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Title: Euroleague 2017-18
Post by: greece666 on September 09, 2017, 01:36:44 PM
This is a bit early, as Euroleague starts on October 12.

For now, I put here some links:

Euroleague's official site

http://www.euroleague.net/

Sportando (good for news outside the NBA)

http://www.sportando.com/en/

A sub on the Euroleague in reddit (very low activity but quite consistent on its posting)

https://www.reddit.com/r/Euroleague/
Title: Re: Euroleague 2017-18
Post by: greece666 on September 12, 2017, 09:19:17 PM
All the roster moves of Euroleague teams since last year

http://www.euroleague.net/news/i/7vnlpnpkn566f5tk/2017-18-roster-moves

Only two players continue in Maccabi since last season. Similarly, only four players continue in Anadolu and Baskonia.

Notice the coach changes too: only nine out of 16 coaches continue in their teams. This is a league with very fluid rosters.

Finally, CSKA replaced Teodosic with Sergio Rodriguez (played in Philly last year): as good a replacement as they could possibly find.
Title: Re: Euroleague 2017-18
Post by: greece666 on September 18, 2017, 10:57:05 AM
I'll be making short presentations for teams. If ppl want to write stuff on a team they know/like, feel free to jump in.

I start with Panathinaikos. We rather unexpectedly won the Greek championship last year, by beating Olympiakos at his home in game 5- Panathinaikos had not done this since 1999, as the home court advantage is hard to break in Greece.

Panathinaikos got two players this offseason iirc: Antetokounmpo's older brother (Thanassis) - to me he seems unpolished offensively, but his athleticism is a plus in Europe, esp. when it comes to D- and Matt Lojeski, an American-Belgian spot-up shooter who used to play for Olympiakos. If you could put these two together and make a player with Lojeski's shot and Thanassis' D, it would be great. Just sayin  ::)

Other notable players are Calathes and Pappas - both played in the Eurobasket.

(https://i.gyazo.com/18dba1c27b998fe071f1e16b1d89c451.png)

Looking at the roster above, I am not sure why Charampopoulos is not included- he got an injury but should be back before Christmas.

The coach is Xavi Pascual, I think he is a significant upgrade over the previous one (Pedoulakis) and I'm happy they kept him for this year too. Maybe Darío can add here.

Here is Panathinaikos schedule for this year´s Euroleague

https://basketball.realgm.com/international/league/8/Greek-HEBA-A1/team/9/Panathinaikos/schedule

And this the 1940 basketball team - apparently the Athens YMCA was among their main rivals.

(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/0/0c/Panathinaikos_BC_1940.jpg/800px-Panathinaikos_BC_1940.jpg)

Edit: I just saw Panathinaikos lend Charalambo to PAOK. I wish they had done it earlier - he needs mins to improve.
Title: Re: Euroleague 2017-18
Post by: greece666 on September 28, 2017, 10:43:55 AM
Last 10 days were hectic but now I'm back to presenting Eurobasket teams. Ideally I'll write something on  Real and Maccabi And if time allows, expand a bit more.

So, today... CSKA.

Their star player, Milos Teodosic, is gone to the Clippers, but CSKA still has a strong roster. The highlight of the summer was getting Sergio Rodriguez to replace Teodosic. CSKA remains one of the strongest Euroleague teams.

(https://i.gyazo.com/50a07af11f46100077563ba7e1a9756f.png)

They have been at the top for more than 50 years.They have lost the Russian title only twice since 1992 (in 2001 and 2002), for a total of 24 Russian championships in 27 seasons. They were dominant in the Soviet era as well winning a total of 24 titles.

Among the few teams that broke the CSKA monopoly was Zalgiris Kaunas winning three titles in the 80s (1985-87), when they had Sabonis in their roster.

(https://i.gyazo.com/8417a502ed38e64f40bb5025db5d2414.png)

CSKA have also won a total of 7 Euroleague/Champions cup titles; only Real Madrid has more with 9.

(https://i.gyazo.com/5c52b7dd5c341f6f8ca652a703030516.png)

Much of this success is owed to coach Alexander Gomelsky. He was their head coach from 1966 to 1988 - unfortunately, I do not know anything about his coaching style nor could I find any info; this despite him being a HoFer and having written several books on bball.

(https://cskabasket.com/images/photos/57/photos/1235649442.jpg)

^Here with CSKA players. Nr 11 is Vladimir Tkachenko (7'3).

(https://s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/find-a-grave-prod/photos/2005/238/11621005_112515523802.jpg)

(https://i.gyazo.com/9e992128aa2cdf461a875372acc5bb09.png)

^He was nicknamed dad.

Finally, if you are into this kind of thing, he was a consultant at a Soviet movie about a bball player. The movie is online (but no subs) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9L_bultN6cc


Title: Re: Euroleague 2017-18
Post by: konkmv on September 28, 2017, 12:09:35 PM
Green rules... Celtics and panathinaikos ... hope for a game in Greece some day... pao fans from another world
Title: Re: Euroleague 2017-18
Post by: konkmv on September 28, 2017, 12:15:09 PM
https://youtu.be/LQng_jWCCiA
Title: Re: Euroleague 2017-18
Post by: greece666 on October 26, 2017, 09:52:50 PM
Haven´t had the opportunity to watch a single game so far, decided to make an update anyway for the thread not to go inactive for too long.


(https://i.gyazo.com/3a192fbe71fb08c08db96c5891e568dc.png)
Title: Re: Euroleague 2017-18
Post by: greece666 on November 12, 2017, 01:27:08 PM
I'm late as usual. In September 2017, Nick Gallis was inducted in the HoF.

Here's his speech.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tqmjhfxOlGo
Title: Re: Euroleague 2017-18
Post by: greece666 on November 14, 2017, 07:21:24 AM
Phil Pressey highlights vs Panathinaikos (Euroleague)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i7deaVjeWvo

and vs Bilbao (Liga ACB)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CbZLLYGustk
Title: Re: Euroleague 2017-18
Post by: PAOBoston on November 14, 2017, 07:56:30 AM
Haven't been super impressed by PAO's start to the season.

I still cannot fathom that their official name is Panathinaikos Superfoods. I hate Dimitris Giannakopoulos so much.
Title: Re: Euroleague 2017-18
Post by: greece666 on November 14, 2017, 09:10:01 AM
Haven't been super impressed by PAO's start to the season.

I still cannot fathom that their official name is Panathinaikos Superfoods. I hate Dimitris Giannakopoulos so much.

(http://www.apuestasbaloncesto.com.es/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/dimitris_giannakopoulos_oaka-e1429696132959.jpg)
Title: Re: Euroleague 2017-18
Post by: greece666 on November 26, 2017, 02:52:44 PM
I watched a bit of the Panathinaikos - Real Madrid game

Madrid had a higher % in all three cats, but also made a lot more TOs. Close game was open until the last second. Doncic was OK, Calathes seems to play better this year for Panathinaikos.

The replay has been uploaded here (also check out the journalist at the postgame interviews  :-X )

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R_9fOWaSHJU
Title: Re: Euroleague 2017-18
Post by: greece666 on November 30, 2017, 06:37:27 AM
Khimki's Thomas Robinson (#5 of the 2012 draft) out with a broken wrist.

Similarly, Olympiacos's Mantzaris out with an unspecified (but prolly not too serious) injury on the left leg.
Title: Re: Euroleague 2017-18
Post by: LatterDayCelticsfan on January 05, 2018, 02:53:40 PM
Got to watch Barcelona set CSKA on fire from 3 point Land. Nando de Colo impressed me for CSKA, whereas Barca's Victor Claver had a good game also
Title: Re: Euroleague 2017-18
Post by: greece666 on January 25, 2018, 12:42:38 PM
I dont have the time to follow the Euroleague this year, let alone writing on it. If anyone does and wants to help out, by all means do it guys.

For now, I'm posting an excerpt of an Obradovic interview, where he discusses the successes of SAS and Pop.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yOI-R1cccF4