Kosta Koufos PF/C MEM 4 days ago

Koufos contributed five points (2-3 FG, 1-2 FT), three rebounds, one steal and three blocks in 13 minutes during the Grizzlies' 100-86 win versus the Blazers on Sunday.

Marc Gasol played 39 minutes despite the fact that the Grizzlies held a big lead for most of the second half. Koufos represents the team's lone legitimate backup center, but without injury or foul trouble to Gasol Koufos has limited upside.

Kosta Koufos PF/C MEM 4 weeks ago

Koufos scored eight points (3-6 FG, 2-2 FT) with 12 rebounds and three blocks in 24 minutes off the bench Monday.

With DeMarcus Cousins getting the night off, Koufas and the other Grizzlies bigs were able to take advantage of the depleted Kings frontcourt. Don't expect a repeat any time soon, however, as Koufas typically doesn't get enough minutes to make much of a fantasy impact.

Kosta Koufos PF/C MEM 1 month ago

Koufos started Thursday's game against the Wizards with Marc Gasol (rest) out. He finished the game with 10 points, four rebounds, one steal, one block and one assist in 24 minutes.

Koufos received a one-night boost from the Grizzlies resting their starters. He'll come off the bench for most of his games going forward. In 61 games this season when he comes off the bench, he's averaging just 4.9 points, 4.9 rebounds and 0.8 blocks per game.

Kosta Koufos PF/C MEM 1 month ago

Koufos will start Thursday against the Wizards, the Washington Post reports.

The Grizzlies decided to rest most of their starters and Koufos will get the rare starting nod against the Wizards. However, he'll likely head back to the bench after Thursday's game.

Kosta Koufos PF/C MEM 2 months ago

Koufos started Tuesday's game against the Jazz with Zach Randolph (illness) out, and grabbed 10 rebounds but only scored six points (3-10 FG, 0-2 FT) in 34 minutes.

Randolph will likely be back in a game or two, which will cut down on Koufos's minutes. In 56 games off the bench this season, he's averaging just five points, five rebounds and 0.9 blocks in 16.1 minutes.

Kosta Koufos PF/C MEM 2 months ago

Koufos will get the start Tuesday, the Salt Lake Tribune's Aaron Falk reports.

Zach Randolph is out with an illness so the Grizzlies opted to keep their front line imposing against a similarly big Jazz frontcourt. Koufos could offer a solid source of rebounds and a good field-goal percentage, but his usage will not reflect Randolph's on a typical night. Look for Jon Leuer to also get in the mix at the four with Randolph out, although it is difficult to envision either replacement option seeing much more than 28 minutes Tuesday.

Kosta Koufos PF/C MEM 3 months ago

Koufos recorded four points (1-2 FG, 2-2 FT), 11 rebounds, one assist and one steal in 15 minutes during the Grizzlies' 102-101 win versus the Suns on Monday.

Koufos averaged 5.6 points (50.0 FG, 80.0 FT), 5.7 rebounds, 0.4 assists, 0.3 steals and 0.4 blocks in 18 minutes per game during 16 games in the month of January. He's an extremely valuable bench player on one of the best teams in the league, but it will likely take an injury to Marc Gasol for Koufos to become relevant in anything but the very deepest leagues.

Kosta Koufos PF/C MEM 4 months ago

Koufos returned to the bench against the Rockets Friday. He scored four points (1-4 FG, 2-2 FT) and added six rebounds, one steal, and one block in 14 minutes.

Koufos was replaced in the starting lineup by Jon Leuer, who was completely ineffective in his 16 minutes of action Friday. The Grizzlies have not yet settled on a replacement for the injured Zach Randolph (knee). Koufos outplayed Leuer Friday, but neither have much fantasy value unless they start to see a larger workload.

Kosta Koufos PF/C MEM 4 months ago

Koufos contributed five points (2-4 FG, 1-2 FT), four rebounds, three assists, one steal and one block in 33 minutes during the Grizzlies' 97-91 loss versus the Jazz on Monday.

Though Koufos earned the start and saw plenty of minutes, his statistical output was underwhelming. Jon Leuer performed well starting for Zach Randolph (sore knee) in Sunday's loss versus the Cavaliers, but Grizzlies coach Dave Joerger elected to go with Koufos versus the Jazz's towering front-court on Monday. The Grizzlies are back in action on Friday versus the Rockets, giving Randolph ample time to rest and recover.

Kosta Koufos PF/C MEM 4 months ago

Koufos posted 16 points (8-10 FG), seven rebounds and two blocks in 17 minutes during the Grizzlies' 117-116 3OT win versus the Spurs on Wednesday.

Koufos' performance helped the Grizzlies weather the Spurs' second half storm and pull out a hard fought win against the defending champs. Still, his production is inconsistent at best with limited minutes available behind Marc Gasol and Zach Randolph down low.