Chris Singleton, who could not find a team for himself until the end of the summer of 2019 after the bad seasons he had repeatedly, accepted the offer of Anadolu Efes, which was looking for a striker after the news of Moerman’s injury, and became one of the favorite players of Europe again, after a short time before the start of the season.
Singleton, who performed well below expectations in Barcelona, where he transferred with great hopes in the 2018-2019 season, refused to accept Barcelona’s request for a discount in his contract and remained without a team after the season ended. Unable to find a team for a long time, the American striker signed a 1 + 1 year contract with Anadolu Efes, which was trying to fill the gap in rotation with the news of injury from Adrien Moerman, one of the most important parts of its system. Although Singleton is still quite an important person, the disappointments he has created in recent seasons could have caused trouble. How would he perform in Anadolu Efes?
Moerman was a very important player for Efes, both with his contribution to shooting from behind the 3-point line and his contribution to defensive rebounds. However, Singleton has proven he can do these things in the past and was a highly skilled player. The 30-year-old basketball player, who had a very bad season with Barcelona, made us watch a Singleton who prevented his team with the game he played on the court, although he did not perform very badly in the Catalonia team. Singleton, who could not keep up with the team’s game and constantly pushed the positions, was constantly affecting his team negatively while on the field. As such, it became a matter of curiosity how he will perform in Andolu Efes. As a result, this team was already one of the best in the league, and whether Singleton could adapt to the team was also the most important issue in the basketball community. The fact that Alec Peters was well into the season and Singleton was not fully prepared physically and mentally caused the American forward to be pushed to the second plan earlier in the season. However, with the home game Real Madrid, Singleton started to recover slowly. In particular, Peters’s performance dropped and Singleton waited for the ball to come to him instead of forcing positions, unlike Barcelona, which enabled the American player to be placed in the top five. Helping defensive rebounds as usual, Singleton also showed a more enthusiastic appearance in defense compared to the part of his career he left behind. Until a year ago, someone told us ‘‘ Hello, I’m coming from the future. Next year, you will see that Chris Singleton is very willing to defend and he will even throw himself off,which seem not real.
Considering all these, it would not be wrong to say that Anadolu Efes and Chris Singleton are very good for each other. Although Efes could not reach its goal with the cancellation of the season, it won the admiration of the entire basketball community with its extraordinary performance this season. Of course, Chris Singleton’s share in this situation cannot be denied. As a result, Singleton forgot his bad season in Barcelona and became one of the most important players of the Euroleague again.