Most underrated trade of the summer?
July, 11, 2013
By Joe Kaiser | ESPN Insider
When Memphis added to its frontline on draft night with the acquisition of Kosta Koufos, landing the 7-footer by sending Darrell Arthur to Denver, it was a move that didn't move the needle much for many NBA fans. Perhaps it's because the deal was made on the night of the NBA draft. Or because it involved two lesser-known players in the league.
But a closer look reveals not only did the 24-year-old Koufos start all 81 games he played for the Nuggets last season, ahead of deep-pocketed big man JaVale McGee, mind you, but that the Grizzlies may have pulled off the most underrated trade of the summer.