Kosta Koufos is getting paid.
The former Buckeye center is leaving the NBA for a huge EuroLeague deal with defending champion CSKA Moscow, according to Chris Haynes of Yahoo! Sports.
The reported two-year, $6 million deal will make Koufos the highest-paid American in Europe. The deal will also include an NBA option if Koufos decides to return before the end of his contract.
Sources: A two-year, $6 million deal that will include an NBA option should he decide to return to the league. Koufos, a career average of 5.7 points, 5.0 rebounds and 0.7 blocks, will join a club freshly removed from winning its eighth EuroLeague championship https://t.co/iFRCFROIMm— Chris Haynes (@ChrisBHaynes) July 19, 2019
Koufos is an NBA veteran, playing 11 seasons with five different teams. Most recently, he played in Sacramento where he had the longest stint of his career, staying with the Kings for four seasons between 2015-2018.
Through his 11 seasons, Koufos has averaged 5.7 points, 5.0 rebounds and 0.7 blocks per game and has come off the bench for most of his career.
Koufos is a free agent this offseason reportedly attracted interest from Detroit, Sacramento, Milwaukee and Toronto, but was a likely candidate for a one-year veteran minimum contract, worth about $2.5 million.