Credit: USA Today – Scanpix
Credit USA Today – Scanpix

Kosta Koufos, the 11-year veteran NBA center, is signing with the Ignite select team in the NBA G League, according to Marc Stein.

Kosta Koufos

Kosta  Koufos
Position: C
Age: 32
Height: 213 cm
Weight: 120 kg
Birth place: Canton, United States of America

Per the report, Koufos had multiple European offers but will join the Ignite instead.

Last season the 32-year-old spent with Olympiacos Piraeus. He played 8 Turkish Airlines EuroLeague games and averaged 4.6 points and 2.3 rebounds.

Before coming to OLY, Koufos represented the Utah Jazz (2008-10), the Minnesota Timberwolves (2010-11), the Denver Nuggets (2011-13), the Memphis Grizzlies (2013-15), the Sacramento Kings (2015-19) and CSKA Moscow (2019-20).

The 2.13-meter big man was selected with the 23rd overall pick in the 2008 NBA Draft by the Jazz.

He has NBA career averages of 5.7 points and 5 rebounds in 686 contests.

In 2009, Koufos debuted with the senior Greek national team and he competed at the EuroBasket 2009, where he won a bronze medal. During the tournament, he averaged 5.6 points and 3 rebounds per game.

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