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Nikola Mirotic would be the No. 1 pick in the EuroLeague draft if all players were available, as the BasketNews GM survey reveals. While back-to-back EuroLeague champions Anadolu Efes Istanbul didn't make the Top 3 in the best modern EuroLeague team conversation.

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For the second consecutive year,BasketNewsproudly presents the EuroLeague general managers survey 2022.

Nikola Mirotic

Nikola  MiroticTeam:FC BarcelonaPosition:PF, SFAge:31Height:208 cmWeight:102 kgBirth place:Podgorica, MontenegroProfileNewsStatistics

The majority of the EuroLeague GMs shared their views on off-season moves, the competition's future, and 2022-23 season predictions.

In the last part of the survey, we deliver answers about the No. 1 EuroLeague draft pick and the best modern EuroLeague team ever.

BasketNews EuroLeague GM Survey:

Part I:BasketNews GM survey 2022: best EuroLeague signing & next NBA player Part II:BasketNews GM survey 2022: new EuroLeague format & first task for Bodiroga Part III: BasketNews GM survey 2022: surprising champion prediction & clear MVP pick

No. 1 EuroLeague pick

BasketNews asked the GMs who would be the first player they sign in today's EuroLeague if everyone were available on the market.

They brought six names, but the highest-paid EuroLeague star Nikola Mirotic came up as the No. 1 pick for the most general managers (30.4%).

Mirotic finished second in the 2021 poll, and Vasilije Micic was chosen as the top pick (36.4%).

This time, Micic tied for the 2nd place with Real Madrid tower Walter Tavares (23.1%).

Will Clyburn, Nikola Kalinic, and Dzanan Musa were also mentioned in this survey.

Mike James (#3) and Shane Larkin (#4) were ranked in the BasketNews Top 50, but neither of the GMs picked two of the best EuroLeague scorers.

Player Vote cast 1. Nikola Mirotic 30.8% 2-3. Vasilije Micic 23.1% 2-3. Walter Tavares 23.1% Last season: Vasilije Micic 36.4%

Best modern EuroLeague team ever

Anadolu Efes Istanbul is up for the challenge to become the first modern EuroLeague team to win the title for three consecutive years.

The three-peat that Ergin Ataman and his crew aim for would make a strong case to be considered the best EuroLeague team ever.

Especially when EuroLeague general managers currently have other franchises that they consider the best since 2000.

The current Anadolu Efes franchise was mentioned in the survey but didn't make the Top 3 in the general managers' best EuroLeague team conversation.

Three franchises went for the same share of votes in the BasketNews GM survey, so it didn't help to find out the best squad ever.

Free throws this season

Fenerbahce Beko Istanbul72%14,0EuroLeaguePoints made:14,0Accuracy:71,8%Place in standings:7Record max:20Record min:8Most made FTs:Marko GuduricTeamEuroLeagueStatisticsSchedule

The list starts with Maccabi Tel Aviv, who won back-to-back championships in 2004 and 2005.

They won 80% of their games and led the league in scoring by a 7-point margin in 2004.

GMs also included 2003 EuroLeague champions FC Barcelona. That Barca team was led by Dejan Bodiroga, Sarunas Jasikevicius, Juan Carlos Navarro, and Gregor Fucka.

The 2017 champions Fenerbahce Istanbul also made the Top 3.

Zeljko Obradovic had one of the deepest championship teams. Bogdan Bogdanovic, Ekpe Udoh, Ali Muhammed, Jan Vesely, Kostas Sloukas, Luigi Datome, Nikola Kalinic, James Nunnally, and Pero Antic were on that roster.

Two different Panathinaikos teams (2001-02 and 2008-09), Olympiacos (2011-12), CSKA Moscow (2005-06), Real Madrid (2014-15), and the 2009-10 FC Barcelona team, were among the other mentions.

Team Vote cast 1-3. Maccabi Tel Aviv (2004-05) 14.3% 1-3. Fenerbahce Istanbul 2017 14.3% 1-3. FC Barcelona 2003 14.3% BasketNews Top 50 EuroLeague players ranking

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