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Written by John   
Sunday, 28 June 2015 15:40

-           FIBA WORLD CUP PODCAST ON NBA.COM EPISODE 172 - JOHN DIMOPOULOS

 

-               JULY 6th - MARIO HEZONJA WITH BIG DUNK IN NBA SUMMER LEAGUE

-                             JULY 6th - MARIO HEZONJA 14 PTS FULL VIDEO

 

-            SPURS LOSE BELINELLI TO KINGS & FIND UNDRAFTED EURO SG BERTANS

-                                       DAIRIS BERTANS - 19 PTS VS SIXERS

-             JULY 6th - DAIRIS BERTANS - 19(PT)25(M)5-8(3PT)6-10(FG)2-3(FT)3(A)

-                   JULY 6th - MANTAS KALNIETIS - 6 PT 8 A VS HEAT - 8 PT VS ORL


-     NBA DRAFT - TOP EUROS BEFORE DRAFT - HEZONJA & PORZINGIS TOP EJBB LIST

-                         LIST OF 11 EUROS TAKEN - 10 FROM EJBB LIST OF 12

-         ORLANDO - BETTER FIT FOR HEZONJA MORE TOUCHES THAN NY - NO MELO

-          HEZONJA - SAYS PLAYING VS GROWN MEN IN EUROPE WILL HELP IN NBA

 

-         JULY 4th - MARIO HEZONJA 12 PTS & GAME WINNING 3 IN 1ST MAGIC GAME

-                HEZONJA - 12(PT)24(M)3-8(FG)2-5(3PT)4-6(FT)2(R)2(S)1(F)1(TO)

-     MARIO HEZONJA STUCK IN CORNER BY COACH - SHOWS HE WILL BE THE MAN

EJBB had Mario Hezonja as the best Euro in the 2015 NBA draft and when EJBB hears on national sports talk radio and Philly sports talk radio that the 2015 NBA draft, was a 3 player draft with Karl Towns, DeAngelo Russell and Jahil Okafor, EJBB just has to LAUGH at the So called Draft experts.  Hezonja was held back in Europe by coach Xavier Pascual, not using all of his talents and in game one of his Orlando Summer league on July 4th, EJBB was wondering if coach Pascual snuck in the building and was now coaching the Orlando summer squad, as the 5th pick in the NBA draft did not get the start and when he was put in the game, PG Tyler Harvey acted like he was the 5th pick in the draft, as Harvey was jacking up shots and the ball swung everywhere but where Hezonja was.  Hezonja was stuck in the corner ALA Kyle Korver style and EJBB was wondering if Jeff Van Gundy was now on the Magic coaching staff, as Jeff did the same thing to Vassilis Spanoulis in his one year in the NBA.  Hezonja and Spanoulis are more than stand in the corner guys, they are special Euro players and though NBA fans never saw the GREATNESS of Spanoulis, they will soon see a gifted Euro in Hezonja, that can shoot the Deep 3 ball, run pick and roll plays for his bigs and take it to the bucket for monster Dunks.   The way Hezonja was used in game one WAS A JOKE, PG Elfrid Payton was jacking up shots like he was Steph Curry and even on the game winnig 3 by Hezonja, Mario was not even looked at when the first shot went up.   Hezonja was in the USA just 48 hours and his new teammates tried to ICE HIM OUT early, ALA Isiah Thomas did to Jordan in an All-Star game, but Hezonja has that Star quality and the sooner the Magic PG's understand to pass him the ball and the Magic coaches take him out of the Kyle Korver corner spot, the Quicker the Magic will win and the Quicker the Anti-Euro stat guys saying Euros are Busts in the Lottery. will understand that Mario Hezonja will be a Star in the NBA Up-Tempo game - WAKE UP HATERS !!!!!


-      BEFORE VEZENKOV PULLED OUT OF DRAFT - EJBB HAD HIM 3RD ON EURO LIST

-      JULY 2nd - ALEKSANDAR VEZENKOV SIGNS W FC BARCELONA 4 YR 2 MIL EURO

 

-       EUROLEAGUE 2015 MVP NEMANJA BJELICA - CLOSE TO COMING TO NBA 2015-16

-           - JULY 6th - NEMANJA BJELICA SIGNS 3 YR 12 MILLION DEAL TWOLVES


-         JULY 5th -  FIBA U-19 W. CHAMPIONSHIP FINAL  - CRETE, GREECE

-     ALL TOURNEY - J. BRUNSON MVP - M. ARAPOVIC, H. GILES, F. KORKMAZ, T. DORSEY

-        SHOT BLOCK OF TOURNEY & MAYBE ALL OF 2015 - NIK SLAVICA VS TATUM

-       USA WIN GOLD MEDAL IN OT AS CLUTCH PG JALEN BRUNSON IS NAMED MVP

1. USA 79 Croatia 71 OT - Team USA won their semifinals game versus the home Greek squad and a loud Greek crowd 82-76, in what was their closest game of this U-19 world championship and heading into the Suday Final versus Croatia, most thought beating Greece was their toughest test, but the Sunday final versus Croatia was not like the earlier 103-81 win by USA, where Croatia turned the ball over 24 times, this Sunday final was a CLASSIC, as the nation of just 4 million people from Croatia versus the 320 million people of USA went into OT, even though Croatia was only playing 5 or 6 men and without their best player Dragan Bender who did not play due to a sneaker contract.   Croatia only had 14 TO's in the Sunday final and though they only made 3-21 from deep and 14-23 from the FT stripe, Croatia had a shot to upset the USA squad, as Luka Bozic was fouled on a spin move to the hoop with 4 seconds left and hit the first FT to tie it up at 67-67, but missed the second and the game went into OT, versus the deeper USA roster.

Croatian 18 year old SF Nik Slavica who plays for Cibona put his name on NBA scouts radar with the way he played in the 2nd half today, sticking jumpers and blocking the Dunk attempt by USA SF Jayson Tatum, who was dunking on guys the entire tourney, but Slavica showed he has hops and met Tatum at the rim for the spectacular Block and Slavica led Croatia with 23 points in 42 minutes, on 9-19 FG, 1-4(3PT), 4-7 FT, 6 assists and All-Tourney First team big man Marko Arapovic had another big day with 16 points, 12 rebounds and helped hold USA big man Harry Giles to just 4-20 on FG's on the inside, before Arapovic fouled out, which was key against such a short handed Croatian roster in the OT. Luka Bozic and Ivica Zubac added 12 points apiece, with Zubac grabbing 13 rebounds.

The deeper USA roster was again led by their MAIN MAN and the MVP of the tourney, soon to be Villanova PG Jalen Brunson was 0-4 early on FG's, but when money time was on, Brunson was the man, just as he was versus Greece with 30 points, Brunson led USA in the final with 14 points, 7 assists, ZERO TO's, 5 rebounds, on 5-11 FG, 2-5(3PT), 2-2 FT and was followed by Jayson Tatum and Harry Giles with 13 points apiece, but USA making 9-20 from deep, compared to just 3-21 by Croatia was a major factor in the USA win.

-      TURKEY WIN 3rd PLACE F. KORKMAZ 28 PT 11-20(FG)4-8(3PT)2-3(FT) 8 R 5 ST

2. Turkey 80 Greece 71 - Furkan Korkmaz (28 PT) Tyler Dorsey (19 PT)


-                         USA VS GREECE 82-76 - FOURTH QUARTER VIDEO

-       USA ADVANCE TO FINAL VILLANOVA PG JALEN BRUNSON 30 PTS LEADS

1. USA 82 Greece 76 - For the Greek U-19 squad to beat USA, they had to make their FT shots and EJBB thinks the coaching strategy should have been to start Greek American Tyler Dorsey and have him guard the best player on the USA roster, Villanova bound PG Jalen Brunson, but Dorsey came off the bench and did not get a shot of guarding Brunson until late in the 3rd quarter, by that point Brunson was rolling. Brunson led USA to the 6 point win in Greece, as he went for 30 points, on 9-13 FG, 2-5(3PT), 10-12 FT, 4 assists and was followed by big man Harry Giles with 13 points, 11 rebounds, while Terrance Ferguson made clutch 3 point shots, 3-5(3PT), 11 points and Jayson Tatum played above the rim for 11 points.  Greece got outrebounded 44 to 33 and Greece only made 18-32 FT's in the loss, as they were led by Greek American and Oregon bound combo-guard Tyler Dorsey with 23 points, on 5-7 FG, 2-2((3PT), 11-16 FT, 6 rebounds, while Panathinaikos 18 year old SF Vasileios Charalampopoulos had a big day from deep, 5-8(3PT), 21 points, on 7-13 FG, 2-4 FT and big Greek center Geogios Papagiannis started strong with 8 early points, but ended with 10 points, on 5-9 FG, as USA went Golden State style SMALL BALL to take the big Greek out of the game.  USA will play Croatia in the Final & Greece will play Turkey in 3rd place game.

 

-       CROATIA ADVANCE TO FINAL M. ARAPOVIC & I. ZUBAC 45 PTS COMBINED

2. Croatia 91 Turkey 56 - Marko Arapovic (25 PT) Egemen Guven (12 PT)

 

-                          SEMI-FINALS ARE SET FOR JULY 4th

-                      JUNE 23rd FRIENDLY - USA 90 GREECE 82

-                1. USA VS Greece               2. Croatia VS Turkey

-     TYLER DORSEY GREEK U-19 - MOTHER IS FULL GREEK SO HE IS 50% GREEK


-      TURKEY ADVANCE BERK UGURLU & FURKAN KORKMAZ 31 PT COMBINED

1. Turkey 81 Australia 70 - Berk Ugurlu (16 PT) Jack McVeigh (14 PT)

-   WITH NO D. BENDER CROATIA ADVANCE L. BOZIC & M. ARAPOVIC 20 PT APIECE

2. Croatia 84 Canada 71 - Luka Bozic, Marko Arapovic (20 PT) Justin Jackson (20 PT)

-           USA ADVANCE NEW VILLANOVA PG JALEN BRUNSON 17 PT LEADS

3. USA 86 Italy 65 - Jalen Brunson (17 PT) Diego Flaccadori (21 PT)

-       GREECE ADVANCE V. CHARALAMPOPOULOS & TYLER DORSEY 14 PT APIECE

4. Greece 70 Spain 59 - Vasiileios Charalampopoulos,Tyler Dorsey (14 PT) Yankuba Sima (21 PT)

-        GREECE VS SPAIN - MORE 70-59 HIGHLIGHTS

 

-     QUARTERFINAL ROUND SET USA, GREECE, TURKEY & CANADA ALL 4-0

-                      QUARTERFINALS MATCHUPS - JULY 3rd

-                   1. USA VS Italy                   2. Greece VS Spain

-                 3. Canada VS Croatia       4. Turkey VS Australia

1. USA 93 Argentina 45 - Harry Giles (17 PT, 12 R) Fernando Zurbriggen (13 PT)

2. Greece 100 Tunisia 48 - Troy Dorsey (25 PT) A. Gannouni (10 PT)

3. Turkey 73 Iran 63 - Okben Ulubay (16 PT) Reza Navid (14 PT)

4. Canada 100 South Korea 64 - Justin Jackson (20 PT) Kim Kyungwon (14 PT)

5. Spain 67 Egypt 60 - Marc Garcia (21 PT) Taha Mohamed (17 PT)

6. Croatia 75 China 68 - Ivica Zubac (23 PT) Sun Minghui (15 PT)

7. Australia 69 Serbia 56 - Jack McVeigh (25 PT) V Stojanovic (15 PT)

8. Italy 82 Dom. Rep. 73 - LLuca Severini (21 PT) Andres Feliz (28 PT)

 

-          USA, GREECE, CANADA & TURKEY ALL STAY UNDEFEATED AT 3-0

1. USA 92 Egypt 50 - J Tatum, C Swanigan, H Giles (13 PT) A Khalaf (8 PT)

2. Greece 69 Serbia 60 - Vasileios Toliopoulos (11 PT) Radovan Djokovic (14 PT)

3. Canada 78 Italy 54 - Justin Jackson (16 PT) Diego Flaccadori (13 PT)

4. Turkey 62 China 51 - Egemen Guven (12 PT) Jinqiu Hu (18 PT, 13 R)

5. Spain 75 Argentina 51 - Marc Garcia (18 PT) Ivan Pablo Gramajo (11 PT)

6. Croatia 86 Iran 36 - Ivica Zubac (20 PT) Rezayifar Navid (10 PT)

7. Australia 93 Tunisia 64 - Jack White (18 PT) Ahmad Dhif (20 PT)

8. Dominican Rep 102 South Korea 89 - Andres Feliz, Yerri Flores (19 PT) H Jeon (19 PT)

 

-       SNEAKER DEAL MAKES CROATIAN STAR DRAGAN BENDER LEAVE U-19

-                    DRAGAN BENDER - U-18 EUROS IN 2014 VIDEO

-          USA, GREECE, ITALY, TURKEY, SERBIA & CANADA ALL ARE 2-0

1. USA 103 Croatia 81 - Jayson Tatum (22 PT) Marko Arapovic, Ante Zizic (16 PT)

2. Greece 70 Dominican Rep. 65 - Dimitrios Stamatis (17 PT) Jeromy Rodriguez (15 PT)

3. Italy 69 Australia 67 - Diego Flaccadori (23 PT) Jack McVeigh (18 PT)

4. Turkey 72 Spain 65 - Furkan Korkmaz (14 PT) Francisco Alonso (14 PT)

5. Serbia 113 South Korea 83 - Borisa Simanic (23 PT) Jeon Hyunwoo (31 PT)

6. Canada 93 Tunisia 36 - Jalen Poyser (22 PT) E Bhouri, M Rassil (8 PT)

7. China 74 Argentina 67 - Yanhao Zhao (23 PT) Juan Pablo Vaulet (16 PT)

8. Egypt 62 Iran 59 - Taha Mohamed (17 PT) Mohammad Yousofvand (22 PT, 21 R)

 

-               JUNE 27th - WATCH U-19 DAY ONE FULL GAME VIDEOS

-   PANATHINAIKOS CENTER GEORGIOS PAPAGIANNIS 16 PT 16 REB ON 8-8 FG LEADS

1. Greece 83 South Korea 55 - Georgios Papagiannis (16 PT, 16 R) H. Jeon (20 PT)

2. USA 83 Iran 53 - Joshua Jackson (20 PT, 10 R) N. Rezaeifar (20 PT)

3. Italy 89 Tunisia 62 - Diego Flaccadori (21 PT) Achref Gannouni (17 PT)

4. Serbia 82 Dominican Rep. 77 - Stefan Peno (13 PT) Andres Feliz (26 PT)

5. Turkey 74 Argentina 64 - Furkan Korkmaz (14 PT) Juan Pablo Vaulet (15 PT)

6. Croatia 111 Egypt 68 - Nik Slavica (19 PT, 10 R) Mohamed I Mohamed (16 PT)

7. Spain 84 China 73 - Sergi Garcia (19 PT) Jinqiu Hu (22 PT, 11 R)

8. Canada 74 Australia 71 - Dillon Brooks (22 PT) Dejan Vasiljevic (14 PT)

Last Updated on Tuesday, 07 July 2015 10:28
 
JUNE 26th - PORZINGIS & HEZONJA TOP THE LIST OF EUROS TAKEN IN NBA DRAFT - TEN EUROS TAKEN FROM EJBB LIST OF TOP 12 - JUNE 25th - NBA DRAFT EJBB LIKES MARIO HEZONJA AS TOP EURO PDF Print E-mail
Written by John   
Sunday, 21 June 2015 15:47

-         FIBA WORLD CUP PODCAST ON NBA.COM EPISODE 172 - JOHN DIMOPOULOS


-           NBA DRAFT - TOP EUROS 2015 - HEZONJA & PORZINGIS TOP EJBB LIST

-             MARIO HEZONJA - CAN GET OWN SHOT - SHOOT 3's & DUNK ON GUYS

-                 LAS VEGAS WORKOUT FOR NBA GM's - KRISTAPS PORZINGIS

 

- ENOUGH WITH NO PLAYERS IN EUROPE COMPARED TO NCAA - ACB GOOD LEAGUE

-           NBA DRAFT SLEEPER - CENTER G. HERNANGOMEZ 29 PT FULL GAME


-      YOUNGEST EVER 18 PTS IN ACB FINALS - MARIO HEZONJA 18 PTS GAME ONE

-                 HEZONJA VS REAL MADRID REG. SEASON - 22 PTS - 15 PTS

 

-       TURKISH FINALS & SIXERS PICK DARIO SARIC - GAME 1 - 2 - 3 - 4 - GAME 5


-              SERGIO LULL ON TOP - EJBB TOP NBA 2ND ROUND PICKS NOT IN NBA

-             TIMOFEY MOZGOV NOT NBA DRAFTED - TOP 25 LIST CAN HELP NBA

 

-       JUNE 25th - NBA DRAFT - PORZINGIS & HEZONJA GO 4 & 5 IN LOTTERY

-                   LIST OF TEN EUROS TAKEN - FROM EJBB LIST OF TOP 12

-   EJBB - PORZINGIS NOT A BUST - COMBO OF DIRK & KIRILENKO NOT PAU IN POST

4. Kristaps Porzingis - New York Knicks

-    EJBB - HEZONJA MADE FOR NBA UP-TEMPO & WILL BE A BETTER ANDREW WIGGINS

5. Mario Hezonja - Orlando Magic


26. Nikola Milutinov - San Antonio Spurs

31. Cedi Osman - Cleveland Cavs

35. G. Willy Hernangomez - New York Knicks

47. Arturas Gudaitis - Sacramento Kings

50. Marcus Eriksson - Atlanta Hawks -  ONLY PICK NOT IN EJBB TOP 12

54. Daniel Diez - Portland Blazers

57. Nikola Radicevic - Denver Nuggets

59. Dimitrios Agravanis - Atlanta Hawks

60. Luka Mitrovic - Sacramento Kings

-      NBA TEAMS NEED PG's ? - SERGIO RODRIGUEZ - SATORANSKY & OTHERS


-                             JUNE 26th - ITALIAN FINALS - GAME SEVEN

-      SASSARI WIN TITLE 4-3 RAKIM SANDERS & JEROME DYSON 35 PTS COMB.

1. Sassari 75 Reggio 73 - Rakim Sanders (18 PT) Achille Polonara (17 PT, 14 R)


-                       - JUNE 24th - SPANISH ACB FINALS - GAME THREE

-            REAL MADRID SWEEP FC BARCELONA 3-0 SERGIO LLULL NAMED MVP

1. Real Madrid 90 FC Barcelona 85 - The top team in Europe this season was Real Madrid, as they won the Euroleague title over Olympiacos and today sweep the Spanish ACB Finals 3-0 versus FC Barcelona, with soon to be Houston Rockets PG Sergio Llull being named MVP of the finals. Rumors have Llull signing a 3 year 21 million dollar deal with Houston, after he has satisfied his passion to win a Euroleague title with Real Madrid. After his 24 point game in the Real Madrid win of game two, Lull scored 10 points today in the final game and Real Madrid was led by American SG Jaycee Carroll with 19 points, on 7-9 FG, 3-4(3PT), 2-2 FT, while former NBA forward Andres Nocioni and former NBA PG Sergio Rodriguez added 11 points apiece in the win, it was also reported that Rodriguez wants another shot with an NBA club next season.

FC Barcelona was led by Croatian center Ante Tomic with 29 points on amazing 14-15 FG, 1-2 FT, 7 rebounds, 3 blocked shots, as Tomic used his Pau Gasol type frame and post skills to cause damage inside, but again coach Xavier Pascual did not use the great perimeter skills of Croatian SG Mario Hezonja, as the 20 year old kid that went off for 18 points in game one of these ACB finals, on 5-6(3PT), in 25 minutes, only saw 15 minutes in game three off the bench and today got 10 minutes on the floor, in what should be his final game with FC Barcelona, as he is predicted to be a top 8 lottery pick in the June 25th NBA Draft in Brooklyn.  Instead of Hezonja staring the game and letting him do his thing at the top of the key, coach Pascual again went with 32 year old vet SG Brad Oleson, who had a horrible game two, chasing Llull around screens, as Llull went off for 24 points and 5-5 from deep in the first quarter.  Today Oleson played better with 10 points in 31 minutes, on 4-6 FG, 2-3(3PT) and OKC Thunder SG pick Alex Abrines also played well with 16 points, on 4-8 from deep and Tomas Satoransky had 10 points, 8 assists from the PG spot, but FC Barcelona should have also went big minutes with Hezonja and play small ball ALA GSTATE in the NBA on their homecourt, with more wing options, instead of going with two bigs in Tomic and Justin Doellman, who was 4-11 on FG for 12 points, but not playing the explosive Hezonja at the start of the game was just WRONG STRATEGY by coach Pascual, as Hezonja played 10 minutes and might have been thrown out of rythm, by not gettig the start and the NBA draft coming up the next day, so the talented Croatian SG, that will soon THRIVE in the more up-tempo NBA style of play, had an off game of 0-3 FG, 0-2 from deep, but can you blame the kid, when he knows he should be on the court, instead of an older Brad Oleson.

And if it is not bad enough that Hezonja only got 10 minutes on the court, after the game FC Barcelona GM Joan Carles Raventos scheduled a practice for June 25th for the FC Barcelona players under contract, so Mario Hezonja will not be able to get on a plane and have the memory of being in a suit and shaking the hand of Adam Silver as an NBA lottery pick, because Mario Hezonja wants to trim the 2 million Euro buyout down with FC Barcelona, so he can play in the NBA this season, so he and his agent do not want to upset FC Barcelona off anymore than they have to, but TALK ABOUT STICKING IT TO A KID with the best talent on the squad, his minutes were already up and down, now they practice the next day after the Finals, WHAT A JOKE FC BARCELONA !!!!

 

-                          JUNE 24th - ITALIAN FINALS - GAME SIX

-      SASSARI WIN IN OT & FORCE GAME 7 JEROME DYSON 26 PTS IN WIN

1. Sassari 115 Reggio 108 - Jerome Dyson (26 PT) Amedeo Della Valle (25 PT)

 

-                          JUNE 22nd - ITALIAN FINALS - GAME FIVE

-    REGGIO UP 3-2 MAKING 8-27 FROM 3 PT LAND COMPARED TO 2-25 SASSARI

1. Reggio 71 Sassari 67 - Ojars Silins (14 PT) Olaseni Lawal (17 PT, 21 R)


-                       JUNE 21st - SPANISH ACB FINALS - GAME TWO

-                             SERGIO LLULL - 24 PTS LEADS IN WIN

-     SERGIO LLULL 5-5 FROM DEEP IN 1ST QT LEADS REAL MADRID TO 2-0 LEAD

1. Real Madrid 100 FC Barcelona 80 - After a tough 78-72 win by Real Madrid in game one versus FC Barcelona, where talented 20 year old Croatian SG Mario Hezonja brushed off the usual horrible coaching job by head coach Xavier Pasual this season and kept FC Barcelona in game one of the ACB Finals with 18 points in 25 minutes, even though his great offensive skills are sometimes just left on the bench with DNP on the stats sheet, or even worse, Hezonja was given 6 minutes of play in the closeout Semis game 5 versus Unicaja in the first half and scored 8 points, on 3-4 FG and was not seen again in the 2nd half.  That type of horrible coaching hurt coach Xavier Pascual in the 2015 Euroleague playoffs in game four versus Olympiacos, as Mario Hezonja got a DNP and FC Barcelona lost 3-1 and did not go to the Euroleague Final Four.

Today in game two of the Spanish ACB Finals, after a great 18 point, 6-10 FG, 5-6 from 3 point land game versus the best team in Europe in 25 minutes, coach Pascual did not start Mario Hezonja and only gave the talented Croatian 15 minutes of play, rather giving 32 year old SG Brad Oleson 21 minutes on the court who was 0-3 from 3 point land, 1 point in the game and was the guy chasing Houston Rockets 2nd round pick Sergio Llull around screens, as Llull went off for 5-5 from deep in the 1st quarter and led Real Madrid with 24 points in 29 minutes, on 8-11FG, 6-8(3PT), 2-2 FT.   If Oleson getting 21 minutes is not bad enough, French SG Edwin Jackson also got 21 minutes on the court and shot 1-4 FG, 1-2 FT, 3 points, while the YOUNGEST PLAYER EVER IN THE ACB FINALS TO SCORE 18 POINTS, Mario Hezonja only got 15 minutes of run, scoring 5 points, on 2-3 FG, 1-2(3PT), ARE YOU KIDDING ME coach Pascual, how can your best talent on the roster not get the start after he kept FC Barcelona in game one of the Finals and how can Brad Oleson & Edwin Jackson get more minutes on the court.     The best shot FC Barcelona has to win in this series, is to let Hezonja get shots versus Real Madrid and be the main man at the top of the key, as he has showed in 3 games versus Real Madrid, 22 Points, 15 points and 18 points, that he can score versus the best squad in Europe.

Sergio Llull and his 24 points got help from former NBA SF Rudy Fernandez with 17 points, on 7-10 FG, 3-3(3PT), while former NBA center Gustavo Ayon added 12 points, on 6-10 FG in 15 minutes.  FC Barcelona was led by American PF Justin Doellman with 24 points, on 8-12 FG, 3-5(3PT), 5-5 FT and was followed by Utah Jazz draft pick Ante Tomic with 11 points, while Wizards draft pick Tomas Satoransky added 10 points, but if FC Barcelona want to get a win in this finals, coach Pascual needs to use his best wing talent Mario Hezonja and forget his age by going with vets, WAKE UP COACH PASCUAL.

 

-                         JUNE 21st - GERMAN BBL FINALS - GAME FIVE

-       BROSE BASKETS WIN TITLE 3-2 BRAD WANAMAKER WINS MVP OF FINALS

1. Brose Baskets 88 Bayern Munich 84 - Trevor Mbakwe (20 PT, 13 R) John Bryant (16 PT)

-    Sixers PG Pick - Vasilije Micic - 6(PT)15(M)2-7(FG)1-5(3PT)1-2(FT)4(A)1(R)1(TO)

 

-                          JUNE 20th - FRENCH LNB FINALS - GAME FIVE

-     LIMOGES WIN TITLE 3-1 PG POOH JETER 21 PTS 6-11(FG) 3-5(3PT) 6-6 FT

1. Limoges 82 Strasbourg 75 - Pooh Jeter (21 PT) Jeremy Leloup (17 PT)

Last Updated on Friday, 03 July 2015 01:43
 
JUNE 2nd - GREEK A1 SEMIS - PANATHINAIKOS ADVANCE TO FINALS & NBA DRAFT SLEEPER PICK ALEKSANDAR VEZENKOV GOES OFF VS OLYMPIACOS FOR 28 PTS TO KEEP ARIS ALIVE PDF Print E-mail
Written by John   
Wednesday, 03 June 2015 00:36

-         FIBA WORLD CUP PODCAST ON NBA.COM EPISODE 172 - JOHN DIMOPOULOS

 

- NBA FINALS STRATEGY - LEBRON NEEDS TO POST UP INSIDE LESS DEEP SHOTS

-       LEBRON NEEDS TO GO WITH PRINTEZIS & DMO DREAM SHAKES VS GSTATE

-        NO DOUBT - EYE TEST - BEST POST MOVES IN NBA D. MOTIEJUNAS - PART 2


-             NBA 2015 DRAFT - EJBB LIST OF TOP EUROS AVAILABLE FOR DRAFT

-    NOT CRAZY WITH EYE TEST - SIXERS & KNICKS M. HEZONJA & T. SATORANSKY


-   EASIEST SPOT TO FIND IN EUROPE - CENTER - EURO BIGS MORE THAN 3 PT SHOTS

-     NBA FINALS - T. MOZGOV COULD BE X-FACTOR - 23 PT 29 R VS GSTATE & BOGUT

-        TIMOFEY MOZGOV NOT NBA DRAFTED - MANY MORE VETS IN EUROPE TOP 25

 

-                          JUNE 3rd - TURKISH TBL SEMIS - GAME THREE

-   ANADOLU EFES SWEEP 3-0 GO TO TBL FINALS S. LASME 24 PT 9-14 FG 6-6 FT

1. Anadolu Efes 59 Trabzonspor 54 - Stephane Lasme (24 PT,12 R) N Velickovic (14 PT,10 R)

-      Sixers Pick - Dario Saric - 10(PT)24(M)3-7(FG)1-3(3PT)3-4(FT)5(R)2(A)1(S)1(TO)


-                         JUNE 2ND - GREEK A1 SEMIFINALS - GAME THREE

-      NBA DRAFT SLEEPER A. VEZENKOV 28 PTS VS GREEK POWER KEEPS ARIS ALIVE

1. Aris 84 Olympiacos 74 - After losing game one of the Greek Semis  98-53 and game two 92-57 to Euroleague power Olympiacos, it was 19 year old PF Aleksandar Vezenkov that had a huge 28 point game to keep his club Aris alive in the best of five game series.  Mario Hezonja and Kristaps Porzingis are the two Euros that will be picked in the first seven picks, but EJBB thinks Aleksandar Vezenkov is a sleeper pick that could help many NBA teams and has the same type os skill set as Sixers pick Dario Saric, but Vezenkov is a better deep 3 point shooter than Saric and Vezenkov led the Greek A1 league in scoring with 17.7 PPG.

EJBB has Vezenkov 3rd on the top Euros available for the 2015 NBA draft and the 28 point game today only will have NBA teams take a longer look, as he scored his 28 points in 35 minutes, on 9-16 FG, 3-6(3PT), 7-11 FT, 6 rebounds, 2 assists, 1 steal, 1 blocked shot, 0 turnovers and was followed by Greek center Kostas Charissis with 17 points, 8 rebounds, while American PG Torey Thomas added 12 points, 7 rebounds, 6 assists in the win.

Olympiacos was without star Greek PG Vassilis Spanoulis and were led by Greek PG Vangelis Mantzaris with 14 points, 7 rebounds, 6 assists and was followed by Greek PF Georgios Printezis with 13 points.  Game four will be on June 4th.

 

-    PANATHINAIKOS SWEEP 3-0 & GO TO FINALS L. MAVROKEFALIDIS 21 PT 9 R 7 A

2. Panathinaikos 83 PAOK 65 - Loukas Mavrokefalides (21 PT) Jake Odum (17 PT)

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-       FIBA WORLD CUP PODCAST ON NBA.COM EPISODE 172 - JOHN DIMOPOULOS

 

-         NBA DRAFT - TOP EUROS 2015 - HEZONJA & PORZINGIS TOP EJBB LIST

-          MARIO HEZONJA - CAN GET OWN SHOT - SHOOT 3's & DUNK ON GUYS

-               LAS VEGAS WORKOUT FOR NBA GM's - KRISTAPS PORZINGIS

 

-                      JUNE 19th - SPANISH ACB FINALS - GAME ONE

-        MARIO HEZONJA 18 PTS IN FINALS - BIG 3 POINT SHOT LATE IN GAME

 

-     REAL MADRID UP 1-0 MARIO HEZONJA 18 PTS VS BEST TEAM EUROPE

1. Real Madrid 78 FC Barcelona 72 - Rudy Fernandez (17 PT) Mario Hezonja (18 PT)

-       Mario Hezonja - 18(PT)25(M)6-10(FG)5-6(3PT)1-2(FT)5(R)1(A)2(S)0(TO)

-       Mario Hezonja VS Real Madrid in REG. Season - 22 PTS - 15 PTS 5-6(3PT)

 

-                           JUNE 19th - TURKISH FINALS - GAME 5

-                     GAME FIVE FULL VIDEO - 1st Half - 3rd QT - 4th QT


-  KARSIYAKA WIN TITLE 4-1 JUAN PALACIOS & DJ STRAWBERRY 41 PT COMB

1. Karsiyaka 85 Anadolu Efes 71 - Juan Palacios (22 PT, 10 R) S Perperoglou (18 PT)

-  Sixers Pick - Dario Saric - 3(PT)16(M)1-5(FG)1-3(3PT)0-0(FT)8(R)1(A)1(BK)2(TO)

 

-                         JUNE 18th - SERBIAN FINALS - GAME THREE

-           CRVENA ZVEZDA SWEEP SERIES 3-0 & WIN THE SERBIAN TITLE

1. Crvena Zvezda 58 Partizan 54 - Luka Mitrovic, B Lazic (13 PT) Nikola Milutinov (17 PT)

 

-                          JUNE 18th - ITALIAN FINALS - GAME THREE

-      SASSARI WIN BUT REGGIO STILL UP 2-1 DAVID LOGAN 25 PT 7-12(3PT)

1. Sassari 80 Reggio 77 - David Logan (25 PT) Amedeo Della Valle (18 PT)

 

-                           JUNE 17th - ISRAELI SEMIS - GAME FIVE

-      HAPOEL EILAT UPSET POWER MACCABI TEL AVIV & WIN 3-2 IN SEMIS

1. Hapoel Eilat 79 Maccabi Tel Aviv 76 - Afik Nissim (21 PT) Yogev Ohayon (19 PT)

 

-          -JUNE 16th - NBA FINALS - GSTATE WINS NBA TITLE 4-2 OVER CAVS

-    LEBRON 35.8 PT, 13.3 REB, 8.8 ASSISTS ARE GREAT BUT FG % NOT GREAT

-        BEST PLAYER IN WORLD LEBRON NEEDS TO DOMINATE IN THE POST

-               LEBRON 2015 FINALS SHOT 39.8(FG)31.0(3PT)68.7(FT)

-            DREAM SHAKES MAKE THINGS EASIER - LEBRON NEEDS SOME

-              WHY DO YOU THINK MICHAEL JORDAN SHOT HIGH FG %

-      NO REASON LEBRON DOES NOT HAVE -  JORDAN DREAM SHAKES IN POST

 

-                   JUNE 17th - GERMAN BBL FINALS - GAME FOUR

-     B. MUNICH TIE SERIES 2-2 BRYCE TAYLOR 22 PT JOHN BRYANT 15 PT 15 R

1. Bayern Munich 83 Brose Baskets 73 - Bryce Taylor (22 PT) Janis Strelnieks (22 PT)

-     Sixers Pick - Vasilije Micic - 12(PT)8(A)21(M)5-10(FG)1-3(3PT)1-2(FT)2(R)1(TO)

 

-                        JUNE 16th - TURKISH FINALS - GAME FOUR

-         TBL FINALS - FULL GAME VID - GAME 1 - GAME 2 - GAME 3 UP SOON


-        ANADOLU EFES BLOW LATE LEAD KARSIYAKA GO UP 3-1 WITH OT WIN

1. Karsiyaka 91 Anadolu Efes 88 OT - Bobby Dixon (24 PT) Stratos Perperoglou (21 PT)

-        GAME FOUR - FULL VID - 1ST QT - 2ND QT - 3RD QT - 4th QT - OVERTIME


-  Sixers Pick - Dario Saric - 5(PT)25(M)1-4(FG)0-3(3PT)3-4(FT)6(R)4(A)1(S)1(BK)3(TO)

-        Karsiyaka - Bobby Dixon - 24(PT)35(M)7-17(FG)2-9(3PT)8-9(FT)2(A)2(R)2(TO)

-      Anadolu Efes - Stratos Perperoglou - 21(PT)30(M)9-15(FG)2-6(3PT)1-4(FT)3(R)2(A)

-        Karsiyaka - Jon Diebler - 20(PT)38(M)7-12(FG)3-7(3PT)3-4(FT)6(R)2(A)2(S)

-   Anadolu Efes - Matt Janning - 20(PT)31(M)7-17(FG)3-9(3PT)3-4(FT)5(R)3(A)8(TO)

 

-                      JUNE 16th - ITALIAN FINALS - GAME TWO

-    REGGIO GO UP 2-0 ACHILLE POLONARA & ANDREA CINCIARINI 35 PT COMB.

1. Reggio 84 Sassari 71 - Achille Polonara (20 PT) Jeff Brooks (18 PT, 11 R)

 

-      JUNE 15th - ALEKSANDAR VEZENKOV - WITHDRAWS FROM NBA DRAFT - LIST

 

-   MEDIA IN USA CALLING PORZINGIS & HEZONJA NEXT EURO DARKO IS A JOKE

-            JUNE 12th - KRISTAPS PORZINGIS - WORKOUT IN LAS VEGAS VIDEO

 

-                  JUNE 11th - TIMOFEY MOZGOV 28 PTS 10 REB VS GSTATE

-        TIMOFEY MOZGOV NOT NBA DRAFTED - MORE IN EUROPE TOP 25 LIST

 

-        - NBA 2015 DRAFT - EJBB LIST OF TOP EUROS AVAILABLE FOR DRAFT

 

-                         - JUNE 14th - GREEK A1 FINALS - GAME THREE

-        OLYMPIACOS SWEEP 3-0 WIN GREEK TITLE VASSILIS SPANOULIS 23 PTS

1. Olympiacos 93 Panathinaikos 74 - The king of the Euroleague the past decade has been Greek PG Vassilis Spanoulis, who won the 2009, 2012 and 2013 Euroleague titles and Euroleague Final Four MVP's in each title, but after an injury plagued 2014 year for Spanoulis, where Olympiacos lost in the Euroleague playoffs and then lost to Panathinaikos again in the Greek A1 Finals, King Spanoulis was totally DISRESPECTED by the preseason NBA GM's survey that said Spanoulis was not even in the Top Four of European players not in the NBA.  Spanoulis put Olympiacos on his back in the Euroleague playoffs beating a Loaded FC Barcelona squad and then in Vintage Spanoulis form snatched victory away from a deeper CSKA Moscow squad in the Euroleague Final Four Semis, before losing his first Euroleague title game ever, as Real Madrid won the title by throwing Quick double teams at Spanoulis, always having two men on him.

Spanoulis got some revenge today versus his former Greek club Panathinaikos, who have dominated the Greek A1 title the past decade, only losing to Spanoulis ans Olympiacos in the 2011-12 title.  Today Spanoulis led Olympiacos with 23 points, in 29 minutes, on 5-13 FG, 4-10(3PT), 9-11 FT, 5 assists and was followed by Greek PF Georgios Printezis with 12 points, 6 rebounds, while American SF Matt Lojeski added 11 points in the 19 point win.  Panathinaikos was led by Greek-Serbian SF Vladimir Jankovic with 17 points and was followed by Greek Center Loukas Mavrokefalidis with 14 points.   Last year after the win by Panathinaikos over Olympiacos, even EJBB started to think, is Dimitris Diamantidis the Best PG in Europe the past decade ?? but with what Spanoulis did versus deeper Euroleague squads this year and with the big 23 point game in a 3-0 sweep, versus Diamantidis only scoring 5 points in 26 minutes today, on 1-6 FG, 1-5(3PT), 2-3 FT, 6 assists, 4 TO's, Age for the 35 year old Diamantidis might have finally caught up with him, as even the greatness of him could not stop the soon to be 33 year old Spanoulis.

 

-                    JUNE 14th - TURKISH FINALS - GAME THREE

-  KARSIYAKA WIN AT HOME & GO UP 2-1 ON EUROLEAGUE SQUAD ANADOLU EFES

1. Karsiyaka 71 Anadolu Efes 65 - The more athletic Karsiyaka squad already upset Euroleague Final Four squad Fenerbahce in the TBL Semis and now go up 2 games to 1 on Anadolu Efes, after a six point win on their homecourt, as Karsiyaka took care of the ball more, only having 5 turnovers, compared to 18 by Anadolu Efes. Karsiyaka also made 20-30 FT's, compared to just 6-9 by Anadolu Efes, as American SG D.J Strawberry led the home squad with 26 BIG points, on 7-14 FG, 3-6(3PT), 9-12 FT and was followed by American PG Bobby Dixon with 14 points.  Anadolu Efes was missing starting French PG Thomas Huertel and were led by Sixers NBA first round pick, Croatian PF Dario Saric with 13 points, 11 rebounds in 34 minutes, on 4-10 FG, 1-4((3PT), 4-4 FT, 4 assists, 1 steal, 1 blocked shot, but had a GAME HIGH 6 TO's in the road loss. Not having Huertel HURT Anadolu Efes, as Saric got help from Gabonese center Stephane Lasme with 10 points, 7 rebounds, while Greek SF Stratos Perperoglou added 9 points.

 

-                           JUNE 14th - SPANISH ACB SEMIS - GAME FIVE

-         COACH PASCUAL ALMOST LOSES AGAIN NOT USING TALENTS OF M. HEZONJA

-     HEZONJA IN 1ST HALF - 6 MINUTES ?? - 8(PT)3-4(FG)2-3(3PT)0-0(FT)2(R)1(TO)

 

-    FC BARCELONA WIN SERIES 3-2 J.C NAVARRO WITH BIG 3 PT SHOT LATE IN WIN

1. FC Barcelona 77 Unicaja 74 - D Thomas (14 PT) J Granger, R Toolson, F Vazquez (10 PT)

-                          SPANISH ACB FINALS START JUNE 19th

-                                  Real Madrid VS FC Barcelona

-  HEZONJA NEEDS TO PLAY MINUTES IN FINALS - VS REAL MADRID - VS REAL MADRID

 

-                          JUNE 14th - ITALIAN FINALS - GAME ONE

-          REGGIO GO UP 1-0 ACHILLE POLONARA 18 PTS 12 REBOUNDS LEADS

1. Reggio 82 Sassari 63 - Achille Polonara (18 PT, 12 R) Rakim Sanders (19 PT)

 

-                     JUNE 14th - GERMAN BBL FINALS - GAME THREE

-    BROSE BASKETS GO UP 2-1 RYAN THOMPSON & BRAD WANAMAKER 29 PT COMB

1. Brose Baskets 91 Bayern Munich 79 - Ryan Thompson (15 PT) John Bryant (20 PT)

 

-                         JUNE 14th - SERBIAN FINALS - GAME TWO

-  CRVENA ZVEZDA GO UP 2-0 CHARLES JENKINS & MARCUS WILLIAMS 33 PT COMB

1. Crvena Zvezda 72 Partizan 69 - Charles Jenkins (18 PT) Milan Macvan (14 PT)

 

-                   JUNE 12th - SPANISH ACB SEMIS - GAME FOUR

-      REAL MADRID WIN SERIES 3-1 GO TO FINALS - OTHER SERIES TIED 2-2

1. Real Madrid 90 Valencia 84 - R Fernandez, A Nocioni, F Reyes (12 PT) B Dubljevic (24 PT)

2. Unicaja 77 FC Barcelona 66 - Jayson Granger (11 PT) Marcelinho Huertas (14 PT)

 

-                         JUNE 12th - SERBIAN FINALS - GAME ONE

-     CRVENA ZVEZDA GO UP 1-0 MAKING 19-27 FT's TO JUST 8-9 FOR PARTIZAN

1. Crvena Zvezda 78 Partizan 64 - Maik Zirbes (17 PT) Milan Macvan (24 PT, 14 R)

 

-                        JUNE 11th - TURKISH FINALS - GAME TWO

-    KARSIYAKA TIE SERIES 1-1 PG BOBBY DIXON 28 PTS 10-15 FG 6-10(3PT)

1. Karsiyaka 86 Anadolu Efes 85 - Bobby Dixon (28 PT) Nenad Krstic (16 PT)

-      Sixers Pick - Dario Saric - 10(PT)25(M)3-9(FG)2-3(3PT)2-2(FT)6(R)4(A)3(TO)

 

-                        JUNE 11th - ITALIAN SEMIS - GAME SEVEN

-     SASSARI KNOCK OFF CHAMPS MILANO & WILL MEET REGGIO IN FINALS

1. Sassari 86 EA7 Milano 81 OT - Jerome Dyson (21 PT) Samardo Samuels (25 PT)

2. Reggio 70 U. Venezia 63 - Andrea Cinciarini (18 PT) Hrvoje Peric (15 PT)

 

-                    JUNE 10th - GERMAN BBL FINALS - GAME TWO

-      BROSE BASKETS TIE UP SERIES 1-1 BRAD WANAMAKER 19 PTS 10 REB

1. Brose Baskets 80 Bayern Munich 78 - B Wanamaker (19 PT 10 R) John Bryant (16 PT)

 

-                        JUNE 10th - GREEK A1 FINALS - GAME TWO

-     OLYMPIACOS GO UP 2-0 GREEK PF GEORGIOS PRINTEZIS 17 PTS LEADS

1. Olympiacos 76 Panathinaikos 69 - G. Printezis (17 PT) L. Mavrokefalidis (28 PT)

 

-                    JUNE 10th - SPANISH ACB SEMIS - GAME THREE

-        SOON TO BE HOUSTON ROCKET - SERGIO LLULL WITH GAME WINNER

-       SERGIO LLULL COULD BE HOUSTON DELLAVEDOVA DEFENSIVE STOPPER

-          REAL MADRID & FC BARCELONA BOTH UP 2-1 AFTER OT GAMES

1. Real Madrid 103 Valencia 100 - Rudy Fernandez (20 PT) Luke Harangody (21 PT)

 

2. Unicaja 89 FC Barcelona 84 - Carlos Suarez (13 PT) Deshaun Thomas (17 PT)

-    COACH PASCUAL NOT PLAYING HEZONJA IN PAST COST FC BARCELONA

-   GOING WITH VET BRAD OLESON & JUST 2 MIN FOR HEZONJA IS CRAZY

 

-                       JUNE 9th - TURKISH TBL FINALS - GAME ONE

-       ANADOLU EFES GO UP 1-0 THOMAS HEURTEL & N. KRSTIC 42 PTS COMB.

1. Anadolu Efes 95 Karsiyaka 92 OT - Thomas Heurtel (25 PT) Bobby Dixon (26 PT)

-   Sixers Pick - Dario Saric - 15(PT)14(R)32(M)6-10(FG)2-4(3PT)1-2(FT)2(A)1(S)1(TO)

 

In game one of the Turkish TBL Finals, it was French PG Thomas Heurtel, that got Anadolu Efes back in the game, after being down early to the explosive Karsiyaka squad, that upset Euroleague power Fenerbahce in the TBL semis.   Heurtel was on fire from 3 point land making 6-7 from deep and hit the game winning 3 in OT, in the last minute, as he scored a game high 25 points for the home squad Anadolu Efes in 26 minutes, on 9-14 FG, 6-7(3PT), 1-2 FT, 2 assists and was followed by Serbian Center Nenad Krstic with 17 points, 7 rebounds, while Sixers NBA first round pick Croatian PF Dario Saric added 15 points and 14 rebounds,  Gabonese center Stephane Lasme had 10 points, Greek SF Stratos Perperoglou 9 points and American SG Matt Janning added 7 points in the OT win.     Karsiyaka was led by American PG Bobby Dixon with 26 points, 5 assists, on 8-19 FG, 5-12(3PT), 5-8 FT and was followed by American SG Jon Diebler with 19 points, while American SG D.J Strawberry added 16 points and American PF Kenny Gabriel had 10 points.    This series versus the athletic players on Karsiyaka is a good test to see how Sixers pick Dario Saric might do in the more athletic NBA and in game one, the young Croatian PF played well with a big 15 point 14 rebound game.

-                             JUNE 9th - ITALIAN LEGA SEMIS - GAME SIX

-   DEFENDING CHAMPS EA7 MILANO & REGGIO BOTH FORCE GAME SEVEN IN SEMIS

1. EA7 Milano 74 Sassari 67 - Alessandro Gentile (21 PT) Gani Lawal (15 PT)

2. Reggio 82 Umana Venezia 78 - Rimantas Kaukenas (22 PT) Phil Goss (31 PT)

 

-   JUNE 7th - DUNK - FORGET EURO STATS M. HEZONJA IN NBA UP-TEMPO = STAR

-      STEAL & BIG PLAY - NOT FIRST FOR HEZONJA - 2015 NBA DRAFT = STAR

-        TOMAS SATORANSKY - NOT NORMAL EURO PG PLAYS ABOVE THE RIM

-             MARIO HEZONJA - PLAYS ABOVE THE RIM & WILL BE NBA STAR

 

-     JUNE 7th - NBA FINALS - LEBRON 39 PT - THOMPSON 34 PT - MOZGOV 17 PT

 

-                           JUNE 8th - VTB UNITED FINALS - GAME THREE

-       LOADED CSKA MOSCOW WIN FOURTH STRAIGHT VTB TITLE 3-0 SWEEP

1. CSKA Moscow 99 Khimki Moscow 69 - Sasha Kaun (14 PT) Paul Davis (20 PT)

 

-  NBA FINALS JUNE 4th - LEBRON MORE IN POST BUT NEEDS DREAM SHAKES

-       JUNE 4th - LEBRON 44 PTS 18-38 FG 2-8(3PT) 6-10 FT -  S. CURRY 26 PTS

-          JUNE 4th - TIMOFEY MOZGOV 16 PTS 7 REB VS GSATE GAME 1 FINALS


- NBA FINALS STRATEGY - LEBRON NEEDS TO POST-UP INSIDE LESS DEEP SHOTS

-    LEBRON NEEDS TO GO WITH PRINTEZIS & DMO DREAM SHAKES VS GSTATE

-  NO DOUBT - EYE TEST - THE BEST POST MOVES IN NBA D. MOTIEJUNAS - PART 2


-    NBA FINALS - T. MOZGOV COULD BE X-FACTOR - 23 PT 29 R VS GSTATE & BOGUT

-     TIMOFEY MOZGOV NOT NBA DRAFTED - MANY MORE VETS IN EUROPE TOP 25

-  EASIEST SPOT TO FIND IN EUROPE - CENTER - EURO BIGS MORE THAN 3 PT SHOTS

 

-                             JUNE 7th - GREEK A1 FINALS - GAME ONE

-        OLYMPIACOS UP 1-0 ON PANATHINAIKOS  KOSTAS SLOUKAS 16 PTS LEADS

1. Olympiacos 76 Panathinaikos 70 - Kostas Sloukas (16 PT) L. Mavrokefalidis (23 PT)

 

-                           JUNE 7th - SPANISH ACB SEMIS - GAME TWO

-    NOT CRAZY WITH EYE TEST - SIXERS & KNICKS M. HEZONJA & T. SATORANSKY

-         JUNE 7th - HEZONJA WILL THRIVE IN NBA UP-TEMPO GAME - DUNK

-     TOMAS SATORANSKY 19 PTS 7 ASSISTS LEADS FC BARCELONA TO 2-0 LEAD

1. FC Barcelona 91 Unicaja 70 - Tomas Satoransky (19 PT) Jayson Granger (16 PT)

-    Tomas Satoransky - 19(PT)22(M)7-9(FG)3-5(3PT)2-2(FT)7(A)1(S)2(R)1(TO)

-         VALENCIA TIE UP REAL MADRID 1-1 BOJAN DUBLJEVIC 18 PTS LEADS

2. Valencia 93 Real Madrid 89 - Bojan Dubljevic (18 PT) Sergio Llull (28 PT)

 

-                          JUNE 7th - ITALIAN LEGA SEMIS - GAME FIVE

-  DEFENDING CHAMPS STAY ALIVE HOUSTON PICK ALESSANDRO GENTILE 25 PTS

1. EA7 Milano 95 Sassari 88 - Alessandro Gentile (25 PT) David Logan (21 PT)

-       UMANA VENEZIA GO UP 3-2 IN BEST OF SEVEN HRVOJE PERIC 30 PTS LEADS

2. Umana Venezia 89 Reggio 67 - Hrvoje Peric (30 PT) Andrea Cinciarini (13 PT)

 

-                           JUNE 7th - GERMAN BBL FINALS 0 GAME ONE

-     BAYERN MUNICH GO UP 1-0 VLADIMIR STMIC 16 PTS IN 16 MIN LEADS

1. Bayern Munich 84 Brose Baskets 73- Vladimir Stimac (16 PT) Brad Wanamaker (15 PT)

 

-                           JUNE 6th - TURKISH TBL SEMIS GAME FOUR

-    KARSIYAKA UPSETS FENERBAHE 3-1 & WILL MEET ANADOLU EFES IN FINALS

1. Karsiyaka 82 Fenerbahce 64 - Anadolu Efes swept their semis series 3-0 versus Trabzonspor, but are not going to play Euroleague Final Four squad Fenerbahce in the TBL Finals, as Karsiyaka and 5 foot 10 inch American PG Bobby Dixon upset the higher paid Euroleague squad 3 games to 1 and advance to the Finals. Bobby Dixon led with 24 points, on 9-18 FG, 4-12(3PT), 2-3 FT, 6 assists and was followed by center Juan Palacios with 16 points, while SG D.J Strawberry added 15 points in the closeout game.  Fenerbahce was led by Euroleague MVP Nemanja Bjelica, who bounced back from a Zero point, 0-5 FG game 3 OT loss, to score 14 points in game four today, 10 rebounds, on 6-9 FG, 1-2(3PT), 1-1 FT, in what might be his last game with Fenerbahce, if reports of him joining the NBA next year are true and he was followed by Suns first round pick SG Bogdan Bogdanovic with 9 points, but only hit on 2-9 FG, 1-5(3PT), 4-5 FT.

The more athletic Karsiyaka squad making the TBL Finals, might be a better look as to how Sixers first round pick PF Dario Saric might do against NBA level athletes, as Fenerbahce are the better European squad, making it to the Euroleague Final Four, but Saric going up against Juan Palacios, Kenny Gabriel, D.J Strawberry and Bobby Dixon, might help him more, as EJBB remembers a play this year in the Euroleague, where Saric tried to Post-up 6 foot 6 inch former NBA SG James Anderson and Saric might want to use more pump fakes to get his shot off over Palacios and Gabriel, as he works to get better for his NBA debut in the 2016-17 season. Game one of the TBL Finals is on June 9th.

 

-                            JUNE 5th - SPANISH ACB SEMIS - GAME ONE

-      FC BARCELONA UP 1-0 T. SATORANSKY -- 14 PT 5 R 5 A 5-5 FG 2-2(3PT) 2-2 FT

1. FC Barcelona 91 Unicaja 60 - Tomas Satoransky (14 PT) Fran Vazquez (10 PT)

-        REAL MADRID UP 1-0 RUDY FERNANDEZ & FELIPE REYES 33 PT COMB.

2. Real Madrid 81 Valencia 71 - Rudy Fernandez (18 PT) Kresimir Loncar (15 PT)

 

-                         JUNE 5th - ITALIAN LEGA SEMIS - GAME FOUR

-   SASSARI GO UP 3-1 ON 2014 ITALIAN CHAMPS MILANO D. LOGAN 19 PTS

1. Sassari 80 EA7 Milano 67 - David Logan (19 PT) Alessandro Gentile (24 PT)

-            REGGIO TIE UP SERIES 2-2 ACHILLE POLONARA 16 PTS LEADS

2. Reggio 79 Umana Venezia 60 - Achille Polonara (16 PT) Jeff Viggiano (14 PT)

 

-                          JUNE 5th - GERMAN BBL SEMIS - GAME FIVE

-   B. MUNICH GO TO FINALS WIN 3-2 KNOCKING OFF TEAM THAT BEAT SPURS

1. Bayern Munich 101 ALBA Berlin 96 - Nihad Djedovic (30 PT) Jamel McLean (29 PT)

-     Nihad Djedovic - 30(PT)40(M)9-14(FG)6-9(3PT)6-8(FT)5(A)4(S)3(R)3(TO)

 

-                          JUNE 5th - VTB UNITED FINALS - GAME TWO

-     CSKA MOSCOW GO UP 2-0 MILOS TEODOSIC & SASHA KAUN 35 PT COMB.

1. CSKA Moscow 94 Khimki Moscow 81 - Milos Teodosic (18 PT) Paul Davis (14 PT)

 

-                         JUNE 5th - FRENCH LNB SEMIS - GAME THREE

-      LIMOGES & STRASBOURG SWEEP & WIN 3-0 BOTH WILL MEET IN FINALS

1. Limoges 82 Nancy 77 - Adrien Moerman (19 PT) Elmedin Kilanovic (20 PT, 11 R)

2. Strasbourg 85 Le Mans 72 - Tadja Dragicevic (21 PT) Antoine Eito (26 PT)


-                         JUNE 4th - GREEK A1 SEMIFINALS - GAME FOUR

-   VASSILIS SPANOULIS RETURNS 14 PT 7 ASSISTS OLYMPIACOS GO TO FINALS

1. Olympiacos 79 Aris 62 - After not playing in the game three loss to Aris, star Greek PG Vassilis Spanoulis returned to the Olympiacos lineup and helped them advance to the Greek finals versus their Greek rivals Panathinaikos.  Olympiacos win the series versus Aris 3 games to 1, as Olympiacos contained 19 year old PF Aleksandar Vezenkov in game four, after he went off for 28 points in the Aris game 3 win, but he was held to 5 points, on 1-10 FG, 1-6(3PT), 2-2 FT, 11 rebounds in the game four loss.  Olympiacos was led by Vassilis Spanoulis with 14 points, 7 assists, on 4-9 FG, 4-6 from deep, 2-2 FT and was followed by American SF Matt Lojeski with 13 points, while Aris was led by American SG Jeremy Hunt with 15 points. Olympiacos move on to play Panathinaikos in the Greek finals that start on June 7th.


-                           JUNE 4th - TURKISH TBL SEMIS - GAME THREE

-  ANADOLU EFES SWEEP 3-0 GO TO FINALS - S. LASME 24 PT 9-14 FG 6-6 FT 12 R

1. Anadolu Efes 59 Trabzonspor 54 - Stephane Lasme (24PT, 12R) N Velickovic (14PT, 10R)

-      Sixers Pick - Dario Saric - 10(PT)24(M)3-7(FG)1-3(3PT)3-4(FT)5(R)2(A)1(S)1(TO)

-    KARSIYAKA GOES UP 2-1 ON FENERBAHCE JON DIEBLER 19 PT 5-11(3PT)

2. Karsiyaka 84 Fenerbahce 83 - Jon Diebler (19 PT) Bogdan Bogdanovic (20 PT)

-    Suns Pick - Bogdan Bogdanovic - 20(PT)25(M)8-16(FG)4-9(3PT)0-0(FT)4(R)4(A)

 

-                          JUNE 3rd - ITALIAN LEGA SEMIS - GAME THREE

-     SASSARI & UMANA VENEZIA GO UP 2-1 DEFENDING CHAMPS MILANO DOWN

1. Sassari 84 EA7 Milano 76 - Gawni Lawal (19 PT) Alessandro Gentile (27 PT)

2. U. Venezia 76 Reggio 70 - Hrvoje Peric (22 PT) Achille Polonara (14 PT, 14 R)

 

-                             JUNE 3rd - VTB UNITED FINALS - GAME ONE

-           CSKA MOSCOW GO UP 1-0 KYLE HINES 7-7 FG 17 PF IN 15 MINUTES

1. CSKA Moscow 89 Khimki M. 62 - K Hines, Nando De Colo (17 PT) P Koponen (17 PT)

Last Updated on Saturday, 20 June 2015 17:23
 
EL 2015 MVP NEMANJA BJELICA WILL PLAY IN NBA NEXT YEAR & HAS SKILLS TO BE BETTER THAN NIKOLA MIROTIC - JUNE 1st - DOMESTIC LEAGUE PLAYOFF RESULTS PDF Print E-mail
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-          FIBA WORLD CUP PODCAST ON NBA.COM EPISODE 172 - JOHN DIMOPOULOS

 

-    MORE MOBILE VERSION OF N. MIROTIC WILL JOIN NBA EL 2015 MVP N. BJELICA

The 2014-15 regular season Euroleague MVP is versatile 27 year old Serbian stretch PF/SF Nemanja Bjelica and it was reported today that he informed his Turkish club Fenerbahce that he will play in the NBA in the 2015-16 season and wants a 3 year deal worth 15 million dollars to come and play with the Minnesota Twolves, who own his NBA rights after they traded for them with the Washington Wizards, who picked Bjelica in the 2nd round with the 35th pick of the 2010 NBA draft.

EJBB always laughs when sports radio says 2nd round picks from Europe have little talent or upside, Manu Ginobili, Vassilis Spanoulis, Marc Gasol, Goran Dragic and now 2015 EL MVP Nemanja Bjelica were all NBA 2nd round picks and EJBB thinks that Nemanja Bjelica will be an even better NBA player than Chicago Bulls 2015 rookie of the year candidate Nikola Mirotic, because he can shoot the deep 3 like Mirotic can, but has a better off the dribble game to get his own shot or set teammates up and has better defensive skills than Mirotic, with his ability to block shots .  Bjelica can play both the SF spot and post up smaller players with his 6 foot 10 inch frame and has a very good handle for his size to shake big guys off the dribble and can lead a break off grabbing a rebound and will fit in perfect to the NBA of today, where players have to be versatile and that is what the NBA will see next year, versatlie offensive skills.

-         NEMANJA BJELICA VIDEOS - MIX - MIX - MIX -MIX - MIX - MIX


-          NBA 2015 DRAFT - EJBB LIST OF TOP EUROS AVAILABLE FOR THE DRAFT

-      NOT CRAZY WITH EYE TEST - SIXERS & KNICKS M. HEZONJA & T. SATORANSKY


-  EASIEST SPOT TO FIND IN EUROPE - CENTER - EURO BIGS MORE THAN 3 PT SHOTS

-    NBA FINALS - T. MOZGOV COULD BE X-FACTOR - 23 PT 29 R VS GSTATE & BOGUT

-       TIMOFEY MOZGOV NOT NBA DRAFTED - MANY MORE VETS IN EUROPE TOP 25


-                           JUNE 1st - TURKISH TBL SEMIS - GAME TWO

-    FENERBAHCE TIE SERIES 1-1 EL 2015 MVP N. BJELICA 16 PT 7 REB 5 ASSISTS

1. Fenerbahce 84 Karsiyaka 70 - Nemanja Bjelica (16 PT) D.J Strawberry (23 PT)

-       ANADOLU EFES GO UP 2-0 Matt Janning & NENAD KRSTIC 29 PT COMB.

2. Anadolu Efes 77 Trabzonspor 59 - Matt Janning (15 PT) Sean Marshall (11 PT)

-     Sixers Pick - Dario Saric - 9(PT)22(M)2-6(FG)1-2(3PT)4-4(FT)8(R)2(A)1(BK)0(TO)

 

-                  JUNE 1st - SPANISH ACB QUARTERFINALS - GAME THREE

-                UNICAJA & VALENCIA ADVANCE TO SEMIS WIN SERIES 2-1

1. Unicaja 89 Laboral Kutxa 77 - Jayson Granger (19 PT) Mike James (16 PT)

2. Valencia 71 Bilao Basket 70 - Sam Van Rossom (14 PT) Alex Mumbtu (16 PT)

-                         SEMIFINAL MATCHUPS SET FOR JUNE 4th

-       1. Real Madrid VS Valencia          2. FC Barcelona VS Unicaja

-    REAL MADRID & FC BARCELONA WIN SERIES 2-0 ADVANCE TO SEMIS

1. Real Madrid 93 Gran Canaria 86 - Sergio Rodriguez (26 PT) Albert Oliver (18 PT)

2. FC Barcelona 80 Joventut 74 - Juan Carlos Navarro (13 PT) Goran Suton (13 PT)

3. Bilbao 80 Valencia 76 - Alex Mumbru (17 PT) Vladimir Lucic (17 PT)

4. Laboral Kutxa 92 Unicaja 82 - F San Emeterio (19 PT) S Markovic, J Granger (14 PT)

 

-                      MAY 30th - VTB UNITED SEMIS - GAME FIVE

-     KHIMKI WIN SERIES 3-2 & ADVANCE TO FINALS TO FACE CSKA MOSCOW

1. Khimki Moscow 94 Lokomotiv 77 - Petteri Koponen (21 PT) Eugeny Voronov (15 PT)

-               VTB FINALS START - JUNE 3rd - CSKA M. VS KHIMKI M.

 

-                    JUNE 1st - ITALIAN LEGA SEMIS - GAME TWO

-              EA7 MILANO & REGGIO BOTH TIE UP SERIES AT 1-1

1. EA7 Milano 84 Sassari 71 - Alessandro Gentile (25 PT) Edgar Sosa (18 PT)

2. Reggio 72 Umana Venezia 69 - Darjus Lavrinovic (22 PT) Hrvoje Peric (22 PT)

-       SASSARI UPSET 2014 CHAMPS MILANO & U. VENEZIA ALSO GO UP 1-0

1. Sassari 84 EA7 Milano 75 - Rakim Sanders (17 PT) M Brooks, D Hackett (14 PT)

2. Umana Venezia 87 Reggio 70 - Hrvoje Peric (20 PT) Rimantas Kaukenas (14 PT)

 

-                     MAY 31st - GERMAN BBL SEMIS - GAME THREE

-      BROSE BASKET SWEEP 3-0 GO TO FINALS & ALBA TIED 1-1 WITH B. MUNICH

1. Brose Baskets 90 Ratiopharm 70 - Janis Strelnieks (28 PT) Per Guenther (15 PT)

2. ALBA Berlin 101 Bayern Munich 88 - Reggie Redding (20 PT) Nihad Djedovic (17 PT)

Last Updated on Tuesday, 02 June 2015 13:48
 
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