Every year, the level of talent in the Turkish Airlines EuroLeague continues to rise and rise. Some big-name signings have switched teams this summer, while there are some rosters that look unrecognizable compared to last season. Looking ahead to the start of the 2023-24 season, these are the five teams that I believe have improved the most.
5. Anadolu Efes Istanbul
First up is Efes. Admittedly, the back-to-back champion from 2021 and 2022 has lost the 2021 EuroLeague MVP in Vasilije Micic, as well as the head coach that inspired the team to those successive EuroLeague titles, Ergin Ataman.
Yet, Efes responded in excellent fashion by appointing Erdem Can, who last season took Turk Telekom Ankara to the EuroCup Final, and signing the likes of Darius Thompson, Derek Willis and Tyrique Jones, to name just three. In particular, the idea of a playmaker like Thompson forming a Big Three with Shane Larkin and Will Clyburn makes Efes a huge threat entering the new season.