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For the third consecutive year, BasketNews proudly presents the EuroLeague General Managers Survey. The majority of the EuroLeague GMs shared their thoughts on the offseason, the league's future outlook, and their predictions for the 2023-24 season.
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For the second year in a row, BasketNews presents its EuroLeague players ranking, in which 38 head coaches, scouts, general managers, and media members from Europe ranked the best players in the competition. The survey participants were given a list of around 100 EuroLeague players, and after combining all the results, we present you the BasketNews Top 30 EuroLeague players ranking.
It's a no-brainer that EuroLeague newcomers are the ones who attract the most interest at the start of the new season, but this article is not just about throwing out the NBA names who are set to return or debut in the strongest European basketball league.
At one point during his discussion with BasketNews during Olympiacos Piraeus' media day, Moustapha Fall realized that he had to get it off his chest.  "Honestly, I don't want to talk about the national team. I just want to talk about Olympiacos," he said after being asked several questions about his World Cup experience with France.
With the EuroLeague tipping off next week, excitement is building for the rise of new stars. Just like every season, alongside the well-known faces, there are players poised for a breakthrough year.
One of the most frequent criticisms the NBA faces is the lack of interest in the regular season. Many fans in the United States and the rest of the world have often complained that the regular season is not engaging enough, that there are too many games in which the quality is relatively low, and that several teams have no genuine interest in improving their record.
Luke Sikma didn't need too much basketball-related information about his new team, Olympiacos Piraeus, when he called Thomas Walkup.  "I got a lot of info. I was more curious about life outside the court," the US forward told BasketNews. 
The 2023-24 EuroLeague season is upon us. The same 18 teams, many transfers, plenty of intrigues, and the same competitiveness we witnessed last year. With the EuroLeague coming back, BasketNews EuroLeague Power Rankings also return.
Always smiling, Mindaugas Kuzminskas was obviously in a good mood during AEK Athens' media day. The Greek club made several high-profile signings this past summer, including Jordan McRae, Brian McLemore, Mfiondu Kabengele, and 2018 EuroLeague champion Chasson Randle.
EuroLeague summer free agency was wild. Legendary clubs are rebuilding from scratch, former NBA stars are coming to play overseas, and iconic players are doing the unthinkable and joining the arch-rivals. With so much noise for the last 3-4 months, it was easy to miss out on a bunch of deals. For some reason, a bunch of signings received less love or hate. Simply less attention.
The EuroLeague free agency period has concluded, but the upcoming 2023-24 season promises fresh additions, player releases, injury concerns, future negotiations, and other intriguing developments in a dynamic basketball market that never sleeps.
AS Monaco's growth in recent years has been steady, transforming the club into one of the most important and ambitious entities on the European scene. Two years ago, the first EuroLeague playoff qualification ended with an elimination in Game 5 of the series against Olympiacos. Last season, the Monegasques reached their first Final Four, losing in the semifinals again to Olympiacos.
"Let's bet on the World Cup," Arturs Zagars decided before the Latvia national team's trip to the World Cup. There was some interest there and here, as well as a couple of offers from Germany and Poland, but none special enough to convince a young Latvian point guard to commit his future to any of the suitors.
In October 2021, EA7 Emporio Armani Milan head coach Ettore Messina was asked about Kyle Hines' thoughts on a potential retirement.  The EuroLeague veteran was entering the final year of his contract with the Italian club, and the finishing line looked closer than ever. 
It is a usual practice for European clubs to lose a couple of best players after a successful season. The same happened to Partizan MozzartBet Belgrade. Mathias Lessort left for Panathinaikos Athens, while Dante Exum managed to carve his way back to the NBA. 
Last season, Zalgiris Kaunas surprised pretty much everyone by qualifying for the EuroLeague playoffs, forcing out of the post-season clubs such as Anadolu Efes and Olimpia Milan. In his first season with the Lithuanian powerhouse, head coach Kazys Maksvytis did a remarkable job, taking full advantage of the roster qualities he had at his disposal.
Nothing can make Kyle Guy happier than being able to travel the world while playing basketball. That's why it shouldn't come as a surprise that he seemed to be enjoying as much as anyone the location that his club, Panathinaikos Athens, chose to present its brand-new jersey on Monday evening. 
After the end of the 2022-23 season, the EuroLeague transfer market and rumors begin! How will teams' final rosters take shape? Where some of the biggest names in Europe will move over the summer? What is the future of the EuroLeague MVP Sasha Vezenkov? BasketNews actively monitors the situation of all EuroLeague clubs and will keep updating their rosters throughout the summer.
In about a week, Virtus Bologna will officially start their new season by playing in the semifinal of the Italian SuperCup against Olimpia Milan in what will be a replay of last season's Italian league finals.
On September 3rd, Lithuania played one of the best quarters in the country's basketball history and stunned Team USA, giving them their first loss in the 2023 FIBA World Cup. It was the 11th loss a fully-stacked NBA players-only roster suffered in major international tournaments.
Watching Dillon Brooks in the Philippines was an entertaining experience. Whenever his name was mentioned, or he touched the ball, the Filipino crowd showered him with boos due to their strong love for the Los Angeles Lakers. As the Lakers' rival, Brooks received the expected treatment from the stands. 
Can you picture a Serbian guy locked in his hotel room, watching Shai Gilgeous-Alexander's film and highlights for two days straight? It might sound like a joke, but that's Aleksa Avramovic for you, and that guy is crazy.
FIBA General Secretary Andreas Zagklis responded to Klay Thompson's consideration of potentially joining the Bahamas national team, even though he had previously represented Team USA in two major FIBA competitions.
Many knew Franz Wagner could hoop, and Daniel Theis was a tough big man. However, they weren't prepared for the unexpected Obst-acle that prevented Team USA from reaching the FIBA World Cup 2023 final. Who is Andreas Obst, the player who played a pivotal role in defeating Team USA in the World Cup semifinal?
How much positivity can you get from a night that nearly turned into a nightmare, with your leader missing 22 field goals? Look at this German national team. At one point, it felt like watching a ship sinking with Dennis Schroder at the helm.
Luka Doncic and Dillon Brooks will face each other in one of the most exciting FIBA World Cup 2023 quarterfinal showdowns. In fact, Luka Doncic could potentially be going up against the best perimeter defense he has ever seen in FIBA national team basketball.
Every successful team boasts a mix of young and experienced players who can guide it through thick and thin, including games against top-level opponents. For a squad that has suffered several setbacks both before and during the 2023 World Cup and doesn't possess significant roster depth, every player is important. 
"No," Paolo Banchero responded the night before the Team USA and Italy battle in the FIBA World Cup quarterfinals when asked if he had any message for Italian basketball fans.
Once again, Germany showed that this is a team not to joke with in this FIBA Basketball World Cup 2023. The Germans climbed out of arguably the most difficult group in the competition without a single loss while playing without Franz Wagner in all but one game. On top of that, it seemed that the Germans didn't break too much sweat, with the Australia game being the lone exception.
"88:87, 1 minute and 40 seconds to go in a game between Lithuania and USA. Jasikevicius! Once again, from the three-point line... Tenth point (in a row) for Jasikevicius! What Sarunas Jasikevicius is doing in the fourth quarter today... As if remembering that desperate missed shot in Sydney, he's trying to redeem the entire Lithuanian team today."
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