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alermac
05-28-2008, 07:07 PM
This is the preliminary list of players for the Olympic qualifier:

PG
- Marcelinho Huertas (Bilbao - Spain)
- Valter Silva "Valtinho" (Brasília)

SG
- Leandro Barbosa "Leandrinho" (Phoenix Suns - USA)
- Alex Garcia (Maccabi Tel Aviv - Israel)
- Marcelinho Machado (Flamengo)

SF
- Guilherme Giovannoni (Bologna - Italy)
- Marcus Toledo (Tarragona - Spain) not confuse with Marquinhos.

PF/C
- Tiago Splitter (Tau Cerámica - Spain)
- Nenê (Denver Nuggets - USA)
- Anderson Varejão (Cleveland Cavaliers - USA)
- Baby Araujo (Spartak St. Petersburg - Russia)
- Murilo (Maccabi Tel Aviv - Israel)
- Paulão (Clínicas Rincón Axarquia - Spain)
- JP Batista (Barons Riga - Latvia)

Other players from the South American Championship roster will be considered:


PG
- Hélio (Flamengo)
- Fúlvio (Paulistano)
- Manteiguinha (Rio Claro)
- Arthur (Brasília)

SG/SF
- Jonathan Tavernari (BYU - NCAA)
- Duda (Flamengo)
- Diego (Rio Claro)
- Dedé (Paulistano)
- Shilton (Joinville)
- Luiz Felipe (Franca)
- William Drudi (Franca)
- Guilherme Teichmann (Limeira)
- Luis Felipe Gruber (Pamesa - Spain)
- Lucas Cipolini (BYU Hawaii - NCAA)

PF/C:
- Fernando Coloneze (Flamengo)
- Rafael Hettsheimer (Akasvayu - Spain)
- Caio Torres (Estudiantes - Spain)
- Hatila Passos (New Mexico - NCAA)

daniab
05-29-2008, 06:22 AM
Hello.
Theres a brazilian player who play in the NCAA with Gonzaga,his name is Pargo i think.Hes just a great player!

Test[banned]
05-30-2008, 02:19 PM
Leandrinho one of the quickest guards in the world + super talented Tiago, Nene or 7 million dollar baby Varejao at PF... Sounds very good

rikhardur
05-30-2008, 06:22 PM
']Leandrinho one of the quickest guards in the world + super talented Tiago, Nene or 7 million dollar baby Varejao at PF... Sounds very good
Indeed it does. And let's not forget Huertas and Garcia or the youngster Paulão (Paulo Prestes). It's a great team if you ask me, the best lineup in the history of Brazilian basketball. The things is they tend to underachieve, but with Monsalve now taking command of the NT, maybe things will turn out different.

PRSURF
05-30-2008, 08:25 PM
Hello.
Theres a brazilian player who play in the NCAA with Gonzaga,his name is Pargo i think.Hes just a great player!He is not brazilian bro.

HABIBI
05-30-2008, 08:43 PM
What about Marcus Vinicius?I didn't hear anything from him this year.Is he injured or something?

rikhardur
05-30-2008, 09:26 PM
What about Marcus Vinicius?I didn't hear anything from him this year.Is he injured or something?
Check here (http://forums.interbasket.net/showthread.php?t=6391).

alermac
06-01-2008, 03:59 AM
Plus, Marquinhos was the center of a huge controversy last year, describing the rupture between players and coach, how nobody respected him, there's no way they would call him for the NT after that.

mvblair
06-01-2008, 11:23 PM
I don't care. If I were the coach, I would still want Vinicius on the team.

Still, Brazil's line-up seems to get better and better every year. They're stacked with big men. It's a shame they just can't "pull it together" and play better.

alermac
06-06-2008, 07:20 PM
Bad news for Brazil NT. Not only Varejao is out because of injury; Nené also won't play, due to the Nuggets' requirement of rest and treatment after a particularly tough season.

stuart
06-09-2008, 05:41 PM
From Canadian Press: link (http://canadianpress.google.com/article/ALeqM5i-5x305TxwdSANXPUw3mch1-Me7A)


Nuggets forward Nene will not play for Brazil's Olympic basketball squad

SAO PAULO, Brazil — Denver Nuggets forward Nene will not play for Brazil in Olympic qualifying because of injuries.
Nene's absence is a blow to Brazil's chances of reaching Beijing, as the team was already without Anderson Varejao of the Cleveland Cavaliers, who was injured in the NBA playoff series against the Boston Celtics.
The Nuggets' team doctor Steven Traina sent a letter Friday to the Brazilian Basketball Confederation explaining that Nene would require more time to recover after treatment for testicular cancer and other injuries. The Brazilians were hoping to have both Nene and Varejao for the Olympic qualifying tournament next month in Athens, Greece.
"This has been a difficult season for me," Nene said. "Not only on the technical side, but the emotional as well."
Brazil has not qualified for the Olympics in basketball since 1996.

stuart
06-09-2008, 05:47 PM
Anderson Varejao won't be putting on a national team jersey: link (http://www.fiba.com/pages/eng/fc/news/lateNews/p/langid/1/newsid/25489/arti.html)


Anderson Varejao ruled out for Brazil because of injury
RIO DE JANEIRO (FIBA Olympic Qualifying Tournament for Men) - Brazil big man Anderson Varejao is not recovering quickly from the ankle and quadriceps injuries he picked up while playing for Cleveland in the NBA play-offs and will miss this summer’s FIBA Olympic Qualifying Tournament in Athens.

Varejao, who also missed last year’s FIBA Americas Championship because of his contract dispute with the Cavaliers, has been told by Cleveland doctors not to play in Greece.

“I’m shocked by the news,” he said. “I thought I was better and focused on recovering.

“It’s frustrating because it’s a very important moment for the national team. It’s important for me, too, as I have always been proud of defending my country.”

Anderson said he has already broken the news to his national team coach, Moncho Monsalve.

“I thanked Moncho for having named me and I wished him luck in this challenge. We really need this Olympic berth.”

Brazil are hoping to play at an Olympic Games for the first time in 12 years.

They are in Group A of the 12-team FIBA Olympic Qualifying Tournament in Athens with hosts Greece and Lebanon.

Only three places are up for grabs for Beijing at the event.

There are also injury concerns around Leandro Barbosa while it is still unclear if Nene, the Denver Nuggets center, will play.

He underwent an operation earlier this year for testicular cancer.

mvblair
06-10-2008, 12:42 PM
This is devestating news for Brazil. Varejao and Nene are two big, strong players, and this really undermines the beef factor that could make Brazil a great NT. They've still got Batista, Araujo, and Splitter, but losing Varejao and Nene hurts their defense and ability to foul. Bad news, man.

Khalid80
06-12-2008, 02:28 PM
Does anyone know if Barbosa has confirmed whether he would be playing in the pre-Olympics?
I hope this gives the Lebanese Team a chance to try to pull an upset over Brazil (Brazil playing without Nene and Varejao) even though this still is a long shot.

stuart
06-12-2008, 05:44 PM
Does anyone know if Barbosa has confirmed whether he would be playing in the pre-Olympics?
I hope this gives the Lebanese Team a chance to try to pull an upset over Brazil (Brazil playing without Nene and Varejao) even though this still is a long shot.

Theres talk flying around saying that Barbosa's knee is questionable and that makes him questionable for the tournament. Unlike Varejao and Nene, if Barbosa is healthy, he will play.

Stuart

alermac
06-12-2008, 06:25 PM
SF Guilherme Giovannoni (personal matters) and PG Valtinho (injury) are also out of the Preolympic squad.

Also, coach Monsalve called Duda Machado (PG from Flamengo), Jonatan Tavernari and Ricardo Probst (PF, 32 years old, from Brazilian club Assis, hasn't played for NT in a decade) to replace some of the injured players.

Right now, the Preolympic list consists of:


PG Marcelinho Huertas, Duda Machado
SG Alex, Marcelinho Machado
SF Tavernari, Marcus
PF & C Batista, Splitter, Probst, Baby Araujo, Murilo

If Barbosa is ready, he'll be the other player. If not, another player will be called up.

rikhardur
06-12-2008, 06:35 PM
Damn, Brazil is missing way too many players. Now that things seemed to be going the right way... This is terrible.

alermac
06-17-2008, 06:42 PM
Leandrinho Barbosa is now officially out of the PreOlympic. The official cause is a knee tendinitis.

Coach Monsalve replaced him with PG Fúlvio, who plays for Brazilian club Paulistano. And also said "he won't play for the NT again, as long as I'm coaching it": Monsalve's furious because not only Barbosa didn't answer his calls or comunicate, he also expressed his decision through his agent and not personally. "it's disrespectful for this country, the Confederation and the players".

rikhardur
06-17-2008, 06:50 PM
Could things go any worse I wonder? Everything is slowly going back to what it was before, i.e., awful.

PRSURF
06-18-2008, 12:15 AM
Leandrinho Barbosa is now officially out of the PreOlympic. The official cause is a knee tendinitis.

Coach Monsalve replaced him with PG Fúlvio, who plays for Brazilian club Paulistano. And also said "he won't play for the NT again, as long as I'm coaching it": Monsalve's furious because not only Barbosa didn't answer his calls or comunicate, he also expressed his decision through his agent and not personally. "it's disrespectful for this country, the Confederation and the players".WOOOWW, Monsalve have a good attitude, haha

alermac
06-20-2008, 07:08 PM
Could things go any worse I wonder? Everything is slowly going back to what it was before, i.e., awful.
I think this team has been so weakened, it can actually become stronger.

alermac
06-21-2008, 03:25 AM
WOOOWW, Monsalve have a good attitude, haha
Well, Monsale eventually backed off. He announced Barbosa won't be banned; but he also said that, if Brazil quailfies, the Olympic roster will consist of the very same 12 players.

alermac
06-28-2008, 07:55 PM
Brazil beat Venezuela in its first two friendlies, 97-69 and 84-61, in Rio de Janeiro.
Scorers for game 2

BRAZIL (24 + 19 + 20 + 21 = 84)
Marcelo Huertas (16), Alex Garcia (13 6 5 rebs), Marcelinho Machado (13), Murilo (8 + 7 rebs), Tiago Splitter (4). Bench: Duda (0), Ricardo Probst (2), Fúlvio (5), Jonathan Tavernari (12), Baby (7 + 7 rebs), João Paulo (4 + 8 rebs). Coach: Moncho Monsalve.

VENEZUELA (21 + 20 + 10 + 10 = 61)
Bethelmi (4), Marriaga (2), Perez (11), Cedeño (0), Torres (19). Bench: Luis Julio (2), Sucre (2), Guevara (7), Centeno (4), Osorio (10), Marin (0). Coach: Nelson Solorzano.

Genjuro
06-30-2008, 08:51 PM
I know this team might lack some potential without the NBA guys, but I like it. The axis Huertas-Splitter is just outstanding.

In Huertas, Brazil has finally found a real playmaker who takes good decisions. And that will only improve Splitter's role in the team, and we all know he's the best Brazilian player regardless who makes the team. Murilo is a nice complementary guy from the PF position, skilled and able to open the court so Tiago can enjoy more space in the middle. Alex and Machado are pretty inconsistent, but I expect them not the have such a big negative impact in their off games with Huertas having a bigger role than in the past. Besides, they should be able to get better looks with Huertas and Splitter around, therefore to improve their accuracy.

I'm not sure about the bench, though, as I don't know most of the players.

We'll see what finally happens. But we all know that addition by substraction sometimes work.

SMKR
07-02-2008, 12:23 AM
looks like great forum!

do you guys know where i can find scores for todays, July 1 basketball game for Colombia/Brazil?

JGX
07-02-2008, 12:35 AM
BRASIL (19 + 25 + 19 + 20 = 83)
Hélio (8 e 7 assistências), Arthur (7), Guilherme Teichmann (4), William Drudi (23 e 15 rebotes) e Coloneze (7 e 7 rebotes). Depois: Diego (5), Caio Torres (7 e 8 rebotes), André Stefanelli (13) e Manteiguinha (9). Técnico: Paulo Sampaio.

COLÔMBIA (22 + 09 + 23 + 21 = 75)
Moreno (15), Cañedo (5), Guevara (12), Aragon (16) e Londoño (15). Depois: Mosquera (7), Montoya (0), Divier (0), Barrio (4) e Arcila (1). Técnico: Hernan Dario Giraldo Correa.

rikhardur
07-07-2008, 10:44 AM
BRA – Brazilian confidence grows each day

RIO DE JANEIRO (FIBA Olympic Qualifying Tournament for Men) – Brazil will travel to Greece full of optimism and very confident that they can claim one of three spots available for the Beijing Games.

The South Americans are in Group A with Greece and Lebanon and before going into those clashes, they will take part in the Akropolis Tournament – a warm-up event for Athens.

High-scoring veteran Marcelinho Machado feels the Brazilians, who are missing several high-profile players like Leandro Barbosa, Anderson Varejao (injuries) and Nene (continued recovery from testicular cancer), are improving day by day.

"On offense, we are using spaces more and each player is positioning himself better, making it more difficult for our rivals,” he said.

“We are improving on team defense because that is key in order to not give away easy baskets.

“The Akropolis tournament will be a very good competition for us because we will face two rivals from the Pre-Olympic, Greece and Croatia, who we could meet in the semi-final round.

“The Greeks are playing at home with the support of their fans and have good and experienced players, but we will go out for the win.”

Brazil boss Moncho Monsalve, a Spaniard who was handed the national team reins in January, is also upbeat.

He has a very talented group that includes center Tiago Splitter, Marcelo Huertas, Marcelinho and Alex.

"Our aim is always to win,” Monsalve said.

“But our priority right now is the collective work on offense and defense.

“The team has been improving all the time since our first day of training and the players are giving their all with one aim in mind: to clinch a place at the Olympics.”

The final week of preparation, which includes games against the Greeks, Croatians and Australia, is vital for Monsalve and Brazil.

"Before we take on Lebanon in our first game of the Pre-Olympic tournament, we still need to polish certain details and these three games (Akropolis tournament) will be important, more so to give more international experience to players like Tavernari, Duda, Fulvio and Ricardo,” Monsalve said.

“In order to get good results, especially at the Pre-Olympic tournament,” the coach added, “it´s crucial that the team concedes (no more than) 72 to 78 points and gets 80 points."
http://www.fiba.com/pages/eng/fc/news/lateNews/p/newsid/26378/arti.html

rikhardur
07-10-2008, 07:08 PM
BRA/AUS – Goorjian salutes Brazil coach Moncho Monsalve

ATHENS (FIBA Olympic Qualifying Tournament for Men) - No matter what happens this summer to the Brazil men’s national team, the programme appears to be moving in the right direction under coach Moncho Monsalve.

That was the assessment of Australia coach Brian Goorjian, whose Boomers beat the Brazilians 89-84 on Wednesday night at the Acropolis Tournament.

“I have a lot of admiration for what coach Monsalve has done with Brazil,” Goorjian said.

“They get the most out of what they have.”

Australia beat Brazil two years ago in Japan, and Goorjian said: “Compared to the team we faced during the 2006 World Championship, I think that they play better together, they play harder, they are more efficient on the defensive end of the floor and they move the ball better.

“Everyone gets his touches. Every shot was a good shot.”

While Australia have already secured a spot at the Beijing Games, Brazil are trying to join them.

They will go after one of the three places still on offer for China at next week’s FIBA Olympic Qualifying Tournament and take on Greece and Lebanon in Group A.

“Overall I have to admit that I'm satisfied with our performance, but admittedly we should improve in our rebounding and our man-to-man defense,” said Monsalve, a Spaniard who took the reins of Brazil in January.

“Hopefully, on the 15th of July, we'll get our first win."

That’s when Brazil face Lebanon – one day before their second group game against hosts Greece.
http://www.fiba.com/pages/eng/fc/news/lateNews/p/newsid/26458/arti.html

alermac
07-10-2008, 07:23 PM
Brazilian media agrees: maybe it's Monsalve's coaching, or Barbosa's absence, or Nené's and Varejao's, or Huertas' progress, or a different attitude, but the thing is, Brazil apparently looks much better now.

rikhardur
07-10-2008, 07:28 PM
Brazilian media agrees: maybe it's Monsalve's coaching, or Barbosa's absence, or Nené's and Varejao's, or Huertas' progress, or a different attitude, but the thing is, Brazil apparently looks much better now.
Looks like you were right mate ;)