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The upcoming season of the Euroleague: one of the strongest for years Israel today

2022-08-10T07:08:11.350Z

The stability of the European champions Anadolu Eps and Olympiakos • The big teams that were not satisfied with what they had • The small and new ones that do not intend to give up • What are the chances of Maccabi Tel Aviv reaching the playoffs? • Update



Despite the absence of the three Russian teams (CSKA Moscow, Kazan and St. Petersburg), due to suspension, it seems, at least on paper, that the upcoming season is going to be one of the biggest and most powerful ever.

If they hadn't been relegated during last season, there's a good chance that all three would have made the playoffs.

Regardless, CSKA is a European empire and a regular Final Four team.

So how did it happen that a minus turned into a big plus?

The explanation is this: the holdings got even stronger, those who failed did thorough homework, the second wave teams made impressive signings, the new teams are big clubs that come with ambitions.

It is likely that all the teams will be in the picture until an advanced stage, and there will not be a situation like in recent years, of teams that stretch far behind and give up in advance.

The Euroleague will be both at a very high level and more egalitarian.

Besides, this season there is another spice that will contribute to the matter - the Belgrade derby is also coming to the big stage.

the big ones

The leading clubs were not satisfied with what they had, and next season they arrive with even better quality.

Anadolu Eps -

the European champion also managed to keep the pair of Arkin - Micic and also brought in a player of the caliber of Will Claiborne.

Real Madrid -

The team brought in a purchase that excites the imagination with Mario Zonia, Dezanne Moussa and the comeback of Sergio Rodriguez.

Barcelona -

spot fixes with heavy guns like Thomas Saturnski, Jan Wesley and Nikola Kalinic.

But is in trouble with Nikola Mirotic's injury.

Milan -

refining systems after a season without a Final Four with excellent acquisitions: Kevin Pangos, Brandon Davis, Billy Baron and Johannes Puigtmann.

Olympiacos

- After reaching the Final Four last season, the Greeks continue with their advantage - stability, thanks to keeping the base of the squad.

The significant departure of Tyler Dorsey was met with a good signing in the form of Isaiah Kanan.

Fenerbahce -

even though last season was the biggest failure compared to the budget, the team is still considered one of the greats.

This summer they signed one of the senior coaches Dimitrios Itoudis, and a massive reinforcement arrived (including Scotty Wilbkin from our knowledge) which should end up with Nick Clathes and Namenia Baylitza.

Oded segment.

Maccabi is going to have a hard time, photo: Alan Shiver

The second wave

In this category is

Maccabi Tel-Aviv

, which made a big acquisition spree and looks to have a promising squad for the season. Despite this, as you will learn later, its place in the playoffs is really not guaranteed and it will be very crowded entering the round of 8.

Monaco

also kept Mike James and got stronger with leading players such as Eli Okobo, John Brown and Jordan Lloyd.

Bayern Munich

has already proven its strength in the last two years by reaching the playoffs.

The second German,

Elba Berlin

, is also gaining experience and improving every season.

Baskonia

- with a good eye on a non-flashy acquisition, a worthy team will be built.

Villerban

 didn't make a huge signing like Nando de Colo to waste a season.

The Red Star

also

wants to be a factor with the return of Namani Nadovic and the possible signing of Chavez Napier.

Panathinaikos

- after a failed season returns to invest money and will not be as relevant again as last season.

The same things are said about the weakest team in the factory last season,

Zalgiris

Kovna.

The quality news

The three new teams this season will not be those who will be satisfied with the experience and will only want to gain experience.

These are three big clubs with ambitions, tradition and financial capabilities that have stepped up to the Euroleague this season:

Virtus Bologna

,

Partizan Belgrade

with Zhelimir Obradovic, who is returning to the Euroleague, and

Valencia

.

All of them are fielding teams aiming for at least the playoffs.

Bottom line, no team is coming for a trip next season in the Euroleague.

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Source: israelhayom

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