View Full Version : Koponen signs with Italian squad

08-22-2008, 06:26 PM
Koponen signs with Italian squad

Petteri Koponen has signed a four-year-contract with an Italian top league (Serie A) team, Virtus Bologna. This means that Koponen will not play in the NBA next season.

"This is a dream come true for me. I have signed a four year deal with Virtus Bologna, which includes a pretty good buy-out to NBA, that we were able to negogiate. Salary is as good as it would've been in the NBA", Koponen said.

08-22-2008, 06:27 PM
This is good. He gets pro experience in top league like Rudy did and he has a good buyout so he can come over when he is ready.

08-22-2008, 10:02 PM
I very much agree. Europe is a great place to learn.

08-23-2008, 11:15 AM
he will also probably be playing against josh childress so that could get him even more ready because he will be playing a former Nba player

08-23-2008, 11:43 AM
What if he likes it and never comes ? :(

08-23-2008, 11:49 AM
Well having on account he probably wont ever have the quality to play nba, is not that bad,

ITs kind of the English Center you drafted last year, probably will never go to portland.

He is really Inmature.

08-23-2008, 11:53 PM
you talking about Joel Freeland? I can never find any news about him. The last thing i heard was he couldn't play summer league because his team wouldn't let him.

Also what do you mean by immature?