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Chicago Bulls, Kosta Koufos
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Kosta Koufos – Unrestricted

Another 30-year-old unrestricted free agent, Kosta Koufos, has also seen his fair share of NBA homes throughout the years. Koufos is a former first-round pick out of Ohio State back in 2008, when he was drafted by the Utah Jazz at no. 23 overall.

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Playing for five franchises over his career, Koufos has primarily handled backup duties. Although, he played extensively as a starter on two occasions: In 2012-2013, Koufos started 81 games for the Denver Nuggets, and in 2016-2017 he started 62 games for the Sacramento Kings.

Last year, in Sacramento, he was used sparingly. Koufos played just 12 minutes per game while averaging 3.7 points and 4.2 rebounds. He has never been known as an offensive powerhouse, but more of a defensive big man. In fact, Koufos has never even attempted a single three-pointer in his entire career — 686 games.

You know what you’re going to get in Koufos. For his career, he is a 5-and-5 kind of guy. He’s averaged over five points and five rebounds per game for his career — pretty straight forward.

Koufos would give the Bulls decent depth behind Carter, and would bring a gritty, physical style to the backup spot. This would be the kind of guy Boylen is ideally looking for, whether Bulls fans like that or not.