged 5.2 points and 5.3 rebounds...
Via Fox Sports
May 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Grizzlies’ Kosta Koufos Was Celtics Trade Target This Season

The Boston Celtics apparently are big fans of Kosta Koufos. ESPN.com’s Marc Stein reported Monday that the Memphis Grizzlies center was a trade target of Danny Ainge’s this past season. The Grizzlies, however, “rebuffed numerous trade proposals for Koufos during the season from the likes of Cleveland and Boston,” per Stein. Koufos isn’t exactly a household name, but he’s...
Via NESN.com
May 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Celtics made trade proposals for Kosta Koufos

ESPN’s Marc Stein references the Celtics interest in Grizzlies center Kosta Kouos within this article on Memphis’ future: The Grizzlies’ nightmare scenario, of course, is the prospect of Koufos attracting a lucrative offer early in free agency while Gasol is still deliberating. Keeping Koufos to play behind a re-signed Gasol would presumably be too pricey for the Grizz ...
Via Red's Army
May 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Watch Kosta Koufos throw the hammer down (VIDEO)

Memphis Grizzlies backup center Kosta Koufos is one of the most underrated frontcourt players in basketball. He's only averaging 13.7 minutes per game in the playoffs (down from 16.6 in the regular season), but seems to make the most of them when out there. He's also an unrestricted free agent this summer, and teams in need of a solid starting center will definitely have him in...
Via Fox Sports
April 26, 2015  |  Discuss

WATCH: Blake Griffin, Kosta Koufos get into it

There’s no love lost when the Los Angeles Clippers and Memphis Grizzlies square off on the court. The two teams have gotten into it multiple times in the past, with Blake Griffin often being in the middle of the action. Griffin, once again, was in the middle of a heated altercation when the two teams faced off on Saturday night at Staples Center. He and Kosta Koufos got into...
Via The Sports Daily
April 12, 2015  |  Discuss

EXHALE: Grizzlies Beat Sacramento to end 3-game skid

  While Marc wasn’t dominant offensively (only 11 points on 4-11 shooting) he had an overall great line: 11 rebounds, six assists, 3 steals. All photos courtesy of Warren Roseborough. On SportsTwist (Weekdays 10-11 a.m. on 730 Yahoo Sports), I’d given the Grizz the benefit of the doubt. Sure they lost three games in a row. Sure they got blown out in pretty much all of them...
Via Grit, Grind, GRIZZ!
March 31, 2015  |  Discuss

Grizzlies beat Kings 97-83 to end three-game skid

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) Mike Conley scored 18 points, Jeff Green added 16 and the Memphis Grizzlies snapped their three-game losing streak with a 97-83 victory over the Sacramento Kings on Monday night. The Grizzlies moved back into the second spot in the Western Conference playoff race by a half-game over the Houston Rockets, who lost 99-96 at Toronto. Zach Randolph added 15 for Memphis...
Via AP on Fox
March 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Grizzlies clinch playoff spot with victory over Knicks

  Zach Randolph scored 23 points, Marc Gasol had 21 and the Memphis Grizzlies clinched a playoff spot with a 103-82 win over the New York Knicks on Monday night. The Grizzlies (50-21) shot 52 percent from the field in their third consecutive win. Vince Carter added 14 points, Jeff Green scored 12 and Kosta Koufos had 10. New York (14-57) has dropped four in a row and 11 of 13. Langston...
Via AP on Fox
March 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Grizzlies throttle Knicks to clinch playoff spot

NEW YORK -- Zach Randolph scored 23 points, Marc Gasol had 21 and the Memphis Grizzlies clinched a playoff spot with a 103-82 win over the New York Knicks on Monday night. The Grizzlies (50-21) shot 52 percent from the field in their third consecutive win. Vince Carter added 14 points, Jeff Green scored 12 and Kosta Koufos had 10. New York (14-57) has dropped four in a row and 11...
Via AP on Fox
March 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Court Vision: Grizzlies rise to challenge of toppling red-hot Hawks

MEMPHIS, Tenn. --€“ The Memphis Grizzlies bounced back from a shocking loss at Minnesota with a 94-88 win against the NBA's best team -- the Atlanta Hawks. Here are three takeaways from a game that has Memphis (38-13) in position to post 40 victories before the All-Star break: THREE-POINT TAKE 1. Telekinetic Tony took the ball from Kyle Korver If there was a question of how Tony...
Via Fox Sports Tennessee
February 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Preview: Timberwolves vs. Grizzlies

On the verge of the longest win streak in franchise history, the Memphis Grizzlies have continued to play solid defense and feed the ball inside on offense. That successful formula doesn't bode well for the low-scoring Minnesota Timberwolves, who are one of the NBA's worst teams at defending in the paint. The visiting Grizzlies look to extend the Western Conference's longest current...
Via AP on Fox
February 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Grizzlies-Timberwolves Preview

On the verge of the longest win streak in franchise history, the Memphis Grizzlies have continued to play solid defense and feed the ball inside on offense. That successful formula doesn't bode well for the low-scoring Minnesota Timberwolves, who are one of the NBA's worst teams at defending in the paint. The visiting Grizzlies look to extend the Western Conference's longest current...
Via AP on Fox
February 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Celtics have high asking price for Green

According to USA Today Reporter, Jeff Zillgitt, the Memphis Grizzlies' interest in Jeff Green is nothing new. What's been holidng it up is the high price Danny Ainge is asking for.via his twitterGrizzlies have long been interested in Celtics forward Jeff Green, but Danny Ainge has a high asking price, I've been told.This 100% assumptive, but I'm forced to believe that high asking...
Via Celtics Life
January 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Would Danny Ainge have interest in Memphis’ Kosta Koufos?

On the heels of the trade rumors surrounding the Celtics and Grizzlies, Grantland’s Zach Lowe offered this: Aside to @ESPNSteinLine report on MEM/Green: Cavs/Bos/MEM had talked re 3-teamer that would have sent JG to MEM, Koufos to CLE, picks to BOS — Zach Lowe (@ZachLowe_NBA) January 8, 2015 In that deal, Memphis is essentially trading Kosta Koufos for Jeff Green. Cleveland’s...
Via Red's Army
January 08, 2015  |  Discuss

The Cleveland Cavaliers are reeling

"This narrative of our coaching situation is truly ridiculous.”  That’s what Cleveland Cavaliers general manager David...
Via Athlon Sports
January 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Rumor: Celtics could help Cavs get better… again.

Cleveland Cavaliers center Anderson Varejao will undergo an MRI on his left foot Wednesday that could reveal a potential long-term injury. […] If Varejao is out for a significant period, it’s believed the Cavs will intensify their months long efforts to trade for a big man. The team has been seeking additional help for its front line going back to the summer, having specifically...
Via Red's Army
December 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Grizzlies Lose Three in a Row

By Kelley D. Evans Two players down. Three consecutive losses. This sums up the Memphis Grizzlies’ current situation as they flow into the Christmas holiday after suffering a 97-91 loss at FedExFourm to the Utah Jazz on Monday (Dec. 22). “We’re disappointed that we came out of this five-game stretch to win three,” said Grizzlies head coach Dave Joerger. “Especially when...
Via Reporting Sports
December 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Cavs Report: Team continues to eye moves for a big man

CLEVELAND -- Random items on the Cavaliers, who have won 11 of 14 since their 5-7 start: 1. As reported, the Cavs had an interest in Memphis Grizzlies center/forward Kosta Koufos, the former Ohio State star and Canton GlenOak product. But the Grizzlies won't just give him away, as Koufos is a valuable big off the bench for a winning team. Right now, it appears the Cavs don't have...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
December 22, 2014  |  Discuss
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