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Kostas Papanikolaou | Forward | #16

Team: Denver Nuggets
Age / DOB:  (28) / 7/31/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'8" / 225
Drafted: 2012 / Rd. 2 (18) / NY

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Kostas Papanikolaou has received interest from several teams around the league and is considering an NBA comeback.
Papanikolaou has been out of the league since 2016, but after a successful run with Olympiacos in the EuroLeague last season, he's garnering some interest around the league. Maybe he'll be able to snag an NBA deal this summer, but it's unlikely he'll establish himself as a relevant name in fantasy hoops. Jul 2 - 6:21 PM

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Kostas Papanikolaou will sign a deal to play for Olympiacos in Greece.

The 25-year-old forward was released by the Nuggets in early January, but we will let you know if he pops up on the NBA radar again.
Source: Sportando
Sun, Jan 17, 2016 01:01:00 PM

Nuggets release F Kostas Papanikolaou.

The 25-year-old had seen just 14.3 minutes per game over the Nuggets last five and only averaged 1.8 points per game during that span. The Nuggets will now look to add a player on a 10-day contract, while Papanikolaou can remain on waivers in all fantasy leagues.
Thu, Jan 7, 2016 12:55:00 PM

Kostas Papanikolaou (ankle) played 12 minutes off the Nuggets' bench on Sunday, scoring three points without any rebounds, assists, steals or blocks.

The second-year forward isn't a significant part of the rotation with Danilo Gallinari healthy, relegating him to the fantasy scrap heap.
Mon, Jan 4, 2016 12:39:00 AM

Kostas Papanikolaou (ankle) is available for Sunday's game vs. the Blazers.

He will give the Nuggets a little extra depth off the bench, but his window for fantasy value is gone now that Danilo Gallinari is healthy. Leave Papanikolaou on the wire.
Sun, Jan 3, 2016 08:43:00 PM

Kostas Papanikolaou (ankle) will not play against the Warriors on Saturday.

The Nuggets don't need him anymore with Danilo Gallinari (ankle) back for this game. Papanikolaou can be dropped in just every league.
Sat, Jan 2, 2016 02:49:00 PM

The Denver Nuggets have decided to pick up Kostas Papanikolaou's option.

Denver had until January 10 to decide to keep Papanikolaou for the rest of the season and decided to pick up the extension that will keep him around until the end of the summer and include a team option for 2016-17. Though Papa has been starting in place of Danilo Gallinari (ankle) he doesn't do enough to warrant a roster spot in standard fantasy leagues.
Thu, Dec 31, 2015 11:45:00 AM

Kostas Pananikolaou started Sunday's game vs. the Thunder, but finished with just three points, three assists and two steals in 13 minutes.

His minutes have fallen sharply over the past three games and he's only had one fantasy-worthy performance in four starts. He should stay in the starting lineup on Tuesday and Wednesday, as Danilo Gallinari (ankle) isn't expected back until Saturday, but there's no reason to bother with Papanikolaou.
Sun, Dec 27, 2015 09:57:00 PM

Kostas Papanikolaou remained in the starting lineup vs. the Suns, finishing with nine points, two 3-pointers, five rebounds, three assists, two steals and two blocks in 33 minutes.

He played only 11 minutes in a start on Tuesday but earned his playing time tonight, providing easily his best fantasy offering of the season. He only started and saw this many minutes because the Nuggets were missing two starters, and is only worth a glance in DFS if Danilo Gallinari (ankle) can't play vs. the Spurs on Saturday.
Thu, Dec 24, 2015 01:25:00 AM

Kostas Papanikolaou scored nine points in a start at small forward on Tuesday vs. the Lakers, adding three 3-pointers and one steal in 11 minutes.

That's pretty decent production for such limited minutes, but Papanikolaou isn't going to have more than a limited role going forward even if Danilo Gallinari misses more time. Leave him on the wire.
Tue, Dec 22, 2015 11:46:00 PM

Kostas Papanikolaou will start at small forward on Tuesday vs. the Lakers.

Danilo Gallinari (left ankle sprain) is sitting out tonight, and the Nuggets would like to keep Will Barton in his sixth man role. Papanikolaou has season averages of 2.1 points on 38.9 percent shooting from the field, so there is no reason to add him in any format.
Tue, Dec 22, 2015 08:24:00 PM

Kostas Papanikolaou was claimed off waivers by DEN on Thursday November 5.

The Nuggets have a lot of injuries in their frontcourt so it makes sense to bring in some help. However, Papanikolaou isn't expected to have a large role and can be ignored in most fantasy leagues.
Fri, Nov 6, 2015 03:13:00 AM

The Denver Nuggets are expected to re-sign Kostas Papanikolaou.

The Nuggets waived Erick Green on Thursday and are expected to use the open roster spot to re-sign Papanikolaou, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports. While Papanikolaou will help provide the Nuggets with some depth, he can be ignored in all but the deepest fantasy leauges.
Thu, Nov 5, 2015 11:16:00 AM

Nuggets waive F Kostas Papanikolaou.

He didn't have much of a chance to make the team with the Nuggets bringing in so many players from the Ty Lawson deal and adding some overseas guys like Nikola Jokic. Papanikolaou is probably headed overseas.
Fri, Sep 25, 2015 05:05:00 PM

The Nuggets will likely waive Kostas Papanikolaou before his contract becomes guaranteed on October 4.

The Nuggets currently have 15 guaranteed contracts on the roster, so with Papnikolaou's non-guaranteed deal of $4.8 million, it seems all but certain that he will eventually be waived by Denver. He struggled to bring any meaningful statistics to the box score during his rookie year with the Rockets, and it's unlikely he'll be a fantasy factor in standard leagues any time soon.
Tue, Aug 11, 2015 06:58:00 PM

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