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    Default 2019 FIBA World Cup qualifiers - EUROPE

    Probably the most flawed competition going, but I'm rather surprised by no thread. While no NBA, and potentially Euroleague, players will be competing the stakes are still rather high. Aside from this being an entrance into the World Cup, it's also the only way into the Olympics as well.

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    A, E, G (and partially B) groups look really competitive.

    As for my own country, rather good draw, Poland and Hungary is no match for Lithuania.
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    H F seems really easy. We will compete with Latvia for the first spot

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    Seems like one of Slovenia/Latvia/Turkey won't make it to the next round.

    Quote Originally Posted by okanial View Post
    H F seems really easy. We will compete with Latvia for the first spot
    No group will be easy if Euroleague players decide not to participate.

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    Euroleague players will not participate, Bertomeu says.

    FIBA lol.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Obina View Post
    Euroleague players will not participate, Bertomeu says.

    FIBA lol.
    It's not a final decision, we have to wait till July, then clubs might change their minds, but today I've read Vatutin's interview, he said that none of the clubs wants their players to play, so I guess chances are slim. It's pointless to think what kind of teams we'd have then, cause lot of players will change clubs during summer, but it still would be freaking awful


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    Yes, awful. And always FIBA is a problem.

    For example Serbia - Jokic, Bjelica, Marjanovic and Zagorac in NBA, probably Bogdanovic and Teodosic. In Euroleague are Jovic, Nedovic, Simonovic, Guduric, Kalinic, Kuzmic, Milutinov, Macvan, Musli and Raduljica.

    Our best player will be Stevan Jelovac.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Obina View Post
    Yes, awful. And always FIBA is a problem.

    For example Serbia - Jokic, Bjelica, Marjanovic and Zagorac in NBA, probably Bogdanovic and Teodosic. In Euroleague are Jovic, Nedovic, Simonovic, Guduric, Kalinic, Kuzmic, Milutinov, Macvan, Musli and Raduljica.

    Our best player will be Stevan Jelovac.
    Pretty much the same here. NBA and Zalgiris is the core, then Maciulis in Real, Kalnietis in Milan. Coach already called 38yo Ksystof Lavrinovic and he said he'll help if healthy and of course if he won't play in Eurocup again... Probably he'd be our leader


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    BTW, today I've read Vatutin's (CSKA GM) interview, and he said he asked FIBA, what will they do if f.e. France will send 3rd string players and won't qualify at all, FIBA replied - we'll give them wildcard.... FFS


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    This is becoming U20 competition..

    I think that NT is too important in Lithuania and Zalgiris rather play their Euroleague games with youngsters and let their Lith players to play in NT.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dirtyh View Post
    This is becoming U20 competition..

    I think that NT is too important in Lithuania and Zalgiris rather play their Euroleague games with youngsters and let their Lith players to play in NT.
    Good point. At least I can imagine some players wanting to go for it. What would Euroleague do if most or some teams would "tank" couple of rounds? If they would "rest'" some of the players. They could do nothing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dirtyh View Post
    This is becoming U20 competition..

    I think that NT is too important in Lithuania and Zalgiris rather play their Euroleague games with youngsters and let their Lith players to play in NT.
    In early years maybe, but this season Zalgiris has been close to top8, so i don't think it can happen.

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    European Pre-Qualifiers(2 - 19 August 2017)

    Group A

    - Sweden

    - Bosnia and Herzegovina

    - Slovakia

    - Armenia

    Group B

    - Netherlands

    - Austria

    - Albania

    Group C

    - Macedonia

    - Estonia

    - Kosovo

    Group D

    - Portugal

    - Bulgaria

    - Belarus



    Offical site

    http://www.fiba.com/basketballworldc...pre-qualifiers

    Some or all games are avilable on FIBA youtube
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    BiH roster for the first match vs Sweden

    - PG Alex Renfroe(86') 6'3'' Galatasaray

    - PG Adi Zahiragić(95') 6'2'' Spars

    - PG Amar Gegić(98') 6'7'' Bayern

    - SG Almir Hasandić(90') 6'3'' Sloboda

    - SG/SF Nedžad Muratović(95') 6'7'' Sloboda

    - SG/SF Edin Atić(97') 6'7'' AEK

    - SG/SF Džanan Musa(99') 6'9'' Cedevita

    - SF Adin Vrabac(94') 6'8'' Partizan

    - SF/PF Aleksandar Lazić(96') 6'9'' Mega

    - C Ismet Sejfić(93') 6'10'' Pannon

    - C Markus Lončar(96') 7'0'' Široki

    - C Obrad Tomić(93') 6'10'' Partizan


    We are without any real power forward, seems like Duško Vujošević likes to use Vrabac or Lazić on that position.


    Tonight we played preparation game vs Austria. Jakob Poeltl was in their team.
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    Swedish 13 man roster for the first match vs BiH(August 2)

    - Jonathan Person(93') 6'3'' Uppsala Basket
    - Tobias Borg (93') 6'1'' Dominion Bilbao, SPA
    - Viktor Gaddefors (92') 6'7'' Juvecaserta, ITA
    - Dino Pita (88') 6'4'' Krosno, POL
    - Thomas Massamba (85') 6'1'' Södertälje Kings
    - Martin Pahlmblad (86') 6'4'' Södertälje Kings
    - Adam Ramstedt (95') 6'8'' Södertälje Kings
    - Ludvig Håkanson (96') 6'2'' Fuenlabrada, SPA
    - Alexander Lindqvist (91') 6'9'' Uppsala Basket
    - Nicholas Spires (94') 6'11' Södertälje Kings
    - Marcus Eriksson (93') 6'7'' Gran Canaria, SPA
    - Tim Schüberg (95') 6'2'' Norrköping Dolphins
    - Carl Engström (91') 7'1'' Tartu, EST

    Game should be avilable here
    https://www.youtube.com/user/basketklipp


    All the games at August 2:

    (Group A)

    Sweden - BiH
    Armenia - Slovakia

    (Group B)

    Albania - Austria

    (Group C)

    Kosovo - Macedonia

    (Group D)

    Portugal - Belarus


    Seems like Jordan Theodore will play for the Macedonia and some other teams should have interesting American names in their roster.
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    Final preparation match for the Austrians

    Austria - Georgia 87 : 77


    Coach used ten players and they all scored:

    Jakob Poeltl 22
    Rašid Mahalbašić 19
    Bryce Douvier 15
    Thomas Klepeisz 11
    Marvin Ogunsipe 6
    Davor Lamešić 4
    Benedikt Danek 3
    Thomas Schreiner 3
    Moritz Lanegger 2
    Jozo Radoš 2

    DNP: Guttl, Kramer.


    Ryan Boatright will play for Armenia as naturalized player. They also found couple of Americans of "Armenian roots" and they can play regulary for this national team.

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    Half of the Armenian team are Americans lol. Slovak Republic coach Ivan Rudež said he doesn't belive they all have Armenian roots.

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    Totally agree.

    I Searched for them in Wikipedia and found :

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Luke_Fischer

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    Kris Yanku born in Istanbul !!!!

    Did they acquired Armenian passports before they reach 16 as FIBA alleged ?!!!!

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    So Vezenkov is playing for Bulgaria.

    Hakanson missed first two games for Sweden because of injury, not sure will he recover at time to play some games but with him and Eriksson future of Swedish backcourt looks very bright.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lemo View Post
    Totally agree.

    I Searched for them in Wikipedia and found :

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Luke_Fischer

    A.J. Hess

    Kris Yanku born in Istanbul !!!!

    Did they acquired Armenian passports before they reach 16 as FIBA alleged ?!!!!
    that wikipedia article doesnt have any information... Fischer MAY have armenian parents/grandparents, we dont know. For example Yanku should have, because armenian commentators were calling him Yanku + some armenian last name ...

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