Center Sasha Kaun (211-C-85) put on an amazing game in the last round for CSKA, receiving a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 7 (Top 16). The 27-year old player was the main contributor (13 points, eight rebounds and two assists) to his team's victory, helping them to crush Panathinaikos (#4, 4-3) with 17-point margin 86-69. CSKA maintains the 3rd position in Euroleague group E. They would have been even better if they did not have these two lost games earlier in Top 16. CSKA will need more victories to improve their 5-2 record. Kaun has many years of experience at CSKA, through which he has constantly improved. Sasha Kaun averages this season 7.1ppg.
The second best player in last round's games was 30-year old Croatian Zoran Planinic (198-G-82) of Khimky. Planinic had a very good evening with a double-double of 17 points and 13 assists. Bad luck as Khimky lost that game 82-87 to slightly higher-ranked Olympiacos (4-3). It was definitely game of the week between two contenders to the top position in group F. Khimky still maintains its place in the top 4 of the standings, even despite this loss. His team's 4-3 record is not bad at all. Planinic is one of the most experienced players at Khimky and has a reputation of one of team's most reliable players.
Third on the list of top players last round was Slovakian guard Anton Gavel (188-PG-84, agency: Pro One Sports) of Brose Bask. (#8). Gavel scored 25 points and grabbed five rebounds. Despite Gavel's great performance Brose Bask. lost 87-88in overtime to the higher-ranked Zalgiris (#5, 3-4). But his team cannot count on just a single player as he also needs help of the other teammates. Brose Bask. can only dream about fighting for top spots in group E. They have awful Top 16 losing so far all 7 games. Too bad for Gavel he does not play for a better team. But maybe if he did, his season stats would not be that high. Gavel has a very solid season. In 16 games in Euroleague he scored 13.1ppg.
Other top performing players last week: 4. Bojan Bogdanovic (203-SG-89) of Fener.Ulker - 25 points and 3 assists 5. Kyle Hines (198-F-86) of Olympiacos - 19 points and 6 rebounds 6. Paul Davis (211-C-84) of Khimky - 20 points and 9 rebounds 7. Rudy Fernandez (198-SF-85) of Real Madrid - 14 points, 7 rebounds and 6 assists 8. Vassilis Spanoulis (193-G-82) of Olympiacos - 19 points and 7 assists 9. Milos Teodosic (195-PG-87) of CSKA - 20 points, 4 rebounds and 7 assists 10. Jamon Lukas Gordon (191-SG-84) of Anadolu Efes - 16 points, 4 rebounds and 5 assists
The Player of the week is choosen based on efficiency calculation, but also including game result, importance of the game, if played recorded double-double/triple-double, etc. The efficiency formula is a combination of various formulas used by different basketball organizations/leagues. We got involved many basketball scouts and journalists to assure it's accuracy. The formula: 1.5*PTS + 3*(REB+AST+ST+BL-TO) - 2*BSAG - 4*PF + 3*PFRV + 4*(2FGPM+3FGPM) + 1.5*FTM - 3*(2FGPA-2FGPM) - 3*(3FGPA-3FGPM) - (FTA-FTM)
Janis Strelnieks may agree terms with EA7 Armani - May 26, 2016
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EA7 Emporio Armani Milano (Serie A) is in talks with 27-year old Latvian international point guard Janis Strelnieks (191-89kg-89) who currently plays atBrose Baskets Bamberg in Germany. In 35 BBL games he averaged 11.3ppg, 1.9rpg and 3.3apg this season. He helped them to make it to the German Bundesliga Cup Semifinals. The last season Strelnieks played also at Brose Baskets (BBL) in German league. In 42 games he had 10.8ppg, 2.2rpg and 2.6apg. He contributed to his team winning the league... [read more]
EA7 Emporio Armani Milano (Serie A) is in talks with 27-year old Latvian international point guard Janis Strelnieks (191-89kg-89) who currently plays at Brose Baskets Bamberg in Germany. In 35 BBL games he averaged 11.3ppg, 1.9rpg and 3.3apg this season. He helped them to make it to the German Bundesliga Cup Semifinals. The last season Strelnieks played also at Brose Baskets (BBL) in German league. In 42 games he had 10.8ppg, 2.2rpg and 2.6apg. He contributed to his team winning the league title and they also made it to the cup final. A very good season in his career as he was selected to Eurobasket.com German Bundesliga All-Bosmans Team. Strelnieks also played 18 games in Eurocup where he had 12.6ppg, 2.2rpg and 3.4apg. Among other achievements he received Eurobasket.com Ukrainian Superleague All-Imports Team award in 2014. Strelnieks has been also a member of Latvian international program for some years. He has regularly played for Latvian senior team since 2010 and previously for U20 National Team between 2008 and 2009. Strelnieks also represented Latvia at the European Championships last year. His stats at that event were 9 games: 9.1ppg, 3.1rpg, 5.4apg, FGP: 55.8%, 3PT: 21.4%, FT: 80.0%. Strelnieks has played also professionally in Russia (Spartak St.Petersburg), Ukraine (Budivelnyk) and Latvia (Ventspils and Ventspils Augstskola). His game is described as:
A good PG, yet very experienced, who plays very well the pick and roll situations. Sees well the court and passes the ball at the right time, can change the tempo of the game and score if needed.
Big man Stefan Nastic (211-C-92, college: Stanford) is no longer a member of Crvena Zvezda Telekom Beograd. He and the ABA League champions have agreed to terminate their cooperation on mutual consent. The player arrived to Belgrade before the beginning of the season from the NCAA. Previously he was a member of Stanford University. This season he did not get a major role in the red and white team. In the ABA League he only appeared in 7 games. He averaged 3.3 points and 2 rebounds per c... [read more]
The player arrived to Belgrade before the beginning of the season from the NCAA. Previously he was a member of Stanford University.
This season he did not get a major role in the red and white team. In the ABA League he only appeared in 7 games. He averaged 3.3 points and 2 rebounds per contest in the regional competition. The player has already left Belgrade and moved to the USA.
Eurobasket.com All-Euroleague Awards 2016 - May 16, 2016
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Finals MVP: Nando De Colo (196-SG-87) of CSKA; Player of the Year: Nando De Colo (196-SG-87) of CSKA; Guard of the Year: Nando De Colo (196-SG-87) of CSKA; Forward of the Year: Jan Vesely (213-C/F-90) of Fener.Ulker; Center of the Year: Ioannis Bourousis (212-C-83) of Laboral Kutxa; Alphonso Ford Trophy: Nando De Colo (196-SG-87) of CSKA; European Player of the Year: Nando De Colo (196-SG-87) of CSKA; Import of the Year: Malcolm Delaney (191-G-89) of Lokomotiv; [read more]
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