Dennis Schröder (Atlanta Hawks, NBA)
Maodo Lo (Columbia University, USA)
Heiko Schaffartzik (no team)
Anton Gavel (FC Bayern Munich, GER)
Karsten Tadda (Brose Baskets, GER)
Akeem Vargas (Alba Berlin, GER)
Robin Benzig (CAI Zaragossa, ESP)
Paul Zipser (FC Bayern Munich, GER)
Nils Giffey (Alba Berlin, GER)
Dirk Nowitzki (Dallas Mavericks, NBA)
Alex King (Alba Berlin, GER)
Tibor Pleiß (Utah Jazz, NBA)
Johannes Voigtmann (Frankfurt Skyliners, GER)
One player still has to be cut, decision will come after the games agains France this Friday/ Sunday.
It will most likely end up being either Vargas or Tadda as both players offer a similar skillset (great defense, limited offense).
Unfortunately, Germany suffered pretty bad luck on the big positions with the injuries of Elias Harris, Daniel Theis (both Brose Basets, GER), Maxi Kleber (FC Bayern Munich, GER) and Maik Zirbes (Red Star Belgrade, SRB) as well as the decline of Tim Ohlbrecht (Yenisey Krasnoyarsk, RUS). Would have been the strongest frontcourt for the Germans in years. Now the backup positions to PF and C are the weak links in the team.
Nevertheless, what do you think Germany can achieve this Eurobasket?
Group play is deadly with the likes of France, Spain, Italy, Turkey and Iceland in the group. Iceland of course is a must-win, game against Italy and Turkey could go either way, Spain and France are reaches.
At least the team has been able to beat both Italy and Turkey in preperation games with major players missing (Nowitzki, Pleiß vs. Italy, Schröder vs. Turkey).
Goal gotta be to survive the group stage and finish at least 7th to qualify for the Olympics qualifier.