Kosta Koufos

Kosta Koufos (SAC) “Kous-Kous” nike

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Sac Logo Center: 7’0, 265 lbs; 10th year, Ohio State 

NBA Role: offensive-minded pivot Salty DOG

Kosta Koufos is another ‘third’ big who’s getting it done in the Association; won’t play heavy minutes, demand a certain number of touches or have many sets catered towards getting him buckets – Koufos isn’t about the stats, he understands & accepts his position, while realizing the significance of fulfilling his role; nice post scorer – good hands, loves lil runners & quick hooks; likes sweeping right-handers, goes up w/ purpose after handling dump-off passes; active defender: hard-working 7-footer – Koufos keeps his arms straight up while contesting shots (struggles w/ lateral lockdowns & closeouts, protecting the paint is a more natural fit); has perfected the role of ‘recurring guest’ – goes above & beyond his usual’s night’s work if a top performer is injured, offers plenty of intangibles* during sporadic appearances on a fully healthy roster; played under Dave Joerger in MEM – his role shouldn’t change one iota moving forward (in fact, he may be in line for a promotion heading into 2017-18)

*Koufos is a great screen-setter – gives his guard enough room to roam and create an open shot

Signature Shot: righty hook

(*factory setting*) NBA 2K17 Rating: 74


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  • Career: 5.7 points/game, 4.9 rebounds/game, 53% FG
  • Avg. career-high 8 points/game (2012-13)