Thursday, August 21, 2008
Tau and Virtus Bologna are after Koponen
Petteri Koponen(1.93-PG) has become a sought after player, especially after the imminent transfer of Dragic to Phoenix. The finnish point-guar who was drafted in 2007 at number 30 by the Philadelphia 76ers was lated traded to Portland.
Koponen played for the Honka Cowboys in Finland last season leading his team to win the league title and he also took part in the Las Vegas Summer League where he did pretty well averaging 13.2 points and 3.4 assists in 5 games starting in all five of them. Koponen is known for his passing ability and his very mature decision making in the fast break.
According to italian media Tau and Virtus had made offers to the player although the article says that Virtus has the upper hand in the race.
Koponen averaged 18.3 points 3.3 rebounds 4.2 assists and 2.2 steals in 33 of the finnish league.