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Dusko Savanovic Named Euroleague MVP For Round 9

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.

Via RealGM Staff Report

D'or Fischer Named Euroleague MVP For Round 8

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.

Via RealGM Staff Report

Dario Saric Named Euroleague MVP For November

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.

Via RealGM Staff Report

Zoran Erceg Named Euroleague MVP For Week 6

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.

Via RealGM Staff Report

Andrew Goudelock Named Euroleague MVP For Week 5

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. 

Via RealGM Staff Report

James Anderson Named Euroleague MVP For Round 4

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

Via RealGM Staff Report

Vassilis Spanoulis Named Euroleague MVP For October

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.

Via RealGM Staff Report

Gustavo Ayon Signs With Real Madrid

Gustavo Ayon has signed with Real Madrid.

Ayon also had offers from the San Antonio Spurs and in China.

Ayon had an impressive World Cup after spending last season with the Atlanta Hawks.

Via RealGM Staff Report

Crvena Zvezda Signs Stefan Jovic To Three-Year Contract

Crvena Zvezda has signed Stefan Jovic to a three-year contract.

Jovic spent the past two seasons with Radnicki Kragujevac, and in the last season posted 3.9 points, 3.1 assists and 2.6 rebounds in 13 Eurocup games, while averaging 4.3 points, 2.7 assists, 2.3 rebounds and 1.4 steals in the Adriatic League campaign. 

Jovic played for Serbia in the World Cup.

Via Euroleague.net

Gustavo Ayon Receives Formal Offer From Spurs

Gustavo Ayon has received a formal offer from the San Antonio Spurs, sources tell RealGM.

Shandong of the Chinese Basketball Association has also presented a formal offer to Ayon, sources confirm to RealGM.

Ayon has previously received offers in Europe, though the language of the contract concerning an NBA out held up an agreement being reached.

Ayon is now deciding between three formal offers.

Ayon spent last season with the Atlanta Hawks.

Via Shams Charania/RealGM

Euroleague Archives

Joe Ingles Signs One-Year Deal With Clippers

Joe Ingles has signed a guaranteed minimum one-year deal with the Clippers.

Milos Teodosic Would Seek $3M+ Annually To Come To NBA

Milos Teodosic, 27, went undrafted in 2009 when he was at Olympiacos.

Gustavo Ayon Agrees To Multi-Year Deal With Real Madrid

Gustavo Ayon has agreed upon a multi-year contract with Real Madrid.

DeShaun Thomas Signs With Barcelona

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

Erazem Lorbek Agrees To Buyout With Barcelona

The Spurs own the draft rights to Erazem Lorbek.

Jevohn Shepherd Signs With Barcelona

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

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.

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.

Jan Vesely Expected To Sign With Fenerbahce Ulker

Jan Vesely has played in just 2,455 minutes over three NBA seasons.

Nets Working On Bojan Bogdanovic Deal

Bojan Bogdanovic will sign for the taxpayer's midlevel, according to reports.

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.

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.

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.

David Blatt To Leave Maccabi For NBA Job

David Blatt will leave Maccabi Tel Aviv for an unknown position in the NBA.

Spurs To Hire Ettore Messina As Assistant Coach

Ettore Messina was most recently head coach of CSKA Moscow.

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.

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.

Exec: David Blatt Belongs In The NBA

David Blatt has long been mentioned as one of the best head coaches in the world not in the NBA.

Maccabi Upsets Real Madrid To Win Euroleague Title

Tyrese Rice scored 26 points, including 14 in overtime and was named Euroleague Final Four MVP.

Sergio Rodriguez Named Euroleague MVP

Sergio Rodriguez led Madrid in both scoring (13.5 ppg.) and assists (5 apg.) despite playing the fourth-most minutes on the team.
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