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Nemanja Bjelica Named Euroleague MVP

May 14, 2015 12:16 PM

Nemanja Bjelica of Fenerbahce Ulker Istanbul has been named the 14-15 Euroleague MVP.

Bjelica, who turned 27 last week, ranked fourth in the league in average performance index rating, but his 18.3 index rating was best among players on winning teams. It was the best season of Bjelica’s career as he helped Fenerbahce reach its first ever Final Four.

“I want to thank everybody who chose me for this and to my family for supporting me all these years,” he said after receiving the trophy. “This is a historic moment for my club and team, Fenerbahce Ulker. I also want to thank my teammates and coaches and everybody at Fenerbahce Ulker who made this happen. It really is a big honor and means a lot to me.”

Euroleague MVPs (since current awards format was put in place)

2005 Anthony Parker, Maccabi Elite Tel Aviv
2006 Anthony Parker, Maccabi Elite Tel Aviv
2007 Theodoros Papaloukas, CSKA Moscow
2008 Ramunas Siskauskas, CSKA Moscow
2009 Juan Carlos Navarro, Regal FC Barcelona
2010 Milos Teodosic, Olympiacos Piraeus
2011 Dimitris Diamantidis, Panathinaikos Athens
2012 Andrei Kirilenko, CSKA Moscow
2013 Vassilis Spanoulis, Olympiacos Piraeus
2014 Sergio Rodriguez, Real Madrid
2015 Nemanja Bjelica, Fenerbahce Ulker Istanbul

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Bogdan Bogdanovic Wins Euroleague Rising Star Trophy

May 7, 2015 12:24 PM

Bogdan Bogdanovic of Fenerbahce Ulker Istanbul has been named the Euroleague Rising Star Trophy winner for the second season in a row.

The Rising Star Trophy recognizes the best Euroleague player each season who was under the age of 22 on July 1 of the summer before the season started. Having won the award also last season, when he played for Partizan NIS Belgrade, Bogdanovic joins Nikola Mirotic, who did so in 2011 and 2012 with Real Madrid, as the only players to win the Rising Star Trophy twice.

In addition to leading Fenerbahce in games started (25), he was second in minutes (27:50), assists (2.7 apg.) and three-pointers made (46) and third in free-throw shooting (78.2%) and defensive rebounding (2.4 drpg.). He was also among the top three in scoring (10.7 ppg., third), three-pointers made (second), assists (first), steals (0.8 spg., second) and fouls drawn (2.5, third) among all Rising Star Trophy-eligible players this season.

The Phoenix Suns drafted Bogdanovic 27th overall in the 2014 NBA Draft and own his draft rights.

 

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Bryant Dunston Named Euroleague's Best Defender

May 6, 2015 12:20 PM

For the second season in a row, Bryant Dunston of Olympiacos Piraeus has been chosen by Euroleague head coaches to win the Best Defender Trophy.

As a shot-blocker, stealer and all-around immovable force, Dunston anchored an Olympiacos defense that proved the best of the 2014-15 season.

The Olympiacos center becomes the only player besides six-time winner Dimitris Diamantidis to be voted the competition's best defender more than once.

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Georgios Printezis Named Euroleague Player Of The Month

Apr 27, 2015 12:54 PM

Georgios Printezis of Olympiacos has been named Euroleague Player of the Month for April.

Printezis averaged 14.5 points on 60% two-point shooting, 5.2 rebounds and a performance index rating of 16.8 in six April games. But where he most impressed were Olympiacos’s three victories in the playoffs. There his numbers jumped to 18.3 points on 70.8% shooting, 5.3 rebounds and an averaged performance index rating of 22

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Cavaliers Interested In Salah Mejri

Apr 9, 2015 2:20 PM

The Cleveland Cavaliers have interest in Salah Mejri, a 7-2 Tunisian center currently playing for Real Madrid.

Real Madrid has a club option on Mejri's contract for the 15-16 season, though they may not exercise it.

Mejri hasn't received much playing time this season.

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Nets Receive Summer League Commitment From Darius Adams

Apr 6, 2015 12:17 PM

The Brooklyn Nets have expressed interest in Darius Adams and received a commitment for him to play on their Summer League team, sources tell RealGM.

Adams, who played collegiately at Indianapolis, is currently playing for Laboral Kutxa of the Euroleague and Liga ACB.

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Nemanja Bjelica Named Euroleague Player Of The Month For March

Mar 30, 2015 4:49 PM

Nemanja Bjelica of Fenerbahce Ulker Istanbul has been named Euroleague MVP for March.

Bjelica, 26, led Fenerbahce's take-over of Top 16 Group F with four victories in March that extended its winning streak to a club-record nine games. The average margin of victory for Fenerbahce in March was an incredible 14.5 points per game. The highlight was the first win by any Euroleague opponent on the floor of Olympiacos Piraeus in more than year.

Bjelica finished the month with a stream of stats - 15 points, 9 rebounds, 3 assists and 1 block per game.

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Alessandro Gentile Named Euroleague MVP For Top 16, Round 12

Mar 29, 2015 7:02 PM

Alessandro Gentile of EA7 Emporio Armani Milan has won Euroleague MVP honors for Top 16 Round 12.

Gentile led his team to a 99-85 victory over Laboral Kutxa Vitoria on Thursday with a career-high 29 points. He also established a career best with a performance index rating of 30, which was the highest of any player on a winning team in Top 16 Round 12.

Gentile, who has averaged 23.8 points over his past four games, made 4 of 5 threes against Laboral, grabbed 7 rebounds and dished 4 assists.

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Ante Tomic Named Euroleague MVP For Top 16, Round 10

Mar 14, 2015 5:38 PM

Ante Tomic had 16 points on perfect shooting, plus 12 rebounds and 6 assists with a performance index rating of 35, which earned him Euroleague MVP honors for Top 16, Round 10.

Barcelona defeated Maccabi Tel Aviv 89-71 in the game.

This is the second time Tomic has won the award this season.

 

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Reggie Redding Named Euroleague MVP Of Top 16, Round 9

Mar 7, 2015 6:37 PM

Reggie Redding of ALBA Berlin has been named Euroleague MVP of the Top 16, Round 9.

Redding had 27 points, seven rebounds and five assists. Redding also was an effective shooter, making 6 of 11 two-point shots, both of his three-point attempts and shooting 9 of 10 from the foul line in amassing a performance index rating of 36, which was the highest of any player in Top 16 Round 9.

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Rudy Fernandez Named Euroleague MVP For February
Rudy Fernandez finished February's three games with averages of 18 points, 4.3 rebounds, 3.3 assists and 1.7 steals.

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Samardo Samuels Named Euroleague MVP Top 16, Round 8
Samardo Sameuls' 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
Andrei Kirilenko said "the time has come to think about ending my career at the professional level" and that he wants to do that at CSKA.

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Andrei Kirilenko To Sign With CSKA
Andrei Kirilenko and the 76ers agreed upon a buyout this weekend.

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Nando De Colo Named Euroleague MVP For Top 16 Round 7
Nando De Colo tallied 18 points, 7 assists and 4 steals for a performance index rating of 29.

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

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

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Taylor Rochestie Named Euroleague MVP Of Top 16, Round 1
Taylor Rochestie had 19 points, eight assists and six rebounds.

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Devin Smith Named December's Euroleague Player Of The Month
Devin 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
Dusko Savanovic scored a career-high 31 points.

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D'or Fischer Named Euroleague MVP For Round 8
D'or 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.

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