Round 19 Preview: Bayern at Panathinaikos

Round 19 Preview: Bayern at Panathinaikos

Bayern at Panathinaikos

Date: 1/15
Time: 8:00 PM CET

Game Preview

The final game of Round 19 pits a high-octane offense from Panathinaikos against a Bayern team that's struggled up to this point. The visitors from Munich are powered by center Greg Monroe, who joined the EuroLeague after a lengthy NBA career and has been impressive on both ends of the floor. Monroe is flanked by Vladimir Lucic, who is the only other Bayern player averaging double-figures at 12.1 ppg. Although Panathinaikos, the hosts, sit seventh overall, they boast the EuroLeague's third-best Index Rating. Their offense features four players who average double-digits. Professional sharpshooter Jimmer Fredette is the leading scorer at 15.2 ppg, and do-it-all forward Deshaun Thomas isn't too far behind, contributing 13.9 points per contest. Fredette and Thomas' excellent scoring contributions don't hid the fact that Panathinaikos' best player is point guard Nick Calathes, who is posting a line of 13.7 points, a EuroLeague-leading 9.2 assists, 5.1 rebounds and 1.1 steals per game. Maodo Lo and Nihad Dedovic will play pivotal roles in trying to slow Calathes down. Last time these teams met in Round 10, Panathinaikos took home the victory with an 87-75 win.

Injuries

Bayern Munich

T.J. Bray - GTD - Knee

1/14 9:12 PM IST - Bray (knee) traveled to Greece with his teammates for Wednesday's game against Panathinaikos, according to Bayern's official Twitter account. Bray was close to playing last week but ultimately did not take the court. His inclusion in Bayern's travel squad gives him a chance to make his team debut in Round 19, though.

Panathinaikos 

None

Bayern Munich Probable Starters

G - Nihad Dedovic
G - Maodo Lo
F - Vladimir Lucic
F - Danilo Barthel
C - Greg Monroe

Panathinaikos Probable Starters

G - Nick Calathes
G - Jimmer Fredette
F - Ioannis Papapetrou
F - Deshaun Thomas
C - Georgios Papagiannis

Top Picks

Greg Monroe, BAY - Bayern's star is offering one of the most well-rounded lines in the EuroLeague with his averages of 12.5 points, 6.2 rebounds, 2.4 assists, 1.3 steals and 0.7 blocks. Moreover, he totaled 40 points, 15 rebounds and three assists over the past two Rounds.

Nick Calathes, PAN - Calathes leads Panathaikos in assists (9.2), rebounds (5.1) and steals (1.1) and is third on the team in scoring at 13.7 points per game. He tallied an outrageous 28 assists over the past two Rounds.

Jimmer Fredette, PAN - Fredette has thrived in his first year in the EuroLeague. Apart from putting up 15.2 points per game, Fredette is offering 2.4 rebounds, 2.1 assists, 2.1 threes and 0.9 steals each time he takes the court. 

Deshaun Thomas, PAN - Thomas has scored in double figures in all but three games this season and is providing season-long averages of 13.9 points, 4.3 rebounds, 1.2 threes, 1.1 assists and 1.1 steals per game.

Captaincy Options

  1. Greg Monroe
  2. Nick Calathes

Dream 11 Team

NAMEPOSTEAMOPPCREDITS
Nick CalathesPGPANMUN$23.00  
Jimmer FredetteSGPANMUN$12.50  
Petteri KoponenSGMUN@PAN$6.50  
Josh HuestisSFMUN@PAN$6.00  
Deshaun ThomasPFPANMUN$16.00  
Danilo BarthelPFMUN@PAN$9.50  
Konstantinos MitoglouPFPANMUN$6.50  
Greg MonroeCMUN@PAN$19.50  

Grand League Combination

Monroe, Calathes, Thomas, Mitoglou

Small League Combination

Monroe, Calathes, Fredette, Lucic

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