Jiipee84 wrote:Finland doesn't have any chance to win Serbia so it doesn't matter is Markkanen on the Finland's team or not.
It's one game? After pretty much a pretty long break in basketball altogether (due to covid...)? Of course there's a chance and probably a better chance with LM on the team.
First and foremost i wanna remind you some facts between Serbia and Finland.
Serbia is TOP3 basketball force in Europe and entire world.
Finland has played twice ( once in Eurobasket and this years Eurobasket qualification round ) vs Serbia
and lost both games almost +30 points if i'm not mistaken.
And what comes getting Lauri Markkanen to Finnish national team
of course i wanna see him playing all 2 games but it's not set in stone yet.
FIBA and NBA are negotiating of allowing NBA players participation in Eurobasket qualification round.
But if NBA starts their regular season before Christmas then there is no chance
for that Bulls will allow Lauri's playing in Finnish national team
because if NBA and NBA's player association decides together start season 2020-2021 before Christmas
then it means that training camps starts same time when Finland is playing Eurobasket qualification round games.
But lets wait and see how those negotiations with FIBA and NBA goes and is NBA players participation allowed or not.
Those qualification round games in Finland will played in bubble and all players will be tested every day
COVID19 pandemic situation is getting worse in Finland but for now sport events are allowed.
Finnish elite basketball league named korisliiga has started their regular season.
But there is very strict security-rules and attendance capacity is limited
also every fan who's coming to watch games needs to wear a mask.
So i'm sure Finnish basketball association will follow same rules and orders what korisliiga is doing now.
But a lot can change before those qualification round games starts.