New teams, old habits

13/Nov/19 14:40 November 13, 2019

John Rammas

13/Nov/19 14:40

Changes in life can be unpredictable, and the same is true in sports. However, some players who changed teams in the Turkish Airlines EuroLeague over the summer have remained predictably great performers. Eurohoops presents the biggest of them here.

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Last summer was a transfer period in the EuroLeague that we’ll remember for a long time. Few summers in the past saw so many big names change teams. Even fewer saw those big names pick up exactly where they left off by leading the way for their new teams.

Here are the five most telling cases of such stars:

Fenerbahce Beko Istanbul | Guard | June 23, 1987 | France

Nando de Colo is used to being a protagonist in the EuroLeague. His countless individual distinctions, along with those he has helped his teams achieve, are more than enough proof. It couldn’t be any different on a team like Fenerbahce Beko Istanbul, where there were plenty of big names even before his he joined them.

The two-time EuroLeague champion (2016, 2019), MVP of the season (2015-16) and Alphonso Ford EuroLeague Top Scorer Trophy winner (2016) – all with CSKA Moscow (2014-19) – isn’t just Fenerbahce’s leader in certain statistical categories. The 32-year-old French point guard is, in fact, leading the entire EuroLeague in scoring and performance index rating.

2018-19 vs. 2019-20
14.7 PTS 20.9 (career-high)
55.2% 2FG 63.2% (career-high)
43.1% 3FG 50% (career-high)
94.6% FT 96.3% (career-high)
2.5 REB 3.4
3.4 AST 2.6
0.9 STL 0.6
0 BLK 0.1
2.1 TOV 2.7
24:14 MIN 30:38 (career-high)
16.4 PIR 22