As reported by BolognaBasket, Bill Branch and Steve Rosberry, assistant GM of Portland Trail Blazers, were yesterday in Bologna to scout Petteri Kopopnen.
The two scouts talked with coach Lino Lardo and his staff asking info on the Finnish combo guard.
Branch and Rosberry spent even time in Valencia to see Victor Claver.
Koponen was selected by Philadelphia 76ers in the 2007 NBA draft and then his rights were traded to Portland for Derrick Byars and cash consideration.
Koponen in the current season is averaging 12.4ppg in Serie A in 22 games.