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September 30, 2020 - Nanterre survives drama against Cedevita Olimpija
Chris Warren hit a key jumper with 12.6 seconds to go to ensure that Nanterre 92 held off visiting Cedevita Olimpija Ljubljana 80-76 on Wednesday night in their season-opening Group D clash. Isaia Cordinier paced the winners with 20 points and 10 rebounds. Read more here.

September 30, 2020 - Andjusic, Bourg shoot down Bahcesehir
JL Bourg en Bresse enjoyed a dream debut in the 7DAYS EuroCup, hitting 15 three-pointers in a big 82-99 road win over fellow competition newcomer Bahcesehir Koleji Istanbul in the opening game of Group A on Wednesday night. Read more here.

September 30, 2020 - Abass fuels Virtus victory at Lietkabelis
Virtus Segafredo Bologna dominated the game in the third quarter en route to a convincing 61-76 victory over Lietkabelis Panevezys in their Group C game on Wednesday at Cido Arena in Panevezys. Awudu Abass scored 10 of his team-high 19 points in a 0-15 third-quarter run. Read more here.

September 30, 2020 - Wiley leads Gran Canaria to big road win
Herbalife Gran Canaria had a happy return to the 7DAYS EuroCup by downing Promitheas Patras 75-86 in Group D on Wednesday. Jacob Wiley led the winners with 22 points on 10-of-13 two-point shooting. Read more here.

September 30, 2020 - Lokomotiv downs Antwerp in opener
Lokomotiv Kuban Krasnodar came up with an ideal start to its 2020-21 campaign by defeating Telenet Giants Antwerp 89-72 at home in Group C. Jordan Crawford led the way with 21 points for Lokomotiv. Read more here.

September 30, 2020 - Ulm turns tables to top Mornar
In a roller-coaster battle to open Group B, ratiopharm Ulm stormed back from double-digit deficits to stop visiting Mornar Bar 84-76 in Group B on Wednesday. A 30-11 third quarter gave Ulm its first lead in minute 29, and the hosts finished their second-half explosion with style. Read more here.

September 29, 2020 - Ivanovic sparks Buducnost to opening-night win
Buducnost VOLI Podgorica tipped off its 2020-21 7DAYS EuroCup season with a 93-81 home victory over Germani Brescia in Group B. Nikola Ivanovic spearheaded a 14-2 Buducnost run to start the fourth quarter with 10 of his team-high 24 points. Read more here.

September 29, 2020 - Browne, Williams power Trento to come-from-behind win in Bursa
Gary Browne and JaCorey Williams each recorded double-doubles as Dolomiti Energia Trento rallied from a 12-point deficit to spoil Frutti Extra Bursaspor's 7DAYS EuroCup debut with an 86-93 victory on Tuesday in Bursa, Turkey. Williams posted 19 points and 11 rebounds. Read more here.

September 29, 2020 - 7Days EuroCup, Round 1
The long wait for 7DAYS EuroCup games is over as the 2020-21 regular season opens on Tuesday and Wednesday in 12 cities and 10 countries across the continent. Three games will get the ball rolling on Tuesday, followed by nine more on a busy Wednesday. Read more here.

September 29, 2020 - Zvezda extends big man Kuzmic
Just days before the start of the 2020-21 Turkish Airlines EuroLeague season, Crvena Zvezda mts Belgrade announced signing a two-year extension with center Ognjen Kuzmic, which will keep the club and the big man together until the end of 2022-23 season. Read more here.

September 29, 2020 - Promitheas brings in Nixon
Just a few hours ahead of the start of the new 7DAYS EuroCup season and fresh off winning the Greek SuperCup, Promitheas Patras strengthened its roster even a little more with the addition of veteran point guard Zamal Nixon for the next campaign. Read more here.

September 28, 2020 - Gran Canaria gets Dimsa on loan
Herbalife Gran Canaria reached an agreement with Zalgiris Kaunas to get forward Tomas Dimsa on loan for the remainder of the season, both clubs confirmed Monday. Dimsa (1.96 meters, 26 years old) played one official game with Zalgiris this season. Read more here.

September 28, 2020 - Novosybirsk signs rookie Xavier Hill-Mais in his first year in pro basketball
BC Novosybirsk strengthened their roster with addition of 23-year old American forward Xavier Hill-Mais. Hill-Mais just graduated from Oakland (NCAA). He has played there for the last five years. Great season indeed as he was voted to All-Horizon League 1st Team. Read more here.

September 28, 2020 - Mirotic's 24 points and 7 rebounds give him Player of the Week award
29-year old power forward Nikola Mirotic (208-PF-91) put on an amazing game in the last round for league's best team Barca and receives a Interperformances Player of the Week award for round 2. Read more here.

September 27, 2020 - Knee injury sidelines Vit Krejci for the remainder of the season
Vit Krejci was ruled out of the rest of the 2020-21 season by Casademont Zaragoza, the team announced Sunday. He suffered a left knee injury in Friday’s ACB game against Real Madrid and will undergo surgery in the coming days. Read more here.

September 27, 2020 - Maccabi reunites with big man Bender
Maccabi Playtika Tel Aviv and Dragan Bender are together again after the big man signed a three-month deal with the Israeli champs with an option for the remainder of the season. Bender spent two seasons in Israel as a teenager between 2014 and 2016. Read more here.

September 25, 2020 - CSKA Moscow star Tornike Shengelia suffers right tibia contusion
CSKA Moscow star Tornike Shengelia got injured and will undergo further medical tests, the club announced on Thursday. The big man of the Russians is dealing with a right tibia contusion and his status for the start of the EuroLeague next week is unknown yet. Read more here.

September 25, 2020 - Milano forward Vladimir Micov out for four weeks with elbow injury
Vladimir Micov will remain out of action for the next four weeks, as Armani Milano announced on Thursday. Micov got injured during the 2020 Italian SuperCup and his return to action is expected in late October/early November. Read more here.

September 25, 2020 - Barcelona extends superstar Mirotic two more years
The biggest signing of a summer ago has become the biggest contract extension of this preseason as FC Barcelona and superstar power forward Nikola Mirotic have decided to stay together through 2025! Read more here.

September 25, 2020 - Olimpija adds size with Jones
Cedevita Olimpija Ljubljana bolstered its frontcourt by inking power forward Jarrod Jones. Jones (2.06 meters, 30 years old) arrives from Darussafaka Istanbul, where he averaged 9.8 points and 6.3 rebounds in 17 7DAYS EuroCup games last season. Read more here.

September 24, 2020 - Olimpija inks teenager Scuka for 4 years
Cedevita Olimpija Ljubljana added another rising star to the mix by penning teenage forward Luka Scuka to a four-year deal on Thursday. Scuka arrives from Nova Gorica, where he rose in the ranks through the junior categories to reach the senior team. Read more here.

September 23, 2020 - Marko Lukovic signs contract with Split
Split have completed another transfer as they penned a contract with 28-year-old power forward Marko Lukovic. Lukovic spent the previous season in Koper Primorska, while he averaged 14 points and 6.6 rebounds per game in the 2019-20 ABA League championship. Read more here.

September 23, 2020 - Reds, Papanikolaou together through 2023
One of the Turkish Airlines EuroLeague's signature players over the last decade, energetic Olympiacos Piraeus forward Kostas Papanikolaou, is staying with the Reds until at least 2023, the club announced on Wednesday. Read more here.

September 23, 2020 - Maccabi adds rookie Heidegger
Maccabi Playtika Tel Aviv fortified its backcourt by signing rookie shooting guard Max Heidegger to a three-year deal, the club announced on Tuesday. Heidegger (1.91 meters, 23 years old) will make his professional debut with Maccabi after playing college basketball. Read more here.

September 22, 2020 - Lokomotiv adds Hervey to frontline
Lokomotiv Kuban Krasnodar announced on Monday that is has signed forward Kevin Hervey for the coming season. He takes the place of Johnny O'Bryant, who was released last week due to personal issues. Hervey (2.03 meters, 24 years old) signed a one-year deal. Read more here.

September 21, 2020 - Metropolitans adds Marei on short-term deal
Boulougne Metropolitans 92 bolstered its frontline by signing center Assem Marei to a two-month deal, the club announced Monday. Marei (2.06 meters, 28 years old) steps in for Miralem Halilovic, who is currently injured. He arrives from Brose Bamberg. Read more here.

September 20, 2020 - Zenit promotes promotes forward Karvanen
Zenit St Petersburg has added depth to its frontcourt by promoting forward Maxim Karvanen on a two-year contract. Karvanen (2.03 meters, 20 years old) is from the city and has grown up Zenit's youth system. Read more here.

September 19, 2020 - Greens bring back center Vougioukas
Panathinaikos has reinforrced its frontcourt before the start of the 2020-21 Turkish Airlines EuroLeague season by bringing back veteran center Ian Vougioukas on a one-year contract. Vougioukas was a EuroLeague champion with Panathinaikos in 2011. Read more here.

September 18, 2020 - Terry reinforces Zvezda ahead of season
Crvena Zvezda mts Belgrade kept improving its roster just a couple of weeks before of the start of the season with the addition of explosive big man Emanuel Terry for the upcoming campaign. Terry (2.06 meters, 24 years old) arrives from Hapoel Jerusalem of Israel. Read more here.

September 18, 2020 - Monaco lands center Lessort
AS Monaco bolstered its frontcourt for the upcoming season with a proven star, signing a one-year deal with former All-EuroCup center Mathias Lessort, the club announced on Friday. Lessort (2.06 meters, 24 years old) played with FC Bayern Munich last season. Read more here.

September 18, 2020 - Mornar Bar inks rookie forward Robinson
Mornar Bar strengthened its roster by signing forward Justin Robinson, who is the son of Basketball hall of Famer David Robinson. The younger Robinson will make his professional basketball debut with the Montenegrin club after playing college basketball at Duke University. Read more here.

September 18, 2020 - Justin Carter reinforced Zadar
Justin Carter is the new Zadar player. 33-year old Carter spent his European career at the clubs like Galatasaray and Khimki and he is coming to Visnjik as a reinforcement at the positions 2 and 3. Read more here.

September 17, 2020 - Buducnost adds size with Reed
Buducnost VOLI Podgorica bolstered its frontcourt by signing center Willie Reed, the club announced Thursday. Reed (2.11 meters, 30 years old) arrives from Salt Lake City of the G League, where he averaged 12.5 points and 6.5 rebounds in 8 games last season. Read more here.

September 15, 2020 - ASVEL downs Olympiacos from deep
LDLC ASVEL Villeurbanne put on the kind of shooting show rarely seen this early in downing Olympiacos Piraeus 74-57 in the semifinal opener of the WE'RE BACK PRESEASON TOUR on Tuesday in Valencia, Spain. Read more here.

September 15, 2020 - Monaco adds Carrington to backcourt
AS Monaco put another scoring threat on the perimeter, announcing the signing of a one-year deal with combo-guard Khadeen Carrington on Tuesday. Carrington (1.93 meters, 24 years old) last played with MHP RIESEN Ludwigsburg. Read more here.

September 13, 2020 - Nikola Jokic scores 34, Nuggets storm back again to force Game 7
A monster performance by Nikola Jokic including several daggers down the stretch powered the Denver Nuggets to the 111-98 win against the Los Angeles Clippers. The Joker banked 34 points, 11 of those with three made shots beyond the arc in the fourth quarter. Read more here.

September 13, 2020 - Beijing Ducks hire coach Simone Pianigiani
Shougang Beijing Ducks (CBA) signed experienced 51-year old Italian coach Simone Pianigiani. He has coached for the last two seasons at AX Armani Exchange Milano in Italian league. Pianigiani helped them to win the Supercup. Read more here.

September 12, 2020 - Panathinaikos officially released Jimmer Fredette
Panathinaikos officially released the American guard after one season. The financial difficulties that the club is facing, along with Fredette’s performance this season, which wasn’t the one everyone was expecting, led the Greek club and the player to a mutual “divorce”. Read more here.

September 12, 2020 - Promitheas tabs veteran James
Promitheas Patras will give a veteran big man his first 7DAYS EuroCup experience after signing forward Delroy James for the coming season on Saturday. James (2.03 meters, 33 years old) is the younger brother of former Turkish Airlines EuroLeague champion Shawn James. Read more here.

September 11, 2020 - Jordan Loyd and Crvena Zvezda get past Pinar Karsiyaka
Crvena Zvezda continued with its preseason run by logging yet another win, their fourth, this time around with 74-63 against Pinar Karsiyaka in the Gloria Cup Tournament II. Jordan Loyd seems to have established himself as the leading scorer for the red-and-white squad. Read more here.

September 11, 2020 - Marko Arapović pens deal with Split
Marko Arapovic will play for Split in the 2020-21 season! This 24-year-old forward is therefore coming back to ABA League as he had previously played for Cibona and for Cedevita. He was part of Cibona team which won the 2014 ABA League championship. Read more here.

September 11, 2020 - Bourg completes roster with ex-champ Omic
7DAYS EuroCup newcomer JL Bourg has tapped into a wealth of experience in the competition by signing center Alen Omic to complete its roster on Friday. Omic is both a former EuroCup champion and a one-time member of the All-EuroCup First Team. Read more here.

September 10, 2020 - Greens add playmaker Diplaros
Panathinaikos OPAP Athens added another talent to its backcourt by signing point guard Nikos Diplaros. The deal is for one season with an option for the 2021-22 campaign. Diplaros returns to Greece after splitting last season between Montenegro and Georgia. Read more here.

September 9, 2020 - Billy Donovan not returning as Thunder head coach
The Oklahoma City Thunder and Billy Donovan agreed to mutually part ways, the NBA team announced Tuesday. Donovan was named the head coach of the Thunder on April 30, 2015 after serving the previous 19 years at the University of Florida. Read more here.

September 9, 2020 - Karsiyaka defeats Fenerbahce in Gloria Cup
Karsiyaka beat Fenerbahce 72-65 in the first game of the second leg of Gloria Cup 2020 to hand Igor Kokoskov’s squad their first defeat in preparation. Raymar Morgan, Tony Taylor, Sek Henry, and D.J. Kennedy posted 12 points apiece for the winning side. Read more here.

September 9, 2020 - MoraBanc adds Kloof as Jelinik, Pauli are injured
After at least two of its steady contributors fell to injury in recent days, MoraBanc Andorra has found a reenforcement to help the team start the 7DAYS EuroCup at full strength. MoraBanc picked up veteran combo guard Charlon Kloof to add experience in the backcourt. Read more here.

September 8, 2020 - Zvezda extends Dobric, Davidovac
Crvena Zvezda mts Belgrade announced on Tuesday the signing two of its players, forward Ognjen Dobric and swingman Dejan Davidovac, to one-year extensions. Both players now have contracts with Zvezda through the 2021-22 season. Read more here.

September 8, 2020 - EuroLeague security managers meet
Security managers from all Turkish Airlines EuroLeague clubs held their first collective meeting together on Monday as part of the EB Institute Annual Workshops to share best practices before the upcoming 2020-21 season. Read more here.

September 7, 2020 - Cologne confirmed as 2021 EuroLeague Final Four host
Euroleague Basketball confirmed Cologne as the host of the 2021 Turkish Airlines EuroLeague Final Four. Eurohoops reported that the Lanxess Arena initially scheduled to be the site of the 2020 Final Four will conclude the 2020-21 season featuring the top four teams. Read more here.

September 7, 2020 - Khimki adds another lethal scorer in McCollum
Khimki Moscow Region added another lethal scorer to its ranks by signing Errick McCollum for the coming season, the cub announced Monday. McCollum (1.88 meters, 32 years old) has spent the past two seasons with fellow Russian club UNICS Kazan. Read more here.

September 7, 2020 - Rishon's new guard is Taylor made
Maccabi Rishon LeZion bolstered its backcourt with the signing of guard Isaiah Taylor for the coming season. Taylor (1.88 meters, 26 years old) will make his European debut after playing his entire career in his native United States to date. Read more here.

September 3, 2020 - Brooklyn Nets name Steve Nash as head coach
Hall of Fame guard Steve Nash has signed a four-year contract to become the next coach of the Brooklyn Nets, the team announced Thursday, September 3. In addition, the team announced that Jacque Vaughn will return to Brooklyn as lead assistant coach. Read more here.

September 3, 2020 - Jordan Loyd scores 26 as Crvena Zvezda holds off Filip Petrusev and Mega Bemax
Crvena Zvezda mts started off the preseason tour with an 86-77 win against Mega Bemax despite the latter coming back from a 22-point deficit to bring the game to a somewhat close finish. Jordan Lloyd led the winning side with 26 points. Read more here.

September 3, 2020 - Miroslav Raduljica joins Zhejiang Guangsha Lions
Zhejiang Guangsha Lions (CBA) added to their roster 32-year old Serbian international center Miroslav Raduljica (213-113kg-88). He has played for the last three seasons at Jiangsu Nangang Dragons Nanjing. Read more here.

September 1, 2020 - Partizan, Velickovic stay together another season
Serbian powerhouse Partizan NIS Belgrade signed a new contract with a club legend and team captain Novica Velickovic, the club announced on Tuesday. For Velickovic (2.05 meters, 33 years old) this will be his 11th season for the hometown club. Read more here.

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