Most might consider the NBA as the best basketball league in the world because of its overflowing pool of high-caliber ballers. Though there’s some truth to that, it isn’t always the case because there’s the EuroLeague.
It’s even now becoming a trend where established NBA players are being transferred to EuroLeague teams. This means that the EuroLeague is worth reckoning. In line with this, we’re going to show you the top players who are most likely to dominate the EuroLeague this season.
1. Will Clyburn, CSKΑ Moscow
CSKA Moscow might already be on top of the league’s standings, but this doesn’t mean that it doesn’t have any room to improve. The Russian team has just secured Will Clyburn to play for them last summer. And he’s just what the team needs. Clyburn is one of the best forwards in the league, not only because he’s got the shooting range, but also because of his athleticism.
His arrival to CSKA is timed perfectly as Victor Khryapa is aging and Andrey Vorontsevich is now a stretch four. By having Clyburn, CSKA Moscow can easily adjust their offense without having to sacrifice their defensive end. Let’s also expect that he’ll steal the spotlight from Rodriguez.
2. Nicolo Melli, Fenerbahce Dogus Istanbul
Nicolo Melli is hailed as one of the best players in the league. He’s even included in the top five players, a testament to his unrivaled athleticism and shooting prowess. Though he did pretty well during his time in Brose Bamberg, it’s very evident that he was craving for more — which is a more serious recognition.
He just found what he was looking for as Zeljko Obradovic is searching for a player of his caliber. Being a big man who can do a lot more than just rebound, he sure is a great asset to have on the team. He can even set plays and go for blind passes, just like what the Knicks’ Porzingis does in the NBA.
3. Adam Hanga, FC Barcelona Lassa
Then there’s Adam Hanga, the Hungarian talent from Baskonia Vitoria Gasteiz who made it to the headlines after going through a needle in his plight to transfer to FC Barcelona Lassa. Fortunately, everything turned out well for him as his transfer was completed. And FC Barcelona Lassa should celebrate it as they’ve just had a solid defender who can take down most low-post plays.
Knowing that Barcelona is not doing pretty well in the league, as they’re on the 5th spot of the betting game with 18/1 odds, it’s safe to say that Hanga can serve as the team’s savior. If he does what’s expected of him, then there’s no doubt that he can turn the odds around and overtake Olympiakos CFP’s 12/1 odds or even Fenerbahce’s 18/5.
It’s a big pressure for them to improve as their fellow Spanish team is on the second spot with strong 7/2 odds. Though the road ahead might be a bit cloudy, it’s not impossible for them to catch up with Real Madrid.
In order for Hanga to make the road easier, he just needs to set his eyes on CSKA Moscow who’s currently on top with 27/10 odds and let the team serve as an inspiration to him. If you’re looking for the latest betting offers and enhanced odds by all the leading UK bookmakers, then the perfect time to do that is now. Betting for Barcelona is a safe thing to do thanks to Hanga’s arrival in the team.
The EuroLeague is growing in popularity nowadays, not only because its marketing and management are doing a good job, but because it’s talent pool is also on the rise. And these three players are on the forefront of bringing the EuroLeague to a whole new level.
With their athleticism, talent, and passion to play the game, they’ll surely make the league a more interesting place for basketball enthusiasts all around the world.