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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

Dec 1, 2014 1:00 PM

Dario Saric has been named Euroleague MVP for the month of November.

Saric averaged 15.5 points and 7.75 rebounds while making 61 percent of his two-point shots.

Saric has helped lead Anadolu Efes Istanbul to a first place spot in Group A. Saric is the youngest winner of the award in Euroleague history.

The Philadelphia 76ers (via the Magic) made Saric the 12th overall pick in the 2014 NBA Draft.

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Zoran Erceg Named Euroleague MVP For Week 6

Nov 23, 2014 11:38 AM

Zoran Erceg has been named Euroleague MVP for Week 6 of the regular season in Galatasary's110-103 double-overtime victory over Crvena Zvezda Telekom Belgrade.

Erceg, who forced overtime with a long three-pointer in the final seconds of regulation, finished the game with 32 points, 7 rebounds, 2 assists and 2 steals for a performance index rating of 41, which was the most of any player in Regular Season Round 6. He also went 14-for-14 at the free throw line.

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Andrew Goudelock Named Euroleague MVP For Week 5

Nov 15, 2014 5:02 PM

Andrew Goudelock of Fenerbahce Ulker has been named Euroleague MVP for Round 5 of the regular season.

Goudelock established a new Euroleague mark with 10 three-pointers as the Turkish champs defeated FC Bayern Munich 86-93.

He finished with 34 points scored, 3 rebounds, 4 assists and a steal in compiling a performance index rating of 40, which was not only the best of Round 5’s 12 games, but the highest index in the league all season. 

Goudelock is the only player to have reached an index of 30 twice so far this season. 

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James Anderson Named Euroleague MVP For Round 4

Nov 8, 2014 1:48 PM

James Anderson turned in his best performance yet to claim Euroleague Round 4 MVP honors after leading Zalgiris to a 77-71 victory over Unics Kazan.

Anderson had 27 points, 11 rebounds, 4 assists, 3 steals and a block.

Anderson finished with a performance index rating of 38, which was not only the best of Round 4, but the highest index in the competition so far this season

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Vassilis Spanoulis Named Euroleague MVP For October

Nov 3, 2014 11:16 AM

Vassilis Spanoulis was named Euroleague MVP for the month of October.

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.

Marc Stein/ESPN

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

David A. Pick/Eurobasket

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

Sportando

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.

Adrian Wojnarowski/Yahoo! Sports

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.

Brian Windhorst/ESPN

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.

Chad Ford/ESPN

Blatt To Become Assistant With Warriors Or Head Coach Of Cavs
David Blatt announced on Thursday that he was leaving Maccabi Tel Aviv and will join Steve Kerr with the Warriors if he doesn't become head coach of the Cavs.

Marc Stein/ESPN

David Blatt To Leave Maccabi For NBA Job
David Blatt will leave Maccabi Tel Aviv for an unknown position in the NBA.

David Blatt/Eurobasket.com

Spurs To Hire Ettore Messina As Assistant Coach
Ettore Messina was most recently head coach of CSKA Moscow.

James Herbert/CBS Sports

Blatt Confirms Talks With NBA Teams
David Blatt's contract with Maccabi Tel Aviv is up after he led them to the Euroleague championship and has been linked to an assistant job with Steve Kerr.

Diamond Leung/San Jose Mercury News

Blatt In Talks With Warriors To Become Top Assistant
David Blatt won the 2014 Euroleague as head coach of Maccabi Tel Aviv last month and could join Steve Kerr with the Warriors.

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