Last season in Europe, Besiktas was making headlines for their courtship, acquisition and eventual enshrinement of Deron Williams, Zalgiris was up to their ears in Ty Lawson complaints, Alba Berlin was kicking around Nowitzki talk and Union Olimpija was riding Danny Green to an ice cold start of a season that would finish even colder with a 1-9 record.
Subtract all the lockout hoopla, add a year and what do you have?
Four of the Euroleague’s unlikeliest group leaders. Thanks to 1-0 records and favorable point differentials, those four teams have another 24 hours to lean over the rail and enjoy the view from the top before the perennial powers start charging.
So let’s run down the Euroleague Power Rankings after one week of play. Look for these on Monday mornings, every week, starting next week.