Partizan Basketball Club gears up to potentially secure its fifth consecutive victory at the Belgrade Arena in upcoming EuroLeague matches against Monaco and Armani. The head coach of the Monaco team, Sasa Obradovic, has managed to overcome challenges from the previous season and is collaborating effectively with Mike James, EuroLeague's top scorer who has successfully integrated into the team's dynamic.
Monaco's Track Record
Monaco, currently tied for third place in EuroLeague with Virtus, boasts a score of 7-4 and a streak of five victories. James, with an average of 18.8 points per game, plays a team-oriented game with an average of 5.3 assists. Monaco stands out for its offensive rebounding and isolation play, but it has certain offensive limitations. Partizan must prepare for Monaco's athletic style and dominance in offensive rebounding.
Monaco's Team Rotation
Obradovic employs a rotation of ten players, including Kemba Walker, a former NCAA champion and NBA player. For Partizan to continue its winning streak, a robust defense against Monaco is necessary. Partizan's preparation for the upcoming matches is marked by the absence of their centre, Frank Kaminsky, due to a rib injury sustained in the last EuroLeague game against Panathinaikos Athens. His absence is felt, as he has averaged 9.5 points, 3.5 rebounds, 1.9 assists, and 10.1 PIR per game in the EuroLeague.
Obradovic is aware of the challenging task that awaits Monaco in the away game in Belgrade, where they will face Partizan. Monaco arrives in Belgrade as the third-placed team in the EuroLeague standings with a record of 7-4. On the other hand, Partizan has recorded five wins and six losses. For Partizan to secure a victory, key players need to step up to the challenges of the upcoming matches against formidable teams like Monaco. The anticipation for the coming matches is high, and the performances of both teams will be closely watched by basketball enthusiasts around the globe.