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Kosta Koufos | Center/Forward | #41

Team: Sacramento Kings
Age / DOB:  (27) / 2/24/1989
Ht / Wt:  7'0' / 265
College: Ohio State
Drafted: 2008 / Rd. 1 (23) / UTA
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Kosta Koufos grabbed 11 rebounds in 19 minutes as a starter on Sunday, but he scored only two points on 1-of-7 shooting.
Kings coach Dave Joerger said the Kings should "play big a little more to deal with Knicks' length," which is likely why he stuck with Koufos as a starter. Sacramento once again was forced to rally back after digging an early deficit, as Joerger has yet to find sustained success with his rotations. Don't be surprised to see another lineup switch vs. the Mavs on Wednesday. Dec 4 - 10:26 PM

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Kosta Koufos started and played nine minutes against the Celtics on Friday, grabbing three rebounds and failing to score.

The Kings looked bad with their big lineup as per usual. Coach Dave Joerger wants to try to get his old style in Memphis going here, but he just doesn't have the personnel for it. Koufos has extremely low upside.
Dec 2 - 10:37 PM

Kosta Koufos started vs. the Nets on Sunday and had six points, two rebounds and two turnovers in 26 minutes of action.

The Nets play with the fastest pace in the league so it was an interesting choice by coach Dave Joerger to start Koufos ahead of Matt Barnes. Tonight's line simply affirms what fantasy owners already know -- there's no reason to touch Koufos outside of very deep leagues.
Nov 27 - 9:14 PM

Kosta Koufos started alongside DeMarcus Cousins on Sunday, sending Matt Barnes to the bench.

Koufos has negligible fantasy upside whether he's starting or coming off the bench -- leave him on the wire.
Nov 27 - 6:13 PM

Kosta Koufos was benched on Sunday but wound up with eight points, six rebounds, three blocks and one steal in 26 minutes of action.

The Kings are switching to a small-ball attack with DeMarcus Cousins at center, yet Koufos' playing time tonight marked an unexpected season-high. The blocks were also a season high and anyone holding him in deep leagues must be pleased. The bulk of fantasy owners can continue ignoring him.
Nov 21 - 12:54 AM

Kosta Koufos started the first half and came off the bench in the second against the Clippers on Friday, failing to score with one rebound in nine minutes.

He wasn't playing good defense, so there's really no point in playing him. Koufos is among the least valuable starters in fantasy.
Nov 19 - 2:44 AM

Kosta Koufos started ahead of Matt Barnes on Thursday.

This seemed like a no-brainer against the big Magic frontcourt. Koufos won't have much fantasy value due to a low block rate and being the fifth scoring option almost every moment he's on the court.
Nov 3 - 7:15 PM

Kosta Koufos moved to the bench on Tuesday and hit 3-of-4 shots for six points, nine rebounds and a block in 25 minutes.

The numbers weren't much different off the bench than they were as a starter, but he could be back with the first unit in his next game. It appears he was benched for matchup purposes, as the Heat play a small lineup. Matt Barnes started in his place and didn't hit a shot.
Nov 1 - 11:29 PM

Matt Barnes has replaced Kosta Koufos in the Kings starting lineup on Tuesday night.

Koufos had started each of the Kings first four games. He was averaging 4.5 points and 6.8 rebounds in 20.5 minutes per game. He was barely worth rostering in deeper leagues even when he was starting, so feel free to cut him for a player with higher upside.
Nov 1 - 7:34 PM

Kosta Koufos scored eight points with seven rebounds, three assists, one steal and three turnovers in 24 minutes against the Spurs on Thursday.

He's actually playing well and earned more playing time than his 13 minutes on Wednesday. It was a better matchup for him in this game and he likely tops out at 24 minutes most nights. He's more of a desperation asset in deep leagues due to low upside.
Oct 28 - 1:15 AM

Kosta Koufos started Wednesday's game but didn't do much in the boxscore, finishing with two points, four boards and one assist in 13 minutes.

Koufos impacted the game more than his drab stat-line suggests, and we expect him to continue starting alongside DeMarcus Cousins until further notice. Even as a starter, Koufos should be unowned outside of deep leagues.
Oct 27 - 12:49 AM

Kosta Koufos will start against the Suns on Wednesday.

He was fully expected to see the start next to DeMarcus Cousins with over half of his minutes next to him in the preseason. Koufos is still only a deep-league option.
Oct 26 - 9:51 PM

Kosta Koufos is listed as a projected starter with Willie Cauley-Stein coming off the bench against the Suns on Wednesday.

It's not surprising with Cauley-Stein only playing 38 of his 124 preseason minutes next to DeMarcus Cousins. Koufos has slimmed down this summer and has shown a better ability to close out on jumpers against him. He likely won't be too involved in the offense, so there isn't much fantasy upside.
Source: NBA.com
Oct 26 - 4:06 PM

Kosta Koufos was quiet in a start vs. the Lakers on Tuesday, scoring two points with two rebounds and one assist in 14 minutes.

He was 1-of-4 from the field and normally isn’t going to look for his shot while playing next to DeMarcus Cousins. It’s not a huge surprise that Koufos is starting over Willie Cauley-Stein because of his knowledge of coach Dave Joerger’s system, but in case it’s not obvious, his upside is very low.
Oct 5 - 12:52 AM

Kosta Koufos is starting at center for the Kings on Tuesday vs. the Lakers.

Koufos will be joined by Darren Collison, Arron Afflalo, Rudy Gay and DeMarcus Cousins. Willie Cauley-Stein was the favorite to start next to Cousins, but he had a very disappointing summer league. This is the preseason, so WCS will likely get a chance to prove himself in the first unit in the near future. Even if he holds on to the starting role, Koufos would be a low-upside pick late in drafts.
Oct 4 - 10:10 PM