Kosta Koufos Trade Rumors: Latest News, Speculation Surrounding Kings C

December 30th, 2016 by Joseph Zucker Leave a reply »

The Sacramento Kings have no shortage of frontcourt options at the moment, so Kosta Koufos could be used as a trade chip ahead of the Feb. 23 deadline.

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Rockets Show Interest in Koufos Friday, Dec. 30 ESPN.com's Marc Stein reported Friday that the Houston Rockets have set their sights on Koufos as they look to add to their depth at center.

Trading for Koufos would be a sensible addition for the Rockets. According to NBA.com, Houston is 26th in points allowed in the paint (45.7 points per game). The team is also allowing opposing teams to shoot 63.4 percent inside five feet, which is 28th.

Although he doesn't offer a lot of value on the offensive end, Koufos is a solid rim protector. The Kings are allowing four fewer points per 100 possessions when he's on the court, per NBA.com.

Below is a look at how shooters have performed when matched up against the 27-year-old, courtesy of NBA.com's player tracking data:

Acquiring Koufos would likely come at a fairly steep cost. The Cleveland Cavaliers su ...

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