Wouldn't you love to know what the architects of your favorite teams are thinking at mid-season? Well, you’re in luck. Euroleague Basketball's third annual survey of Turkish Airlines Euroleague general managers asks a series of fan-centric questions about the competition and lets the in-house experts at each club give their opinions anonymously. In the survey's first part, they choose the teams that they believe will reach the Final Four, the best head coach so far and the most uncomfortable opponent this season, among other topics. Check out part one of the mid-season survey results now!
As defending Turkish Airlines Euroleague champion Real Madrid went from survival mode to Top 16 group co-leader with four consecutive wins in December – three of them in do-or-die circumstances – center Gustavo Ayon stood out tallest among all players in the competition to become Euroleague Basketball's choice as the newest MVP of the Month!
Ryan Toolson of Zenit St. Petersburg comes from a family of famous shooters that includes an uncle, Danny Ainge, who starred in the NBA, and a cousin Andy Toolson, who starred in Europe. As he adjusts to winter in Russia with his wife and three children, Toolson has been living up to the family legacy as the Eurocup's fifth best-scorer heading into the Last 32.
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Not many players have more basketball blood running through their veins than Fabien Causeur of Laboral Kutxa Vitoria Gasteiz, who comes from a family where practically everyone has played the sport at a high level.