“I would say European clubs are in desperation mode” - Sam Meyerkopf
On this week’s pod, the usual crew of Rob, Austin and George are joined by Sam Meyerkopf of Next Step Basketball, one of the premier, most connected scouting services in Europe to discuss what the hell is happening in Europe and where all the talent has gone. Sam was out at the Orlando and Las Vegas Summer Leagues, and we took a dive into the market, how things might shake out, some names to look out for from Summer League and analyse some recent transactions.
Panathinaikos, Maccabi Tel Aviv, Khimki Moscow, Anadolu Efes and EA7 Milano fans, listen up!
Here’s a rough breakdown of the conversation:
00:00 to 20:00 - Summer League, the state of the market, is Josh Adams the new Mike James, and where have all the players gone?!
20:00 - 34:00 - Sam’s names to watch from Summer League
34:00 - 40:00 - Potential NBA dropouts who could still help in Europe
40:00 - 1:00:05 - Reaction to Cory Jefferson, Michael Roll, John DiBartolomeo, Zach Auguste, Anthony Gill and more