Euroleague 2019 – 2020 Season Preview

The new Euroleague season in perspective (2019 – 2020)

This is one of the pieces we feel that we have done major work on. As a major analysis provider across Europe to teams, time and time again we work with top level clubs and the Euroleague to us is the pinnacle.

With the above in mind, we have analyzed the current team rosters, the salary cases the power rankings which is all fine and good. But for the first time ever we wanted to share a very unique bit of insight that likely won’t be found anywhere else.

Scoring versus Pressure Index

This past summer during several meetings internally, as well as while attending conferences and meeting with potential clients we came to the conclusive case that we needed to figure out a more solid way to present findings.

Our owner and lead analyst, Ermay Duran who is known for lineup analysis throughout the work that he has completed stated that we need to present a new index and methodology. We have hence decided to share our most impactful finding. Scoring vs. Pressure as an Index is in part a rare way to look and add in analytics and the good old eye test. The combination of both and added in dynamics of offensive, defensive and intangible results that are hard to track through just data were all factored in. While we mathematically have worked up the solution the logic behind it reveals that potentially an optimal lineup of 5 players on the court can cover enough aspects to become a sound group of players that output solid possessions that allow them to be stronger than their opponents (so far this is practical possession-based analysis). The kicker is that while an optimal lineup can do work on both ends of the court the idea is that they should be able to score more versus tougher defensive teams. Therefore taking in elements of predominantly defensive values including +/-, DRating, Usage Ratings, Defensive four factors we created a scale ranging from a minimal 150 points to a maximum 300 points.

Based on the above we now are happy to share our findings for All Euroleague teams that we have watched in the pre-season.

*Please bare in mind that basketball analytics is not an exact science and merely the fact that our SvP is an index indicator of performance it can not pinpoint major differences!
*None of the video material that is used in regards to the teams are meant to be copyrighted by us, it is all practically shared for performance purposes and to show the public basketball audience that our index has sound grounds it has been built on.

Dear All, the financials, that our consultants have worked on are so much more than financials. They are values for the season ahead, all the predictive expectations that performance versus value amount brings out.

For the general public that has an overall view based on what teams state and follow mass media concerning respective Euroleague teams; financials that you are fixated on should not be solely based flat notions of just budgets announced.

Take it to heart when we state that the table above has been developed with care and respect to all athletes and teams in the Euroleague and like the amazing people and ownership of OVERBASKET has stated similarly this is an INDICATOR of VALUE concerning PERFORMANCE paralleled to FINANCIAL INSIGHT…

When our consultants did the workup they took verifications of financial budgeting, comparisons and so much more into account that while they were a bit surprised at the similar findings it has been brought to their attention that it is possible that the coincidence that OVERBASKET and our findings have cross-matched.

For all those of you that feel that have been wronged, a majority are utterly disregarding the fact that our intention is not the focus on the financials but so much more on our very own SvP Index and the Power rankings that have also been published. 

We do not accept judgment from mainstream media, persons or individual sources that have taken our study to another place, all your comments are reflections of how you feel and see the game for what it is.

While it has saddened our ownership that every single NAY sayer thinks that our study is bogus, there are facts, figures and so much more than the regular Euroleague fan takes into account that is worked on.

We hence acknowledge that a majority of people on the web focus on things they grasp yet again our sole focus is on the main performance values we have published within this piece that barely any others have considered discussing.

We hope to have informed all those interested accordingly.

Breakdown of the Teams based on their current acquisitions for the season and SvP video insight

*For all finalized rosters please make sure to check out the official website! We are not liable for any changes that could or might have occurred during the process!

ALBA Berlin (via easyCredit BBL)


Guards: Niels Giffey, Peyton Siva, Martin Hermannsson, Kenneth Ogbe, Stefan Peno, Makai Mason, Jonas Mattisseck

Forwards: Luke Sikma, Marcus Eriksson, Rokas Giedraitis, Tyler Cavanaugh, Tim Schneider

Centers: Johannes Thiemann, Landry Nnoko

An ideal lineup based on SvP Indexing: L. Sikma, M. Eriksson, P. Siva, J. Thiemann, M. Hermannsson

Coach: Garcia Aito Reneses

Anadolu Efes


Guards: Dogus Balbay, Rodrigue Beaubois, Vasilije Micic, Bugrahan A. Tuncer, Shane Larkin, Omercan Ilyasoglu

Forwards: Krunoslav Simon, Adrien Moerman , Chris Singleton, James Anderson, Tolga Gecim, Alec Peters, Yigitcan Saybir

Centers: Bryant Dunston, Tibor Pleiss, Sertac Sanli

An ideal lineup based on SvP Indexing: S.Larkin, T.Geçim, K.Simon, Y.Saybir, B.Dunston

Coach: Ergin Ataman

AX Armani Exchange Olimpia Milan


Guards: Andrea Cinciarini, Sergio Rodriguez, Riccardo Moraschini, Nemanja Nedovic, Shelvin Mack, Amedeo DellaValle

Forwards: Christian Burns, Vladimir Micov, Michael Roll, Jeffrey Brooks, Aaron White

Centers: Xavier Rey, Paul Biligha, Arturas Gudaitis, Kaleb Tarczewski

An ideal lineup based on SvP Indexing: S. Mack, S. Rodriguez, V. Micov, C. Burns, K. Tarczewski

Coach: Ettore Messina

Crvena zvezda mts Beograd (via ABA League)


Guards: Filip Covic, Charles Jenkins, Branko Lazic, Lorenzo Brown, Billy Baron

Forwards: Stratos Perperoglou, Mouhammad Faye, Derrick Brown, Dejan Davidovac, Ognjen Dobric, Borisa Simanic

Centers: James Gist, Ognjen Kuzmic, Nikola Jovanovic, Michael Ojo

An ideal lineup based on SvP Indexing: C. Jenkins, F. Covic, B. Simanic, S. Perperoglou, M. Ojo

Coach: Milan Tomic

CSKA Moscow


Guards: Daniel Hackett, Janis Strelnieks, Darrun Hilliard, Ron Baker, Ivan Ukhov

Forwards: Nikita Kurbanov, Andrey Vorontsevich, Semen Antonov, Will Clyburn, Joel Bolomboy

Centers: Kyle Hines, Kostas Koufos, Johannes Voigtmann, Andrey Lopatin

An ideal lineup based on SvP Indexing: M. James, R. Baker, A. Lopatin, D. Kochergin, K. Hines

Coach: Dimitris Itoudis

FC Barcelona Lassa


Guards: Pau Ribas, Kyle Kuric, Malcolm Delaney, Kevin Pangos, Cory Higgins, Thomas Heurtel

Forwards: Rolands Smits, Adam Hanga, Victor Claver, Pierre Oriola, Brandon Davies, Alex Abrines, Nicola Mirotic

Centers: Ante Tomic, Aretm Pustovyi

An ideal lineup based on SvP Indexing: C.Higgins, K. Pangos, N. Mirotic, V. Claver, B. Davies

Coach: Svetislav Pesic

FC Bayern Munich


Guards: Petteri Koponen, Maodo Lo, TJ Bray, Diego Flaccadori, Robin Amaize

Forwards: Alex King, Vladimir Lucic, Danilo Barthel, Josh Huestis, Nihad Djedovic, Paul Zipser

Centers: Leon Radosevic, Greg Monroe, Mathias Lessort

An ideal lineup based on SvP Indexing: N. Djedovic, S. Grant, P. Zipser, G. Monroe, D. Nelson

Coach: Dejan Radonjic

Fenerbahce Beko


Guards: Bobby Dixon, Nando De Colo, Melih Mahmutoglu, Kostas Sloukas, Leo Westermann, Egehan Arna

Forwards: Luigi Datome, Joffrey Lauvergne, Berkay Candan, Derrick Williams, Nikola Kalinic, Efe Tirpanci

Centers: Vladimir Stimac, Jan Vesely, Ahmad Al-Dwairi

An ideal lineup based on SvP Indexing: A. Muhammed, L. Westermann, D. Williams, N. Kalinic, V.Stimac/J.Lauvergne – before he was declared injured (adjustments will surely be made once De Colo and Vesely are back to 100 percent – bare in mind that this is based on pre-season situation!)

Coach: Zeljko Obradovic

Khimki Moscow (via VTB United League)


Guards: Egor Vyaltsev, Dairis Bertans, Viacheslav Zaytsev, Stefan Jovic, Chris Kramer, Alexey Shved

Forwards: Sergey Monia, Evgeny Valiev, Jeremy Evans, Janis Timma, Sergey Karasev, Anthony Gill

Centers: Devin Booker, Andrey Desiatnikov, Timofey Mozgov, Petr Gubanov

An ideal lineup based on SvP Indexing: S. Jovic, D. Bertans, J. Timma, J. Evans, J. Jerebko

Coach: Rimas Kurtinaitis



Guards: Jayson Granger, Matt Janning, Nik Stauskas, Luca Vildoza, Pierria Henry, Shavon Shields

Forwards: Tornike Shengelia, Patricio Garino, Ajdin Penava, Filip Siewruk

Centers: Micheal Eric, Ilimane Diop, Youssoupha Fall

An ideal lineup based on SvP Indexing: J. Granger, M. Gonzalez, S. Shields, T. Shengelia, Y. Fall

Coach: Velimir Perasovic

LDLC ASVEL Villeurbanne


Guards: Antoine Diot, Edwin Jackson, Jordan Taylor, Rihards Lomazs, Theo Maledon, Matthew Strazel

Forwards:, Charles Kahudi, David Lighty, Livio Jean-Charles, Adreian Payne, Amine Noua, Charles Galliou

Centers: Ismael Bako, Tonye Jekiri

An ideal lineup based on SvP Indexing: A. Diot, E. Jackson, C. Kahudi, A. Payne, I. Bako

Coach: Zvezdan Mitrovic

Maccabi FOX Tel Aviv



Guards: Nate Wolters, Scottie Wilbekin, John DiBartolomeo, Tyler Dorsey, Elijah Bryant

Forwards: Omri Casspi, Quincy Acy, Angelo Caloiaro, Jake Cohen, Yovel Zoosman, Sandy Cohen_III, Deni Avdija

Centers: Othello Hunter, Tarik Black

An ideal lineup based on SvP Indexing: N. Wolters, Deni Avdija, T. Black, O. Casspi, Q. Acy

Coach: Giannis Sfairopoulos



Guards: Vassilis Spanoulis, Vaggelis Tzolos, Will Cherry, Antonis Koniaris, Andreas Petropoulos, Kevin Punter, Wade Baldwin IV, Nikos Arsenopoulos, Iosif Koloveros, Alexandros Nikolaidis,Ilias Moraitis

Forwards: Mindaugas Kuzminskas, Georgios Printezis, Petros Noeas, Kostas Papanikolaou, Brandon Paul, Aleksandar Vezenkov, Thomas Zevgaras, Andreas Tsoumanis, Aleksej Pokusevski

Centers: Augustine Rubit, Nikola Milutinov, Vassilis Christidis, Ethan Happ, Panagiotis Tsamis, Dimitrios Agravanis

An ideal lineup based on SvP Indexing: K. Punter, W. Baldwin IV, W. Cherry, A. Rubit, E. Happ

Coach: David Blatt

Panathinaikos OPAP


Guards: Tyrese Rice, Nikos Pappas, Ioannis Athinaiou, Jimmer Fredette, Nick Calathes, Konstantinos Papadakis, Pavlos Bardas

Forwards: Wesley Johnson, Ioannis Papapetrou, DeShaun Thomas, Rion Brown, Konstantinos Mitoglou, Ben Bentil, Nikos Persidis

Centers: Ian Vougioukas, Georgios Papagiannis, Jacob Wiley

An ideal lineup based on SvP Indexing: J. Fredette, N. Calathes , D. Thomas, W. Johnson, I. Vougioukas

Coach: Argiris Pedoulakis

Real Madrid


Guards: Facundo Campazzo, Nicolas Laprovittola, Jaycee Carroll, Fabien Causeur, Sergio Llull

Forwards: Trey Thompkins, Anthony Randolph, Jeffery Taylor, Gabriel Deck, Rudy Fernandez

Centers: Jordan Mickey, Felipe Reyes, Walter Tavares

An ideal lineup based on SvP Indexing: N. Laprovittola, S. Llull, G. Deck, R. Fernandez, J. Mickey

Coach: Pablo Laso

Valencia (via 7DAYS EuroCup)


Guards: Fernando San_Emeterio, Sam Van-Rossom, Joaquin Colom, Guillem Vives, Jordan Loyd, Vanja Marinkovic, Hilmar Henningsson

Forwards: Aaron Doornekamp, Brock Motum, Joan Sastre_Morro, Louis Labeyrie, Alberto Abalde, Maurice Ndour

Centers: Bojan Dubljevic, Mike Tobey

An ideal lineup based on SvP Indexing: S.Van-Rossum, J.Loyd, A.Doornekamp, A.Abalde, B.Dubljevic

Coach: Jaume Ponsarnau

Zalgiris Kaunas


Guards: Marius Grigonis, Lukas Lekavicius, Thomas Walkup, Alexander Perez_Kaufmann, Rokas Jokubaitis

Forwards: Paulius Jankunas, Arturas Milaknis, Edgaras Ulanovas, Nigel Hayes

Centers: Zach LeDay, Martinas Geben, Laurynas Birutis, Jock Landale

An ideal lineup based on SvP Indexing: L. Lekavicius, R. Jokubaitis, A. Milaknis, P. Jankunas, J. Landale

Coach: Sarunas Jasikevicius

Zenit St. Petersburg


Guards: Evgeny Voronov, Anton Ponkrashov, Dmitry Khvostov, Andrew Albicy, Alex Renfroe, Austin Hollins

Forwards: Will Thomas, Tim Abromaitis, Vladislav Trushkin, Mateusz Ponitka, Andrey Zubkov, Sergey Balashov

Centers: Gustavo Ayon, Colton Iverson, Anton Pushkov

An ideal lineup based on SvP Indexing: A. Ponkrashov, A. Hollins, V. Trushkin, T. Abromaitis, G. Ayon

Coach: Joan Plaza

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