Ignite was founded just a year ago with the idea of being a springboard team for high school players who prefer the G League route to the university route to make the jump to the NBA. The first year of the experiment has not gone wrong, placing two of its players in draft lottery spots. Specifically Jalen Green in number two and Jonathan Kuminga in number seven. However, his squad also includes old acquaintances from the NBA, including Jarret Jack, Amir Johnson and, as of today, Kosta Koufos. The veteran gamer Company with Ignite after ignoring several offers in Europe.
The pivot chains two rather unsuccessful experiences. In May 2020, CSKA Moscow terminated its contract due to losses from the pandemic. He was without a team for almost a year until Olympiacos took over his services last February, where he has spent without pain or glory until the end of last season. It was at that moment when he considered returning to the NBA, failing in the attempt. Koufos left the NBA for the Russian team in 2019 despite having offers from Kings or Pistons. Now he will join the ranks of the most famous team in the development league to try to get back into the best league in the world.
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