16 Facts About Petteri Koponen


Petteri Johannes Koponen was born on 13 April 1988 and is a Finnish former professional basketball player.


Petteri Koponen was drafted as the 30th pick by the Philadelphia 76ers in the 2007 NBA draft, and his NBA rights are currently held by the Dallas Mavericks.


Petteri Koponen played in the World All-Star team at the Nike Hoop Summit in 2007.


Petteri Koponen recorded 7 points and 6 assists with only one turnover, playing against future NBA super star, MVP Derrick Rose.


Petteri Koponen began his mandatory military service in the Lahti Military Academy in October 2007, participating in a special military service built for professional athletes such as Finnish tennis player Jarkko Nieminen.


On 14 July 2008, in the NBA Summer League game against the Washington Wizards, Petteri Koponen scored 19 points, shooting 4-for-6 on three-point attempts.


On 16 August 2016, Petteri Koponen signed a three-year contract with Spanish powerhouse Barcelona.

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On 24 July 2018, Petteri Koponen signed a three-year contract with Bayern Munich of the German Basketball Bundesliga.


On 13 August 2021 Petteri Koponen returned to Finland in the Korisliiga, signing for Helsinki Seagulls.


On 28 June 2007, Petteri Koponen was taken 30th overall in the 2007 NBA draft by the Philadelphia 76ers.


Petteri Koponen was the final first-round pick in the draft.


On 23 June 2011, Petteri Koponen's rights were traded to the Dallas Mavericks for the Mavericks' second round pick in the 2011 draft.


Petteri Koponen showed no fear as he played like a veteran and got to play quite a lot.


Petteri Koponen was a main contributor in the Finnish men's national team in the summer of 2007.


Petteri Koponen averaged 10.6 points, 2.7 assists, 1.7 rebounds and 1.3 steals in 21.3 minutes a game with the national team.


Just days before the national team campaign tipped off, Petteri Koponen announced he would return to the Honka Playboys for one more season.