OKBET SPORTS NEWS | TOP 10 EUROBASKETBALL 2022
24-team EuroBasket 2022 began. 16 left.
Each team played five games the first week. The top four teams in each group have advanced to the knockout stage and are four wins from becoming European champions.
Luka Doncic may lead Slovenia to gold. Giannis Antetokounmpo and Nikola Jokic led their teams to flawless group records. Will France, with the most NBA players, go deep?
OKBET EuroBasket 2022 doesn’t lack stars. Doncic, Antetokounmpo, and Jokic are world-class players, and others are too.
Here are the 10 best EuroBasket 2022 players left.
Ranking the top 10 players in the knockout round of EuroBasket 2022.
- Evan Fournier, France
Fournier is a different player when representing his national team. A reliable role player in the NBA, he led France in scoring at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics with 18.7 points per game, helping Les Bleus win a silver medal.
He has had some difficulty at EuroBasket 2022, shooting 38.2% from the field. France may have to overcome both Serbia and Slovenia to reach the final, so it will need Fournier to establish his rhythm to have a chance.
- Bojan Bogdanovic, Croatia
Bogdanovic is a silky-smooth shooter who can create his own shots off the dribble and scores with ease. In the last four NBA seasons, he’s averaged 18.3 points per game. He is averaging about the same (18.4) in EuroBasket 2022 despite scoring only four points in a difficult game against Estonia.
Bogdanovic’s future in Utah is uncertain, but whoever team acquires him will receive a skilled scorer.
- Lauri Markkanen, Finland
Only two players scored more total points than Markkanen in EuroBasket 2022 group play, with Luka Doncic being one of them. The 7-footer scored 30 points in a couple of games and 22 points in under 18 minutes against the Netherlands. The Jazz acquired Markkanen in the blockbuster transaction that sent Donovan Mitchell to the Cavaliers. Markkanen’s outstanding play is a positive indication for the Jazz.
Wagner is only a few weeks away from his 21st birthday. His promise bodes well for Germany and Orlando’s futures.
7.Jonas Valanciunas, Lithuania
Valanciunas has quietly evolved into one of the NBA’s best centers. He has his flaws, but he is an elite scorer in the paint, a tenacious rebounder, an adequate passer, and an improving shooter.
He just completed a season in which he averaged a career-high 2.1 3-point attempts per game and made 36.1 percent of them.
6. Lithuania’s Domantas Sabonis
Sabonis has transformed from an unproductive stretch four to a double-double machine since entering the NBA. Over the past three seasons, he has averaged 19.2 points, 12.2 rebounds, and 5.6 assists per game, earning him two All-Star nods.
5.Sabonis and Valanciunas
create a formidable frontcourt for Lithuania, and he and De’Aaron Fox will attempt to break the longest postseason drought in NBA history this year.
4.Rudy Gobert, representing France
Gobert is one of the most dominant defenders in NBA history, having won three Defensive Player of the Year titles. However, many are quick to point out his deficiencies. With his long arms, he scavenges both offensive and defensive rebounds.
Gobert may not be able to stretch the floor or create in the post, but his skills in screening, rolling, and cutting are extremely valuable.
Gobert will occasionally catch a dead body.
- Luka Doncic, Slovenia
Doncic began EuroBasket 2022 pretty slowly by his superhuman standards, but he made a tremendous comeback. After scoring 36 points against Germany, he guided Slovenia to a nail-biting victory over France by scoring 47 points.
Seems like a lot, doesn’t it? It is the second-most points ever scored in a EuroBasket game, trailing only Belgium’s Eddy Terrace, who scored 63 in 1957.
When Doncic’s step-back is rolling, there is not much that can be done.
Doncic has already been named to three All-Star teams and three All-NBA First Teams in his first four seasons, and he guided the Mavericks to the Western Conference Finals last season.
It is frightening how talented Doncic already is and how talented he can still become.
- Nikola Jokic, Serbia
The NBA’s reigning MVP.
Jokic enters his 27th season already looking like one of the greatest centers in NBA history. His vision is unparalleled, and he has become one of the league’s top scorers. In addition to his ability to bully defenders in the post, he can also stretch the floor like a guard.
Jokic has been his dominant self in EuroBasket, which comes as no surprise. In group play, he averaged 19.6 points, 9.4 rebounds, 4.4 assists, and 1.8 steals per game. 24.3 minutes per game. Oh, and an incredible 74.5 percent of his 2-point field goals were made.
Occasionally, Jokic feels like a cheat code due to how easy he dismantles defenses.
- Greece’s Giannis Antetokounmpo
Antetokounmpo is the only player in the world with his level of effect on both ends of the court.
Antetokounmpo is an unstoppable offensive force, able to euro-step around and slam on anyone. Defensively, he can guard any position and make plays with his long limbs that other players can only imagine.