The EuroLeague season is nearly upon us and it’s time to get our measuring sticks and take-o-meters and put all 16 clubs into the tiers we expect them to shake out into - at least before the first tip-off, pull-up three or Lamonica travel call has risen us from our seats.
Rob, Austin and George break everything down, including a possible vacancy at the top, some fascinating new entrants, some big money teams that could struggle (again) and a whole lot more in-between.
We tackle the teams in ascending order of ranking:
|No.||George (Tier)||Rob (Tier)||Austin (Tier)|
|1||CSKA (1)||Fenerbahce (1)||CSKA (1)|
|2||Fenerbahce (1)||Olympiacos (1)||Fenerbahce (1)|
|3||Olympiacos (1)||CSKA (1)||Olympiacos (1)|
|4||Real Madrid (1)||Valencia (2)||Real Madrid (1)|
|5||Barcelona (2)||Real Madrid (2)||Valencia (2)|
|6||Valencia (2)||Barcelona (2)||Barca (2)|
|7||Baskonia (3)||Unicaja (3)||Unicaja (3)|
|8||Unicaja (3)||Khimki (3)||Khimki (3)|
|9||Khimki (3)||Baskonia (3)||Baskonia (3)|
|10||PAO (3)||PAO (3)||PAO (3)|
|11||Efes (3)||Milano (3)||Žalgiris (4)|
|12||Žalgiris (4)||Maccabi (3)||Maccabi (4)|
|13||Milano (4)||Žalgiris (4)||Zvezda (4)|
|14||Maccabi (4)||Efes (4)||Milano (4)|
|15||Zvezda (4)||Zvezda (4)||Efes (4)|
|16||Bamberg (4.5)||Bamberg (4)||Bamberg (5)|
If you want to hear us go deep on any and all of these squads, then our Patreon page has in-depth podcasts on all 16 of ’em. $5 / month gets you access to all of our bonus content, now and throughout the season, and we’ve got plenty on the cards including video breakdowns, exclusive post-game podcasts and analysis. A big thank you to everyone who has subscribed so far. Your support is sending us out on the road this season for the first time during the Regular Season, and we’ll be announcing our first destinations very soon.
— CourtSide Diaries (@courtside_drs) October 5, 2017