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Europe’s top basketball league, the EuroLeague, made up of 18 teams across 10 European nations, has officially canceled the remainder of the 2019-20 season after exploring “every possible option” of ways to resume the season.
“Without a doubt, this is the most difficult decision we have had to take in our 20-year history,” Euroleague Basketball President and CEO Jordi Bertomeu said. “Due to reasons beyond our control, we have been forced to cut short the most successful and exciting season in European basketball history.” The EuroLeague is led by top-scorer Shane Larkin, former University of Miami star and NBA journeyman. While he didn’t quite stick in the NBA after a superb collegiate career at Miami, Larkin has found a home in the EuroLeague. He’s played the past two seasons with Anadolu Efes, and this season, he was averaging 22.2 points, 3.1 rebounds, 4.1 assists, and 1.3 steals per game prior to the league shutdown on March 12. Larkin seemed to agree with the decision made by the EuroLeague to cancel the season, saying in an Instagram post, “I don’t think the EuroLeague champions should be decided by who has the ability to train and who doesn’t.” The news of the cancelation comes just two days after the NBA made headlines regarding a possible resumption of play at Orlando’s Walt Disney World.
Shane Larkin scored 11 points on 5-for-8 shooting with a three-pointer and three assists in 21 minutes of Tuesday's win over the Bucks to take a 2-0 series lead.
Larkin who was stuck on the bench for most of the season is finally getting an opportunity to play in the postseason. The veteran guard will see plenty of court time with the Celtics struggling with injuries and could be a good value in DFS.
Shane Larkin will start on Wednesday against the Nets alongside Jabari Bird, Abdel Nader, Guershon Yabusele and Aron Baynes. Terry Rozier and Al Horford will both miss the game entirely while Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown play a limited role off the bench.
Larkin, Baynes, and Nader are worth a look in DFS while Brown and Tatum are risky DFS options because we don't know exactly what type of role they will have. We expect them to play a few minutes but Greg Monroe and Marcus Morris should be involved too.
Shane Larkin will not suit up for Saturday's game versus the Toronto Raptors. Kadeem Allen will backup Terry Rozier.
Larkin was a waiver wire special and should remain there even with Kyrie Irving out.
Shane Larkin scored six points on 2-for-3 shooting with four assists and one steal in 18 minutes during Sunday's 104-93 victory over Sacramento.
Larkin's minutes were down on Sunday but as of late, the veteran point guard has been seeing plenty of court time with the injuries to the Celtic backcourt. Over his last six games, Larkin is averaging 24.7 minutes and 9.0 points which is worth a grab if he is available in deeper fantasy leagues.