INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY: The week started off with the International Women’s Day, with several players going to social media to celebrate achievements of women and raise awareness about women’s equality.

LIFE SKILLS: The second episode of One Team’s Life Skills with Kyle Hines focused on communication. If you missed it, check it out.

GASOL AT PALAU: Pau Gasol first had a medical this past week, then joined the team for a practice session at Palau Blaugrana, as he continues to get ready for his return.

DOG PROBLEM: If Mike James ever needs someone to help him open the door, his dog can do it for him.

EUROLEAGUE TRAVELS: On a train ride to Madrid for El Clasico, Brandon Davies and Leandro Bolmaro set up a gaming station.

HOMECOMING: Milan center Kyle Hines got a warm welcome for his return to Moscow to play CSKA, his former team where he spent 7 years, helped it win two EuroLeague titles and was only the second foreign team captain in club’s celebrated history.

HAPPY B-DAY, MALCOLM: Injury did not prevent Malcolm Delaney to enjoy a birthday cake and get his teammates sing him a birthday song after their big win in Moscow a day earlier.

CATCHING UP: Bayern’s Jalen Reynolds and Baskonia’s Achille Polonara, teammates at the Italian side Reggio Emilia four years ago, used a chance ahead of their Friday clash to catch up. Also, Efes center Tibor Pleiss and Zalgiris coach Martin Schiller, who were together at the German national team, had a chat in Istanbul.

CAPTURE THIS: Kyle Hines stops Joel Bolomboy’s dunk.

WINNERS’ CORNER: Barcelona is the first team to qualify for the playoffs, and Milan is the next closes to do it after its win in Moscow. Meanwhile, Baskonia and Valencia made a playoff race a lot more tighter.

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