ALBA Berin announced after the team's German Cup game on Saturday that point guard Peyton Siva and center Johannes Thiemann would miss the start of the team's season with respective injuries. Siva, the team's first-string point guard, is sidelined by a calf injury, while Thiemann is suffering from a groin injury. Siva, who was the scoring leader and assists leader in the 7DAYS EuroCup last season as he led ALBA to the finals of that competition, could miss several weeks. Now in his fourth season with ALBA, this will be his first in the EuroLeague. Thiemann is in his second season with the club. ALBA begins Turkish Airlines EuroLeague play on Friday at home against Zenit St Petersburg.