March 24, 2011
At guard, Vassilis Spanoulis made the almost unprecedented move across town to Olympiakos from its hated rival Panathinaikos, which no doubt polarised a lot of people. His presence has been a significant addition to the team; it has allowed Milos Teodosic to play mostly in the off-guard role that is more suited to him, and also further reduces the workload on Theo Papaloukas. Papaloukas is as effective in pick-and-roll situations as he as ever been, but he's also even slower than ever, and has also completely lost his jumpshot this season - split between Euroleague and Greek A1 play, he has shot only 6 for 53 from three point range. He is, by this time, a limited player, who knows what to do, but who doesn't have the speed to do much of it any more. Also at guard, summer signee Jamon Gordon has thrived in a complimentary role, not relied upon as neither a primary scorer, primary playmaker or primary ballhandler, and just taking what is there - indeed, by thriving in this role, Gordon has further marginalised the role of Yotam Halperin, who spent the whole of last season being similarly marginalised. Halperin is the odd man out in Euroleague play, playing in only 9 contests all season, joining Pelekanos and Halperin on the deepest parts of the bench.
March 12, 2010
- Jamon Gordon
Gordon was one of the replacements Marousi brought in this summer as they tooled up for their debut Euroleague season. It was a good season at that; they were still in the competition up until yesterday, when unfortunately their already-eliminated Greek rivals Panathinaikos beat them by three points and eliminated them. Gordon had 10 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists in the game.
On the season, Gordon leads the team in assists in both the Euroleague and Greek leagues, a feat not insignificant considering that Marousi play a two point guard lineup with Gordon and Billy Keys. Gordon averages 10.5 points, 3.4 rebounds and 3.1 assists in the Euroleague, alongside 8.9/3.1/4.1 in the Greek league. He has shot a combined 17/71 from three point range.
He is known as Jamon Lucas in Greece, even having that on the back of his jersey. I do not know why this is.