Petteri Koponen Watch: Remember Me? Edition

April 4th, 2010 by Busta Bucket Leave a reply »
This Koponen update brought to you by Hippo is inspiring. It makes me want to write a blog entry of my own someday (maybe).
First off, The Finnagler has been named Serie A Player of the Week . You can check out some of his recent highlights, along with an awesome generic rock soundtrack, here (apparently Italy does not have embed video technology yet). Then there is this newspaper article which Hippo (he speaks like 70 languages, Finland educates good) summarizes in some main points: - Koponen is "pound for pound" the best player on his team.
- Koponen has made a huge leap from 2008-09. He has said that he would love to remain with Virtus Bologna in 2010-11 if Virtus participates in Euroleague play.
- His contract with Bologna goes until 2013. It would cost the Blazers $500,000 to buy out his contract.
- If another Euro club wants to buy out Koponen, and they are interested, they would negotiate a different buy out amount. Now, more from Hippo on Petteri's recent performance: Recent troubles of Portland Trailblazers General Manager Kevin Pritchard haven't been too good news for Blazers prospects playing in Europe such as Joel Freeland, Victor Claver and Petteri ...

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