Monday, December 8, 2008

Petteri Koponen gets to play

Koponen's lack of playing time for his Italian club has been well documented. We came to attribute this lack of burn to two primary causes: the league's well known reputation for not playing youngsters, and the fact that he was stuck behind the World's richest midget little person Earl Boykins.

For at least one night, Our Finnagler overcame the odds. Given a starting role and 24 whole minutes, he notched 7 points 1 assist and 2 steals. The numbers may not overwhelm, but Koponen played well enough to get a hug from the team President.

A twenty year old being trusted with 24 minutes is a big deal in this particular Italian league. Here is the Google translated Finnish write-up of Petteri's performance. We can only hope that this leads to more minutes for our man.

As always, thanks to H.T. for the update.

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