Olimpija Ljubljana 13
Once again, BallinEurope.com contributor Francesco Cappelletti weighs in on all the happenings in Europe’s top basketball league in week five of play in ruminating on just how good FC Barcelona is; on CSKA Moscow’s resurrection due to coach Pashutin and possibly the “heart of a champion”; and on a flashback to one year ago. The […]
Dear Santa Claus, First of all, thank you for existing. Because during such a crisis as this, I’ve been worrying that Christmas might also be reserved for the Chapter 11 treatment. But you’re not still dead, maybe you’re searching for money like General Motors and Chrysler are (oops…maybe you’re healthier, up there in Lapland). I’m […]
The last pack of Joints before the big break presents you with the stories behind the games in Barcelona and Roma, with a short stop in Athens and a final visit to Kaunas. Puff it up! Mirza Bryant? An NBA glitch for a minute. The most memorable game from Kobe’s rookie season was the last […]
Part II of the Weekend Joints is presented to you with visits to Kaunas, Nancy’s hot dog stands, Pionir, Milano and Greece. Can’t go wrong with that route. The matchup that never happened The Le Mans-Unicaja match had the potential to host one of the most intriguing match-ups Euroleague 2008/09 can offer. Unicaja’s big lead […]
Here we go for the Euroleague bye week. And we’ve put together some interesting stories in order to get through these 14 days without Devotion. Take a look into Nicolas Batum’s mind. In the German Bundesliga, the Giessen 46ers had to go for a road game on Saturday against EnBW Ludwigsburg. For this 250km trip, […]
Our Slovenian expert and friend Matej Bergant comes up with this year’s preview of his Olimpija Ljubljana team. Matej is since recently also an official sportswriter for the Slovenian website prostimet.com Overall record prediction: 4-6 Union Olimpija starts this season with a goal to again qualify for the next round of Euroleague – Top16. This […]
The next group in BallinEurope’s continuing analysis is Group C, as A and B have already been discussed. While A will be called the Childress Group, in C we’ll have the Jennings Group then. But let’s see what the teams have done so far in terms of transfers.
France Transfers – Spain Transfers (acb.com) – Germany Transfers – Turkey Transfers EUROLEAGUE TRANSFERS Updated: 28/1/2009 17h36CET Want to be up to date with Basketball news – add our RSS feed! NB: Please note that names in bold are confirmed transfers. Others listed are rumors published by various media or online discussion forums. The Budget […]
Zydrunas Ilgauskas won’t play for Lithuania at the 2008 Olympics. The AP reports that Cavaliers management refused to give permission to the Lithuanian center to play because of his injury history. Omar Cook just got his Montenegrin passport; check out the sliding images here. German guard Joe Herber will miss another two months and can […]
The transfer season is in full speed in Europe, with rumors fusing all around the different newspapers and websites. And while the NBA teams are still thinking of drafting Europeans in the second round, former picks are thinking about moving back to the Euroleague.