EuroLeague Offseason Grades: Olympiacos

Olympiacos kept most of its core that succeeded last season in the EuroLeague and the Greek Basket League intact. Despite losing one of their top-scorers in Tyler Dorsey, the Reds did their due diligence to replace him.

One of the top-10 teams in shooting threes last season, Olympiacos added more in that regard with Alec Peters and Isaiah Canaan this offseason. Peters has a 3-PT career-average of 43.2 percent in the EuroLeague in four seasons with CSKA, Efes and Baskonia.

At the same time, Canaan was impressive in his debut season in the EuroLeague becoming an instant scoring menace from the bench making 41 percent of his three-point shots in 24 appearances in the competition.

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In addition to its perimeter, Olympiacos also improved its frontcourt with the signing of former CSKA big man Joel Bolomboy. A hyper-athletic undersized center, Bolomboy will fit right in Georgos Bartzokas plan.

Bolomboy will likely shine playing alongside Kostas Sloukas and he will definitely offer some high-flying highlights in the process. Another key move for the Greek giants was the retention of star forward Sasha Vezenkov.

An EuroLeague MVP candidate last season, Vezenkov attracted interest from the NBA this summer. Vezenkov presence will be important for Olympiacos, as he became one of the team’s leaders the last couple of seasons.

With Printezis leaving the game and the club, the likes of Sloukas, Papanikolaou and Vezenkov will have bigger roles regarding their leadership in the team. So, Vezenkov remaining with the club is an important factor ahead of the 2022-23 EuroLeague season.

The Reds are definitely going to be one of the top teams in the EuroLeague the upcoming season. They hope to be able to reach the EuroLeague Final-4 again and why not win the trophy this time after failed to do so last year.

Key Additions: Isaiah Canaan, Joel Bolomboy, Alec Peters

Key Departures: Tyler Dorsey, Georgios Printezis

Key Retentions: Sasha Vezenkov

Grade: A

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