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Report: Petteri Koponen to the Army

9/30/2007

As Ball in Europe tells it, Portland's first-round pick will endure a special version of conscription, for elite athletes, that doesn't mess with their day job too much.

Still, I'm sure it's no picnic. 

Here's a TrueHoop interview with Koponen from before the draft, in which he explains that Santa Claus is really from Finland.