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Giannis Bourousis - PF/C, 6'11, 247
Signed in China - Signed with Zhejiang Guangsha Lions
       Date of birth: 11/18/1983
       Country: Greece
     Drafted (NBA): Undrafted, 2005
     Out of: AEK Athens (Greece)
  NBA Experience: 0 years
  Hand: Right

Summer 2006 Greece Signed a four year contract with Olympiakos.
20th June, 2009 Greece Signed a two year extension with Olympiakos.
1st July, 2011 Greece Left Olympiakos.
6th July, 2011 Italy Signed a two year contract with A.J. Milano.
18th July, 2013 Spain Signed a two year contract with Real Madrid. Included team option for 2014/15.
24th June, 2014 Spain Real Madrid exercised 2014/15 team option.
27th September, 2015 Spain Signed a one year contract with Laboral Kutxa.
12th July, 2016 Greece Signed a two year contract with Panathinaikos.
4th July, 2017 Greece Left Panathinaikos.
10th July, 2017 China Signed a one year contract with Zhejiang Guangsha Lions.
When: Where:
2001 - Summer 2006 AEK Athens (Greece)
Summer 2006 - June 2011 Olympiakos (Greece)
July 2011 - June 2013 Milano (Italy)
July 2013 - June 2015 Real Madrid (Spain)
September 2015 - June 2016 Laboral (Spain)
July 2016 - July 2017 Panathinaikos (Greece)
July 2017 - present Zhejiang Lions (China)
From blog:

   An Unnecessarily Exhaustive Guide To The Euroleague Final Eight

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.

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   Where Are They Now, 2010; Part 70

Vujcic's minutes took such a hit partly because he's into his 30's now, but also because of how deep Olympiakos are up front. With Giannis Bourousis and Sofoklis Schortsanitis getting the bulk of the starts up front, Linas Kleiza getting a dollop of power forward minutes, and with Greek internationals Andreas Glyniadakis and Loukas Mavrokefalidis also in the big man mix, Vujcic had to share time with the rest of the talent (not helped by the fact he's Croatian; Greek teams can only have a maximum amount of six non-Greeks per game, hence the roles for Glyniadakis, Mavrokefalidis and the baffling Pangiotis Vasilopoulos). Olympiakos's front court depth is in fact so deep that even Bourousis is moaning about his minutes. And he's the best of the bunch.

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   Where Are They Now, 2010; Part 8

- Giannis Bourousis

Bourousis averages 10.3 points, 5.9 rebounds, 1.4 assists, 0.6 blocks and 0.8 steals per game in 20 minutes per game in the Greek league, alongside 9.6 points, 4.6 rebounds, 0.8 assists, 0.6 blocks and 0.7 steals in 16 minutes per game in the Euroleague.

Some old farts are defiant in their belief that the 440 odd players in the NBA are the best players in the world, and that very very very few players from leagues outside of the NBA cannot compete. This myth is being slowly broken down over time, but some people cling to it, defiant as they are that D-League numbers are irrelevant and that European players haven't the talent to succeed in the NBA. To those people, I ask the following; Bourousis is 7'0 tall, strong, athletic, quick, versatile, mobile and skilled. He can defend the interior and the perimeter, run the court, shoot, post up, rebound and finish with authority. And he just turned 26. Which part of that couldn't translate to the NBA?

It is true that all of the world's very best play in the NBA. But there's many a player outside of it who could perform well in it. Bourousis is one of these, and it probably won't be too long until he's doing exactly that.

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