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Kosta Koufos | Center/Forward

Team: Memphis Grizzlies
Age / DOB:  (25) / 2/24/1989
Ht / Wt:  7'0' / 265
College: Ohio State
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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. Jul 1 - 11:08 AM

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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.
Jun 29 - 5:25 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.
Mar 22 - 1:15 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.
Mar 8 - 11:10 PM

With Marc Gasol leaving Wednesday's game early due to a knee injury, Kosta Koufos stepped into a bigger role and had seven points, four rebounds, one steal and one block in 20 minutes.

Fantasy owners should take a wary view of Koufos until the Grizzlies update Gasol's status. He got off to a hot start after Gasol sprained his MCL earlier this season but soon found his role being eroded by Ed Davis and Jon Leuer, so even if Gasol isn't ready to play on Feb. 18 there are no guarantees that Koufos will help owners in 12-team leagues.
Feb 12 - 9:42 PM

Kosta Koufos came off the bench and hit 7-of-8 shots for 14 points, seven rebounds and three blocks in Saturday's win over the Rockets.

Despite the fact that Marc Gasol has really struggled since returning from his knee injury, Koufos hasn't been doing much, either. Prior to this explosion, he had scored a total of four points with five rebounds and one block in his previous three games. Ignore him.
Jan 25 - 11:22 PM

Kosta Koufos scored 11 points on 4-of-6 shooting with five rebounds, one steal and two blocks in 22 minutes on Friday against the Nuggets.

Koufos has steadily improved since falling off the wagon a few weeks back, and if you're looking for a short-term big man he's worth a look until Marc Gasol returns in the next week or so.
Jan 4 - 2:12 AM

Kosta Koufos played 30 minutes against the Bulls on Monday with 12 points, three boards, one steal and one block.

His minutes have been on the rise in each of his last four games and the Grizzlies seem comfortable leaving him in at center once again. Koufos has put up decent numbers over his last five games with averages of 9.2 points, 8.4 boards, 0.6 steals and 0.8 blocks in 23.0 minutes, so he's back on the radar. If you're looking for some help at center, give Kosta a look as long as you're aware his value will fall off once Marc Gasol (knee) returns.
Mon, Dec 30, 2013 11:54:00 PM

Kosta Koufos had nine points, 12 rebounds, two steals and a block in Saturday's win against Denver.

After seemingly falling off a fantasy cliff, his production is back. He's averaging 8.0 points, 9.2 rebounds and 0.8 blocks over his last five games, and might be a decent play until Marc Gasol is back. However, Gasol sounds close to a return from his knee injury, so Koufos' resurgence will likely be short lived.
Sun, Dec 29, 2013 01:17:00 AM

Kosta Koufos played 23 minutes against the Rockets on Thursday during a 100-92 loss, scoring five points with 11 boards, one assist and three fouls.

His minutes are on the rise over his last two while Jon Leuer's are declining, but he certainly hasn't done enough to deserve a pickup in fantasy leagues. The Grizzlies might have wanted some extra size in the paint vs. Houston, so we'll go with that as a reasonable explanation.
Fri, Dec 27, 2013 01:55:00 AM

Kosta Koufos scored 10 points, grabbed nine rebounds and blocked one shot in Saturday's victory, despite playing under 16 minutes off the bench.

Even though he played a reserve role, this was Koufos' best game in over a week. His initial surge after Marc Gasol's sprained MCL is becoming a distant memory, and he can be cut in favor of a hot free agent.
Sat, Dec 21, 2013 02:52:00 PM

Kosta Koufos played 18 minutes during Wednesday's 105-91 loss to the Mavericks with six points, seven boards, one steal and one block.

This is the fourth time he's turned in a line to prompt a drop, so even stubborn owners should be looking to dump Koufos for anything right now.
Thu, Dec 19, 2013 01:37:00 AM

Kosta Koufos' woes continued on Tuesday when he played just 13 minutes and hit 1-of-5 shots for two points and six rebounds.

Koufos has quickly fallen out of favor in Memphis, playing 16 or fewer minutes in three straight games. and scoring a total of 10 points in them. As if that's not bad enough, Jon Leuer stayed hot tonight (13 points, 7 rebounds, 3 3-pointers) and appears to be the preferred center for the Grizzlies right now. Additionally, Marc Gasol appears to be nearing a return, which will quickly send Koufos into oblivion. Yes, it's time to drop him.
Tue, Dec 17, 2013 11:15:00 PM

The Grizzlies got minimal production from Kosta Koufos in Sunday's home loss to the Wolves, as their starting center scored two points and grabbed two rebounds in 16 minutes.

He had played at least 30 minutes in every game since Marc Gasol (knee) went down, but he only played 14 minutes vs. the Pelicans on Friday and it wasn't due to foul trouble. Jon Leuer's terrific play off the bench is the primary culprit, but for now fantasy owners should stay patient -- we'll change our tune in a hurry if Koufos flops again during the Grizzlies upcoming back-to-back set.
Sun, Dec 15, 2013 09:33:00 PM

Kosta Koufos played just 14 minutes against the Pelicans on Friday, scoring six points with six boards and two fouls.

He played seven-minute stints to start the first and second halves. Koufos' minutes have been sporadic due mostly to foul trouble, but it would appear the Grizzlies wanted to get a little more offensive output from their center spot. Jon Leuer has played excellent, efficient ball and this looks like the makings of a timeshare at center until Marc Gasol (knee) gets back.
Fri, Dec 13, 2013 11:47:00 PM

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PosRoleName
PG1Mike Conley
2Beno Udrih
3Nick Calathes
SG1Courtney Lee
2Tony Allen
3Jordan Adams
4Luke Hancock
SF1Vince Carter
2Tayshaun Prince
3Quincy Pondexter
PF1Zach Randolph
2Jon Leuer
3Jarnell Stokes
C1Marc Gasol
2Kosta Koufos