Former Ohio State Center Kosta Koufus Agrees to EuroLeague Deal to Become League's Highest Paid American, Per Report

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Kalmar's picture

He really could have benefited from staying another year.

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analyticalguy's picture

I think he did alright for himself.

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Silver Sniper's picture

Agreed. Should have stayed. Wasn’t ready for NBA when he came out and was a journeyman bench player his whole career.

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Barfolomew's picture

That's a high kosta for Koufos

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Monclovabuckeye's picture

It's all Greek to me.

I don't give a damn for the whole state of Xichigan.

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Cooper's picture

I never thought he would last as long as he did in the NBA. Credit to Kosta and his agent.

This is definitely where I parked my car.

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oprettyricky's picture

not gonna lie, when i clicked it i was expecting some crazy salary like 4 years 120+ mill haha. Good for him, though

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RBuck's picture

Amazing. Didn't even start his one year here. Wanted to play outside and pop 3's at almost 7'.

Sooner or later it all gets real.

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ibuck's picture

Wanted to play outside and pop 3's at almost 7'.

Alex, I'll take "Things centers do in Europe" for 3 million.

Interesting that clubs in Europe (Yes, Moscow is in Europe) are paying more for NBA players.

Our honor defend, so we'll fight to the end !

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WestSideTower'79's picture

If I'm doing the math right, the highest paid American player in Europe will be making NBA minimum +20%.

North until you smell it, west until you step in it

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Kevin Harrish's picture

That's actually the NBA minimum for a 10+ year veteran. The minimum begins at $1.4 million for one-year players and increases incrementally until the players reach year 10, where it's around $2.5 million. But yeah, your point is still totally valid.

FalcotoyourMartel's picture

Pain heals. Chicks dig scars. Glory lasts forever. -Falco

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wvcbus08's picture

That will put him at $50mil career for an average of around $3.8mil/per, not too shabby!

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logan.chris.1's picture

Kosta... time to give in to fate.... trim that top down to a 1 or 2.

Chris

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Extramedium's picture

Nah just go all the way with a blade.  No need for half measures

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Trebor40's picture

Damn, I wish he played with the guys in the TBT tournament - just like them the season Euro season is over and he could have used the publicity to perhaps sweeten the deal! 

I would rather be on hand with 10 men then elsewhere with 10,000 - Timur Lenk

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