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Olympiacos’ Rubit, Paul out vs. ASVEL

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Olympiacos is facing injury problems ahead of the match against ASVEL.

Olympiacos Piraeus will face ASVEL for Round 25 of the EuroLeague regular season Thursday without wing Brandon Paul and forward/center Augustine Rubit. They have both been hospitalized with the flu.

Guards Vassilis Spanoulis and Taylor Rochestie are still out for Olympiacos. The “Reds” are also not able to register newly signed guards Shaq McKissic and Dwight Buycks due to the transfer ban that EuroLeague has imposed on the club.

18-year-old forward Aleksej Pokusevski may make his season debut in EuroLeague for Olympiacos.

Olympiacos is coming off a win over CSKA Moscow and is currently 10-14. ASVEL is 9-15.
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Real Madrid will face Fenerbahce minus four players

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And that includes some top contributors.

Real Madrid will travel to Istanbul for the EuroLeague game against Fenerbahce Beko Thursday (20/2) without forward Anthony Randolph, guard Sergio Llull, swingman Jeff Taylor and forward/center and team captain Felipe Reyes.

“We have significant casualties. Randolph is the most serious one. His finger is hurt and we estimate that his injury will keep him out for a month and a half, more or less. Taylor has a knee problem. He wasn’t able to train today but we ruled out that the injury is serious,” Real coach Pablo Laso said.

“Lllull has tried to practice but he has overloaded his lower part of his gemellus muscle and he won’t travel,” Laso added. “Reyes is overloaded. We have a very demanding weekend and we will travel without those four players. We will travel with the other twelve.”

Real Madrid, that comes off winning the 2020 Spanish Copa del Rey, is 18 – 6 in EuroLeague and tied with fellow Spanish club Barcelona at the second place in the standings. Fenerbahce, the recently crowned back-to-back Cup winner in Turkey is 11- 13 and at the eighth spot, together with Olimpia Milano.
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Thomas ready, Wiley doubtful for Panathinaikos against Barcelona

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Good and not so good news arrive for coach Pitino as the EuroLeague clash against Barcelona approaches

Panathinaikos will host Barcelona for the Round 25 of Turkish Airlines EuroLeague clash on Friday (February 21) and good news arrived for coach Rick Pitino who will be able to count on Deshaun Thomas.

Thomas has trained with the squad properly today (19/2) and is expected to be ready for the Friday game while, on the other hand, Jacob Wiley has been recovering and doing some runs but remains doubtful.

Andy Rautins got injured in yesterday’s practice (18/2) and received treatment without having to deal with anything serious.
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Additional travel issues for Milano, Maccabi

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The trip to Greece to face Olympiacos can be a challenge for AX Armani Exchange Olimpia Milan and Maccabi Playtika Tel Aviv

The first two-game week of the 2020-21 Turkish Airlines EuroLeague season already hammered by the concerning coronavirus spread also faces travel issues for AX Armani Exchange Olimpia Milan and Maccabi Playtika Tel Aviv ahead of their trip to Greece to face Olympiacos, Wednesday and Friday, respectively.

A nation-wide strike scheduled for Thursday will directly affect both visiting teams. The Italian outlet will not be able to depart from Athens Thursday, while the Israeli club can’t arrive on the same day.

The involved parties are likely to find suitable solutions. The possibility of Maccabi’s game moved to Saturday is among eventual outcomes.
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Nikola Mirotic tests positive for COVID-19
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Nedovic a game-time decision for the Panathinaikos versus Anadolu Efes clash
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