Twelve days, six games
Wed, 03/02/21, 08:32
Bayern continues their wild marathon in Wuerzburg
Nice to have, but unfortunately also quickly over and in view of the circumstances for some even a sham: The Bayern Basketball players thoroughly enjoyed their Monday off, at least those who are not injured did. Half of the squad is currently undergoing acute treatment with the FCBB trainers Jörn Pribyl and Georg Huber, who are "currently really working around the clock," as Dr. Sebastian Torka, the head of the medical department, reports. Not easy conditions for head coach Andrea Trinchieri, who now has to deal with four games in seven days again, or six in twelve, depending on how the crazy schedule is read.
"We hope players will come back so the others can have a rest," the Italian said before Tuesday afternoon's departure for the road game in Wuerzburg (Feb. 3, 20:30/MagentaSport). "We now have to go from game to game and wait and see, that's all we can do - the main players at the moment are the doctors and the physios. I know my players are giving everything."
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Wednesday in Würzburg, Friday in the EuroLeague against Alba Berlin, Sunday in Bamberg, Tuesday in Ulm and so on, that's how the upcoming schedule looks. After the unfortunate loss against Crailsheim (105-103 OT), Trinchieri can possibly count on some help for the rivalry game in Wuerzburg: Vladimir Lucic (back), Paul Zipser (thigh) and Wade Baldwin (toe) participated in large parts of the final training on Tuesday and all could possibly see time on the court on Wednesday.
This also applies to Nihad Djedovic (thigh), who made a five-minute comeback against Crailsheim after a good month away from the game. Robin Amaize (calf), Zan Mark Sisko (adductors) and Matej Rudan (ankle) are still in rehab.
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The EuroLeague matchup on Friday at the Audi Dome against Berlin (20:30) is framed by two southern duels in the Bundesliga, in which Bayern sits with a 20-6 points record after 13 gamedays and do not want to give up further ground at the top. s.Oliver Würzburg, meanwhile (10-18), also needs every success to keep from being relegated.
17 players have been called up so far, but coach Denis Wucherer will also have to make changes to his squad, as Justin Sears, Brekkott Chapman and Zach Smith will be out for a longer period of time. US winger, Perry Jones, who moved from Turkey and previously had 155 appearances in the NBA, has just been re-signed.
Point guard Cameron Hunt (11.8 ppg) is currently the top scorer. There will be a reunion on Wednesday with FCBB loanee Alex King, the 35-year-old has averaged 21 minutes and 7.8 points in ten games so far.
Meanwhile, the injury of Crailsheim's U.S. professional Tim Coleman, suffered apparently without contact, has been revealed as a tibia fracture and tear of the outer meniscus. The FCBB wishes him a good recovery.
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