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Kostas Papanikolaou
SF - 6'8, 225lbs - 33 years old - 2 years of NBA experience
Olympiacos - Signed with Olympiacos
  • Birthdate: 07/30/1990
  • Drafted (NBA): 48th pick, 2012
  • Pre-draft team: Olympiacos (Greece)
  • Country: Greece
  • Hand: Left
  • Agent: George Sferopoulos (Sfera Sports Association)
27th August, 2009GreeceSigned a five year contract with Olympiakos.
2012 NBA DraftNBADrafted 48th overall by New York.
16th July, 2012NBADraft rights traded by New York, along with Dan Gadzuric, a signed-and-traded Jared Jeffries, a 2016 second round pick (#37, Chinanu Onuaku), cash and the draft rights to Giorgos Printezis (#58, 2007), to Portland in exchange for Kurt Thomas and a signed-and-traded Raymond Felton.
10th July, 2013NBADraft rights traded by Portland, along with a 2015 second round pick (#37, Richaun Holmes), a 2017 second round pick (#45, Dillon Brooks) and the draft rights to Marko Todorovic (#45, 2013) to Houston in exchange for Thomas Robinson.
20th July, 2013GreeceLeft Olympiakos.
20th July, 2013SpainSigned a three year contract with Barcelona.
24th August, 2014SpainLeft Barcelona.
29th September, 2014NBASigned a partially guaranteed two year, $9,599,328 contract with Houston.
20th July, 2015NBATraded by Houston, along with Nick Johnson, Joey Dorsey, Pablo Prigioni, a protected 2016 first round pick (#15, Juancho Hernangomez and cash, to Denver in exchange for Ty Lawson and a 2017 second round pick (#43, Isaiah Hartenstein).
25th September, 2015NBAWaived by Denver.
5th November, 2015NBASigned an unguaranteed minimum salary contract for the remainder of the season and through 2017 with Denver.
7th January, 2016NBAWaived by Denver.
20th January, 2016GreeceSigned for the remainder of the season and through 2019 with Olympiakos.
Career Moves
2007 - August 2009Aris Thessaloniki (Greece)
August 2009 - July 2013Olympiakos (Greece)
July 2013 - August 2014Barcelona (Spain)
September 2014 - July 2015Houston Rockets (NBA)
July 2015 - January 2016Denver Nuggets (NBA)
January 2016 - presentOlympiakos (Greece)
Articles about Kostas Papanikolaou

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. Behind him, former Timberwolves draft pick Loukas Mavrokefalidis provides some smooth, fluid, unspectacular scoring ability, as does 7 footer (and another former NBA draft pick) Andreas Glyniadakis, who has moves, touch, finesse, and absolutely no speed. Marko Keselj was bought from the financially destitute Crvena Zvezda, and serves as the young thin athletic combo forward option, demonstrating a greatly improved jumpshot this season to go along with his athleticism and all the opportunities that having it opens up. And small forward prospect Kostas Papanikolaou is maturing quickly. From being nothing more than a garbage time player last season, Papanikolaou has become a valued and regular contributor to the team, demonstrating good athleticism, rebounding, extra passing, spot-up shooting and occasionally very effective defense, all while making few mistakes for one so experienced being exposed to such a high standard of play. He has certainly been well schooled.

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