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    Quote Originally Posted by Dtown View Post
    BTW can anyone explain how qualification works with China given they're already qualified for 2019? If China makes the second round (pretty much a sure thing) will the next best team aside from China make it to the World Cup?
    The top three teams from each of the two groups and the better placed fourth team will make it to the WC. If China is among them, then the other fourth-placed nation will also qualify.
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2019_F...ication_(Asia)

    Big win of Jordan today, unbeaten now in its group.

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    Very good win for China, stunning Korea at home. Those aggressive drives cut through Korea's 3-2 zone and it allowed a lot of open shots. China knew that Korea had almost no shot blocking capability when Lee Jong-Hyun is on the floor and that was key as guys like Ding Yanyuhang and Sun Minghui were driving to the basket with wild finishes.

    In this game, China exposed Korea's weaknesses: Lack of shot blockers and how weak individually is the man to man coverage. This is why Korea uses a 3-2 dropzone to cover their weakness.
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    Japan doing its best just to catch up against them Boomers who are playing relaxed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CKR13 View Post
    Very good win for China, stunning Korea at home. Those aggressive drives cut through Korea's 3-2 zone and it allowed a lot of open shots. China knew that Korea had almost no shot blocking capability when Lee Jong-Hyun is on the floor and that was key as guys like Ding Yanyuhang and Sun Minghui were driving to the basket with wild finishes.

    In this game, China exposed Korea's weaknesses: Lack of shot blockers and how weak individually is the man to man coverage. This is why Korea uses a 3-2 dropzone to cover their weakness.
    i am planning to watch the game between korea and china and see how china forced korea to use man-to-man. philippines has really a hard time against koreans. i think forcing korea to utilize man-to-man will do wonders for the philippines in the future. philippines has many good one-on-one players and ddo will be effective against man-to-man.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ja.he View Post
    i am planning to watch the game between korea and china and see how china forced korea to use man-to-man. philippines has really a hard time against koreans. i think forcing korea to utilize man-to-man will do wonders for the philippines in the future. philippines has many good one-on-one players and ddo will be effective against man-to-man.
    In the recent Asia Cup, Gilas had Korea on the ropes with the baseline drives of Castro and his timely assists to Stanhardinger where Korea was exposed defensively on two fronts:

    1. Weak man to man coverage on a ball handler
    2. No shot-blocking

    But then Terrence Romeo's hero ball rendered the dribble drive out of sync and that made Gilas take too many contested shots.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CKR13 View Post
    In the recent Asia Cup, Gilas had Korea on the ropes with the baseline drives of Castro and his timely assists to Stanhardinger where Korea was exposed defensively on two fronts:

    1. Weak man to man coverage on a ball handler
    2. No shot-blocking

    But then Terrence Romeo's hero ball rendered the dribble drive out of sync and that made Gilas take too many contested shots.
    Well, terrence romeo, like calvin abueva and andray blatche, is a double-edged sword. He may do wonders with his skills but he may also hurt withsl it. For instance, terrence's heroics propelled gilas to win against more individualistic china but proved to be fatal against team-oriented korea.

    I'm not solely blame terrence for our loss. I also blame the late entry of junmar fajardo because his entry disrupted the chemistry of an otherwise more mobile gilas team. He is so slow to react in pick and roll. Had he entered at the very first game against china, he could have an opportunity to gel with other players.

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    Japan NT Pool for the FIBA Asia February 2018 2nd Window Qualifiers

    Ira Brown (Ryukyu Golden Kings), Atsuya Ota (Phoenix San’en), Kosuke Takeuchi (Tochigi Brex), Joji Takeuchi (Toyota Alvark), Takuya Kawamura (Yokohama B-Corsairs), Takatoshi Furukawa (Ryukyu Golden Kings), Ryoma Hashimoto (Mikawa SeaHorses), Ryusei Shinoyama (Kanagawa Brave Thunders), Ryota Nakanishi (Kumamoto Volters), Kosuke Kanamaru (Mikawa SeaHorses), Naoto Tsuji (Kanagawa Brave Thunders), Makoto Hiejima (Mikawa SeaHorses), Naoya Kumagae (Osaka Evessa), Naoki Uto (Toyama Grouses), Yuya Nagayoshi (Kyoto Hannaryz), Daiki Tanaka (Toyota Alvark), Tenketsu Harimoto (Nagoya Dolphins), Yuki Togashi (Chiba Jets) Yudai Baba (Toyota Alvark), Hyu Watanabe aka Hugh Hogland (Portland Pilots), Yudai Nishida (Tokai University), Chikara Tanaka (Yokosuka Shiritsu Sakamoto Junior High School)
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    Ricardo Ratliffe's 'special naturalization' procedure could see a resolution as early as next week:
    http://news.chosun.com/site/data/htm...rsMobile=false

    If approved by the ministry of justice, Ratliffe will then take the next steps in attaining a citizenship and Korean passport. Time is of the essence as Korea will need to submit Ratliffe's name to FIBA, where Ministry of Justice and the Korean Sports Commission will allow that if Ratliffe has cleared administrative per-requisites.

    Meanwhile Ratliffe will return to Samsung after sitting out with a medical hernia. He has been sidelined since mid December and after the All-Star break this weekend, Ratliffe can play.
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    Hyu Watanabe aka Hugh Hogland has been in attendance during the 4 day training camp for the Japanese NT. His availability is clear given that he's serving his red shirt year in Portland. From the workouts, he runs the floor quite well, has a high motor when it comes to beneath the basket position and is more athletic than the ageing Takeuchis and definitely, Ota. What he needs is to build upper body strength as he has trouble finishing amidst contact with Ira Brown and the bruiser Yuya.
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    Ministry of Justice approves the 'special naturalization' procedure and Ratliffe is expected to suit up now.
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    Ricardo Ratliffe is now a naturalized Korean: http://m.yna.co.kr/mob2/en/contents_...0000000&mobile
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    Boomers announce a new 24 man player pool for February Asian Qualifiers:



    Source: https://twitter.com/OlgunUluc/status/955625192667078657
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    Quote Originally Posted by CKR13 View Post
    Boomers announce a new 24 man player pool for February Asian Qualifiers:



    Source: https://twitter.com/OlgunUluc/status/955625192667078657
    Wow, this nbl boomers is really gaining experience - very valuable experience. Except to the 6 players (goulding, andersen, gibson, martin, newley and lisch), the rest of the pool has no real senior international basketball tournament experience until last year. I cannot imagine if their nba players were allowed to play at fiba asia cup and the qualifiers. They would destroy every opposition. Size, strength, and skills - that's australian basketball. No one can beat australia in asia, not iran, not china, not korea, not philippines, not even tall blacks. The only ones that can truly beat australia are teams from europe and maybe the quality teams from americas (usa, canada, and argentina).

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    To Ja.he

    I wish that Nathan Jawai and Cameron Bairstow were also included, but both are injured, and you will see NBA players in the June window. I will say that Australia is obviously a level above Asian team atm even with an all-home based line up, and will continue to get better. With that said, I look at the developments in Japan, the Philippines, Iran and other countries in Asia and I can't see why these countries won't be competitive with Australia and other world level teams in the longer term. I really hope teams like the Philis and co can lift their game to improve your prospects, while also lifting Australia's prospects. I'm sure you want the same thing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Roofman View Post
    To Ja.he

    I wish that Nathan Jawai and Cameron Bairstow were also included, but both are injured, and you will see NBA players in the June window. I will say that Australia is obviously a level above Asian team atm even with an all-home based line up, and will continue to get better. With that said, I look at the developments in Japan, the Philippines, Iran and other countries in Asia and I can't see why these countries won't be competitive with Australia and other world level teams in the longer term. I really hope teams like the Philis and co can lift their game to improve your prospects, while also lifting Australia's prospects. I'm sure you want the same thing.
    We are inches away from surpassing iran. We beat china and consistently japan and taiwan but has difficulty against korea. So it's really a long way to go. My country's reluctance to welcome foreign coaches is not helping. Our domestic league is running the whole year having 3 short tournaments. We are also restricting our selection of foreign reinforcements for our league (6'9" or shorter in the 2nd conference, 6'5" or shorter in the last conference). We are also divided about foreign atheletes in college basketball. Not to mention the internal fights between two biggest conglomerates that own half of the teams in the league (6 of 12 teams). These are the things that holds back philippines from becoming fully competitive in international competitions.

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    Korea names its 12 man lineup for 2nd window of the Asian Qualifiers:
    http://www.trendingpod.com/entertain...second-window/

    Ricardo Ratliffe is included. Korea is missing Kim Sun-Hyung and Lee Seung-Hyun due to injuries. Kim Jong-Kyu was given medical clearance to play by his club, LG.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CKR13 View Post
    Korea names its 12 man lineup for 2nd window of the Asian Qualifiers:
    http://www.trendingpod.com/entertain...second-window/

    Ricardo Ratliffe is included. Korea is missing Kim Sun-Hyung and Lee Seung-Hyun due to injuries. Kim Jong-Kyu was given medical clearance to play by his club, LG.
    Will ricardo ratliffe adopt a korean name? As far as i know, naturalized koreans are required to adopt korean names.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ja.he View Post
    Will ricardo ratliffe adopt a korean name? As far as i know, naturalized koreans are required to adopt korean names.
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    Sam Young is the new naturalized player for Lebanon in the second window of the Asian Qualifiers.
    https://twitter.com/FLBB_OFFICIAL/st...49831929679876
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    Quote Originally Posted by CKR13 View Post
    Sam Young is the new naturalized player for Lebanon in the second window of the Asian Qualifiers.
    https://twitter.com/FLBB_OFFICIAL/st...49831929679876
    That's their third np change. What's the matter with lebanon? It seems to me that middle east countries could grant citizenships to foreigners at will as against philippines and east asian countries. Hence, davis is still with taiwan, gilas sticks with blatche and they released after 5 years of playing and brown still with japan.

    Middle east teams deserve more bashing than us east asians. Their np's do really look like mercenaries.

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