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Euroleague 2017-18
« on: September 09, 2017, 01:36:44 PM »

Offline greece666

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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/

Re: Euroleague 2017-18
« Reply #1 on: September 12, 2017, 09:19:17 PM »

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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.

Re: Euroleague 2017-18
« Reply #2 on: September 18, 2017, 10:57:05 AM »

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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.



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.



Edit: I just saw Panathinaikos lend Charalambo to PAOK. I wish they had done it earlier - he needs mins to improve.
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