It’s the last part of our EuroCup Quarterfinals Previews series and, with Lokomotiv Kuban Krasnodar already discussed in our previous podcast episode, it’s about time we said a few things about Gran Canaria and who better to do that than our very own Rafael Zamorano?

Seb and Rafa went on a 20+ minutes long conversation and discussed a couple of topics, such as:

– The major blow that is Erikssen’s injury for Gran Canaria’s offense (both in terms of direct scoring as well as overall production): Rafael tells us how he thinks this will impact the team from the Canary Islands that is mostly about offensive plays.

– Gran Canaria’s defense: How does the Spanish side try to compensate for their lack of defensive strength and what this means for the matchup against Lokomotiv Kuban Krasnodar in specific.

– The role of GranCa’s big guys and the possibility of Andrejs Pasecniks carrying the team (hint: not highly possible, from what both Rafael and Sebastian tell us).

– Big guys in Europe: Have we seen any of them being the leaders of their teams and carrying them to success and are there any that could probably do it in the future?

– Fatigue as another factor that would somehow give Herbalife Gran Canaria some glimpses of hope to be competitive in the series.

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Seb was born and raised in the (dominated by Olympiacos' fans) greek island of Corfu in 1988. His first two memories of basketball are strongly opposing each other: He was feeling completely indifferent in 1997 as David Rivers was repeatedly cruising past the FC Barcelona defence to lead Olympiacos to their first european championship title (and eventually their first - and only - triple crown) thinking "how can it be worth any much if it is that easy?" and then fiercely fanatical as he listened to his father talking to him about basketball (for probably the first time ever in his life) to tell him that "we are almost tied at half time with the referees butchering us, we got them!" (referring to this game here). It was a one-lane way from that moment on.

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