Turkish Airlines EuroLeague: Power Rankings by Eurohoops: Vol. 2

31/Oct/18 16:45 October 31, 2018

John Rammas

31/Oct/18 16:45

Eurohoops.net

With the first four rounds of the Turkish Airlines EuroLeague Regular Season already behind us, Eurohoops presents the second edition of the Power Rankings.

By John Rammas/ irammas@eurohoops.net

As always, status, team dynamics, form and the significance of results were taken into consideration for ranking the 16 teams.

16. BUDUCNOST VOLI PODGORICA

Previous ranking: 16 (-)
Record: 0-4
At home: 0-2
Away: 0-2
Offense-Defense: 64.3 ppg.-80.0 ppg.

Buducnost VOLI Podgorica returned to the EuroLeague for the first time since 2003, but still has not found a return to victories in the competition. Paradoxically, defense is not the team’s biggest problem (third best). The offense scoring only 64.3 points (39.2% in field goals) is the worst by far – 11 points behind the next in line – as is its point differential of -15.7 points, though the most-recent defeat by Real Madrid, 89-55 in Spain, had a lot to do with this. Edwin Jackson (10.8 ppg.), Nemanja Gordic (10.5 ppg., 2.3 apg.) and Earl Clark (10.3 ppg., 4.0 rpg.), except for their last performance of -13 PIR points, stand out in the pursuit for the squad’s first win since a 91-75 victory over Siena in 2002.