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Kings
03-11-2016, 04:27 PM
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Qualification Tournament (http://www.interbasket.net/forums/showthread.php?26596-2016-Olympics-Qualifiers)
Qualifying Tournament (http://www.interbasket.net/forums/showthread.php?28359-2016-Olympic-Qualifying-Tournament)


Group A

06/08 AUS 87 FRA 66 (http://www.fiba.com/olympics/2016/0608/Australia-France)
06/08 USA 119 CHN 62 (http://www.fiba.com/olympics/2016/0608/China-USA)
06/08 SRB 86 VEN 62 (http://www.fiba.com/olympics/2016/0608/Venezuela-Serbia)
08/08 AUS 95 SRB 80 (http://www.fiba.com/olympics/2016/0808/Serbia-Australia)
08/08 USA 113 VEN 69 (http://www.fiba.com/olympics/2016/0808/USA-Venezuela)
08/08 FRA 88 CHN 60 (http://www.fiba.com/olympics/2016/0808/France-China)
10/08 FRA 76 SRB 75 (http://www.fiba.com/olympics/2016/1008/Serbia-France)
10/08 USA 98 AUS 88 (http://www.fiba.com/olympics/2016/1008/Australia-USA)
10/08 VEN 72 CHN 68 (http://www.fiba.com/olympics/2016/1008/Venezuela-China)
12/08 AUS 93 CHN 68 (http://www.fiba.com/olympics/2016/1208/China-Australia)
12/08 USA 94 SRB 91 (http://www.fiba.com/olympics/2016/1208/USA-Serbia)
12/08 FRA 96 VEN 56 (http://www.fiba.com/olympics/2016/1208/France-Venezuela)
14/08 USA 100 FRA 97 (http://www.fiba.com/olympics/2016/1408/USA-France)
14/08 AUS 81 VEN 56 (http://www.fiba.com/olympics/2016/1408/Australia-Venezuela)
14/08 SRB 94 CHN 60 (http://www.fiba.com/olympics/2016/1408/Serbia-China)


Group B

07/08 LTU 82 BRA 76 (http://www.fiba.com/olympics/2016/0708/Brazil-Lithuania)
07/08 CRO 72 ESP 70 (http://www.fiba.com/olympics/2016/0708/Croatia-Spain)
07/08 ARG 94 NGR 66 (http://www.fiba.com/olympics/2016/0708/Nigeria-Argentina)
09/08 BRA 66 ESP 65 (http://www.fiba.com/olympics/2016/0908/Spain-Brazil)
09/08 LTU 89 NGR 80 (http://www.fiba.com/olympics/2016/0908/Lithuania-Nigeria)
09/08 ARG 89 CRO 80 (http://www.fiba.com/olympics/2016/0908/Argentina-Croatia)
11/08 CRO 80 BRA 76 (http://www.fiba.com/olympics/2016/1108/Brazil-Croatia)
11/08 ESP 96 NGR 87 (http://www.fiba.com/olympics/2016/1108/Nigeria-Spain)
11/08 LTU 81 ARG 73 (http://www.fiba.com/olympics/2016/1108/Lithuania-Argentina)
13/08 ARG 111 BRA 107 (http://www.fiba.com/olympics/2016/1308/Argentina-Brazil)
13/08 ESP 109 LTU 59 (http://www.fiba.com/olympics/2016/1308/Spain-Lithuania)
13/08 NGR 90 CRO 76 (http://www.fiba.com/olympics/2016/1308/Croatia-Nigeria)
15/08 BRA 86 NGR 69 (http://www.fiba.com/olympics/2016/1508/Nigeria-Brazil)
15/08 ESP 92 ARG 73 (http://www.fiba.com/olympics/2016/1508/Spain-Argentina)
15/08 CRO 90 LTU 81 (http://www.fiba.com/olympics/2016/1508/Lithuania-Croatia)


1/4 Final

17/08 AUS 90 LTU 64 (http://www.fiba.com/olympics/2016/1708/Australia-Lithuania)
17/08 ESP 92 FRA 67 (http://www.fiba.com/olympics/2016/1708/Spain-France)
17/08 USA 105 ARG 78 (http://www.fiba.com/olympics/2016/1708/USA-Argentina)
17/08 SRB 86 CRO 83 (http://www.fiba.com/olympics/2016/1708/Croatia-Serbia)


1/2 Final

19/08 USA 82 ESP 76 (http://www.fiba.com/olympics/2016/1908/Spain-USA)
19/08 SRB 87 AUS 61 (http://www.fiba.com/olympics/2016/1908/Australia-Serbia)


3rd to 4th Place

21/08 ESP 89 AUS 88 (http://www.fiba.com/olympics/2016/2108/Australia-Spain)


Final

21/08 USA 96 SRB 66 (http://www.fiba.com/olympics/2016/2108/Serbia-USA)

Steadysoul
03-11-2016, 05:06 PM
At this point who has the easiest path to the finals?

SashKX
03-11-2016, 05:22 PM
It won't be easy for anyone, and we still don't know about those OQT placements. Apparently there will be a draw after that tourney to determine where will the winners be placed. Right now group B is completely unpredictable, and people will probably think USA has the easiest road, but that might not be the case if Serbia and France land in group A.

usagre
03-11-2016, 05:26 PM
It won't be easy for anyone, and we still don't know about those OQT placements. Apparently there will be a draw after that tourney to determine where will the winners be placed. Right now group B is completely unpredictable, and people will probably think USA has the easiest road, but that might not be the case if Serbia and France land in group A.

Are you sure about there being another draw after the qualifying tournaments? Or are they already predetermined by qualifying tournament site? Example Belgrade tournament is OQT 1.

SashKX
03-11-2016, 05:34 PM
Are you sure about there being another draw after the qualifying tournaments? Or are they already predetermined by qualifying tournament site? Example Belgrade tournament is OQT 1.

I thought they're predetermined like that up until like 20 minutes ago, there was conflicting info from different sources, but then FIBA posted their article and announced the draw, among other things.

http://www.fiba.com/olympics/2016/news/draw-results-in-for-rio-2016-olympic-basketball-tournaments

usagre
03-11-2016, 05:46 PM
I thought they're predetermined like that up until like 20 minutes ago, there was conflicting info from different sources, but then FIBA posted their article and announced the draw, among other things.

http://www.fiba.com/olympics/2016/news/draw-results-in-for-rio-2016-olympic-basketball-tournaments

Thanks didn't see that. By the way living in New York I got an opportunity to get a closer look at Jokic last week on tv since Denver played both New York City teams. The guy looks like a stud. Looks like there's not much on the court he can't do and he's only 21. His passing ability for a guy his size was impressive. Where many nba rookies hit the wall around this time of year he is playing his best basketball now. Seems like the steal of the draft right now. Hard to believe he wasn't scouted higher the only negative might be that he's not overly athletic but when you have everything else going for you, he can compensate. Plenty of others have proven that in the past.

SashKX
03-11-2016, 05:55 PM
Jokic was drafted in 2014, right before his breakout season. I've seen some estimations that he would be a top 10 pick in 2015. Regarding his athleticism, he was actually far far worse, he's lost 15kg of fat I think, in the summer with the Nuggets, before the season started, and has gained some muscle too. He's a hard worker and this will all probably get even better, that kid has a really bright future.

Regarding this draw, there are speculations that our original assumptions will end up being the same. OQT 1 probably stands for highest ranking winner, OQT 2 for 2nd, etc, so it means France and Serbia will land in group A, assuming they win their OQTs.

Steadysoul
03-11-2016, 07:01 PM
It won't be easy for anyone, and we still don't know about those OQT placements. Apparently there will be a draw after that tourney to determine where will the winners be placed. Right now group B is completely unpredictable, and people will probably think USA has the easiest road, but that might not be the case if Serbia and France land in group A.

that doesn't really answer my question in any way.

SashKX
03-11-2016, 07:09 PM
that doesn't really answer my question in any way.

I was trying to say that at this point no one really knows. You can't make an educated guess without knowing the remaining two teams in group A for sure. Maybe you should specify if you want to assume France and Serbia will be there, and then we can have a discussion, which would again be a difficult one, because in my opinion that would make the two groups very much equal.

Steadysoul
03-24-2016, 04:35 PM
http://www.fiba.com/olympics/2016/news/manu-returns-to-bolster-argentina-at-rio-games

usagre
07-10-2016, 02:42 PM
If you want the best Olympic basketball tournament with the best teams and quality then Serbia and France had to be in it.
I am glad it worked out that way.

Straight forward
07-10-2016, 02:49 PM
+ 3 European nations to Olympic games. No surprises here...

Silent Killer
07-10-2016, 02:50 PM
+ 3 European nations to Olympic games. No surprises here...

and almost half are from europe. 5 out of 12.

usagre
07-10-2016, 02:53 PM
and almost half are from europe. 5 out of 12.

There were 6 European teams in 2008.

Shawshank
07-10-2016, 02:59 PM
There were 6 European teams in 2008.

Yes but in 2016 system there were no chances for more than 5 places from europe side.Fiba one and last time all semifinalist from eurobaskets must have direct places to Olympics ! Usa is strongest team and i wouldnt be even suprised if next 4 teams in powerankings are from europe side.

usagre
07-10-2016, 03:03 PM
Yes but in 2016 system there were no chances for more than 5 places from europe side.Fiba one and last time all semifinalist from eurobaskets must have direct places to Olympics ! Usa is strongest team and i wouldnt be even suprised if next 4 teams in powerankings are from europe side.

That's right. Just like in 1996 only 4 spots were allocated to Europe.

judasmartel
07-10-2016, 03:09 PM
That's right. Just like in 1996 only 4 spots were allocated to Europe.

That was before the OQTs were instituted. Now, if only the IOC isn't so adamant at keeping the Olympic teams at 12...

usagre
07-10-2016, 03:29 PM
That was before the OQTs were instituted. Now, if only the IOC isn't so adamant at keeping the Olympic teams at 12...

I would do it this way. No host automatic spot. Automatics only for 5 continental champions. Then one big qualifying tournament with the top 7 teams getting births. So theoretically you could have up to 8 European teams in. Imagine the battles that would go on in the preliminary round of the Olympics.

SashKX
07-10-2016, 03:42 PM
They just completed the draw.

Group A:

1. USA
2. France
3. Serbia
4. Venezuela
5. Australia
6. China

Group B:

1. Spain
2. Argentina
3. Nigeria
4. Croatia
5. Brazil
6. Lithuania


This will be fun.

CoachZ
07-10-2016, 03:50 PM
They just completed the draw.

Group A:

1. USA
2. France
3. Serbia
4. Venezuela
5. Australia
6. China

Group B:

1. Spain
2. Argentina
3. Nigeria
4. Croatia
5. Brazil
6. Lithuania


This will be fun.

So this draw just fucked us. Basically if we want any chance to medal we need to finish 2nd in the group and beat France. I like the idea to be in group with USA, so that would take the pressure off and we won't have to feel like we are doomed in later phases. So finish 2nd in the group and then take care of business vs Lith/Croatia/Argentina whoever is 3rd in Group B. Finish 3rd in the group and we are looking at USA again in the Semis.

usagre
07-10-2016, 03:55 PM
Are you guys sure the draw has taken place ?

SashKX
07-10-2016, 03:59 PM
Are you guys sure the draw has taken place ?

Watched it live on FIBA channel, they shared it on their Facebook page.

Dtown
07-10-2016, 04:00 PM
Draw just evened up the groups and then some. You can make the case that 3 of the 4 best teams are in A.

France vs. Serbia is massive.

R1ou
07-10-2016, 04:05 PM
Draw just evened up the groups and then some. You can make the case that 3 of the 4 best teams are in A.

France vs. Serbia is massive.

Still I think that Group B is more competitive.USA/France/Serbia can potentially be the 3 medallists,but I think a group with 5 close teams is more fun to watch overall.

Silent Killer
07-10-2016, 04:06 PM
They just completed the draw.

Group A:

1. USA
2. France
3. Serbia
4. Venezuela
5. Australia
6. China

Group B:

1. Spain
2. Argentina
3. Nigeria
4. Croatia
5. Brazil
6. Lithuania


This will be fun.

for me the top 4 for each group are
1. USA
2. France
3. Serbia
4. Australia

1. Spain
2. Argentina
3. Lithuania
4. Croatia

usagre
07-10-2016, 04:06 PM
Watched it live on FIBA channel, they shared it on their Facebook page.

Thanks.

Group a looks top heavy while B is balanced throughout.

Levenspiel
07-10-2016, 04:07 PM
Group A

06/08 AUS vs. OQT 1
06/08 CHN vs. USA
06/08 VEN vs. OQT 2
08/08 OQT 2 vs. AUS
08/08 USA vs. VEN
08/08 OQT 1 vs. CHN
10/08 OQT 2 vs. OQT 1
10/08 AUS vs. USA
10/08 VEN vs. CHN
12/08 CHN vs. AUS
12/08 USA vs. OQT 2
12/08 OQT 1 vs. VEN
14/08 USA vs. OQT 1
14/08 AUS vs. VEN
14/08 OQT 2 vs. CHN


Group B

07/08 BRA vs. LTU
07/08 OQT 3 vs. ESP
07/08 NGR vs. ARG
09/08 ESP vs. BRA
09/08 LTU vs. NGR
09/08 ARG vs. OQT 3
11/08 BRA vs. OQT 3
11/08 NGR vs. ESP
11/08 LTU vs. ARG
13/08 ARG vs. BRA
13/08 ESP vs. LTU
13/08 OQT 3 vs. NGR
15/08 NGR vs. BRA
15/08 ESP vs. ARG
15/08 LTU vs. OQT 3


Kings posted this schedule latest on May 21st, 2016 (see the thread opener), which shows the very same teams as in your latest groups.

Either the draw was already set long time ago, or he's the Nostradamus.

Dtown
07-10-2016, 04:10 PM
Kings have posted this schedule in May 21st, 2016 (the thread opener). Either the draw was already set long time ago, or he's the Nostradamus.

They made the schedule when they finished the initial draw. The draw today just determined who were the OQT's listed.

usagre
07-10-2016, 04:13 PM
In both 2008 and 2012 the USA had identical roads to gold. Australia-Argentina-Spain. If they are to win again I think the road will be completely different this time.

Levenspiel
07-10-2016, 04:14 PM
They made the schedule when they finished the initial draw. The draw today just determined who were the OQT's listed.
Aha, got it, thanks. I thought OQT1, OQT2, OQT3 were already determined as the winners of 3 tournaments (OQT1 being Manila winner, OQT2 being Turin winner, etc). So, it was not.

Dtown
07-10-2016, 04:15 PM
There really are no gimme games in Group B. Nigeria's knocked off Europeans/Americas teams in the past. I love it, makes every game must see.

usagre
07-10-2016, 04:18 PM
There really are no gimme games in Group B. Nigeria's knocked off Europeans/Americas teams in the past. I love it, makes every game must see.

Olympic basketball channel baby!
And this time it's time friendly for us.
1:15pm 6pm 930pm eastern start times.

Mozart
07-10-2016, 04:22 PM
So this draw just fucked us. Basically if we want any chance to medal we need to finish 2nd in the group and beat France. I like the idea to be in group with USA, so that would take the pressure off and we won't have to feel like we are doomed in later phases. So finish 2nd in the group and then take care of business vs Lith/Croatia/Argentina whoever is 3rd in Group B. Finish 3rd in the group and we are looking at USA again in the Semis.

10.08 h 19:15 (CET) Srbjia - France

usagre
07-10-2016, 04:26 PM
10.08 h 19:15 (CET) Srbjia - France

To me that game will come down to the participation of Gobert. If he's there I would make France slight favorite. If not Jokic will have a field day.

Mozart
07-10-2016, 04:40 PM
To me that game will come down to the participation of Gobert. If he's there I would make France slight favorite. If not Jokic will have a field day.

do not forget that (hopefully) Jokic could have Boban Marjanovic on his side. unpredictable so far, without even knowing the rosters, but it could be the match that can determine the olympic games campaign for both team (see CoachZ post)

SashKX
07-10-2016, 04:47 PM
My feelings about the draw have already been expressed by others here.

As CoachZ, I'm happy Serbia is in the same group with USA, but this will most likely be a tough battle for 2nd spot, probably with France, and that will be massive as Dtown said.
Also as usagre and R1ou concluded, group A has some heavy hitters on top, but also some not very strong teams, while group B is much more even and is going to be extremely unpredictable with more or less every match up.
Knowing how Spain always starts these tournaments slow, it shouldn't be surprising to see them and USA meet up in first knockout phase.

usagre
07-10-2016, 04:56 PM
So this draw just fucked us. Basically if we want any chance to medal we need to finish 2nd in the group and beat France. I like the idea to be in group with USA, so that would take the pressure off and we won't have to feel like we are doomed in later phases. So finish 2nd in the group and then take care of business vs Lith/Croatia/Argentina whoever is 3rd in Group B. Finish 3rd in the group and we are looking at USA again in the Semis.

If you're looking at the big picture and possibly toppling the giant and winning Gold, playing the United States in the preliminary round could be a major plus. Spain in 2008 and Lithuania in 2000 both played them early and the then in knockout and played extremely well. There's something to be said about familiarity. I think the 2014 final can also help in that way. But on the other hand if you look at the 3 tournaments the USA lost with Nba players in 02, 04, and 06, all three times they were knocked out by teams they hadn't already played.

R1ou
07-10-2016, 05:09 PM
Well just realised that we Europeans will have to face a situation like the football WC at 2014 with the scheduling.First game is supposed to be played one hour after the mid-night here(Croatia-Spain).Can't wait to post something if a blow-out happens in a night session game :)

Mozart
07-10-2016, 05:18 PM
Well just realised that we Europeans will have to face a situation like the football WC at 2014 with the scheduling.First game is supposed to be played one hour after the mid-night here(Croatia-Spain).Can't wait to post something if a blow-out happens in a night session game :)

first match is gonig to be Australia-France @19:15 CET
we're going to have matches @19:15 @00:00 @3:30
Srbjia-Venezuela is scheduled @3:30 ;(

usagre
07-10-2016, 06:36 PM
Unlike other years when there were 6 games a day followed by an off day, this tournament will have 3 games a day for 10 straight days. A hoop lovers dream.

reamily
07-11-2016, 02:01 AM
Theres a chance Serbia would place 4th in their group avoiding any showdown with usa..

reamily
07-11-2016, 02:03 AM
My feelings about the draw have already been expressed by others here.

As CoachZ, I'm happy Serbia is in the same group with USA, but this will most likely be a tough battle for 2nd spot, probably with France, and that will be massive as Dtown said.
Also as usagre and R1ou concluded, group A has some heavy hitters on top, but also some not very strong teams, while group B is much more even and is going to be extremely unpredictable with more or less every match up.
Knowing how Spain always starts these tournaments slow, it shouldn't be surprising to see them and USA meet up in first knockout phase.
You will play smart, and I expect a upset loss against australia or Nigeria

G&B
07-11-2016, 06:24 AM
For me the top 4 for each group are:
1. USA
2. France
3-4. Serbia - Australia

1-2. Spain - Lithuania
3-4 Croatia - Brazil

Chances for medals gold/silver/bronze/semifinal/...not to fall into the semi-finals

USA - 78/10/10/1/....1
Spain - 10/45/30/10/...5
Lithuania 10/45/30/10/....5
France - 5/40/35/10/....10
Serbia- 1/10/10/10/.....59
Croatia- 1/10/10/10/.....59
Australia- 1/10/10/10/.....59
Brazil - 1/10/10/10/.....59

Ayrfon
07-11-2016, 08:24 AM
Expectations:
-not qualifying to 1/4 finals- disaster
-1/4 finals- ok, but i'd be disappointed
-1/2 finals- great result and i think that should be our goal
-secretly hoping for finals tho

If i have to chose an opponent for Serbia in 1/4 finals...

Spain- worst-case scenario for obvious reasons
Brazil- second worst-case...very strong and unpredictable team playing quarterfinals in front of thousands fans...you can add a slight referee home court advantage...thanks but no thanks
Croatia- on paper weaker than e.g. Lithuania, but capable of screwing everybody's dream in one game, especially as our mutual games bring additional motivation
Argentina- farewell for one of my favorite generations in basketball...would love to see one last game against Manu & company...if we have to lose against someone, this would be the easiest lost to accept
Lithuania- great old rivalry... with all the respect for this country of basketball, i'd still choose them first rather than mentioned above (except maybe Argentina)


This year we play the kind of basketball that i enjoy the most...for many years i haven't been looking forward to some tournament as i'm waiting for this one

SashKX
07-11-2016, 08:58 AM
@reamily

Not sure what are you suggesting with that play smart and be 4th to avoid USA, that Serbia might tank if we don't grab 2nd spot? If so, there's no way this will happen, for several reasons. One is that our team, and coach especially, are very proud and would never even consider something of that sort, it will definitely be a fight for every game. I mean, guy doesn't want to invite Boban simply cause he's super thick headed, he'd rather fail at the Olympics. Another reason is that 4th spot matches you with top spot from B group, which is not going to be a much easier game than meeting USA in semis.
Also Serbia has a really favorable game schedule, first game is Venezuela and then Australia, so we can start slow and build up for third game with French, probably the most important one, so team should be ready by that time. Next one is USA, I'd prefer China there, to have some additional rest after tough game with France, before facing USA, but I can't complain, we shouldn't be trying too hard to beat USA in groups anyways.

As Ayrfon here said, I think that semis should be the primary goal of this team, everything less than that would be disappointing. Semis are well within this team's capability as there is no way to face USA before that, which is IMO the only team in this tourney to be favorite over Serbia. Spain, France and maaaybe Lithuania are all on similar level currently and those games can go either way. Lithuania not talent wise, but they have proven to be fighters and a tough match up.

As for preferable quarter finals opponent, Brazil, Argentina or Croatia, they're all very much beatable. Perhaps I'd prefer Croatia the most, simply cause our match ups are always special and we have a really really good track record against them. Some Croatians have said that they'd probably sooner beat USA than Serbia the way our games have been going lately. :D

G&B
07-11-2016, 09:20 AM
If I have to chose an opponent for Lithuania in 1/4 Finals ...

US - I would not, for all the obvious reasons,
France - inconvenient, athletic black-man's full team
Australia - unknown team full of NBA players
Serbia - the most by a familiar, defensive mastery maybe we lower, but the three-second zone can just crush them. Mutual match history as well as our side.

Federoy
07-12-2016, 03:39 AM
The basketball gods (or a conspiracy theorists would say FIBA/IOC) gave the US a very favorable opening schedule, starting with China followed by Venezuela, Australia, and then Serbia and France. If they have any chemistry/line-up problems leading into the tournament, the US will be given a chance to work on those before the competition stiffens. Coming off the US's weak training schedule, I wouldn't want them to face Serbia or France, both of whom started training a few weeks ago and have already seen competitive matches.

chris_nwb
07-14-2016, 05:08 PM
Is there a thread for selling/trading Rio tickets?

I'm selling my tickets for face value (4 x 100BRL = 125 USD) and will be shipped free from USA. Had changes in schedule and can't hold onto these anymore.

BK010 category C - Argentina x Nigeria
BK030 category C - Argentina x Lithuania

90449045

usagre
07-15-2016, 12:57 PM
It is well known that with a gold medal Carmelo Anthony will become the only 3 time winner. But a less known fact is that Carmelo and Kevin Durant are attempting to become 3 time champions in world events. Joining only David Robinson
('86, '92, '96) Sergei Belov ('67, '72, '74), Modestas Paulauskas ('67, '72, '74) and Kresimir Cosic ('70, '78, '80).

R1ou
07-16-2016, 08:49 PM
Irrelevant but as discussion brought it;Does anybody know why Greece didn't take part at the Olympics of 88',while being a European champion by that time?I hadn't born by that time so I couldn't know.If somebody elder knows please enlighten.

JGX
07-16-2016, 09:01 PM
Irrelevant but as discussion brought it;Does anybody know why Greece didn't take part at the Olympics of 88',while being a European champion by that time?I hadn't born by that time so I couldn't know.If somebody elder knows please enlighten.

There was a separate Olympic qualifying tournament back then. Greece finished fifth and only the top three qualified:
http://www.fiba.com/pages/eng/fa/event/p/gid/2/grid/X/rid/909/sID/2730/_/1988_European_Olympic_Qualifying_Tournament_for_Me n_European_Olympic_Qualifying_Tournament_for_Men/index.html

R1ou
07-16-2016, 09:09 PM
There was a separate Olympic qualifying tournament back then. Greece finished fifth and only the top three qualified:
http://www.fiba.com/pages/eng/fa/event/p/gid/2/grid/X/rid/909/sID/2730/_/1988_European_Olympic_Qualifying_Tournament_for_Me n_European_Olympic_Qualifying_Tournament_for_Men/index.html


Thanks.

Shawshank
07-17-2016, 06:08 AM
If i have to chose an opponent for Serbia in 1/4 finals...

Spain- worst-case scenario for obvious reasons
Brazil- second worst-case...very strong and unpredictable team playing quarterfinals in front of thousands fans...you can add a slight referee home court advantage...thanks but no thanks
Croatia- on paper weaker than e.g. Lithuania, but capable of screwing everybody's dream in one game, especially as our mutual games bring additional motivation
Argentina- farewell for one of my favorite generations in basketball...would love to see one last game against Manu & company...if we have to lose against someone, this would be the easiest lost to accept
Lithuania- great old rivalry... with all the respect for this country of basketball, i'd still choose them first rather than mentioned above (except maybe Argentina)




+1.I believe chances winnings group B and getting Australia is slim.So normally we will get in 1/4 Usa/France/Serbia.Without any doubt we also choose play you Serbia, from this 3 teams we choose less evil .

France in 2011-2015 period was beating us almost every time we play and is bad matchup for Lithuania.

Usa is Usa we want to face them again,its always fun game :) but not in 1/4...

1/4 Serbia vs Lithuania would be old classic.And knowing this serbians generation havent been in Olympics, and we will have 7 players that have played in Olympics before,also knowing we have mental edge on them after last 2015 semifinal i like our chances.Serbians would be favorites,but not huge one and i see it would be open game with good shot to win for both teams.Olympic sweet memory from 2000 1/4 game vs Jugoslavia still is in my head :)

Btw do not sleep on Australia in group game,they are very dangeruos team we got punished in 2014 world cup in group againts them.

ByThor
07-19-2016, 01:54 PM
would anyone like to participate in a private league prediction game at http://www.prediction-game.com ? if there is interest i'll create one and start a new thread for it.

ncjazz
07-19-2016, 07:36 PM
would anyone like to participate in a private league prediction game at http://www.prediction-game.com ? if there is interest i'll create one and start a new thread for it.

Sure, but might as well hand me the trophy though.

CoachZ
08-05-2016, 02:27 PM
Is there a fantasy game for the Olympic tournament???

R1ou
08-05-2016, 02:29 PM
Is there a fantasy game for the Olympic tournament???



Are you in my mind ? I was searching for something like this all day long yesterday.Didn't find anything.

Italian Pride
08-05-2016, 03:46 PM
My tournament's prediction:

Group A

USA
SRB
FRA
AUS

Group B

ESP
BRA
ARG
LIT

USA vs.LIT
SERvs. ARG
ESP vs. AUS
BRA vs. FRA


1/2 Final

USAvs. FRA
SPA vs. SER

1rd place USA
2nd place SER
3rd place SPA
4th place FRA

M.V.P Durant!

Mindozas
08-05-2016, 04:19 PM
Is there a fantasy game for the Olympic tournament???

After sportcity died, I doubt there's smth in English. We have one in Lithuania on krepsinis.net, not really hard to participate, rules are easy, prizes sucks tho, also there should be Spanish one on acb.com

LDK
08-06-2016, 08:55 AM
krepsinis.net hasn't send me prize for Euroleague 2014-15 fantasy game as I live in Lithuania. No way they could send a prize to other country :D

Mindozas
08-06-2016, 09:21 AM
krepsinis.net hasn't send me prize for Euroleague 2014-15 fantasy game as I live in Lithuania. No way they could send a prize to other country :D

2014-2015? Too early to wait for it, wait for a year or two more :D I received a prize for BBL 2009(or 2008) podium only in some 2011 :) For 2014 World Cup almost after a year, for Eurobasket 2015 I'm not sure if I received any. I won some Eurobasket 2015 prizes here and there, so not sure if there was any from knet. But one way or another their manager prizes simply sucks - S size t-shirt, ffs S, who they think are playin' there? Girls and preteen kids? :) then a small bag for kids and for 2014 2nd place - shitty replica of original Molten ball created for World Cup, which costs some 5 euros in Maxima I guess. Cut it in two and made hats for local bums on hot summer day. Their big thnx and respect were the bigger prize I guess :) Only real deal was that quiz last year, which was sponsored by mediashop, that Huawei mediapad atleast worth smth...

But f*ck the prizes, I know they would suck this year again, but that's not the reason I play there for years, it's free and still fun to compete with friends, other people and... we have no other options

Mika Hakinen
08-06-2016, 03:33 PM
Guys, where is Dumerc?:confused:

Andy Capé
08-06-2016, 03:45 PM
Guys, where is Dumerc?:confused:
She injured, two days before the Olympics ... :(

interxavierxxx
08-06-2016, 03:53 PM
France playing well even without Dumerc.

I dunno much about French women but they really know how to look gorgeous regardless of what sport they play. :P

carlo
08-06-2016, 04:37 PM
France defeats Turkey 55-39 in women's tournament opener. Great 2nd half of French team, as usual displaying excellent defense. Endy Miyem and Sarah Michel (4xthrees) top the winners with 14 pts.

usagre
08-07-2016, 03:23 AM
For me despite France's lackluster performance nothing changed my mind from my pre tournament opinion.
USA is overwhelming favorite, and Spain, France and Serbia are the next level.

ncjazz
08-07-2016, 03:57 AM
Is there a fantasy game for the Olympic tournament???

Here in US Draftkings is doing player fantasy. Just saw today so signed up for tomorrow. A few guys very low priced. Sure I will win.

JGX
08-07-2016, 08:45 PM
There's a lot of truth in this article, even if he's glossing over just how weak the US squad was in 2004:
http://euroleagueadventures.com/back-to-the-future-how-argentina-showed-the-way-in-2004/

meryalpes
08-08-2016, 06:01 PM
RIO奥运2016年我等待这个赛季很多。我爱我的国家,中国将再次领先。我的家乡人们可以观看比赛找到h ttps://www.reviewsdir.com/blog/summer-olympics-rio-2016/为您的实物资料。

worldbasketball
08-13-2016, 11:15 PM
Regardless of who wins the title in basketball, and this applies to all team sports actually, whoever wins is so unimportant in total medals standing table at the end. The title will just count as 1 medal in the overall table.

Now compare that to swimming or track and fields or diving or boxing or weightlifting. The number of medals won there will have a substantial effect on the medals table.

A good and fairer way of reflecting overall standings better is to allow for an alternative table where say a basketball, volleyball, soccer, handball or water polo title counts as 5 medals each, meaning 5 gold medals are added when a team is champion say in basketball against 1 for individual titles like in swimming or track and fields

usagre
08-16-2016, 03:14 AM
USA had to go through Australia, Argentina and Spain in both '08 and '12 in the knockout rounds. It could be the exact same teams again but now in just a different order.

usagre
08-18-2016, 01:22 PM
Odds of winning gold medal in my opinion.

USA 90%
Spain 6%
Serbia 2%
Australia 2%