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Rational behind the Denver Nuggets waiving Erick Green, signing Kostas Papanikolaou

  The Denver Nuggets waived Erick Green this morning and signed free agent Kostas Papanikolaou, who the team acquired over the summer from the Houston Rockets in a five-player deal centered around Ty Lawson. Papa, now 25-years-old, was a rookie last season and he appeared in 43 games for the Rockets, averaging 4.2 points and 2.0 assists in just over 18 minutes per game. He’s a natural...
Via BSN Denver
November 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Nuggets add Papanikolaou, waive Green

DENVER (AP) The Denver Nuggets have added forward Kostas Papanikolaou and waived guard Erick Green. Papanikolaou will be available for Denver's game Thursday night against Utah at the Pepsi Center. The 6-foot-8, 225-pound Papanikolaou averaged 4.2 points and 2.7 rebounds in 43 games with Houston last season. He was drafted by the New York Knicks in 2012, dealt to Portland and then...
Via Associated Press
November 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Nuggets release Kostas Papanikolaou

The Denver Nuggets have reportedly moved on from one of the pieces acquired in the Ty Lawson trade with the Houston Rockets.  According to Marc Stein of, the Nuggets have decided to waive 25-year-old forward Greek forward Kostas Papanikolaou in advance of his contract becoming guaranteed.  Here's more from  "Papanikolaou will become an unrestricted free agent next...
Via FOX Sports
September 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Denver Nuggets waive Kostas Papanikolaou, according to report

  The Denver Nuggets needed to make a decision on Kostas Papanikolaou’s contract for the 2015-16 season by Oct. 4th. The team has decided to waive Papanikolaou and his $4.8 million contract, that was fully non-guaranteed, according to ESPN’s Marc Stein.   ESPN sources say the Denver Nuggets have waived Kostas Papanickolau — Marc Stein (@ESPNSteinLine) September 25, 2015 By waiving...
Via BSN Denver
September 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Denver Nuggets reportedly not waiving Kostas Papanikolaou… yet

  Ah, the Internet. It’s a funny place. It’s also a really scary place. And for the Denver Nuggets and Kostas Papanikolaou, it’s been a very unreliable place as of late. Two days ago international basketball reporter David Pick reported the Nuggets would waive Papanikolaou along with Joey Dorsey, both of whom were acquired from the Houston Rockets via the Ty Lawson trade. Two days...
Via BSN Denver
August 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Denver Nuggets waive Kostas Papanikolaou, Joey Dorsey

  Several of the proverbial chips have fallen with regards to the Denver Nuggets’ final 15-man roster. According to David Pick the Nuggets have officially waived Kostas Papanikolaou and Joey Dorsey, both of whom were acquired from the Houston Rockets in exchange for Ty Lawson. Denver Nuggets will waive Kostas Papanikolaou, source said. His $4.7 million deal is non-guaranteed. —...
Via BSN Denver
August 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Nuggets will reportedly waive Kostas Papanikolaou

Kostas Papanikolaou was part of the grab bag of players the Rockets sent to the Nuggets in the trade for Ty Lawson, but he won't be playing for Denver next season.The Nuggets will waive Papanikolaou, according to a report from David Pick. His contract worth almost $4.8 million for next season is non-guaranteed, and it appears as though Denver would rather have the cap space to use...
Via FOX Sports
August 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Why Kostas Papanikolaou is a perfect trade chip

When the Houston Rockets first signed Kostas Papanikolaou to his contract, there was immediate speculation it would eventually turn into a juicy trade chip. The rookie was the fifth highest paid player on the Rockets last year, but next year his contract is completely non-guaranteed, with a guarantee date of October 4th. This gives the deal serious value for another team looking...
Via FOX Sports
June 25, 2015  |  Discuss

NBA Weekly Column: Round 2

Week 1 of the NBA regular season is in the books, which means it is time for another edition of isportsweb’s NBA Weekly Column. Find out who got off to a hot start and who started the year off in a funk. Power Six Teams 1. San Antonio Spurs(1-1): Timmy D. and the rest of his intelligent bunch beat the Dallas Mavericks in the season opener but fell to the Phoenix Suns 94-89. Although...
November 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Spurs interested in Greek forward Papanikolaou

The San Antonio Spurs have a knack at finding NBA talent overseas and it appears the team has eyes on another foreign basketball talent. According to, the Blazers may be looking to trade Greek forward Kostas Papanikolaou of Olympiacos and the Spurs are interested in acquiring his rights among other teams. So there is a strong chance that the Blazers will trade...
Via Project Spurs
May 15, 2013  |  Discuss

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