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Kostas Papanikolaou - SF, 6'8, 225
Signed in Greece - Signed with Olympiacos
       Date of birth: 08/01/1990
       Country: Greece
     Drafted (NBA): 48th pick, 2012
     Out of: Olympiacos (Greece)
  NBA Experience: 2 years
  Hand: Left

27th August, 2009 Greece Signed a five year contract with Olympiakos.
2012 NBA Draft NBA Drafted 48th overall by New York.
16th July, 2012 NBA Draft rights traded by New York, along with Dan Gadzuric, a signed-and-traded Jared Jeffries, a 2016 second round pick (#37, Chinanu Onuaku), cash and the draft rights to Giorgos Printezis (#58, 2007), to Portland in exchange for Kurt Thomas and a signed-and-traded Raymond Felton.
10th July, 2013 NBA Draft rights traded by Portland, along with a 2015 second round pick (#37, Richaun Holmes), a 2017 second round pick (#45, Dillon Brooks) and the draft rights to Marko Todorovic (#45, 2013) to Houston in exchange for Thomas Robinson.
20th July, 2013 Greece Left Olympiakos.
20th July, 2013 Spain Signed a three year contract with Barcelona.
24th August, 2014 Spain Left Barcelona.
29th September, 2014 NBA Signed a partially guaranteed two year, $9,599,328 contract with Houston.
20th July, 2015 NBA Traded by Houston, along with Nick Johnson, Joey Dorsey, Pablo Prigioni, a protected 2016 first round pick (#15, Juancho Hernangomez and cash, to Denver in exchange for Ty Lawson and a 2017 second round pick (#43, Isaiah Hartenstein).
25th September, 2015 NBA Waived by Denver.
5th November, 2015 NBA Signed an unguaranteed minimum salary contract for the remainder of the season and through 2017 with Denver.
7th January, 2016 NBA Waived by Denver.
20th January, 2016 Greece Signed for the remainder of the season and through 2019 with Olympiakos.
When: Where:
2007 - August 2009 Aris Thessaloniki (Greece)
August 2009 - July 2013 Olympiakos (Greece)
July 2013 - August 2014 Barcelona (Spain)
September 2014 - July 2015 Houston Rockets (NBA)
July 2015 - January 2016 Denver Nuggets (NBA)
January 2016 - present Olympiakos (Greece)
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. Behind him, former Timberwolves draft pick Loukas Mavrokefalidis provides some smooth, fluid, unspectacular scoring ability, as does 7 footer (and another former NBA draft pick) Andreas Glyniadakis, who has moves, touch, finesse, and absolutely no speed. Marko Keselj was bought from the financially destitute Crvena Zvezda, and serves as the young thin athletic combo forward option, demonstrating a greatly improved jumpshot this season to go along with his athleticism and all the opportunities that having it opens up. And small forward prospect Kostas Papanikolaou is maturing quickly. From being nothing more than a garbage time player last season, Papanikolaou has become a valued and regular contributor to the team, demonstrating good athleticism, rebounding, extra passing, spot-up shooting and occasionally very effective defense, all while making few mistakes for one so experienced being exposed to such a high standard of play. He has certainly been well schooled.

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