Iron men

14/Apr/18 12:53 April 16, 2018

John Rammas

14/Apr/18 12:53

One regular season, 30 rounds, 16 teams, 255 players. How many of them didn’t miss a single game? Eurohoops presents the Iron Men of the Turkish Airlines EuroLeague.

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The number does not exceed 44 and the fact that only 17,3% of the players appeared in all games makes their achievement even more special.

Zalgiris Kaunas has the most iron men on its roster – five – while CSKA Moscow and Fenerbahce Dogus Istanbul follow with one player less. Olympiacos Piraeus is at the other end, with just one player out of the 17 they have used having made 30 out of 30 appearances.

CSKA Moscow (4/19)

Cory Higgins, Sergio Rodriguez, Will Clyburn, Nikita Kurbanov

Fenerbahce Dogus Istanbul (4/16)

Brad Wanamaker, Nicolo Melli, Marko Guduric, Jason Thompson

Olympiacos Piraeus (1/17)

Janis Strelnieks

Panathinaikos Superfoods Athens (3/16)

Chris Singleton, James Gist, Lukas Lekavicius


Real Madrid (2/17)

Jaycee Carroll, Fabien Causeur

Zalgiris Kaunas (5/17)

Arturas Milaknis, Brandon Davies, Vasilije Micic, Kevin Pangos, Aaron White

KIROLBET Baskonia Vitoria Gasteiz (3/17)

Johannes Voigtmann, Matt Janning, Vincent Poirier

Khimki Moscow Region (3/15)

Alexey Shved, Malcolm Thomas, Charles Jenkins

Unicaja Malaga (3/14)

Ray McCallum, Carlos Suarez, Alberto Diaz

Maccabi FOX Tel Aviv (3/13)

Alex Tyus, Artsiom Parakhouski, DeAndre Kane

Valencia Basket (2/16)

Will Thomas, Aaron Doornekamp

Brose Bamberg (2/16)

Augustine Rubit, Maodo Lo

FC Barcelona Lassa (2/16)

Thomas Heurtel, Adrien Moerman

Crvena Zvezda mts Belgrade (3/15)

Taylor Rochestie, Mathias Lessort, Branko Lazic

AX Armani Exchange Olimpia Milan (2/16)

Kaleb Tarczewski, Amath M’Baye

Anadolu Efes Istanbul (2/15)

Bryant Dunston, Vladimir Stimac


Out of this total of 44 players, some managed to stand out even more thanks to their stamina and consistency.

Here are the Top 10 Iron Men based on playing time:

#10 Sergio Rodriguez (CSKA Moscow)
13.5 points | 1.9 rebounds | 4.8 assists | 0.8 steals | 0.1 blocks | 2.2 turnovers | 25:30 minutes | 13.2 PIR

His first season in Moscow has turned out to be his most productive in the competition, but former EuroLeague MVP Sergio Rodriguez never did just one thing well (he leads his team in assists). At the rate he’s going, the career highs in points (25) and the index rating (35) were only a matter of time.