From Europe

Nick Calathes’ EuroLeague Triple-Double is the Stuff of Legends

The night of April 4th was one for the EuroLeague history books. With a bit more than six minutes remaining in the Round 30 game between Rick Pitino’s Panathinaikos Athens and Buducnost Podgorica (the team featuring first-round prospect Goga Bitadze), Greens’ guard Keith Langford made the drive and the jump stop from mid-range. He missed,…

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Euro Shooters for NBA Teams to Shop This Offseason

Ryan Broekhoff and, most recently, Dairis Bertans are two players that cashed in on phenomenal shooting sprees in Europe by signing the first NBA contracts of their career. Two seasons ago, Darius Miller also saw a fine EuroLeague run pay off when the New Orleans Pelicans called him back to their team. The NBA will…

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Stashed San Antonio Spurs Showing EuroLeague Game

Let’s take a look at some of the performances by two (plus one) Draft-and-stash EuroLeague players in this round’s action and one lap before the end of the competition’s regular season. While two of them suffered a defeat that could bring their team’s campaign to an end, the other helped prevent his squad from falling…

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Cory Higgins Can be Europe’s Top NBA Sleeper

When the name CSKA Moscow is discussed, usually the first players that came to mind were Nando De Colo or Sergio Rodriguez. Probably three-time EuroLeague champion Kyle Hines, as well. Before the beginning of the 2018-2019 season, few would consider Cory Higgins an equal variable in CSKA’s equation. He has been flying mostly under the…

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Marcus Eriksson Could Be Atlanta Hawks’ Next Shooter

Atlanta Hawks stashed wing Marcus Eriksson led Gran Canaria to quite possibly the biggest triumph in the team’s maiden EuroLeague campaign. More importantly, his shooting virtues were on full display. It took just 17:24 minutes for Eriksson to score 24 points in what was a blowout win against Olympiacos Piraeus. The Swedish swingman shot six-out-of-ten…

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NBA Hopefuls Daryl Morey Likely Scouted in Istanbul

Houston Rockets General Manager Daryl Morey attended the EuroLeague Round 26 game between Fenerbahce Beko and Barcelona in Istanbul, Turkey—two squads with talent in abundance and several players potentially appealing to NBA clubs. Apart from a incredibly early ejection for Barcelona coach Svetislav Pesic and a Fenerbahce comeback from 13 points down en route to…

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Former NBA Guard Shane Larkin Just Did Something Very Rare in Europe

A 37-point performance can be found in the NBA on a daily basis. It’s much less common in Europe, especially in the top-tier levels of basketball. In fact, there hadn’t been a player scoring 37 points during a EuroLeague game since Andres Nocioni in 2014. That was before former NBA guard Shane Larkin went off…

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Dairis Bertans Gets His Shot with New Orleans Pelicans

After some flirtations that never went beyond NBA Summer League, Dairis Bertans is finally receiving his opportunity to play in the Association. ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski and Jonathan Givony broke the news that the New Orleans Pelicans are in talks with Olimpia Milano’s Latvian sharpshooter, the older brother of San Antonio Spurs forward Davis Bertans. Milano…

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Top 5 European NBA 2019 Draft Prospects

No, there won’t be a “Luka Doncic” or something close in the European contingent of the 2019 NBA Draft. That doesn’t mean the potential overseas harvest isn’t satisfying, though. These five European prospects stand out among the rest due to their potential, talent and/or already proving themselves at a highly competitive scene. Two of them…

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Former NBA Names Who Could Return From Europe This Summer

Let’s take a look at some former longtime NBA-ers currently shining bright enough in EuroLeague to make a case for a potential homecoming this summer. While these players found themselves out of the NBA for different reasons, they each have evolved into highly productive stars in EuroLeague. But is that enough to get them back…

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