It was considered the loss of the summer for Olympiakos. And not unfair. Nikola Milutinov was a very important competitive capital for the Red and Whites in the five years he declared himself a resident of SEF. Even last year, when it was a common secret that he decided to move to Moscow whenever he played, he showed why he is considered one of the best centers in Europe. So there was a lot of talk in the summer about how to fill this big gap. And anyway, because Olympiakos loses through its hands a “I make a difference” ace in the Euroleague. The Red and Whites were even criticized by many when they formed their new front line with Ellis staying in his place and Hassan Martin coming to staff him. A few months later, and finally 8 games after the start of the Euroleague? The people of Piraeus should probably feel lucky with the summer developments. Not only because in the face of Hassan Martin they found a “pocket” center that breaks the counters of statistics (in the last 4 matches he shoots with 90% in shots and 89% in two-pointers). Not because Ellis and Jean Charles have formed something quite interesting deep in their racket that has so far been rewarded with victories. The Serb is unrecognizable. At the Euroleague level? Just 17 minutes of participation with 4.4 points and 4 rebounds as an average in his first 5 appearances. Last year he had 10.3 points and 8.2 rebounds in 24 minutes. Propersi 11.7 p and 7.9 rebounds at 26. As if he is another. A few days ago for the Baltic championship he found Greg Monroe of Khimki against him. He received 28 points from him! “Monroe” killed “us and I take responsibility because I did not play good defense. We had to play better, he is not the person who deserves CSKA “he hurried to take the defeat. Itoudis, however, does not expect statements from him. It is logical that every person needs a period of adjustment. Milutinov, however, left Greece as one of the best centers in Europe. And so far he does not play like that in Russia. Hassan Martin in the Euroleague so far has 9.1 points and 5.5 rebounds in 21 in the Euroleague with Olympiakos as an average. Ellis has 5.4 yards and 4 rebounds in 15 minutes. Jean Charles with Alba in his only night that played center scored 13 points and collected 5 rebounds. If there is something that works well so far, Olympiacos is the rotation to “5”. Follow it on Google News and be the first to know all the news. See all the latest news from Greece and the world, at
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