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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 17 minutes against the Clippers on Saturday with eight points, seven rebounds and one turnover.
He didn't start the second half with Marc Gasol (ankle) out, but he did play most of the clutch minutes and was the first sub after the break. Koufos is the favorite to start if Gasol needs to miss time, which seems to be a likely scenario. The Grizzlies needed this game, Gasol is a warrior and he tried to get re-taped, but he still couldn't get back out there. Still, Koufos is not an option unless you're in dire straits for a big man. Apr 12 - 12:41 AM

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Kosta Koufos grabbed a season-high 12 rebounds on Monday, and also chipped in with eight points on 3-of-6 shooting and three blocks.

Koufos might get some extra minutes if the Grizzlies pull back on some of their big men, but in the thick of a seeding hunt that's hard to plan for if you're a fantasy owner. Even seeing Zach Randolph hobble around a bit with a sore knee, we'd need to hear that he's in danger of missing time before we advise a pickup.
Mar 30 - 11:16 PM

Kosta Koufos started in place of Zach Randolph (illness) on Tuesday vs. the Jazz, scoring six points with 10 boards and one assist in 34 minutes.

Koufos is a decent streaming option in daily leagues whenever Marc Gasol or Zach Randolph are inactive, but owners searching for long-term value should look the other way. The Grizzlies play the Rockets on Wednesday, so Koufos may have another chance to start if Z-Bo can't go.
Mar 3 - 11:03 PM

Kosta Koufos will start Tuesday's game in place of Zach Randolph (illness).

Koufos makes a decent temporary fantasy option but most owners should have more reliable long-term alternatives on the waiver wire. Z-Bo's absence will also open up more opportunities for backup big man Jon Leuer, and it will be all hands on deck for the Grizzlies tonight.
Mar 3 - 7:49 PM

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

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

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
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