EuroCup FabFive tips: Rotations matter

Nov 17, 2020 by Eurocupbasketball.com Print
EuroCup FabFive tips: Rotations matter

Many teams are already facing the last three rounds in the 7DAYS EuroCup Regular Season, which means that they need a final push to make it to the Top 16. Some teams have punched their ticket to the Top 16 already, while others need just a win to qualify and others still are all but mathematically out of the competition.

This has an impact on the EuroCup FabFive Challenge, of course. Those teams with no chance to make it to the Top 16 will probably use different rotations, which could be an advantage in the game. Those fighting for big goals will keep their usual rotations but sitting starters in easier games may be an option for some squads, too.

With all that in mind, here are our FabFive Challenge suggestions for Round 8.

Range 1 (0 to 3.99) – Partizan is back in action and Rade Zagorac is available in the lowest range. He is a good scorer who steps up in big games. Partizan plays against UNICS Kazan, so we expect a lot from him in Round 8.

Range 2 (4 to 7.99) – Mantas Kalnietis is a pass-first point guard, but also a good scorer. He will be extra motivated against a Lithuanian team like Lietkabelis, too. Therefore, Kalnietis is a solid choice in Range 2.

Range 3 (8 to 11.99) – Matt Costello of Gran Canaria is a solid scorer playing against a high-scoring team like Olimpija. He can open the floor with three-pointers, which of course, are very valuable in this game.

Range 4 (12 to 14.99) – Axel Bouteille of Unicaja had a score of 19.2 in Round 7 and should keep it going against a high-scoring team like Buducnost. Bouteille already scored 17 against Buducnost at home in Round 3.

Range 5 (15.0 or higher) – Dylan Osetkowski impressed with his all-around performance in Round 7, earning MVP honors. There is something to be said for signing a player who has great momentum, so he is our Range 5 choice.

Good luck in Round 8 and remember, roster changes can be made until the last minute as long as the game for the player on your team hasn't started. So keep an eye on late roster changes and be ready to adjust if you need to!