Buducnost vs Olimpia Milano
James joined Milano this summer from Panathinaikos (had a decent run in the NBA before re-joining PAO mid-season).
He averaged 16.2 points in Euroleague with Panathinaikos last season despite the fact that he did not have as much freedom as he probably wanted and coach Pasqual wouldn't mess around.
He is very talented and a great scorer but a selfish player who can't be controlled at times and serious coaches with high expectations can't tolerate that. But the point is that Milano has become a 'small' club that is trying to buy success (like they have been doing for the past few years with bad results) and James is set to be their go-to guy and will have the freedom to do his thing. He already showed how things will go as he is averaging more than 15 attempts (!) per game with 15.5ppg in 3 Lega A games so far.
Of course, crazy Mike in his debut in Euroleague with Milano, being their star now, he will take matters in his own hands whether coach Pianigiani and G Nedovic like it or not and he is expected to have more than 15 attempts which could be very easily converted to 20+ points against one of the weakest teams of the league.
Mike is often interacting with his fans on twitter and in a recent post he was told that ''he will fail like anyone else who joined Milano'' and of course he replied like a boss... He also criticised Eurohoops several times for not being in the top 10 players of this season's Euroleague and lots of other things... He is just in the mood, ready to show some things, good luck with that Milano or anyone else that will back them.
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Buducnost vs Olimpia Milano prediction
|Mike James Over 15.5 Points||Bet365||1.62||8||13 LOST (-8 units)|