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Kosta Koufos | Center/Forward

Team: Memphis Grizzlies
Age / DOB:  (26) / 2/24/1989
Ht / Wt:  7'0' / 265
College: Ohio State
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Kosta Koufos played a key role in Sunday's impressive win vs. the Hawks, scoring 10 points with seven rebounds and one block in 17 minutes off the Grizzlies' bench.
Jon Leuer chipped in four points and two boards in eight minutes, and Koufos is the lynchpin big man for Memphis' reserves, allowing Marc Gasol (16 points, 10 rebounds) to get a few much-needed breathers. Koufos doesn't have standard-league appeal in a backup role, but he'd be a solid pickup if Gasol every misses time with an injury. Feb 8 - 8:40 PM

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Kosta Koufos scored five points with four rebounds, three assists, one steal and one block over 33 minutes on Monday against the Jazz.

Koufos and Jon Leuer (four points, five boards, 26 minutes) are picking up the slack for Zach Randolph and based on tonight Koufos is the better play between the two. Neither are must-adds even on a speculative or short-term basis as Randolph is day-to-day with his knee injury.
Tue, Dec 23, 2014 01:42:00 AM

Kosta Koufos will start in place of Zach Randolph (knee) on Monday.

The Jazz have a lot of size up front with Derrick Favors and Enes Kanter, so John Leuer will come off the bench on Monday. Leuer has still posted a nice enough usage rate and had a great game on Sunday, so he's still the preferred option. Koufos is only worth a look in very deep leagues.
Mon, Dec 22, 2014 07:50:00 PM

The Cavs are interested in a trade for Kosta Koufos, sources told ESPN's Marc Stein.

If you're a big man capable of protecting the rim who is currently in the NBA, the Cavs are interested in you. Cleveland continues to unsuccessfully dangle Dion Waiters as "trade bait," so it's not a surprise a deal hasn't materialized. Memphis may not even be interested in Waiters, so this could all become moot rather quickly.
Source: ESPN
Mon, Dec 8, 2014 09:36:00 AM

Kosta Koufos played 13 minutes off the bench on Wednesday with eight points, three rebounds, one steal and one block.

Marc Gasol (knee) is going to get an MRI and he could miss time. Although, there is nothing clear on his status and he could be fine. If Gasol is out, Koufos will be worth a look in standard leagues.
Wed, Dec 3, 2014 11:54:00 PM

Kosta Koufos (flu) returned to action on Friday, putting up four points with one rebound in 15 minutes off the bench.

Koufos isn't worth your time unless something happens to Marc Gasol, and even then he wasn't a reliable option last year in that exact circumstance.
Fri, Nov 21, 2014 11:29:00 PM

Kosta Koufos (illness) will play Friday vs. the Celtics.

Koufos will play backup minutes behind Marc Gasol, and he can't be considered an asset in standard leagues. Leave him on the wire.
Fri, Nov 21, 2014 12:41:00 PM

Kosta Koufos (illness) is questionable to face the Celtics on Friday.

He has been backing up Marc Gasol, but Koufos doesn't have much fantasy value while Gasol and Zach Randolph are healthy.
Thu, Nov 20, 2014 07:39:00 PM

Kosta Koufos will not play vs. the Raptors on Tuesday due to the flu.

Jon Leuer is also out with the flu, leaving the Grizzlies' frontcourt very thin behind Marc Gasol and Zach Randolph, who will play as many minutes as possible. Jarnell Stokes should also crack the rotation, but it's just as likely that guys like Tayshaun Prince and Quincy Pondexter will play out-of-position minutes in the frontcourt.
Wed, Nov 19, 2014 06:31:00 PM

Kosta Koufos (flu) is questionable for Wednesday's game.

He will join Tony Allen, Courtney Lee, Beno Udrih and Jon Leuer on the injury list as they are all dealing with flu-like symptoms. Koufos is the first-big off of the bench, so his absence could mean decent minutes for rookie Jarnell Stokes, though he isn't worth targeting in almost any league. Check back for an update before tip-off.
Wed, Nov 19, 2014 01:14:00 PM

Kosta Koufos scored a season-high 14 points (5-of-5 FGs, 4-of-4 FTs) in 25 minutes off the bench on Tuesday, adding three rebounds and one block to help Memphis hold off the visiting Lakers.

Jon Leuer played just nine minutes and isn't a big part of the rotation right now, leaving Koufos as the first big man off the bench. His productivity is a great sight for Grizzlies fans, but it's hardly relevant in fantasy circles while Marc Gasol and Zach Randolph are healthy.
Tue, Nov 11, 2014 11:00:00 PM

The Memphis Grizzlies have picked up Kosta Koufos' $3 million option for next season.

The Grizzlies guaranteed Koufos the $3 million deal for next season after they decided not to extend a qualifying offer to Ed Davis. Koufos had a semi-productive stretch when Marc Gasol was injured last season, but his 2013-14 averages of 6.4 points, 5.2 rebounds, and 0.9 blocks limit his fantasy value to deeper leagues unless he sees a major uptick from his 16.9 minutes per game last season.
Tue, Jul 1, 2014 11:08:00 AM

The Grizzlies are "likely" to pick up Kosta Koufos' $3 million team option, according to beat writer Ronald Tillery.

Koufos proved his worth in 22 starts while Marc Gasol (sprained MCL) was injured last year, averaging 8.8 points, 8.5 rebounds and 1.2 blocks in 24 minutes per game. A backup role in Memphis doesn't do his fantasy value any favors, but at $3 million he's a solid addition to the Grizzlies' frontcourt.
Sun, Jun 29, 2014 05:25:00 PM

Kosta Koufos scored eight points on 4-of-5 shooting with five rebounds and one block in 19 minutes off the bench on Friday, but could see more action if Marc Gasol misses time with his sprained ankle.

Koufos started well earlier in the year when Gasol went down but the good times quickly ended and never picked back up. If you're in a 12-14 team league and need a center he could be worth a speculative add, but you're doing it at your own risk and not at the expense of anybody with a pulse.
Sat, Mar 22, 2014 01:15:00 AM

Kosta Koufos came off the bench for 12 points and 10 rebounds in just 19 minutes on Saturday.

Al Jefferson's not known for his defense and is probably a big reason that Koufos got loose tonight. Despite playing just 19 minutes in each of his last three games, he's scored 12 points in each of them and is averaging 8.0 rebounds, as well. But you have to think the other shoe is about to fall, as it would be very surprising to see him keep this up if he's getting fewer than 20 minutes a night.
Sat, Mar 8, 2014 11:10:00 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PG1Mike Conley
2Beno Udrih
3Nick Calathes
4Russ Smith
SG1Courtney Lee
2Vince Carter
3Jordan Adams
SF1Tony Allen
2Jeff Green
PF1Zach Randolph
2Jon Leuer
3Jarnell Stokes
4JaMychal Green
C1Marc Gasol
2Kosta Koufos