By John Rammas/ firstname.lastname@example.org
Entering the last part of the Turkish Airlines EuroLeague Regular Season, Eurohoops presents the fifth edition of the MVP Ladder.
We rated the players on a scale of 1 to 10 in five different areas to reveal the competitive value of each so far this season.
#5 SHANE LARKIN (previous rank: tied 2nd)
Anadolu Efes Istanbul| Guard | October 2, 1992 | USA
14.3 pts | 3.1 reb | 5.3 ast | 1.3 stl | 0 blk | 2.5 tov | 30:36 min | 18.8 PIR | 27 G
Player performance: 8
Team’s course: 7
Role of the player: 9
Ups-and-downs have been a theme for both Anadolu Efes and Shane Larkin individually. Similar to the defending champions, he seeks consistency. The PIR of -6 in the recent loss to AS Monaco was a down-point.
Even under these circumstances, rival teams would prefer to avoid Efes in the Playoffs.
Larkin has the seventh-most points in the 2021-22 EuroLeague season, backed by the fourth-best free-throw percentage, 93.5%. Fourth in assists and third in PIR as well. And he is far from being at his best.