Efes Pilsen will have to play without 4 American players against Partizan in Belgrade. Drew Nicholas, Loren Woods, Andre Hutson, Rashad Wright have all refused to travel to Serbia after recent events in Kosovo. Club president Tuncay Ozilhan took action immediately stating these player will not play for the club anymore.
Turkish club will have to play with only 8 players on the squad. After starting Top 16 considerably well with a win over defending champions Panathinaikos and an over-time loos against Montepaschi Efes Pilsen's future could be in trouble. The club will be signing new players in the nearest time.