2022-01-26 After taking a break last week, the BasketNews 3x3 EuroLeague edition returns. This week, BasketNews' journalists Orazio Cauchi, Uygar Karaca, and Miguel Lois Vidal discussed the referees' decision to give a technical foul to Dimitris Priftis, shared the predictions for the Real Madrid-AS Monaco game, and expectations for Shabazz Napier's season debut. Was the technical foul on Priftis a ...
2022-01-26 Nikola Mirotic is happy in Barcelona. He loves the city, the weather and being so close to the sea and the mountain as well. "I feel like I'm in Montenegro. This is my second home", said the Montenegrin in an interview with Gerard Romero on Twitch. Mirotic is in his third season with FC Barcelona, having a huge impact on the team. He is having an MVP-worthy season so far, shooting above 60% from ...
2022-01-26 Brooklyn Nets star Kevin Durant is expected to miss his second straight All-Star Game as he recovers from a knee injury, as reported by Chris Haynes of Yahoo! Sports. Durant suffered the injury on January 15 and the Brooklyn Nets haven't given a clear timetable on his recovery yet. The forward will continue his recovery process and that's the main reason why he'll skip the All-Star Game. The Nets ...
2022-01-26 As usual, before the upcoming EuroLeague round, Andreas Blomdahl and Betting Corner present the best choices for betting enthusiasts. After correctly predicting all four events in the first week, Andreas went with 3 correct predictions out of 5 possible. This time, before Round 23, he's going with four predictions once again. Most importantly, we remind you to gamble responsibly. Zenit St. ...
2022-01-26 Italian/American prospect Paolo Banchero is listed at no.2 in the latest edition of the ESPN NBA Mock Draft. Duke's big man is right behind Gonzaga unicorn Chet Holmgren, who's currently the no.1 prospect in Jonathan Givony's mock draft. Banchero is averaging 18 points, 8 rebounds, and 2.7 assists per game so far this season, shooting 51% from the field. To complete the podium of three top ...
2022-01-26 What if? One of those questions that always turn our imagination on. At the same time, it's one of the most-asked questions by GMs before making important decisions. The free agency period is getting hotter and hotter here in Europe. Best players and coaches are getting new deals every week, constantly changing the picture of European basketball. It’s that time of year – taking risks ...
2022-01-26 We are watching them in the NBA Finals right now. We see their jerseys hang up in the rafters of the NBA arenas. We remember them as icons and one of the greatest. Giannis Antetokounmpo, Kobe Bryant, and Manu Ginobili set the footprint for their followers worldwide. Throughout their journey, there were some spicy stories, which could have changed their paths to greatness. BasketNews reminds you of ...
2022-01-26 The 7DAYS EuroCup Regular Season Round 11 between Frutti Extra Bursaspor and Umana Reyer Venice that was scheduled to be played on Wednesday, January 26 has been suspended. The reason is the inability of Umana Reyer Venice to reach the Turkish city following the bad weather conditions that Turkey has experienced since last Monday. Euroleague Basketball will evaluate with the affected teams the ...
2022-01-26 CSKA Moscow president Andrey Vatutin addressed the fans and shared his views regarding the team's recent form in his official letter, via Sports.ru. The Russian club is capturing 7th place in the Turkish Airlines EuroLeague standings with 12 wins and 8 defeats. Knowing the CSKA standards, this result is not the one to be proud of. "There are no holy cows (players or coaches that you can't fire), ...
2022-01-26 VTB United League announced the Russian Stars and World Stars lineups for the 2022 All-Star Game, which will take place on February 20 at VTB Arena in Moscow. The lineups were selected by gathered votes' results of fans and 25 media outlets. The League has 2 more wild cards for each team. The final lineups of the teams will be announced soon. Russian Stars: Ivan Strebkov (Nizhny Novgorod), Dmitry ...
2022-01-26 End of an era for Mantas Kalnietis and the Lithuanian national team. Long time Lithuania's point guard retires from national team duties. 35-year-old confirmed it in an exclusive interview for BasketNews. "I haven't made this decision in one day," Kalnietis said. "I had a very good time with the national team, and I never had any doubts about playing for my country. I was very lucky because my ...
2022-01-26 Donatas Motiejunas has been on a great stretch in recent weeks, becoming one of the key parts of Sasa Obradovic's AS Monaco. D-Mo has established himself as an offensive leader thanks to his complete skill set, averaging 17.4 points, 4.2 rebounds, and 19.8 PIR over the last five Turkish Airlines EuroLeague games. Like his entire team, Motiejunas found his strengths on the defensive end as well. ...
2022-01-26 FC Barcelona officially announced that Sertac Sanli tested positive for COVID-19 on Tuesday, January 25, in an antigen test. Subsequently, the PCR test confirmed the first result. The player is in good health and isolated at home, per the report. The 30-year-old is averaging 7.5 points, 3.3 rebounds, and 6.5 PIR over 18 Turkish Airlines EuroLeague games (15 minutes) this season. He posts similar ...
2022-01-26 Rokas Grajauskas and Mykolas Jankaitis gush about the best players in the world, who all happen to be Europeans, and try to understand the bizarre Dallas Mavericks season. Topics: Introduction and stylistical analysis of current NBA trends (0:00); How Nikola Jokic dominates more athletic opponents (5:31); Why Giannis could win both MVP and DPOY (9:11); MVP dark horse contenders and slumping ...
2022-01-26 Real Madrid (17-3) bolstered their leadership in the Turkish Airlines Euroleague after a spectacular win at home against UNICS Kazan (12-8). The Blancos remained unbeaten in the WiZink Center with 11 victories in a row. Pablo Laso expressed his satisfaction, congratulating their players for following the game plan. "Our opening three quarters were really good, defensively and offensively. The team ...
2022-01-26 LeBron James is widely considered one of the best players in NBA history and is frequently compared to Michael Jordan in debates over the greatest basketball athlete ever. His accomplishments include four NBA championships, four NBA MVP awards, and four NBA Finals MVP accolades. Moreover, he is a member of the prestigious NBA 75th Anniversary Team. Recently, the 37-year-old became the only player ...
2022-01-26 Luke Kennard converted a four-point play with 1.9 seconds to play as the visiting Los Angeles Clippers overcame a 35-point deficit to post a 116-115 victory over the Washington Wizards on Tuesday night. The result tied the second-largest comeback in NBA history, when the Sacramento Kings escaped a 35-point hole against the Chicago Bulls on Dec. 21, 2009. The record was the Utah Jazz overturning a ...
2022-01-26 Houston Rockets forward Usman Garuba suffered an injury and is out indefinitely. 19-year-old Spaniard hurt his left wrist. Although Garuba himself thought it was not a serious injury, Rockets head coach Stephen Silas admitted that it could require surgery. "He fell," Silas said to the reporters. "I was talking to him about it. He was like, 'Yeah, I fell, and I didn't think it was that bad.' But it ...
2022-01-26 Anthony Edwards scored 40 points and D'Angelo Russell scored with 2.9 seconds left as the visiting Minnesota Timberwolves rallied for a 109-107 win over the Portland Trail Blazers on Tuesday. Portland's Anfernee Simons was called for goaltending on Russell's layup after CJ McCollum's 3-pointer tied the game at 107 with 10.5 seconds left. Minnesota escaped with its eighth win in its last 11 games ...
2022-01-26 Jonathan Kuminga led a balanced attack with 22 points off the bench Tuesday night as the Golden State Warriors (35-13) found their offensive form in a 130-92 (29-20, 34-31, 34-27, 33-14) thrashing of the visiting Dallas Mavericks (27-21) in San Francisco. Dallas suffered more than just its second loss in its last three games, however. Key reserve Tim Hardaway Jr. broke a bone in his left foot on a ...
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