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JARED NEWSON'S BLOG
196cm / 6'5'' - Forward - 1984
Jared Newson Basketball Career
Born: Sep.26, 1984 in Belleville (USA)|
Son of Dan Caruthers and Jackie Newson
2002-2003: Forest Park CC (NJCAA)
2003-2004: Tennessee-Martin (NCAA, starting five): 28 games: 14.4ppg, 5.9rpg, 1.7apg, 1.3spg, FGP: 45.8%, 3PT: 39.3%, FT: 70.1%
2004-2005: Tennessee-Martin (NCAA, starting five): 27 games: 15.4ppg, 6.8rpg, 1.6spg, FGP: 42.3%, 3PT: 18.5%, FT: 74.2%
2005-2006: Tennessee-Martin (NCAA, starting five): 28 games: 18.8ppg, 6.6rpg, 1.4apg, 1.7spg, FGP: 45.3%, 3PT: 40.4%, FT: 70.9%: Finished three-year career at UT-Martin ranked third all-time in scoring (1,347 points) and fifth all-time in rebounding (535).
2006: Portsmouth Invitational Tournament (Pre-NBA Draft): 3 games: 7.3ppg, 1.7rpg, 1.3apg, 2.3spg, 2FGP: 28.6%, 3PT: 40.0%, FT: 57.1%
2006 July: Summer Pro-Am League in Long Beach (Memphis Grizzlies)
2006-2007: Bayer Giants Leverkusen (Germany-1.Bundesliga): 37 games: 13.3ppg, 5.5rpg, 1.2apg, 1.1spg, 2FGP: 46.6%, 3FGP: 33.9%, FT: 65.4%
2007 July: NBA Summer League in Las Vegas (Dallas Mavericks)
2007-2008: Dallas Mavericks (NBA), only pre-season, then moved to Cairns Taipans (Australia-NBL, starting five): 13 games: 13.4ppg, 5.5rpg, 1.9apg, 1.8spg, FGP: 41.4%, 3PT: 15.0%, FT: 63.4%, also played for Polpak Swiecie (Poland-DBE): 2 games: 0pts, 2.5rpg, 1.5apg
2008-2009: Brose Baskets Bamberg (Germany-1.Bundesliga): Eurocup: 5 games: 7.4ppg, 4.2rpg; German League: 28 games: 6.7ppg, 2.9rpg, FGP: 56.2%, 3PT: 33.3%, FT: 72.3%
2009 July: Court Side Pro Camp in Las Vegas (Lions team)
2009: Drafted by Bakersfield Jam (D-League,4rd(61))
2009-2010: Bakersfield Jam (D-League): 20 games: 10.6ppg, 4.2rpg, 1.2apg, 1.1spg, FGP: 50.0%, 3PT: 36.7%, FT: 67.2%; in Jan.'10 traded to Sioux Falls Skyforce (D-League, starting five): 27 games: 8.5ppg, 4.0rpg, 1.1apg, FGP: 50.6%, 3PT: 21.7%, FT: 60.5%
2010 July: NBA Summer League in Las Vegas (NBA D-League Select)
2010-2011: Joensuun Kataja (Finland-Korisliiga, starting five): 55 games: 17.6ppg, 6.9rpg, 1.6spg, FGP: 55.6%, 3PT: 34.9%, FT: 69.5%
2011-2012: Joensuun Kataja (Finland-Korisliiga, starting five): 50 games: 18.0ppg, 8.6rpg, 1.3apg, 1.6spg, FGP: 51.8%, 3PT-3(41.8%), FT: 77.0%
2012-2013: Hyeres-Toulon Var Basket (France-ProB, starting five): 34 games: 14.7ppg, 6.0rpg, 1.5apg, 1.6spg, FGP: 48.8%, 3PT: 40.7%, FT: 67.5%
2013: in June joined Brujos de Guayama (Puerto Rico-BSN): 6 games: 2.7ppg, 2.2rpg, 1.0apg, left in July
2013-2014: Saint Vallier Basket Drome (France-ProB): 22 games: 11.7ppg, 5.2rpg, 1.3apg, 1.4spg, FGP: 45.8%, 3PT: 37.5%, FT: 74.6%, released in Dec.'13, in Jan.'14 moved to Joensuun Kataja Basket (Finland-Korisliiga, starting five): 31 games: 11.6ppg, 5.7rpg, 1.3apg, 1.2spg, FGP: 52.0%, 3PT: 39.8%, FT: 69.1%
2014-2015: Crailsheim Merlins (Germany-BBL, starting five): 4 games: 3.0ppg, 2.0rpg, 2.0apg, released in Oct.'14, in Nov.'14 moved to BC Orchies (France-ProB, starting five): 29 games: 13.2ppg, 5.4rpg, 1.4apg, 1.6spg, FGP: 47.0%, 3PT: 39.2%, FT: 74.7%
2015-2016: BC Orchies (France-ProB): 29 games: 11.7ppg, 5.2rpg, 1.4spg, FGP: 45.6%, 3PT: 35.2%, FT: 55.2%
2016-2017: CEP Lorient (France-NM1, starting five)
All-OVC 3rd Team -04
All-OVC 1st Team -06
German Bundesliga All-Star Game -07 (Slam Dunk Contest Winner)
German Bundesliga Semifinals -09
Finnish Cup Winner -11, 12
Finnish League Finalist -11, 12, 14
Eurobasket.com All-Finnish Korisliiga Guard of the Year -11
Finnish League Regular Season Champion -12
Eurobasket.com All-Finnish Korisliiga 1st Team -12
Eurobasket.com Finnish Korisliiga All-Imports Team -12
Eurobasket.com All-French ProB Honorable Mention -15
| The Bartzokas case in Barcelona: You've lost that lovin' feelin'..- Feb.19, 2017 (by Dimitris)|
You've lost that lovin' feelin'.. By Dimitris Katsionis on 13 February 2017 The greatest triumphs of propaganda have been achieved not by acting, but by omitting. Truth is important, but, from a practical viewpoint, hiding the truth is even more so.The Catalans are experiencing more intensely the feeling of a 'bad season' at Palau Blaugrana, however, very few focus on the real sources of the problem. Hoopfellas sheds light to the Barcelona situation. Once the Egyptians built pyramids.... [read more]
You've lost that lovin' feelin'..
By Dimitris Katsionis on 13 February 2017
The greatest triumphs of propaganda have been achieved not by acting, but by omitting. Truth is important, but, from a practical viewpoint, hiding the truth is even more so.The Catalans are experiencing more intensely the feeling of a 'bad season' at Palau Blaugrana, however, very few focus on the real sources of the problem. Hoopfellas sheds light to the Barcelona situation.
Once the Egyptians built pyramids. The Greeks built the Parthenon. Europeans built their amazing cathedrals during the Middle Ages. The Americans built their incredible skyscrapers. Coach Bartsokas built Euroleague basketball rosters..
Today, after a season at Krasnodar, where he got extremely close to a triumph , he feels doubt knocking on his door in a situation that is his dream job.
Barcelona's performance in the previous Euroleague game (before last night's 92-72 against Manresa) against Galata was not just a bad night, nor a bad gameplan from the coaching staff, or the players' failure to execute that plan. The problem is deeper. Barcelona is 'ill' and have been dragging their illness within a toxic (for them) situation for quite some time now. At this point the people's reactions have put more pressure on everyone, from the front office to the last person in the coaching staff. What is really happening though? Is this unnatural or realistic?
Great changes: In order to build, you have to dismantle...
George Bartsokas beat Barcelona last year and did not allow them to get to the Final 4. Barcelona had many problems in areas they used to be strong: defence and rebounding. At the same time, there was a strong feeling of wanting something fresh, a change that would regenerate the cells of the basketball section at Palau Blaugrana. The 52 year old coach was deemed the most appropriate person to improve the team in these areas aiming to change their character in the second half of the season and the title games.
We have pointed out the coach's effort to change the nature of Barcelona's defence under the guidance of coach Bartsokas, and it is obvious that there is an intention to give the team a more aggressive character and bring another culture to Palau Blaugrana. They would not be an artistic team, but a fighting team. However, in the 'city of artists' the culture the coach was bringing with him is not a radical change, but a painful shock on Barcelona's basketball section, which is used to other norms. This is a complex procedure that takes time. On one hand, the team's ability to add players and satisfy what the coach wants has been a matter of discussion, but, on the other hand it is not easy for a coach to do what he has in mind, when there is already a 9 player roster when he joins the team, especially if these players have entirely different ideals. Last year at Krasnodar, he chose 5 out of the 7 core players of the team in another situation altogether.
Good thinking, bad placement.
Tyrece Rice is an experienced player. He is one of the very few guards that can take over the game and bring their opponent to their knees when he starts his engines. The F4 in Milan gave him the contract -if not the label -of a proven winner. The American guard played excellent basketball at Moscow, where together with Petteri Coponen, they were the Khimki's driving force, as they are two guards that are excellent in creating for their teammates and execute through personal plays. The fun to watch offense of Khimki, looked like a train which goes in the rights track with these guards. Correct... Coach Bartsokas invested in this image, and the chemistry these two players had developed, and he believed that he would be able to count on them for the new Barcelona offense. The screenplay's adaptation to the cinema was not that simple and it was presented with certain difficulties.
Both David Blatt's Maccabi and Khimki were a completely different environment from the one coach Bartsokas is trying to establish in Barcelona since last summer. They have major differences to what this year's Barcelona is playing; this is not turning a page, but altering the book altogether. Rimas Kurtinaitis' Khimki was methodically one of the best-structured offences in Europe. They relied on the principle 'the ball travels faster than a pair of feet' and built an offence which was, without a hint of exaggeration, a mixture of Passing-Spacing & Movement, like the one Brose is playing today in half court and the fast pace of CSKA, playing in a high tempo and relying on Rice's ability to make the fast break in conjunction with the ability of his teammates to run the court 'together' (top in deploying). All the players that went to the Moscow region that year were chosen to serve a specific purpose in Kurtinaitis' plan. Big guys such as Augustine, Paul Davis, Monya, Loncar, floor spacers such as KC Rivers-Fridzon, playmakers with the ability to both create and execute (Sved, Koponen, Rice). Clearly a different environment both competitively and emotionally (in regards to pressure and expectations)
This year, Rice is asked to function in a different environment, which does not stress his main skills. He has less chances to run and create in the open court, whereas in set basketball, poor spacing (especially since Tomic's performance is in free fall) and the increased amount of turnovers (derived from the fact that the players have not yet learned to function together and play next to each other). The American does not have the final step of Mike James in order to get to the rim. He is, however, extremely agile in the open court, even when he does not score. After Renfroe was added, and following the nights where Rice's wreckage hit rock bottom, as Barcelona completely depended on him in the final minutes of the games, I was convinced that the coach would try the guard pair of Renfroe-Koponen in the starting unit, which can put more pressure on the ball and maybe circulate the ball faster in half court. We did not see that happen. Maybe (just maybe) the coach should process the idea of giving Rice a 6th player role, without decreasing his playing time.
Post Presence What..?
It's a fact that coach George Bartsokas' strengths were never associated with the creation of a very effective diverse offence. He had never showed anything complex in this part, and he was never an offensive minded guru who would build an offense that would open one door after the other, where movement would be harmonious and would have deep roots of fundamentals. He relies more on the release of offensive energy through defence, in the exemplary execution of situations in the weak side or the PnR and mainly on the individual ability of his players, who preferably should 'be able to shoot and pass properly'. Compared to the previous regime at Barcelona, his offensive philosophy represents a simpler, more direct approach, which is faster to learn. How easy is it, when the ground where you intend to sow is not fertile...?
In Barcelona, the fans and mainly the athletes themselves are used to a totally different competitive context. They are used to watch a good offense that is based on certain principles and teams that execute quickly both in the open court and half court. It is written in their DNA 'quality team offense and the player's individual talent becomes part of the team '. They like artists, not macho fighters. The change in what they are watching is a 'poor image' of this 'poor' period and this is what concerns them the most. Before the ... goodbye waving, especially at a time when Barcelona was having players come back from injuries and showed signs of a comeback, I had pointed out that their limited offense is what bothers more in Barcelona, not the bad results for a crowd that is used to (and demands) to see a good show. This is of course subjective. This is my two cents, for what they're worth. A good show may mean hustle plays, passion, simple albeit correct cooperations. The answer always varies depending on the mentality of the crowd and the identity the organisation has established.
Barcelona 2015-16 Barcelona 2016-17
70.3 PACE 68.9
111,0 OFF RATING 105,0
53.8 eFG% 52.2
105,3 DEF RATING 110.2
These numbers are not listed to compare the work of a coach that is on the bench for almost a decade to a coach that replaced him a few months ago, but to show the difference of how an average fan of the Catalan team sees it (in regards to what is offered). Coach Bartsokas has almost never effectively worked with Post-5s like Tomic. He got to a city and a situation where the team relied on a Heavy Post Offence in order to establish their offensive production and he knew that he would face certain difficulties in order to change things. The simpler, less complicated and with fewer offensive abilities roster of Krasnodar is not the same as the one he found in Barcelona, where there are many good scorers (without athleticism, not the most physical players and not the best defenders) and certain offensive characteristics, which he was expected to combine properly, mix all these ingredients and make a good dish. So, when your offensive philosophy is connected with certain situations and is not versatile, it is not easy to absorb all these characteristics and find an active role for all the players in your offense. It is much more difficult than in cases where you have two or three scorers and a few soldiers to support them and secure them by playing in a certain way with roles being clear.
Lack of athleticism and 'thirst'...
Last year,Barcelona showed signs of concern in areas that used to be the pillars of their game, such as defence and rebounding, and, as we pointed out earlier, the coach's resume would guarantee improvement in certain areas, which in title matches (especially in the Euroleague) are essential. However...
For coach Bartsokas this offseason there was the problem that he found players that were important for the organisation, who:
-most of them did not have the 'thirst' to go for the top, being over the hill in their carriers AND
-their presence required minutes that had their offensive, not their defensive performance as a point of reference.
The 'four Spanish players' rule 'tightened the rope' around the Catalan team's neck; they paid more than he was worth for Claver, they lost early the facilitator, Ribas, who provided balance for their backcourt and they were forced to rely (yet again and again and again) on the pair of Navaro-Oleson (36 and 33 years old). Under normal circumstances each of the former stars of the team (Navaro is the team itself, not just a star...) would play the role of the fifth guard in this year's backcourt, where La Bomba plays for 16 minutes and Oleason for 21.9 minutes, with everything that comes with that.
For Barcelona, in the competitive part (in the financial there was a profit) the fact that they lost two players like Satoranski and Abrines, who crossed over the Atlantic last year, from their backcourt was a great loss. Their absence left a great void in the physical/athletic package and the freshness they brought to the backcourt, and that void was never covered. Two guards that brought size, pace, defensive stops and both half court and transition execution, but mainly two players in a great age, away from lacking the 'thirst' of winning and constant recognition. The new day has already come at Palau Blaugrana and it finds Beracelona wearing the same worn-out clothes...
At the same time, the Catalans, much to everyone's surpsise, kept two light 4s with face up game and peripheral execution (Doelman, Vezeknov), while Claver moves to '3' in order to cover the absence of a defensive stopper in a position where the team has a void, which seems to be there on purpose (but wrongfully, as it turns out) and is not covered in order for everyone to fit in the rotation, by playing sometimes Big and sometimes Small, which results in the team not finding their rythm. Barcelona's frontcourt is Soft in the paint, and this is what restricts them from being more physical in their defence and put the pressure by putting their hand on the opponent. Ante Tomic is the tragic figure, like last year for a long while (you do remember our discussion, right?), and his stats in the last 5 Euroleague games are 3.2 points with 6/24 shots (and 7.9 rebounds)... I sincerely don't know if Faverani was the coach's decision, whereas Diagne's return was deemed necessary.
Under these circumstances and taking into account the constant injuries they have had to face so far, it has been difficult to gradually build piece-by-piece a good defence, which was the key for the coach's success last year at Krasnodar. Remember Bartsokas' view on how difficult it is to convince a Russian player to play concentrated defence for 40 minutes (which was his biggest problem when he got the job in western Russia.
To sum up, gentlemen, the coach is trying to radically change the psyche of this organisation. This is the reason why what we see Barcelona play at this time looks 'ugly'. Weird... If coach Bartsokas can make it and keep his position, he may be able to set the stage for something better, healthier and most of all different from what people are used to see in the next season and focus on ACB for this year. Just remember Fener's basketball in Obradovic's first season in Istanbul to understand the hardships the Greek coach has to face in order to establish his own competitive principles in an environment with a different culture. It won't be easy. However, every radical change, especially in an organisation with tradition, a certain basketball identity, is a difficult task. Nevertheless, seeing a Greek coach being at the head of the 'legend' of Catalonia is important. Coach, I hope (and secretly expect) that this time you will not 'be the change you want to see'.
Bring back that lovin' feelin'..
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| 2016-17 Euroleague Power Rankings- Feb.10, 2017 (by Dimitris)|
We are over the 2/3 of the season and greek-based Hoopfellas.gr presents the fourth edition of this year's Power Rankings for the Euroleague, comments and evaluates the dynamics of the 16 gladiators… http://www.hoopfellas.gr/en/ This is the 4th edition of the Power Rankings, before we get to the final matches of the regular season. Everything is still open. Let's begin our evaluation as an introduction to our discussion. It is not a coincidence that the top four teams of the standings... [read more]
We are over the 2/3 of the season and greek-based Hoopfellas.gr presents the fourth edition of this year's Power Rankings for the Euroleague, comments and evaluates the dynamics of the 16 gladiators…
This is the 4th edition of the Power Rankings, before we get to the final matches of the regular season. Everything is still open. Let's begin our evaluation as an introduction to our discussion.
It is not a coincidence that the top four teams of the standings and the Power Rankings are teams that have invested for years in the same core players and coach, in order to run their projects.
1. Real Madrid (16-5)
In Hoopfellas Power Rankings 3: 2
Offensive Rating-Defensive Rating: 118.6-109.2
Was it 'karmic' to see them in the first place, or maybe natural in the way things are going? Possibly the second… Donsic, the magician, and Caroll coming from behind in the backcourt, Real may outscore anyone, even at nights where their (improved this year) defense in not well. This is the difference from their main competitors (TOP-4). Lasso (he is good after all, isn't he…?) has been working for years in the same model (high tempo, efficient offense, low mistake basketball, balance basketball) and this year he has found the golden ratio with a really good team. Real has a relatively good game schedule and its greatest difficulties are in their two trips to Athens and the home game against Fener.
2. CSKA Moscow (15-6)
In Hoopfellas PR 3: 1
The champions cannot circulate the ball in the way they used to until now and this directly affects their performance, as it was the 'artillery' of their offensive philosophy and was able to produce the 'goods'. In six matches versus Fener (2), Anadolu, Crvena Zvezda, Real Madrid and Zalgiris, the 'Bear' had 40/142 three-pointers (32.2%) and 1 turnover for each assist (AST/TO ratio) which led to Brose stealing the title for the best Shooting Team of the competition. As a result of this weakness, important players, such as Fridzon, are nowhere to be found, and with them the ability of the team to outscore any opponent, anywhere. When talking about a team that plays at the highest Pace, this inefficient offensive nature is 'poison'. Coach Itoudis faces a great challenge.
3. Olympiakos (15-6)
In Hoopfellas PR 3: 3
The good work of last summer is now showing and the Reds needed their role players to up their game in order to support what they have built so far and to protect their team from the wave of injuries. Olympiacos came together after the loss at Mediolanum and relied on their defence and homogeneity, which show health, and is largely the work of coach Sfairopoulos, who knows his roster and develops properly within it. Mantzaris (8.5 points, 10/15 three-pointers in the last 4 matches), Milutinov and (of course) Papanikolaou are improving their performances. They are missing Hackett's personality, but Olympiacos has won 10 out of the last 12 games, even though their offense does not have alternative sources of creation and has the lowest Assisted FG percentage (52.4) in the league. This is what counts in games that can't be completely controlled by your defence…
4. Fenerbahce (14-7)
In Hoopfellas PR3:
Following the usual and timelessly beloved period of complaints and concerns, we are AGAIN at the point where Zoc has brought things where he wants and is in an advantageous position. Suddenly, we all found out that with Bogdanovic on the court, the Turks are another team altogether, which we had pointed out in our discussion from day 1 of his absence. The Serbian player's importance in the function of their offence was evident in the game against CSKA, where he unlocked a well-positioned defence with his playmaking, in a night where he only had 2/11 shots. Bogdanovic and Datome are two Close Out offense killers, which is a basic ingredient of his team; at the same time, their offense is really efficient, as Bogdanovic significally decompresses their guards. Fener is currently a very strong contender for a place in the top 3, as they are 2-0 against CSKA and will be playing against Olympiacos at home on the 23rd of this month.
5. Panathinaikos: (12-9)
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In the last Hoopfellas PR: 5 (tie)
It is very important that Panathinaikos was left standing in a very hard time in the season, where the problems could have broken them down (important players being out of form, injuries). Pascual resorted to more practical methods, which he could read better and embraced the low mistake basketball he has brought to the 'Clover', by lowering the tempo and bringing forward the trio of James-Rivers-Singleton. This is one of the reasons for the Greens' offense remaining inefficient and the rest of the players not being easily involved in it. However, this is also the reason why Panathinaikos survived by protecting their home court. This direction cannot take you far away, although Gist's return and Calathes' comeback (which are interconnected, Gist's presence, IF he is in good shape, will be able to help many players that are not performing well at the time) may bring a power shift. A non-stop-motor backcourt of Calathes-James is a spring dream for which everyone at OAKA is praying.
-Crvena Zvezda (12-9)
In last Hoopfellas PR: 11
Now is the time for Crvena Zvedza to show their true colours. The bad night is here and the stardust has cleared in the Aleksandar Nikolic Arena together with the magic wands that the team was holding for their impressive 7-0 record. However, the work done by Radonic has deeper roots. Jovic is 'deactivated' ('the strongest muscle when under pressure is the brain', don't forget) the Serbian offence seems more easily read at this level, less intelligent and interactive, although they still have the best defence in the competition and are still very effective in rebounding; also, their low mistake basketball will help them in the race for the top-8.
In last Hoopfellas PR: 5
Sengelia's absence has proved very costly for Baskonia, who are seeking their lost balance in their game. The 25 year old Georgian was a point of reference for the Basques' offence, who, without his Post/Face up game and his ability to put the ball on the court (which would help them score when they would be stuck) show another team and they are looking to divide Sengelia's plays among other players (1-3 since his injury)
8. Anadolu Efes (10-11)
In the last Hoopfellas PR: 9 (tie)
Anadolu had a great away win that boosts your morale and one that every team outside the top4 are dreaming of, by winning at Belgrade (where everyone has lost) and getting themselves in the top 8. It is obvious that Perasovic's team plays better, mainly due to the minor-but still noticeable- improvement of their defence, which had been their Achilles' heel so far. In the last 5 matches, Heurtel has 17.2 points and 59.4% in two pointers. The Turks have a good game schedule. They should try to become more efficient in their offence and move forward by building on their small improvement on defence.
9. Zalgiris (9-12)
In the last Hoopfellas PR: 12
Zalgiris' fundamental style has fascinated the true connoisseurs of basketball. The way they thoroughly set up their screens, the use of the basics for securing the rebounds (No1 in the competition) and the cooperation offense (No 2 in the competition with 66.4% Assisted FG!) with which they try to circumvent the lack of star quality is just excellent. However, their defence needs to improve. The next four matches will be difficult for them and they will probably not be as high in our next PR. Maybe not… No one is above the sport itself, and Zalgiris is truly playing it.
10. Darussafaka (10-11)
In the last Hoopfellas PR: 7
From a potential Dark Horse of the second half of the season, after obtaining Zizic, Darussafaka looks like a 'desperate housewife'. Wilbekin's abscence and all that the former Gator brought to his team's game, both in offence and defence, have cut the team in the middle. Blatt currently has no guards to control the games and the loss at Lombardy makes this evident. Just think how important this guard was in a team that relied very much on personal plays and 2/2 cooperation plays. Blatt is currently facing (possibly Itoudis too) the greatest challenge for his team's comeback.
-Brose Baskets (8-13)
In the last Hoopfellas PR: 8
Brose missed their great chance at Kazan to enter the race for the top 8, especially in this period where they are really in great shape. I personally think that their total performance and game quality deserve the eight place, although in many games they were lacking the rquired cynicism in closing. They now need two very hard away wins (Athens, Belgrade, Anadolu) in order to stay alive for the battle, given that they will be closing the regular season with 4 out of 5 matches at their home… Janis Strelnieks has 14.6 points and 56.7% in three pointers (with 5.3 shots), 4.1 assists and only 1.1 turnovers in the last 7 games. Beware…
12. Barcelona (8-13)
In the last Hoopfellas PR: 9
Barcelona is just 2 wins away from eight place, but based on their performance this looks so far away. The Catalans have a great offensive problem (even though they are producing cooperations), they often turn the ball over (that makes it even more difficult to find their rhythm, which shows that they have not all worked together for the required time) and are soft in the paint. Bartsokas is signing Munford for the '2' position and he will try to push in the upcoming four matches (Galata, Milan, Uniks three of them). Barcelona has 5 losses in the last 6 games…
13. Unics Kazan (7-14)
In the last Hoopfellas PR: 14
Without Colom and with Ponkrashov not yet back from his injury, Uniks can not follow the pace of Euroleague teams. Coach Pashutin plays Voronov at the '1' position, and I probably should stop commenting here. Stoll is not up to the task and the absence of a proper '1' and playmaking has affected the rest of the players. Even the Ninja, Keith Langford, has not scored more than 16 points in three consecutive matches. It's never been heard of…
14. EA7 (7-21)
In the last Hoopfellas PR:16
The fact that EA7 showed signs of life in the last 4 matches is important for the structure of the new Euroleague and the success of the project in general. Just think about it… A team with 10 consecutive defeats (and absent defence mechanisms) found their way into fighting and won 3/4 games (they fought and lost at Madrid). EA7 will remain at the bottom of the standings, but it is important to maintain this mentality and morale in order to remain competitive until the end…
In the last Hoopfellas PR: 15
Really, now… For Galatasarai's roster their record and the last place is degrading. They have the firepower and a real home court. What they don't have is the proper mentality. However, they made an effort in the last five games. Guler has either Greek or Serbian ancestors. This is the only way to explain…
16. Maccabi Tel Aviv (7-14)
In the last Hoopfellas PR: 13
No other team has lost 10 out of 12 matches. And yet, the result is even worse. Maccabi has reached rock bottom. Zero…At all levels. The constant fines and Weems' release show what Bagatskis has had to face since he joined the team. The problem is so much deeper…
- See more at: http://www.hoopfellas.gr/en/2017/02/08/2016-17-hoopfellas-euroleague-power-rankings-4-2/#sthash.dpLJUJqD.dpuf
| Barcelona brings back Diagne from loan- Jan.23, 2017 (by Dimitris)|
FC Barcelona Lassa announced Sunday that big man Moussa Diagne (211-C-94) will return to the club from his loan to 7DAYS EuroCup team Montakit Fuenlabrada. Diagne appeared briefly in two Turkish Airlines EuroLeague games last season for Barcelona. He was loaned over the summer to Fuenlabrada, where he has averaged 7.4 points and 5.1 rebounds in nine EuroCup appearances this season. Diagne is a mobile F/C and coach Bartzokas will use his defensive skills and athleticism in specific units t... [read more]
FC Barcelona Lassa announced Sunday that big man Moussa Diagne (211-C-94) will return to the club from his loan to 7DAYS EuroCup team Montakit Fuenlabrada. Diagne appeared briefly in two Turkish Airlines EuroLeague games last season for Barcelona. He was loaned over the summer to Fuenlabrada, where he has averaged 7.4 points and 5.1 rebounds in nine EuroCup appearances this season. Diagne is a mobile F/C and coach Bartzokas will use his defensive skills and athleticism in specific units targeting on being more effective in the Pick&Roll defense. Barcelona has also Tomic and Faverani in the "5" spot, two big bodies so Diagne's mobility seems a good fit in the frontcourt. Faverani had a tremendous night in his debut against Anadolu with 18 points.
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