Second Best National Basketball Team?

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Second Best National Team?

France (Parker, Diaw, Batum, Noah, Fournier, Gobert)
Spain (Gasol Bros, Rubio, Hernangomez Bros, Ibaka, Mirotic, Abrines)
Greece (Antetokounmpo)
Canada (Wiggins, Thompson, Murray, Olynyk, Joseph, Powell)
Australia (Simmons, Ingles, Bogut, Mills, Exum)
No votes
Serbia (Jokic, Boban, Bjelica, Bogdanovic)
Total votes: 36

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Re: Second Best National Basketball Team? 

Post#21 » by UcanUwill » Fri Apr 28, 2017 3:57 pm

Tiesto_Lakers wrote:I'm surprised France is getting no love. A team with Gobert, Batum, and Parker is as dangerous as they come.

Yeah, amd dont forget Ajinca, DeColo and Heurtel. France is very good, but their weakness for years was that they were a very poor mans USA, their talent fit very well in NBA game, but in FIBA they would struggle. They became better and now is a very good team.
Everyone who voted for Canada should be ashamed.
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Re: Second Best National Basketball Team? 

Post#22 » by Mirotic12 » Fri Apr 28, 2017 5:02 pm

At the moment, a full Spain is still clearly better than all the other teams. But that's definitely changing once Pau is done.

Greece and Croatia have tremendous depth and huge number of talented players...but their federations are absolutely horrible, and they are run like complete jokes. So I don't see them ever accomplishing anything until they actually get serious with who runs their teams.

Similar issues with teams like Turkey and Russia.
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Re: Second Best National Basketball Team? 

Post#23 » by Pitimiquel » Sat Apr 29, 2017 9:43 pm

Nolan wrote:Serbia (which isn't even an option on your poll). France, Spain, Canada and Australia all have an abundance of talent but all that talent hasn't led to all that much success. Whereas the Serbian national team has really got their ish together and have looked great in the last couple international competitions.

Spain since 2006:

Olympics: 2 silver (2008,2012) 1 bronze (2016)
Eurobasket: 3 gold(2009,2011,2015) 1 silver(2007) 1 bronze(2013)
World cup: 1 gold (2006)

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