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Fenerbahce: Melih Mahmutoglu will be out of action for 15 days due to an injury.

Fenerbahce shooting guard and captain Malih Mahmutoglu suffered a tear in his rear muscle during the win against Tofas in the Turkish League on Sunday (25/11).

Mahmutoglu will be unavailable to coach Zeljko Obradovic for 15 days and also won’t be able to play for the Turkish national team in the World Cup qualifying games against Spain and Montenegro.
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Real Madrid: Sergio Llull won’t return against CSKA Moscow

Sergio Llull didn’t practice with his teammates today and Pablo Laso said Real Madrid will continue without the 31-year-old.

Sergio Llull is still bothered from his knee injury. It prevented him from practicing with his teammates on Wednesday. After the training session, Pablo Laso confirmed that the 31-year-old guard is progressing, but stressed that he won’t play in Thursday’s EuroLeague Regular Season Round 10 game with CSKA Moscow.

“Llull and Kuzmic didn’t practice with the team. It was already clear they wouldn’t. I hope they will recover during the weekend, in which we don’t have a game” 51-year-old Laso said.
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CSKA Moscow: Sergio Rodriguez out against Real Madrid due to small injury.

The Red-Blues arrived with dozen of players available. Andrey Vorontsevich and Ivan Ukhov are helping the Russian National Team. Sergio Rodriguez is out with minor injury – he stayed in Moscow for rehab.

Sergio Llull and Rudy Fernandez are questionable for Real due to injuries.
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Panathinaikos: Ioannis Papapetrou doubtful against Khimki

Panathinaikos: Papapetrou will be a game-time decision against Khimki in Moscow.

Panathinaikos‘s preparation for the game against Khimki was continued this afternoon with a practice at OAKA.

Xavi Pascual has all of his players available with the exception of Ioannis Papapetrou, who followed an individual training and is under treatment for the wrist pain on his right hand.

Baskonia: Patricio Garino out for six weeks

KIROLBET Baskonia Vitoria-Gasteiz announced that Patricio Garino will remain on the sidelines for about six weeks.

Patricio Garino injured his right knee during Tuesday’s practice. One day later, Baskonia informed via announcement that the 25-year-old Argentine-Italian guard/forward suffered a MCL sprain, which will prevent him from playing action for about six weeks.
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Olympiacos: Axel Toupane may return to action vs. Zalgiris

Axel Toupane is en route to resuming playing.

Olympiacos swingman Axel Toupane will travel to Kaunas with the rest of his squad and may play in the EuroLeague Round 11 game against former team Zalgiris.

Toupane had been sidelined since the mid of November due to an injury on his left ankle. He missed the last three EuroLeague games of Olympiacos against Bayern Munich, Real Madrid and Buducnost. His participation vs. Zalgiris will be a game-time decision.

Forward Dimitris Agravanis will be with Olympiacos in Kaunas, eyeing a possible return to EuroLeague since he suffered a season-ending injury on December 2017.
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Darussafaka Tekfen: signs Toney Douglas

Toney Douglas left Adatip Sakarya Buyuksehir Belediye Basketbol to join Darussafaka Tekfen and return to the EuroLeague.

Darussafaka boosted its roster with Toney Douglas. The Turkish club announced the 32-year-old American’s guard acquisition Wednesday morning. Douglas is expected to be among Darussafaka’s leaders on the court for the rest of the season.

The former NBA player will return to the EuroLeague, where he played last year with Anadolu Efes. He started the 2018-19 season with Sakarya and averaged 15.6 points, 7.3 assists and five rebounds in the Turkish BSL, also played six FIBA Europe Cup matches and two Basketball Champions League qualifiers.
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Gran Canaria: fire head coach Salva Maldonado

Salva Maldonado is no longer at the helm of Gran Canaria.

Gran Canaria announced that the club terminated the contract of head coach Salva Maldonado. Assistant Victor Gracia will act as interim head coach.

Maldonado becomes the third head coach of a EuroLeague team to be fired this season following Pedro Martinez (Baskonia) and Neven Spahija (Maccabi Tel Aviv). While Gran Canaria has a 3-7 record in their first-time EuroLeague campaign, their real struggles are in ACB where the team is 3-7, one win above the relegation zone.

Gran Canaria signed Maldonado on summer for his second stint with the team after the one in 2005-2009.
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Zalgiris: Paulius Jankunas out vs. Olympiacos

Zalgiris captain Paulius Jankunas won’t be able to help the squad against Olympiacos in the Turkish Airlines EuroLeague.

Zalgiris boss Sarunas Jasikevicius confirmed that Paulius Jankunas won’t be available for the EuroLeague Round 11 match against Olympiacos Piraeus on Thursday (6/12), per Donatas Urbonas.

The 34-year-old team captain is expected to return in front of the clash with Bayern Munich in EuroLeague Round 12 (14/12).

Jankunas pulled a pelvic muscle in practice before EuroLeague Round 8 road game against CSKA Moscow which belonged to the Russians after overtime.

Panathinaikos: Ioannis Papapetrou out vs. Fenerbahce

Panathinaikos will face Fenerbahce minus the team’s starting “3”.

Panathinaikos forward Ioannis Papapetrou won’t play in the upcoming game vs. Fenerbahce for Round 10 of the EuroLeague regular season.

Papapetrou didn’t practice with the rest of his team in Wednesday’s training session due to a disturbance on his right hand and won’t participate in the match against the Turkish team. This will be the second game in a row that the Greek forward misses, following the one vs. Khimki Moscow.

In nine games this EuroLeague this season, Papapetrou has averaged 7.1 points and 3.8 rebounds over 20:22 minutes. Panathinaikos is currently 5-5.

Meanwhile, Fenerbahce guard Marko Guduric and center Ahmet Duverioglu are questionable for the game. The Turkish side is 8 – 1 and tied with CSKA Moscow at the top of the standings.

Fenerbahce: Two players out, two more questionable ahead of Panathinaikos

Zeljko Obradovic will face some issues during Fenerbache’s away game with his former team, Panathinaikos OPAP.

Fenerbahce has won its last six EuroLeague games, but its injury woes aren’t going away. Two of Zeljko Obradovic’s players won’t travel to Athens for EuroLeague Regular Season Day 11 away match with Panathinaikos, two more are questionable.

Injured Melih Magmutoglu and Ahmet Duverioglu will remain in Istanbul. Marko Guduric will travel but will be a game-time decision. On his part, Kostas Sloukas started training with the team and has a better chance to play against the Greens.

Panathinaikos’ Ioannis Papapetrou won’t be in action. However Xavi Pascual’s team isn’t facing any other injury problems before the game with the EuroLeague leaders.
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Zalgiris stiffled olympiakos on defense in that second half. Beaten them 6 of last 7 meetings too now
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Buducnost now beat Baskonia CSKA and Barcelona in their last 3 home games. They were priced to win at 5.00, 8.50 and 4.00 to win those games.
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CSKA Moscow: Will Clyburn to miss EuroLeague game for the first time

Will Clyburn will remain on the sidelines for about one week due to a knee injury.

Will Clyburn has never missed a EuroLeague game, but won’t play in CSKA Moscow’s Regular Season Day 11 away match with KIROLBET Baskonia Vitoria-Gasteiz. The Russian club informed that he’s facing a knee injury, which will likely keep him out of action for about a week.

The 28-year-old American forward’s EuroLeague journey started two years ago, when he debuted as a Darussafaka Dogus player. He played in all 34 games of the 2016-17 season, went on to play in all of CSKA’s 36 games last year and the ten first of the current season.

Youngster Andrei Lopatin also remained at Moscow. However, the 13 other CSKA players traveled to Vitoria ahead of tonight’s game. Patricio Garino will remain on the home team’s injury list.
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Khimki: Anthony Gill out for three weeks

When it rains, it pours for Khimki Moscow Region, which will miss two key players during December.

Khimki Moscow Region is already missing EuroLeague’s top scorer Alexey Shved due to injury and the Russian club announced today that Anthony Gill will also stay out of action for the next three weeks, because of back issues.

Without Gill and Shved, Khimki will have to finish the month without two of its top players and while the team remains unbeaten in the VTB United league after eight games, they have a 4-7 record in the Turkish Airlines EuroLeague.
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Bayern: Devin Booker out for several weeks

FC Bayern Munich informed that Devin Booker needed surgery after suffering a left ankle injury.

Devin Booker third season at Bayern Munich came to a sudden stop due to an ankle injury.

He underwent surgery and will remain on the sidelines for several weeks per the German Champions’ announcement. The 27-year-old American forward/center got hurt at the beginning of the second half of the recent EuroLeague Regular Season Day 11 game with Khimki Moscow Region.

Booker had played in all of Bayern’s first eleven Turkish Airlines EuroLeague matches averaging 8.6 points, 3.9 rebounds and 1.5 blocks. In nine easyCredit BBL games he had 10.1 points, five rebounds and 1.7 assists.
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Olympiacos: Dimitris Agravani out of action for the next two days

Both Olympiacos and Panathinaikos will not be at full strength this week.

Olympiacos big man Dimitris Agravani will have to stay out of action for the next two days due to tenontitis, as it was revealed today. Agravanis returned to the courts two weeks ago after staying for one year out due to a rupture of the ACL.

Meanwhile, Ioannis Papapetrou is hurt on his right wrist and Matt Lojeski felt pain on his adductor muscles, so both Panathinaikos players are considered day to day for the upcoming game against Darussafaka Tekfen.
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Olympiacos v Anadolu Efes

Looks worth trying Olympiacos handicap after though loss against Zalgiris. The home adventage for any of the Greece teams was always a big benefit. I really respect David Blatt and his playing style and if the last seasons Olympiacos were a slow team with every posession attack now after the Blatt they are playing much faster with a wide open spaces. I talked a lot about Efes in my previous topics and games with them and of course they are more talented as a team this season. Signed Micic who playing his one of the best season so far but I'm not sure they they grew to that level where they can play stable basketball. They already had game this week in Turkish league on the road. This game for them could be very hard.and they should already prepared for the next week where the 2 matches will be played. I think small details for example more solid defense from Olympiacos should be enough to grab a solid victory.

So Olympiacos -5.5 @1.9 Bet365 is my call
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Derrick Williams flat out unstoppable tonight. 27 pts 7 rebs 3 ast 10/15 FG. Best performance of his Euroleague career so far
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LukasLAL824 wrote:

Derrick Williams flat out unstoppable tonight. 27 pts 7 rebs 3 ast 10/15 FG. Best performance of his Euroleague career so far

After his interview pre game and after the game looks like that he likes being here. He said that he chose Europe and Euroleague over the China and bigger money. If he keeps playing like this he could earn a big contract here in Europe or at least make a comeback to NBA. One thing that I'm sure about that he will learn more about basketball and will improve as a player and how to read the game in different situations. Europe gives a deep experience about tactics and how basketball could be played when you are not amoung the best players but you using your basketball IQ in the right way. Happy to see new well known faces in Euroleague. Big future for this league.
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Zalgiris: Paulius Jankunas and Nate Wolters did not travel with the team

Zalgiris Captain Paulius Jankunas and Nate Wolters stayed in Kaunas due to injury and will not play against Darussafaka
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Gran Canaria - Baskonia

Gran Canaria playing the fastest basketball in the Euroleague and making the higher numbers in posessions manwhile Baskonia on the road is 4th fastest team considering the numbers of the posessions. Both teams played in the weekend and both teams saved some players before tonight's game. Baskonia starts to improve their game under the new coach and their opponents also on the form right now. These teams met this year and the Baskonia won 91-76. I expect similar typical spanish basketball with a high tempo and a lot of fouls considering the approach from referee on the Euroleague games. These teams met

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Gran Canaria: Chris Evans and Gran Canaria parted ways

The “divorce” between the two sides became official.

Gran Canaria announced that Chris Evans is no longer member of their roster. According to the press release:

Herbalife Gran Canaria and Chris Evans have reached a mutual agreement for the termination of the contract that united them.

The club wants to thank the player for the services provided and wishes him the best of luck in his professional future.

There’s already interest for Evans from Buducnost, while Gran Canaria was also in talks with former Olympiacos player Hollis Thompson.
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