The Barça Regal captain, who has been struggling with a plantar fascia injury, has played a total on 56 minutes in the four playoff matches against Valencia Basket, but his leadership on the court earned him a place in the Best Starting Five Team of the semifinals of the Liga Endesa. Navarro scored 40 points, gave 9 assists and received 10 personal fouls in the semifinal series against Perasovic’s men. His contribution to the team in the two matches at La Fonteta was vital in Barça Regal’s final berth bid.

Once the two semifinals came to a close, the five players that best reflected the values of the league in the two playoff ties were named to the Best Starting Five Team of the semifinals:

Leadership: Juan Carlos Navarro (FC Barcelona)

Effectiveness: Nando de Colo (Valencia Basket)

Attitude: Novica Velickovic (Real Madrid)

Generosity: Serio Rodríguez (Real Madrid)

Dedication: Maciej Lampe (Caja Laboral)

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