The EuroLeague has been very competitive so far. I love this new format. Everybody playing each other home and away sets up for crazy away games. Now is the time though when teams need to start separating themselves and getting into playoff mode. Right now, spots 4-8 are up for grabs. Each team can go up or down each round, with a loss or a win. Spots 2 and 3 are too, but are more out of reach unless they collapse.
I must say Red Star has been impressive this season, especially at home. They are definitely this year’s Cinderella team, who could upset a team in the top 8. Another surprise team for me is Olympiacos. They have improved the most from last year to now, and they have more athletic bodies with Spanoulis leading the charge.
The younger players have been on display lately. First and foremost, Luka Doncic from Real Madrid is my top pick to follow. He has been incredible for this veteran-led team. I think he has received two MVP’s for rounds already. Definitely a must watch every week, as he grows up in front of us. Then we have Ante Zizic who plays for Dogus. He has been very strong for their frontcourt, bringing energy and toughness to the interior. Keep working young men; you have a fan in me!!!
For me, I should be back this week. Injuries suck, but it’s life. When I do come back I have to take it to another level. I don’t know what motivates y’all, but seeing Ahmet play vs. Pana last week motivated and inspired me. You never know when that opportunity is going to come, so you have to stay prepared. Thank you Ahmet.