Lokomotiv Kuban Krasnodar
Anthony Randolph, Kyrylo Fesenko, Ryan Broekhoff and Nikita Balashov are all due to make their Turkish Airlines Euroleague debuts.
Lokomotiv and Panathinaikos split two games between them in the 2013-14 Euroleague regular season. Those are the only two games ever between them.
Victor Claver has recorded at least 1 steal in each of his last 10 Euroleague appearances.
Claver was a teammate of Panathinaikos guard Sasha Pavlovic during the 2012-13 NBA season in Portland.
Sergey Bykov was a teammate of Panathinaikos forward Antonis Fotsis for three seasons between 2005 and 2008 at Dynamo Moscow.
James Feldeine and Ognjen Kuzmic are due to make their Turkish Airlines Euroleague debuts.
Nick Calathes spent the 2012-13 season with Lokomotiv. He was named Eurocup MVP as he led the club to the 2013 Europcup title. Only two players – Sergey Bykov and Andrey Zubkov – remain from Calathes’s time with the club.
James Gist played for Lokomotiv during the 2009-10 season.
Dimitris Diamantidis is 20 points behind three-time Alphonso Ford Top Scorer Trophy winner Igor Rakocevic for ninth place on the Euroleague career scoring charts. Diamantidis enters the season with 2,308 career points.
Diamantidis makes his 253rd career Euroleague, which breaks a tie with former Greek national teammate Theo Papaloukas for second place on the all-time Euroleague charts.
Nikos Pappas has scored in double figures and made at least 1 three-pointer in each of his last five Euroleague appearances.
Antonis Fotsis has made at least 1 three-pointer in each of his last six Euroleague appearances.
Fotsis enters the season needing just 13 rebounds to reach the 1,000-rebound milestone for his Euroleague career. He will become the ninth player in competition history to achieve that feat.
Fotsis needs 1 more offensive rebound to become the ninth player in competition history to collect 300 career offensive rebounds.
Fotsis is 7 blocked shots away from reaching the century mark for his Euroleague career.