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Samardo Samuels Named Euroleague MVP Top 16, Round 8

Feb 28, 2015 6:10 PM

Samardo Samuels of EA7 Emporio Armani Milan has been named Euroleague MVP for Top 16, Round 8.

Samuels scored 16 first-quarter points, added 11 more in the second and didn't stop until he had paced a much-needed 76-85 road win against Nizhny Novgorod and completed one of the best performances in Top 16 history. Samuels finished with 36 points and nine rebounds.

His performance index rating of 47 was not only the best in the competition all season, but tied for the third-best in Top 16 history.

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Andrei Kirilenko Signs With CSKA

Feb 24, 2015 10:35 AM

Andrei Kirilenko has officially signed with CSKA for the remainder of the season.

Kirilenko said in a statement that at 34, "the time has come to think about ending my career at the professional level" and that he wants to do that at CSKA.

Kirilenko spent the 11-12 season with CSKA before returning to the NBA with the Minnesota Timberwolves.

Kirilenko then signed with the Brooklyn Nets before the 13-14 season.

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Andrei Kirilenko To Sign With CSKA

Feb 22, 2015 1:09 PM

Andrei Kirilenko will sign with CSKA Moscow when he clears waivers.

Kirilenko and the Philadelphia 76ers agreed upon a buyout this weekend.

Kirilenko was traded to the 76ers by the Brooklyn Nets in December.

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Nando De Colo Named Euroleague MVP For Top 16 Round 7

Feb 14, 2015 9:13 PM

Nando De Colo has been named the Euroleague Top 16 Round 7 MVP award.

De Colo tallied 18 points, 7 assists and 4 steals for a performance index rating of 29, which was the highest among any player on a winning team in this week's eight games. 

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Rudy Fernandez Named Euroleague MVP For Top-16, Round 6

Feb 7, 2015 3:24 PM

Rudy Fernandez has been named Euroleague MVP for Top-16 Round 6.

Fernandez had 22 points on 6-of-7 two-point shooting, 9 rebounds, 5 assists and 3 steals for a performance index rating of 38. The index rating was both his career high and the highest by any player in the Top 16 this season.

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Brian Randle, Felipe Reyes Named Co-MVPs For Euroleague Top-16, Round 2

Jan 10, 2015 4:26 PM

Brian Randle of Maccabi Electra Tel Aviv and Felipe Reyes of Real Madrid have been named co-MVPs for Euroleague Top-16, Round 2.

Each player finished with performance index ratings of 29, which were the highest of the week.

Randle posted 16 points on near-perfect shooting in addition to 9 rebounds, 4 steals and 1 block to lead the champs to a 78-67 home victory over Crvena Zvezda Telekom Belgrade. He was 6-for-6 on two-point shots and perfect on 4 free throws to achieve the 29 index rating.

Reyes led Madrid over Galatasaray Liv Hospital Istanbul 93-78 with 22 points and 11 rebounds. He made 9 of 13 shots and added 2 assists to claim his first weekly MVP honor since the 2005-06 season. 

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Taylor Rochestie Named Euroleague MVP Of Top 16, Round 1

Jan 3, 2015 2:46 PM

Nizhny Novgorod's Taylor Rochestie has been named Euroleague MVP of Top 16, Round 1.

Rochestie led Nizhny to a historic first Top 16 79-59 win over host EA7 Emporio Armani Milan on Friday.

Coming off the bench late in the first quarter, he set about feeding teammates on the way to eight assists, matching his Euroleague career high. But with his team trailing at halftime, Rochestie turned his attention to the basket and scored 17 of his 19 points in the second half. Rochestie added four rebounds and was a perfect 6-for-6 from the free throw line, contributing to a performance index rating of 32, which equaled his own previous best and was the highest among all Euroleague players in Top 16 Round 1.

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Devin Smith Named December's Euroleague Player Of The Month

Dec 22, 2014 8:19 PM

Devin Smith has been named Euroleague Player of the Month for December.

Smith was the Euroleague’s top scorer for the month while in leading Maccabi to a 3-0 record in December to clinch second place in Group B of the regular season. 

Smith starred for Maccabi to the tune of 20.7 points, 6.7 rebounds, 4 assists, 2 steals and just 1 turnover per game in December.

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Dusko Savanovic Named Euroleague MVP For Round 9

Dec 13, 2014 4:22 PM

Dusko Savanovic of FC Bayern Munich has been named Euroleague MVP for Round 9 of the regular season.

Savanovic scored a career-high 31 points – including 14 in the fourth quarter – to lead Bayern to a come-from-behind 95-89 victory over PGE Turow Zgorzelec.

Savanovic was not only efficient with his shooting – 7 of 10 on two-point shots, 4 of 6 from behind the three-point arc and 5 of 6 from the foul line – but he also totaled 6 rebounds, 2 assists and 2 blocks for a performance index rating of 37, which was the highest of any player in Round 9 of the regular season. His index rating also established a record for Bayern Munich players in the Euroleague. This was the second time in Savanovic’s career that he was named player of the week.

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D'or Fischer Named Euroleague MVP For Round 8

Dec 6, 2014 7:19 PM

D'or Fischer continued his brilliant stretch of play for Unics Kazan and earned the MVP award for Round 8 of the Euroleague regular season.

Fischer was a difference-maker as Unics won its third game in a row by 68-72 on the road against Dinamo Banco di Sardegna Sassari to move into a tie for third place in Group A. Fischer was near perfect in scoring 23 points on 10-of-11 shooting, grabbing a club-record 15 rebounds and adding 3 assists, 2 blocks and 1 steal for a performance index rating of 43, the best so far this season.

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Dario Saric Named Euroleague MVP For November
Dario Saric averaged 15.5 points and 7.75 rebounds while making 61 percent of his two-point shots.

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Zoran Erceg Named Euroleague MVP For Week 6
Zoran Erceg finished the game with 32 points, 7 rebounds, 2 assists and 2 steals for a performance index rating of 41.

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Andrew Goudelock Named Euroleague MVP For Week 5
Andrew Goudelock finished with 34 points scored, 3 rebounds, 4 assists and a steal in compiling a performance index rating of 40.

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James Anderson Named Euroleague MVP For Round 4
James Anderson had 27 points, 11 rebounds, 4 assists, 3 steals and a block.

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Vassilis Spanoulis Named Euroleague MVP For October
Vassilis Spanoulis averaged 21.3 points, 4.7 assists and 3.7 rebounds in Olympiacos' three wins in October.

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Gustavo Ayon Signs With Real Madrid
Gustavo Ayon also had offers from the Spurs and in China.

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Crvena Zvezda Signs Stefan Jovic To Three-Year Contract
Stefan Jovic spent the past two seasons with Radnicki Kragujevac.

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Gustavo Ayon Receives Formal Offer From Spurs
Sources tell RealGM's Shams Charania that Gustavo Ayon is deciding over three formal offers.

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Joe Ingles Signs One-Year Deal With Clippers
Joe Ingles has signed a guaranteed minimum one-year deal with the Clippers.

Marc Stein/ESPN

Milos Teodosic Would Seek $3M+ Annually To Come To NBA
Milos Teodosic, 27, went undrafted in 2009 when he was at Olympiacos.

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Gustavo Ayon Agrees To Multi-Year Deal With Real Madrid
Gustavo Ayon has agreed upon a multi-year contract with Real Madrid.

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DeShaun Thomas Signs With Barcelona
DeShaun Thomas spent last season with JSF Nanterre and will replace Kostas Papanikolaou with Barcelona.

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Erazem Lorbek Agrees To Buyout With Barcelona
The Spurs own the draft rights to Erazem Lorbek.

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Jevohn Shepherd Signs With Barcelona
Jevohn Shepherd averaged 18.8 points and 6.0 rebounds per game last season with Omegna.

Sportando

MarShon Brooks Moving Toward Deal With Olimpia Milano
MarShon Brooks is moving towards finalizing a deal with Olimpia Milano Armani of Italy and the Euroleague, a source tells RealGM.

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Tibor Pleiss To Sign With Barcelona, Likely To Join Thunder In 2015
Tibor Pleiss had played for Laboral Kutxa since 2012 and was the 31st overall pick in the 2010 NBA Draft when he was with Brose Baskets.

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Jan Vesely Expected To Sign With Fenerbahce Ulker
Jan Vesely has played in just 2,455 minutes over three NBA seasons.

Emiliano Carchia/Sportando

Nets Working On Bojan Bogdanovic Deal
Bojan Bogdanovic will sign for the taxpayer's midlevel, according to reports.

Reed Wallach/Nets Daily

Nikola Mirotic, Bulls Begin Working On Deal
Shams Charania of RealGM reports that the Bulls and Nikola Mirotic believe they don't have significant ground to cover, but no deal is imminent.

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Dario Saric Signs Three-Year Deal With Anadolu Efes
Dario Saric's contract will essentially prohibit him from playing in the NBA for at least two seasons.

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