First Matchday of the double round, strange as tough. 7 games in R1 and 2 in R2. M27 starts with Khimki and Zenit hosting Real and Alba at 6 pm The big match between Milan and Fener will be the last one at 8:45 pm.
Nick Calathes (FC Barcelona, 16.5 CR): amid doubts among the Top guards, we choose the return to OAKA of our Johnny Sins, who spent 8 years of his career with the clover jersey. From James’ problems to Henry’s playing time, on the front page it is a lottery game, and we rely on Nick’s emotions in returning to OAKA, even if without his old fans to hug him again.
Norris Cole (LDLC Asvel Villeurbanne, 10.7 CR): Excellent last month for Parker’s elf. Good scores, but above all constant presence in the key moments of the matches. A hard-fought match is expected in Kaunas and his contribution will certainly be needed to continue to amaze.
Luca Vildoza (Baskonia Vitoria-Gasteiz, 9.8 CR): the reason for Henry’s playing less minutes is undoubtedly the return of the Argentine playmaker. He has never really gotten into gear this year, but the Basques’ comeback in the playoff area is also thanks to him.
Nikola Kalinic (Valencia Basket, 11.5 CR): if there is a player who can worry Efes in this period, it is him. Ataman’s game revolves around guards and something between forwards, given the difficulties of Moerman and Singleton, could be granted.
Gabriel Deck (Real Madrid, 8.8 CR): good even in defeats, now he must be just as good at pulling the blancos out of the quagmire, where they went on their own.
Victor Claver (FC Barcelona, 4.9 CR): The Claw is back! It can be expected that Jasi will return to give him minutes, as in the last missteps, the forward department was guilty.
Jalen Reynolds (Bayern Munich 12.6 CR): against the Red Star he can do well, certainly one of the best among the TOP, also given that in the double rounds, Laso often makes jokes about Tavares’ playing time.
Moustapha Fall (LDLC Asvel Villeurbanne, 11.1 CR): Zalgiris is a team that, Lauvergne or not, have often suffered beneath the basket. The new Jekiri will try to take advantage of it.
Yossoupha Fall (Baskonia Vitoria Gasteiz, 8.2 CR): low cost, alternative name to Polonara and possible name for R2. The features to consider him are there!
Pablo Laso (Real Madrid, 8.2 CR): Of all the times we have recommended the coach against Khimki, this is the time we are least convinced. However, Real needs to restart. What better sacrificial victim than Maltsev’s boys?
Dusko Ivanovic (Baskonia Vitoria-Gasteiz, 6.8 CR): the impersonator of Mr. Filch in Harry Potter and Walder Frey in Game of Thrones is a valid alternative. His players can and must win to continue the playoff run-up.