EuroLeague MVP Ladder by Eurohoops: Vol. 5

16/Apr/21 13:45 April 16, 2021

John Rammas

16/Apr/21 13:45

With the regular season having finished, Eurohoops presents the fifth edition of the MVP Ladder in the Turkish Airlines EuroLeague.

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We evaluated the players in five different areas that can demonstrate the competitive value of each so far this season. The highest score for each area is 10.

Honorable mentions: Walter Tavares (Real Madrid), Jan Vesely (Fenerbahce Beko Istanbul), Kevin Pangos (Zenit St Petersburg), Wade Baldwin (FC Bayern Munich)

#5 VLADIMIR LUCIC (previous rank: re-entry)
FC Bayern Munich | Forward | 17 June 1989 | Serbia
13,8 pts | 4,8 reb | 1,3 ast | 1,1 stl | 0,2 blk | 1,3 tov | 30:51 min | 17,7 PIR | 26 G

Player’s performance: 7
Team’s course: 8
Player’s role: 8
Consistency: 7
Leadership: 9
Total: 39

FC Bayern Munich is having a historic season with the first playoff qualification in team history and Vladimir Lucic deserves to be one of the first to start celebrating, even if he missed almost a quarter of the games due to an injury.

Few players have contributed like he has on both ends of the court and almost none to the same degree. The free throws for the final 80-79 win against Anadolu Efes Istanbul at the Audi Dome (Round 30) were his, as was the game-winning block on Joffrey Lauvergne against Zalgiris Kaunas (71-70, Round 33) in Munich recently. Overall, he ranks 14th in points and eighth in the performance index rating.

It remains to be seen how much further he and his team can go in this historic season.