Eurobasket 2011 Rosters

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Re: Eurobasket 2011 Rosters 

Post#61 » by Stretch82 » Tue Jul 5, 2011 12:45 pm

Turkey has great depth in the frontcourt, but lacks the same quality in the backcourt. With an NBA caliber point guard Turkey would be the team to beat.
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Post#62 » by fuchs_ac » Tue Jul 5, 2011 1:19 pm

Stretch82 wrote:Turkey has great depth in the frontcourt, but lacks the same quality in the backcourt. With an NBA caliber point guard Turkey would be the team to beat.


Our PG's are not good enough for NBA, bur they can surely compete with Top european PG's on this level. Do you think Rubio has the mental toughness or experience to lead a team like Tunceri does? No way. In Europe being a PG is about leading a team and being smart. Papaloukas, Jasikevicius, Diamantadis. Best PG's oft las decade but none of the is or was NBA material. Playing guard in NBA is not easy. You need to be quick and athletic. Otherwise you have no chance.

This team is filled with versatile players who can play many positions. Hedo and Emir can play 1-4. Ersan can play 3-4. We have every type of player you need. Good shooters, good ballhandlers, smart players, warriors, good bigs, shooting bigs, mobile big man, good defenders on every position. The only playertype we lack is a scoring SG but Ömer Onan is a play who can hit 3-4 three pointers on any given day. so most important thing for this team is that key players stay healthy. I'm excited about this eurobasket. Every team tries to bring best players they have. will be fun to watch.
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Post#63 » by AdamTheGreek » Fri Jul 8, 2011 9:34 pm

Ilias Zouros has Bourousis in his initial 16 for the tourney. Here's the list:
Vassilis Spanoulis
Nick Calathes
Nikos Zisis
Kostas Sloukas
Vangelis Mantzaris
Kostas Vasiliadis
Michael Bramos
Stratos Perperoglou
Kostas Papanikolaou
Loukas Mavrokefalidis
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Kosta Koufos
Sofoklis Schortsanitis
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Ian Vougioukas
Ioannis Bourousis
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Post#64 » by AdamTheGreek » Sun Jul 10, 2011 10:00 pm

So will anyone from the U-19 tourney be in this? I'm thinking Valanciunas and Kulagin stand a chance.
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Post#65 » by Blame Turk » Sun Jul 10, 2011 11:17 pm

anything other than a finals appearance would be a failure for this Turkish team.. most of the players are on their prime, and they beat most of these opponent teams by 20+ points just last year.
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Post#66 » by AdamTheGreek » Thu Jul 14, 2011 3:11 am

Loukas Mavrokefalidis left the team for personal reasons. We don't need him.

Big Sofo has an eye issue and there were whispers he may back out. He's sticking around for now.

Nick Calathes hurt his toe on his right foot and is out for the tryouts/practices. 3-week recovery, but he's on the 12-team roster for sure.

Pat Calathes is now trying out to try and get onto the 12-man squad. Pleasant surprise. Good guy.
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Post#67 » by AdamTheGreek » Wed Jul 20, 2011 4:09 am

Zouros continues to get unlucky with this roster.

Stratos Perperoglou is out for the tourney and up to 6 months with thrombosis. Blood clotting was found in a vein behind his knee. They caught fairly early, otherwise could have been at risk for a pulmonary embolism.
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Post#68 » by Sundamental » Wed Jul 20, 2011 5:43 pm

Does anyone know if there will be a stream available in the US. Love to watch this if possible.
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Post#69 » by sisibilio » Thu Jul 21, 2011 1:33 am

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Stretch82 wrote:Turkey has great depth in the frontcourt, but lacks the same quality in the backcourt. With an NBA caliber point guard Turkey would be the team to beat.


Our PG's are not good enough for NBA, bur they can surely compete with Top european PG's on this level. Do you think Rubio has the mental toughness or experience to lead a team like Tunceri does? No way. In Europe being a PG is about leading a team and being smart. Papaloukas, Jasikevicius, Diamantadis. Best PG's oft las decade but none of the is or was NBA material. Playing guard in NBA is not easy. You need to be quick and athletic. Otherwise you have no chance.

Are we talking about the same Rubio who lead his team to the Euroleague title? and are you seriously comparing Tunceri to Papaloukas or Jasikevicius?
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Post#70 » by illyasova » Thu Jul 21, 2011 8:14 am

Rasho Brezec wrote:FIBA will decline Preldzic's request to play for Turkey, like it declined his previous requests to play for Bosnia. If they let him play for Turkey, it would set a precedent that would cause a whole lot of legal problems for them and all hell would break loose.


He is gonna play for Turkish National Team. He is already at camp in Bormio in Italy with the Turkish roster. He has been playing in Turkish league for 3 years and really developed his game thx to Euroleague experience and Bogdan Tanjevic. He is gonna back Hedo up but also play some guard ball too.

Turkey's new roster is damn talented with the yound additions of Furkan Aldemir (Rebound and Block king in Euro U20), Enes Kanter and Emir Preldzic.
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Post#71 » by clockwork » Fri Jul 22, 2011 8:24 pm

What I can expect from Lithuania:

Kalnietis/Jasikevicius
Kaukenas/Delininkaitis/Seibutis or Gecevicius
Jasaitis/Pocius
Jankunas/Larvinovic/Motiejunas
Javtokas/Valanciunas
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Post#72 » by fuchs_ac » Sun Jul 24, 2011 12:56 am

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fuchs_ac wrote:
Stretch82 wrote:Turkey has great depth in the frontcourt, but lacks the same quality in the backcourt. With an NBA caliber point guard Turkey would be the team to beat.


Our PG's are not good enough for NBA, bur they can surely compete with Top european PG's on this level. Do you think Rubio has the mental toughness or experience to lead a team like Tunceri does? No way. In Europe being a PG is about leading a team and being smart. Papaloukas, Jasikevicius, Diamantadis. Best PG's oft las decade but none of the is or was NBA material. Playing guard in NBA is not easy. You need to be quick and athletic. Otherwise you have no chance.

Are we talking about the same Rubio who lead his team to the Euroleague title? and are you seriously comparing Tunceri to Papaloukas or Jasikevicius?



I would never take Jasikevicius over Tunceri in this turkish roster. Tunceri plays tough, leads the team in defence and offense. Jasikevicius never played defence in his live. Jasikevicius is a star due to his character. He is a winner. Comes from bench and changes the game with either shooting or assists. Nowadays defence is nearly most important thing in basketball. you can't win without playing tough.

New information about turkish team: Gönlüm will miss EC. Coach Ene tries to get Erden in shape. If not Aldemir will be in EC roster.
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Post#73 » by AdamTheGreek » Mon Jul 25, 2011 12:51 am

Now Spanoulis is out of the tourney with an abdomen problem. This is **** ridiculous.
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Post#74 » by clockwork » Mon Jul 25, 2011 5:40 am

Group A:
Lithuania
Poland
Spain
Great Britain
Turkey
Team A/2

Group B:
Italy
Israel
Latvia
France
Serbia
Germany

Group C:
Bosnia
Greece
Montenegro
Croatia
Macedonia
Team A/1

Group D:
Belgium
Bulgaria
Georgia
Russia
Slovenia
Ukraine

Obviously Group A is where the action is going to be at.
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Post#75 » by AdamTheGreek » Mon Jul 25, 2011 5:58 am

Seriously, Group A is the epitome of 'Group of Death'. Good Lord am I glad Greece in a more manageable Group C.
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Post#76 » by Toxicity » Mon Jul 25, 2011 6:34 am

AdamTheGreek wrote:Seriously, Group A is the epitome of 'Group of Death'. Good Lord am I glad Greece in a more manageable Group C.


Group A and B are way tougher than the other groups... and they'll cross in the next round to make group E (much much better than F)... i have some doubts about the draw... :roll:
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Post#77 » by Rasho Brezec » Mon Jul 25, 2011 9:21 am

What doubts? Lithuania, the host, Spain and Turkey, two of the most powerful federations in FIBA Europe, are in that group A. Unless you're claiming that Greek lobby is stronger than all of those combined, which is crazy.
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Post#78 » by Toxicity » Mon Jul 25, 2011 7:45 pm

Rasho Brezec wrote:What doubts? Lithuania, the host, Spain and Turkey, two of the most powerful federations in FIBA Europe, are in that group A. Unless you're claiming that Greek lobby is stronger than all of those combined, which is crazy.


I wonder if there were top seeds (there are too many in group A and B) or all the teams were considered like the same... i don't say the draw was not regular but i question the draw mechanism.

In the first 2 groups there are Spain, Turkey, Lithuania, France and Serbia: all powerhouses.

In the last 2 groups just Greece and maybe Russia can be considered like that.

The final standing of the EC won't be fair as the best teams all came from the first 2 groups.
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Post#79 » by Rasho Brezec » Mon Jul 25, 2011 8:58 pm

France was never a powerhouse. Slovenia and Croatia are far more consistent, and if you put Russia there, then you have to put those two, too.

And of course there were seeds before the draw, like they always are. First tier was Spain, Serbia, Greece, Slovenia, all teams from Final 4 of 2009 Eurobasket. Turkey was in second tier because they sucked that year and Lithuania was in third tier because they sucked even more.
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Post#80 » by AdamTheGreek » Fri Jul 29, 2011 11:22 pm

Looks like Roko Ukic is out for Croatia. **** up his ankle pretty bad. Huge blow to their tourney chances.
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