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Post#1 » by UcanUwill » Mon Aug 19, 2019 7:28 pm

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Group A rosters

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Łukasz Koszarek -- (Zielona Góra Image)
Kamil Łączyński -- (Śląsk Wrocław Image)

SGs

A.J. Slaughter -- (Real Betis Image)
Mateusz Ponitka -- Zenit Image)
Karol Gruszecki -- (Polski Cukier Toruń Image)

SFs

Michał Sokołowski -- (Zielona Góra Image)
Adam Waczyński -- (Unicaja Image)

PFs

Aaron Cel -- (Twarde Pierniki Toruń Image)
Damian Kulig -- (İstanbul BB Image)

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Adam Hrycaniuk -- (Arka Gdynia Image)
Aleksander Roman Balcerowski -- (Gran Canaria Image)
Dominik Olejniczak -- (N/A)

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Zhao Jiwei -- (Liaoning Flying Leopards Image)
Guo Ailun -- (Liaoning Flying Leopards Image)
Fang Shou -- (Beijing ShouGang Image)

SGs

Zhao Rui -- (Guangdong Southers Tigers Image)
Sun Minghui -- (Zhejiang Lions Image)

SFs

Zhai Xiaochuan -- (Beijing Ducks Image)
Makan Kelanbaike -- (Xinjiang Flying Tigers Image)
Abudushalamu Abudurexiti -- (Xinjiang Flying Tigers Image)

PFs

Yi Jianlian -- (Guangdong Southers Tigers Image)

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Wang Zhelin -- (Fujian Sturgeons Image)
Zhou Qi -- (Xinjiang Flying Tigers Image)
Ren Junfei -- (Guangdong Southers Tigers Image)


Group B rosters

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Facundo Campazzo -- (Real Madrid Image)
Luca Vildoza -- (Baskonia Image)
Lucio Redivo -- (Breogán Image)

SGs

Nicolás Laprovíttola -- (Real Madrid Image)
Patricio Garino -- (Baskonia Image)
Máximo Fjellerup -- (San Lorenzo Image)

SFs

Nicolás Brussino -- (Zaragoza Image)
Gabriel Deck -- (Real Madrid Image)

PFs

Luis Scola -- (Shanghai Sharks Image)
Marcos Delía -- (Joventut Image)
Tayavek Gallizzi -- (Regatas Corrientes Image)

Cs

Agustín Caffaro -- (San Lorenzo Image)

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Mikhail Kulagin -- CSKA Image)
Andrey Sopin -- SUMZ-UGMK Image)

SGs

Vitaly Fridzon -- Lokomotiv Kuban Image)
Evgeny Baburin -- Nizhny Novgorod Image)
Grigory Motovilov -- Spartak Image)

SFs

Sergey Karasev -- Khimki Image)
Nikita Kurbanov -- CSKA Image)
Semyon Antonov -- CSKA Image)

PFs

Andrey Vorontsevich -- CSKA Image)
Andrey Zubkov -- Zenit Image)
Evgeny Valiev -- Khimki Image)

Cs

Vladimir Ivlev -- Lokomotiv Kuban Image)

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Ike Iroegbu -- (Lietkabelis Image)
Ben Uzoh -- (Caballeros de Culiacán Image)
Nnamdi Vincent -- (Stockton Kings G-league)

SGs

Josh Okogie -- (Timberwolves NBA)

SFs

Al-Farouq Aminu -- (Magic NBA)
Stan Okoye -- (Gran Canaria Image)
Jordan Nwora -- (Louisville NCAA)

PFs

Chimezie Metu -- (Austin Spurs G-league)

Cs

Ekpe Udoh -- (Beijing Ducks Image)
Ike Diogu -- (Shimane Susanoo Magic Image)
Micheal Eric -- (Baskonia Image)
Talib Zanna -- (Ironi Nes Ziona Image)


Group C rosters

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Ricky Rubio -- (Suns NBA)
Sergio Llull -- (Real Madrid Image)
Quino Colom -- (Valencia Image)

SGs

Pau Ribas -- (Barcelona Image)
Xavi Rabaseda -- (Gran Canaria Image)

SFs

Rudy Fernández -- (Real Madrid Image)
Javier Beirán -- (Gran Canaria Image)

PFs

Juan Hernangómez -- (Nuggets NBA)
Víctor Claver -- (Barcelona Image)
Pierre Oriola -- (Barcelona Image)

Cs

Marc Gasol -- (Raptors NBA)
Willy Hernangómez -- (hornets NBA)

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Sajjad Mashayekhi -- (Petrochimi Bandar Imam BC Image)
Hamed Hosseinzadeh -- (Shahrdari Arak BC Image)

SGs

Behnam Yakhchali -- (Nanjing Monkey Kings Image)
Mohammad Jamshidi -- (N/A)
Rasoul Mozafarivanani -- (N/A)


SFs

Samad Nikkhah Bahrami -- (N/A)

PFs

Arman Zangeneh -- (Petrochimi Bandar Imam BC Image)
Michael Rostampour -- (Palayesh Naft Abadan BC Image)
Michael Rostampour -- (Palayesh Naft Abadan BC Image)

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Hamed Haddadi -- (Champville SC Image)
Aaron Geramipoor -- (N/A)
Meisam Mirzaei -- (Petrochimi Bandar Imam BC Image)[spoiler]

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Omar Abada -- (Etoile Sportive Radès Image)
Nizar Knioua -- (Étoile Sportive du Sahel Image)

SGs


Michael Roll -- (Olimpia Milano Image)
Mourad El Mabrouk -- (Hermine Nantes Atlantique Image)
Omar Mouhli -- (N/A)

SFs

Mohamed Hdidane -- (Stade Nabeulien Image)
Ziyed Chennoufi -- (Club Africain Image)

PFs

Radhouane Slimane -- (Étoile Sportive du Sahel Image)
Mohamed Abbassi -- (Etoile Sportive Radès Image)
Makram Ben Romdhane -- (Homenetmen Beirut Image)

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Salah Mehri -- (Mavericks NBA)
Mokhtar Ghyaza -- (Club Africain Image)


Group D rosters

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Vasilije Micić -- (Anadolu Efes Image)
Stefan Jović -- (Khimki Image)

SGs

Bogdan Bogdanović -- (Kings NBA)
Marko Gudurić -- (Grizzlies NBA)

SFs

Marko Simonović -- (Cedevita Image)
Vladimir Lučić -- (Bayern Image)

PFs

Nemanja Bjelica -- (Kings NBA)
Stefan Birčević -- (Partizan Image)

Cs

Nikola Jokić -- (Nuggets NBA)
Nikola Militinov -- (Olympiacos Image)
Boban Marjanović -- (Mavericks NBA)
Miroslav Raduljica -- (Jiangsu Dragons Image)

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Daniel Hackett -- (CSKA Image)
Amedeo Della Valle -- (Olimpia Milano Image)
Ariel Filloy -- (Reyer Venezia Image)

SGs

Marco Belinelli -- (Spurs NBA)
Alessandro Gentile -- (Estudiantes Image)
Luca Vitali -- (Brescia Image)

SFs

Luigi Datome -- (Fenerbahçe Image)
Jeff Brooks -- (Olimpia Milano Image)
Awudu Abass -- (Brescia Image)

PFs

Danilo Gallinari -- (Thunder NBA)

Cs

Paul Biligha -- (Olimpia Milano Image)
Amedeo Tessitori -- (Treviso Image)

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Gerson Domingos -- (G.D. Interclube Image)

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Carlos Morais -- (Mens Sana 1871 Image)
Gerson Gonçalves -- (Atlético Petróleos Image)
Jaques Conceição -- (S.L. Benfica Image)

SFs

Olímpio Cipriano -- (S.L. Benfica Image)
José António -- (Atlético Petróleos Image)
Leonel Paulo -- (Atlético Petróleos Image)

PFs

Eduardo Mingas -- (S.L. Benfica Image)
Reggie Moore -- (Atlético Petróleos Image)

Cs

Yanick Moreira -- (Virtus Bologna Image)
Valdelício Joaquim -- (Obras Sanitarias Image)
Hermenegildo Mbunga -- (Atlético Petróleos Image)



Group E rosters

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Kemba Walker -- (Celtics NBA)
Derrick White -- (Spurs NBA)

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Donovan Mitchell -- (Jazz NBA)
Joe Harris -- (Nets NBA)
Marcus Smart -- (Celtics NBA)

SFs

Khris Middleton -- (Bucks NBA)
Jayson Tatum -- (Celtics NBA)

PFs

Harrison Barnes -- (Kings NBA)
Jaylen Brown -- (Celtics NBA)

Cs

Myles Turner -- (Kings NBA)
Brook Lopez -- (Bucks NBA)
Mason Plumlee -- (Nuggets NBA)




Group F rosters

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Marcelo Huertas -- (Canarias Image)
Rafa Luz -- (Murcia Image)
Yago Mateus Dos Santos -- (Paulistano Image)

SGs

Leandro Barbosa -- (Minas Image)
Vítor Benite -- (San Pablo Burgos Image)
Marcos Louzada Silva -- (Sydney Kings Image)

SFs

Marcus Vinicius -- (Flamengo Image)
Alex Garcia -- (Minas Image)

PFs

Bruno Caboclo -- (Grizzlies NBA)

Cs

Anderson Varejão -- (Flamengo Image)
Augusto Lima -- (San Pablo Burgos Image)
Cristiano Felício -- (Spurs NBA)


Group G rosters

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Frank Ntilikina -- (Knicks NBA)
Andrew Albicy -- (Zenit Image)

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Evan Fournier -- (Magic NBA)
Nando DeColo -- (Fenerbahçe Image)
Paul Lacombe -- (Monaco Image)

SFs

Nicolas Batum -- (Hornets NBA)
Axel Toupane -- (Unicaja Image)

PFs

Louis Labeyrie -- (Valencia Image)
Amath M'Baye -- (Pınar Karşıyaka Image)

Cs

Rudy Gobert -- (Jazz NBA)
Vincent Poirier -- (Celtics NBA)
Mathias Lessort -- (Bayern Image)



Group H rosters
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Mantas Kalnietis -- (Lokomotiv Image)
Lukas Lekavičius -- (Žalgiris Image)

SGs

Marius Grigonis -- (Žalgiris Image)
Renaldas Seibutis -- (Zaragoza Image)
Rokas Giedraitis -- (ALBA Image)

SFs

Edgaras Ulanovas -- (Žalgiris Image)
Jonas Mačiulis -- (AEK Image)
Arnas Butkevičius -- (Rytas Image)

PFs

Mindaugas Kuzminskas -- (Olympiacos Image)
Paulius Jankūnas -- (Žalgiris Image)

Cs

Jonas Valančiūnas -- (Grizzlies NBA)
Domantas Sabonis -- (Pacers NBA)

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Patrick Mills -- (Spurs NBA)
Matthew Dellavedova -- (Cavaliers NBA)
Nathan Sobey -- (Brisbane Bullets Image)

SGs

Chris Goulding -- (Melbourne United Image)
Cameron Gliddon -- (Canterbury Rams Image)

SFs

Joe Ingles -- (Jazz NBA)
Mitch Creek -- (Melbourne Phoenix Image)
David Barlow -- (Melbourne United Image)

PFs

Jock Landale -- (Žalgiris Image)
Nicholas Kay -- (Wellington Saints Image)

Cs

Aron Baynes -- (Suns NBA)
Andrew Bogut -- (Warriors NBA)

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Cory Joseph -- (Kings NBA)
Kevin Pangos -- (Barcelona Image)
Kaza Kajami-Keane -- (Mitteldeutscher BC Image)

SGs

Philip Scrubb -- (Estudiantes Image)
Brady Heslip -- (İstanbul BŞB Image)
Andrew Nembhard -- (Florida NCAA)


SFs

Thomas Scrubb -- (SIG Strasbourg Image)
Melvin Ejim -- (Unicaja Image)

PFs

Kyle Wiltjer -- (Türk Telekom Image)
Conor Morgan -- (Joventut Image)

Cs

Khem Birch -- (Magic NBA)
Owen Klassen -- (Antwerp Giants Image)

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Xane D'Almeida -- (Tarbes-Lourdes Image)

SGs

Lamine Sambe -- (Rueil Athletic Club Image)

SFs

Djibril Thiam -- (Al-Fateh Image)
Momar Ndoye -- (Andrézieux-Bouthéon Image)

PFs

Maurice Ndour -- (Valencia Image)
Mouhammad Faye -- (KK Crvena zvezda Image)
Makhtar Gueye -- (AS Saint-Étienne Image)
Moustapha Diop -- (Etoile Angers Image)

Cs

Ibrahima Fall Faye -- (Antwerp Giants Image)
Hamady N'Diaye -- (BCM Gravelines-Dunkerque Image)
Youssou Ndoye -- (JL Bourg Image)
Babacar Toure -- (Fribourg Olympic Image)
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Re: FIBA WORLD CUP 2019 

Post#2 » by UcanUwill » Mon Aug 19, 2019 7:29 pm

just wanted to grab FIBA world cup real estate, it became a tradition of mine to create an extravagant thread of FIBA tournaments on general board. I will update original post and try to complete all the rosters. We had FIBA related thread already, so if mods and other posters feel this thread is unnecessary, well, then lock it.

From teams that I watched, Serbia, Greece and Lithunia look legit good. Australia has been very underwhelming so far, and they lost Bolden (please inform me who replaces him so I could update the roster). France i havent seen, but their results are great, that team will be a defensive monster, just too bad Heurtel got injured, but its not a huge loss when you have Fournier and DeColo.

Lithuania's top performers are easy to predict, no surprise here.



On a sadder note, African team news were fested with nothing bad bad news and controversies, lots of teams are unfunded. Nigeria could even miss the tournament as news developing.

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Post#3 » by Alatan » Mon Aug 19, 2019 7:40 pm

I think that my team Serbia has the best mix of talent and chemistry to dethrone the weakened USA team but we are still struggling to gel. Lithuania really played well together and i was impressed by their play. They dont really have the talent they used to have but I think that they are a dark horse to make some noise in the WC.
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Post#4 » by Jadoogar » Mon Aug 19, 2019 7:59 pm

Alatan wrote:I think that my team Serbia has the best mix of talent and chemistry to dethrone the weakened USA team but we are still struggling to gel. Lithuania really played well together and i was impressed by their play. They dont really have the talent they used to have but I think that they are a dark horse to make some noise in the WC.


Serbia should absolutely be on the list, especially over Brazil or Australia.
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Re: FIBA WORLD CUP 2019 

Post#5 » by THE J0KER » Mon Aug 19, 2019 8:18 pm

Serbia is the obvious choice, with an superstar clearly better than any player of current USA WC2019 roster, 4 other NBA players, deep bench, a long tradition of international success (Serbia is a silver medalist at previous 2014 World Cup and 2016 Olympics games) and with players much more familiar to FIBA rules than Americans, and BTW, Serbia won so far all 7 preparation games, including road games vs strong Greece and Lithuania squads.

That said, I must inform you that unfortunately, not everything is so perfect for Serbia. Jokic was never used as point-center you know in NBA, much more like an old school center and even PF at time. Two players which everyone expected to see in Serbia roster in China, forward Kalinic and combo-guard Nedovic (Kalinic as a starter!) is cut from the team due to some strange coach/player issue and three other players including starting PG Teodosic are injured now (other two are forward Vladimir Lucic, and guard Dragan Milosavljevic).

Once the knockout phase starts (since quarterfinals) everything is possible because it is one single game. Just remember what happens in this season's NBA playoff which started with shocking upsets where Orlando beat Toronto and Brooklyn beat Philadelphia, and you will realize the difference between knockout games and playoff series where better teams are in a better position to prove that they are really better. But the most realistic scenario of 2019 World Cup is arguably USA-Serbia final, with the USA still being clear favorites thanks to backcourt lineup, depth, and the best coach. But nobody should be shocked if Serbia wins.

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Post#6 » by Chuck Diesel » Mon Aug 19, 2019 9:44 pm

Yeah, the Kalinic/Nedovic cuts by Serbia seem really dumb and bizarre. Both proven high level contributors. Think the US will demolish their attempts at perimeter defense.
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Post#7 » by pootbrah » Mon Aug 19, 2019 10:22 pm

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Re: FIBA WORLD CUP 2019 

Post#8 » by pootbrah » Mon Aug 19, 2019 10:27 pm

UcanUwill wrote:just wanted to grab FIBA world cup real estate, it became a tradition of mine to create an extravagant thread of FIBA tournaments on general board. I will update original post and try to complete all the rosters. We had FIBA related thread already, so if mods and other posters feel this thread is unnecessary, well, then lock it.

From teams that I watched, Serbia, Greece and Lithunia look legit good. Australia has been very underwhelming so far, and they lost Bolden (please inform me who replaces him so I could update the roster). France i havent seen, but their results are great, that team will be a defensive monster, just too bad Heurtel got injured, but its not a huge loss when you have Fournier and DeColo.

Lithuania's top performers are easy to predict, no surprise here.



On a sadder note, African team news were fested with nothing bad bad news and controversies, lots of teams are unfunded. Nigeria could even miss the tournament as news developing.

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Hopefully Motum who should have been a lock for the team in the first place. Lemanis, our coach, im not agreeing with any of his decisions. Give us Nick Nurse and we beating the US
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Re: FIBA WORLD CUP 2019 

Post#9 » by pootbrah » Mon Aug 19, 2019 10:36 pm

Ffs raduljica is serbias 3rd string centre. That would be far and away the best quality and depth at centre in the nba
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Re: FIBA WORLD CUP 2019 

Post#10 » by jinxed » Mon Aug 19, 2019 10:45 pm

This week Serbia embarrassed Italy by 30 and now just beat Greece w/o Jokic. They are for real.
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Post#11 » by Clyde Frazier » Mon Aug 19, 2019 10:50 pm

Really looking forward to Serbia Greece matching up. Giannis is gonna go all out, jokic is jokic and bogdan is made for tournaments like these. It's gonna be intense!
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Re: FIBA WORLD CUP 2019 

Post#12 » by jinxed » Mon Aug 19, 2019 11:02 pm

Clyde Frazier wrote:Really looking forward to Serbia Greece matching up. Giannis is gonna go all out, jokic is jokic and bogdan is made for tournaments like these. It's gonna be intense!





They played yesterday in the pre-world cup Acropolis Tournament in Greece. Intense game that went to overtime. Jokic didn't play though. Bogie went off
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Post#13 » by IAMZOOTED2 » Mon Aug 19, 2019 11:03 pm

Despite their recent loss to the US, I've got Spain for obvious reasons: past tourney performances, excellent coaching, and good-to-great players. I think we could see more turnover on the US side and more geling on the part of the Spaniards.
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Post#14 » by THE J0KER » Mon Aug 19, 2019 11:52 pm

IAMZOOTED2 wrote:Despite their recent loss to the US, I've got Spain for obvious reasons: past tourney performances, excellent coaching, and good-to-great players. I think we could see more turnover on the US side and more geling on the part of the Spaniards.

In the past one and a half decades, Spain not always reach the finals, not even semis at big tournaments, but was before the big events with the reason always considered as World's 2nd best team behind the USA (with all respect to my Serbia, or France, or Argentina all these years). With the retirement of Spain true leader through "Furia golden era" Pau Gasol and decline of his 34y old brother Marc, and withdraws of their both naturalized stars Ibaka and Mirotic, Spaniards finally lost that #2 status. They can reach final in China, they are still TOP5 team, but in terms of power ranking they are not #2 team anymore, and will not be anytime soon despite great depth. Looking forward, Serbia, France, and Canada are in a better starting position for the upcoming 2020+ decade than Spain, with Australia, Greece, and Lithuania very close.
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Re: FIBA WORLD CUP 2019 

Post#15 » by Sofia » Mon Aug 19, 2019 11:58 pm

pootbrah wrote:
UcanUwill wrote:just wanted to grab FIBA world cup real estate, it became a tradition of mine to create an extravagant thread of FIBA tournaments on general board. I will update original post and try to complete all the rosters. We had FIBA related thread already, so if mods and other posters feel this thread is unnecessary, well, then lock it.

From teams that I watched, Serbia, Greece and Lithunia look legit good. Australia has been very underwhelming so far, and they lost Bolden (please inform me who replaces him so I could update the roster). France i havent seen, but their results are great, that team will be a defensive monster, just too bad Heurtel got injured, but its not a huge loss when you have Fournier and DeColo.

Lithuania's top performers are easy to predict, no surprise here.



On a sadder note, African team news were fested with nothing bad bad news and controversies, lots of teams are unfunded. Nigeria could even miss the tournament as news developing.

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I saw that Motum may not be available now as he already joined his team in Spain after not making the cut. Expect another NBL player at this point
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Re: FIBA WORLD CUP 2019 

Post#16 » by Chuck Diesel » Tue Aug 20, 2019 12:13 am

pootbrah wrote:Ffs raduljica is serbias 3rd string centre. That would be far and away the best quality and depth at centre in the nba


Not even close. Milutinov is much better than Radjulia anyway. Jokic has a better backup than all three in Plumlee.
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Re: FIBA WORLD CUP 2019 

Post#17 » by IAMZOOTED2 » Tue Aug 20, 2019 1:12 am

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IAMZOOTED2 wrote:Despite their recent loss to the US, I've got Spain for obvious reasons: past tourney performances, excellent coaching, and good-to-great players. I think we could see more turnover on the US side and more geling on the part of the Spaniards.

In the past one and a half decades, Spain not always reach the finals, not even semis at big tournaments, but was before the big events with the reason always considered as World's 2nd best team behind the USA (with all respect to my Serbia, or France, or Argentina all these years). With the retirement of Spain true leader through "Furia golden era" Pau Gasol and decline of his 34y old brother Marc, and withdraws of their both naturalized stars Ibaka and Mirotic, Spaniards finally lost that #2 status. They can reach final in China, they are still TOP5 team, but in terms of power ranking they are not #2 team anymore, and will not be anytime soon despite great depth. Looking forward, Serbia, France, and Canada are in a better starting position for the upcoming 2020+ decade than Spain, with Australia, Greece, and Lithuania very close.


Agree. The seeding here may influence the final outcome/results... Certainly some teams are better positioned to advance than others.

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Re: FIBA WORLD CUP 2019 

Post#18 » by RCM88x » Tue Aug 20, 2019 1:33 am

UcanUwill wrote:just wanted to grab FIBA world cup real estate, it became a tradition of mine to create an extravagant thread of FIBA tournaments on general board. I will update original post and try to complete all the rosters. We had FIBA related thread already, so if mods and other posters feel this thread is unnecessary, well, then lock it.

From teams that I watched, Serbia, Greece and Lithunia look legit good. Australia has been very underwhelming so far, and they lost Bolden (please inform me who replaces him so I could update the roster). France i havent seen, but their results are great, that team will be a defensive monster, just too bad Heurtel got injured, but its not a huge loss when you have Fournier and DeColo.

Lithuania's top performers are easy to predict, no surprise here.



On a sadder note, African team news were fested with nothing bad bad news and controversies, lots of teams are unfunded. Nigeria could even miss the tournament as news developing.

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Re: FIBA WORLD CUP 2019 

Post#19 » by pootbrah » Tue Aug 20, 2019 2:20 am

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pootbrah wrote:Ffs raduljica is serbias 3rd string centre. That would be far and away the best quality and depth at centre in the nba


Not even close. Milutinov is much better than Radjulia anyway. Jokic has a better backup than all three in Plumlee.


Nice, haven't seen milutinov play. Raduljica was one of their best players even with Jokic in the 2016 Olympics and I've been on his bandwagon ever since I watched him a few times for Partizan several years ago now.
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Re: FIBA WORLD CUP 2019 

Post#20 » by LuDux1 » Tue Aug 20, 2019 3:48 am

RCM88x wrote:
UcanUwill wrote:just wanted to grab FIBA world cup real estate, it became a tradition of mine to create an extravagant thread of FIBA tournaments on general board. I will update original post and try to complete all the rosters. We had FIBA related thread already, so if mods and other posters feel this thread is unnecessary, well, then lock it.

From teams that I watched, Serbia, Greece and Lithunia look legit good. Australia has been very underwhelming so far, and they lost Bolden (please inform me who replaces him so I could update the roster). France i havent seen, but their results are great, that team will be a defensive monster, just too bad Heurtel got injured, but its not a huge loss when you have Fournier and DeColo.

Lithuania's top performers are easy to predict, no surprise here.



On a sadder note, African team news were fested with nothing bad bad news and controversies, lots of teams are unfunded. Nigeria could even miss the tournament as news developing.

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