EuroBasket 2017

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  1. Raz

    Raz Member

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    Who's in for some offseason Basketball?


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    Aug 31 - Sep 17 2017
    Defending Champions: Spain


    Group A (Helsinki, Finland)
    Poland, Greece, France, Finland, Iceland, Slovenia

    Group B (Tel Aviv, Israel)
    Ukraine, Israel, Lithuania, Georgia, Italy, Germany

    Group C (Cluj, Romania)
    Croatia, Czech Republic, Spain, Montenegro, Romania, Hungary

    Group D (Istanbul, Turkey)
    Great Britain, Russia, Serbia, Latvia, Turkey, Belgium

    The top 4 of each group qualify for the knockout stage.


    Some noticable players (final rosters are not set yet):

    Croatia: Dario Saric (76ers), Mario Hezonja (Magic)
    France: Evan Fournier (Magic), Boris Diaw (Ex-Jazz), Joffrey Lauvergne (Spurs)
    Germany: Dennis Schröder (Hawks), Isaiah Hartenstein (Rockets)
    Georgia: Zaza Pachulia (Warriors)
    Greece: Giannis Antetokounmpo (Bucks), Georgios Papagiannis (Kings)
    Israel: Omri Casspi (Warriors)
    Italy: Danilo Gallinari (Clippers), Marco Belinelli (Hawks), [no Gentile]
    Latvia: Kristaps Porzingis (Knicks)
    Lithuania: Donatas Motiejunas (needs no introduction), Jonas Valanciunas (Raptors), Domantas Sabonis (Pacers)
    Montenegro: Nikola Vucevic (Magic), Marko Todorovic (Khimiki / Rockets hold his NBA rights)
    Serbia: Milos Teodosic (Clippers), Boban Marjanovic (Pistons), Bogdan Bogdanovic (Kings)
    Spain: Pau Gasol (Spurs), Ricky Rubio (Jazz), Sergio Llull (not the Rockets)
    Slovenia: Goran Dragic (Heat), Luka Doncic (Real Madrid / top prospect of 2018 draft)
    Turkey: Furkan Korkmaz (76ers), Cedi Osman (Cavaliers)
    Ukraine: Alex Len (Suns)
     
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  2. A_3PO

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    How much of this will be televised in the USA?
     
  3. adeelionaire

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    In4 Hartenstein, DMo and Llull
     
  4. HTX Ninja

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    What about Todorovic? I think we have his rights, no?
     
  5. Raz

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    Totally forgot about him. Yes, we still have his rights and he'll be playing for Montenegro.
     
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  6. Rocket River

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    Has to be better than WNBA basketball . . . or maybe similar

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  7. Mazulis

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    Some D-mo warmup befor Eurobasket 2017
     
  8. Mazulis

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    Very lame game from him.
     
  9. Carl Herrera

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    Ugh, DMo can't even play well against a bunch of Caucasians.
     
  10. HtownTrill

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    I'm going with Lithuania.
     
  11. HtownTrill

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    Is ibaka Playing ?
     
  12. Raz

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    Ibaka is not on the preliminary squad, Mirotic won't play as well due to his uncertain status in the NBA.

    Some news from the German team:
    - Schröder publicly criticized players withdrawing this summer. He didn't say any names but obviously meant Paul Zipser (Bulls) and Maxi Kleber (now with the Mavs), says it should be an honor to play for the national team. His critics are a little hypocritical though, since Schröder himself didn't play the qualifiers last year. I'm a little worried that he turns into the Anti-Dirk, character-wise.
    - One of our veteran bigs got hurt and is out for the tournament, so I see good chances for Hartenstein to make it to the final roster. Would love to see him around.
     
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  13. Raz

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    Oh no...

     
  14. omgTHEpotential

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    Rooting for DMo to get his career back on track... He can still become a serviceable NBA big. Dude got ****ed by injuries and shitty agents.

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    I wish there was a way we could nab Doncic. Really feel like he'll be special. Guess there are downsides to being good every year lol
     
  16. BackdoorHarden

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    How is DMO and LULL DOING?
     
  17. Mazulis

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    last night game
     
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