Turkish Airlines EuroLeague Power Rankings by Eurohoops: Vol. 4

02/Jan/19 15:45 January 3, 2019

John Rammas

02/Jan/19 15:45


With the 16 teams having already played through the first half of the regular season in the Turkish Airlines EuroLeague, Eurohoops presents the fourth edition of the Power Rankings.

By John Rammas/ irammas@eurohoops.net

Status, dynamics, form and the significance of results were the criteria for ranking the 16 teams.

Here’s the story so far, with 15 games left for the end of the regular season.


Previous ranking: 16 (-)
Record: 2-13
At home: 2-6
Away: 0-7
Offense-Defense: 75.9-85.1

With 12 defeats in a row, Darussafaka Tekfen Istanbul were about to break every negative record in the competition, but fate owed them at least one win and gave it to them when everyone least expected it, against Olympiacos Piraeus (79-75). It’s just that one for the moment, so last place in the rankings is still theirs, as it has been since Round 7. With Toney Douglas having gotten straight to work – he’s now first in the team in points (12.8) and assists (5.2) – Darussafaka like to believe that more wins are not far off. Until then, it will have the EuroLeague’s second-worst offense (although the first with 12.5 offensive rebounds per game), the third-worst defense, and the worst assist-to-turnover ratio (1.3), among other things.