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Giannis Bourousis
PF/C - 6'11, 247lbs - 40 years old - 0 years of NBA experience
Retired - Retired after 2022 season
  • Birthdate: 11/18/1983
  • Drafted (NBA): Undrafted, 2005
  • Pre-draft team: AEK Athens (Greece)
  • Country: Greece
  • Hand: Right
  • Agent: -
Summer 2006GreeceSigned a four year contract with Olympiakos.
20th June, 2009GreeceSigned a two year extension with Olympiakos.
1st July, 2011GreeceLeft Olympiakos.
6th July, 2011ItalySigned a two year contract with A.J. Milano.
18th July, 2013SpainSigned a two year contract with Real Madrid. Included team option for 2014/15.
24th June, 2014SpainReal Madrid exercised 2014/15 team option.
27th September, 2015SpainSigned a one year contract with Laboral Kutxa.
12th July, 2016GreeceSigned a two year contract with Panathinaikos.
4th July, 2017GreeceLeft Panathinaikos.
10th July, 2017ChinaSigned a one year contract with Zhejiang Guangsha Lions.
Career Moves
2001 - Summer 2006AEK Athens (Greece)
Summer 2006 - June 2011Olympiakos (Greece)
July 2011 - June 2013Milano (Italy)
July 2013 - June 2015Real Madrid (Spain)
September 2015 - June 2016Laboral (Spain)
July 2016 - July 2017Panathinaikos (Greece)
July 2017 - presentZhejiang Lions (China)
Articles about Giannis Bourousis

March 24, 2011

Alongside that incoming duo, the incumbent Giannis Bourousis remains, intimidating any opposing guard who dare drive at him, throwing his weight around on the class, rebounding prolifically, making layups, and sticking his threes. Challenge him at your peril.

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May 29, 2010

Vujcic's minutes took such a hit partly because he's into his 30's now, but also because of how deep Olympiakos are up front. With Giannis Bourousis and Sofoklis Schortsanitis getting the bulk of the starts up front, Linas Kleiza getting a dollop of power forward minutes, and with Greek internationals Andreas Glyniadakis and Loukas Mavrokefalidis also in the big man mix, Vujcic had to share time with the rest of the talent (not helped by the fact he's Croatian; Greek teams can only have a maximum amount of six non-Greeks per game, hence the roles for Glyniadakis, Mavrokefalidis and the baffling Pangiotis Vasilopoulos). Olympiakos's front court depth is in fact so deep that even Bourousis is moaning about his minutes. And he's the best of the bunch.

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January 8, 2010

- Giannis Bourousis

Bourousis averages 10.3 points, 5.9 rebounds, 1.4 assists, 0.6 blocks and 0.8 steals per game in 20 minutes per game in the Greek league, alongside 9.6 points, 4.6 rebounds, 0.8 assists, 0.6 blocks and 0.7 steals in 16 minutes per game in the Euroleague.

Some old farts are defiant in their belief that the 440 odd players in the NBA are the best players in the world, and that very very very few players from leagues outside of the NBA cannot compete. This myth is being slowly broken down over time, but some people cling to it, defiant as they are that D-League numbers are irrelevant and that European players haven't the talent to succeed in the NBA. To those people, I ask the following; Bourousis is 7'0 tall, strong, athletic, quick, versatile, mobile and skilled. He can defend the interior and the perimeter, run the court, shoot, post up, rebound and finish with authority. And he just turned 26. Which part of that couldn't translate to the NBA?

It is true that all of the world's very best play in the NBA. But there's many a player outside of it who could perform well in it. Bourousis is one of these, and it probably won't be too long until he's doing exactly that.

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