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Ioannis Bourousis offered NBA Contract?

2009/06/06 5:52 pm 5:52 pm5:52 pm5:52 pm 4 comments




Recent reports say that Greek center Ioannis Bourousis has been offered a four-year contract with the San Antonio Spurs.

It comes as no surprise as the 7-0, 280lbs center has been making waves as of late.  Most recently Ioannis averaged 12.5 points and 7.4 rebounds in 22 games with his Euroleague club Olympiakos Piraeus.  The hulking center made his first All-Euroleague team and was named MVP of the 2009 Greek all-star game.

And before the ULEB, Bourousis played well in the 2008 Summer Olympics for the Greek National Team. In six Olympic games with Hellas, Boroussis averaged 11.7 points, 5.2 rebounds, and 1.0 steal filling in for Lazaros Papadopolous and underachieving Sofoklis Schortsianitis.

Apparently it’s just not the Spurs that is after the 25-year old pivot, Gazzetta.gr is also saying that both the Memphis Grizzlies and Cleveland Cavs are interested in Bourousis.

If the Memphis and Cleveland rumors have any truth, Bourousis will have to compete with international centers in both situations.  In Cleveland, he’ll battle with Zydrunas Ilgauskas of Lithuania and with Anderson Varejao of Brazil.

In Memphis, he would be a battle of four international centers vying for a roster spot come the 2009-2010 season. Including Bourousis, there is Marc Gasol (Spain), Darko Milicic (Serbia), and Hamed Haddadi (Iran).

Edit: We should note that this is a rumor and we are aware that reports like this can be untrustworthy, especially coming from the Greek press. In the past, representatives have used reports of NBA contracts as a leverage in negotiation with their Euroleague clubs.

Links and Resources: Bourousis to NBA? (Gazzetta) Bourousis to San Antonio Rumor (Interbasket), Ioannis Bourousis Olympic Profile (Interbasket), ULEB Game 4: Olympiakos, Pana move on to Berlin, Euroleague Final Four (Interbasket), Spurs going Greek? Not so fast (MySanAntonio Blog)



  • Darko Milicic is in New York you effing dimwits…so much for your credibility…

  • Do Your Research

    Yes, Milicic is in New York, and Thabeet is in Memphis. You know, the number 2 pick? Who the hell is writing this? I assume you have internet access. How long does it take to go to grizzlies.com? Do your job for chrissake!

  • stupid people

    nun/Do Your Research; it’s a shame that those two stupid people will probably never visit this site again to see how retarded they are for their dumb responses…..it says you idiots that this was posted Saturday, June 6th, 2009 at 5:52pm….these idiots are more than likely Sperm fans that got all excited but pre ejaculated on themselves

  • stupid people = unclassy

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