View Poll Results: Who will qualify for Tokyo?

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  • China

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  • Czech Republic

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  • Greece

    4 33.33%
  • Turkey

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Thread: Olympic Qualifying Tournament - CANADA

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    Quote Originally Posted by Toruko View Post
    not even 0,00001% concern about Furk playing. Never saw him not playing for Turkey. Ersan might say "no" but according to the rumors he will be with the team with a smaller role as the big brother with experience.
    Yeah I get it....Arsen Ilyasov is getting up there in age nowadays.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mojo13 View Post
    Yeah I get it....Arsen Ilyasov is getting up there in age nowadays.
    It is highly unlikely that Illyasova or Giannis will play in the qualifying tournament as the NBA finals will finish two days before the tournament starts. And the Bucks seem to be favorites to go all the way. So I think both Giannis and Thanassis are out for Greece. Also Bourousis is retired from the NT. It seems to me that Greece might be weaker than last year in OQT. Albeit they may be stronger if the qualify for the Olympics. Because I think that Pitino and Dorsey are just what this team needs.

    Turkey without Illyasova. But Larkin is in. So I think Turkey will be stronger.

    I don't know anything about Canada. It seems to me that they will be quite equipped playing at home. They will be the favorites.
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    The last game of the finals when it goes to last games ends one weak before the qualifying tournament starts. Ilyasova fell back in the rotation. I dont know what he is gonna say but he can participate. Its of course too early right now. Even if Bucks win the confence finals which is not clear. The west teams will be stronger from the playoffs.

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    With some clarity on the NBA schedule now set, here is a theoretically pool of Canadian NBA players most likely to miss the playoffs next season:

    Very Likely:
    RJ Barrett
    Cory Joseph

    Likely:
    Trey Lyles
    Dillon Brooks
    Brandon Clarke
    NAW

    Maybe:
    Khem Birch
    SGA
    LU Dort

    ??? FAs:
    Tristan Thompson
    Chris Boucher


    Take 5 or 6 of this group and add in our best non-NBA players:
    Kevin Pangos, Kyle Wiltjer, Tyler Ennis, Melvin Ejim, Andrew Nicholson, Dyshawn Pierre, Nik Stauskas and you have the potential for a very good team.

    All hypothetical of course and some above will make the playoff - and some will get knocked out early and possibly become available. Point is, Canada should have access to some solid NBA players (if not our stars) and should be able to put together a decent team (on paper).

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    Didnt know that Lu Dort the offensive weapon was from Canada

    Canada is of course the strongest team on the paper but Canada has also the biggest problems to motivate its players to participate. I also think the best solution would be a mix of European Canadians and some of the NBA. I just hope Murray wont come to play for the Qualifiers to have a small chance.

    To evaluate our current situation. Our (probably) NBA guys Cedi Osman, Ersan Ilyasova and Omer Yurtseven should be able to participate. Ersan has a team option year but considering how few minutes he played I expect him to be traded to a weaker team. Its his last chance to enter a Olympic tournament so he will come like always. The only problem will be Furkan Korkmaz from the 76ers. (if he is not gonna be traded). Including Larkin who is the best player in Europe team Turkey would have a very strong offensive team.

    PG: Larkin
    SG: Dogus Ozemiroglu
    SF: Cedi Osman
    PF: Ersan Ilyasova
    C: Omer Yurtseven

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    PG: Dogus Balbay
    SG: Furkan Korkmaz
    SF: Birsen or Ulubay
    PF: Berkan Durmaz
    C: Alperen SengŁn

    Its the best team Turkey had in 10 years. Especially SengŁn a 19 year old guy will pop up offensively. He has been playing in the Turkish fist league and has 20 points and 9 rebounds average being now 18 years old. This team has weaknesses but also very strong sides and can beat any team except Canada with NBA players in the Qualifiers

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    Quote Originally Posted by mojo13 View Post
    With some clarity on the NBA schedule now set, here is a theoretically pool of Canadian NBA players most likely to miss the playoffs next season:

    Very Likely:
    RJ Barrett
    Cory Joseph

    Likely:
    Trey Lyles
    Dillon Brooks
    Brandon Clarke
    NAW

    Maybe:
    Khem Birch
    SGA
    LU Dort

    ??? FAs:
    Tristan Thompson
    Chris Boucher


    Take 5 or 6 of this group and add in our best non-NBA players:
    Kevin Pangos, Kyle Wiltjer, Tyler Ennis, Melvin Ejim, Andrew Nicholson, Dyshawn Pierre, Nik Stauskas and you have the potential for a very good team.

    All hypothetical of course and some above will make the playoff - and some will get knocked out early and possibly become available. Point is, Canada should have access to some solid NBA players (if not our stars) and should be able to put together a decent team (on paper).
    Would love to see Murray in Maple Leaf Jersey.

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    Well, if some countries can have their NBA players and some countries can't, then Greece will be the underdog in this tournament. On that note, Greece will be highly dependent on the progess of players like Mitoglou, Papagiannis this season. Especially the latter. But I would say that one season is not enough for them to develop sufficiently. Koufos needs to get back into the picture as well, but that possibility seems bleak. The only bright side I see for Greece by this whole scenario is that Greece will be the underdog instead of the favorite.
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    Turoko (or others) - what's your take on Coach Ufuk's abrupt termination?

    This a problem or a good thing?

    https://www.eurohoops.net/en/nationa...h-ufuk-sarica/

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    Quote Originally Posted by mojo13 View Post
    Turoko (or others) - what's your take on Coach Ufuk's abrupt termination?

    This a problem or a good thing?

    https://www.eurohoops.net/en/nationa...h-ufuk-sarica/
    Coach Sarica did a terrible job so far so it might be difficult for the upcoming fiba window but it is great news for the Turkish BB on the long term since coach Ene who is supposed to be his successor is a great pick. Wasnt happy with some roster selections and roles of some players but well see how it is going to turn out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mojo13 View Post
    https://www.eurohoops.net/en/nationa...national-team/

    Ioannis Bourousis retires from the Greek NT. I know he is old and way past his prime but it is that type of beefy size I could see Canada struggling with.
    Basically he made up his mind and might join the team in the end.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Toruko View Post

    I am not afraid of Greece at all. We are younger, faster longer and stronger than guys like Calathes or Sloukas. Just Giannis (if he comes) is a problem.
    Was just reading some older posts and fell on this, simply couldn't resist myself from laughing

    Very curious to know how it feels to be that optimistic when you are basically one defeat away to miss Eurobasket to Sweden and the Netherlands to call yourselves a better team than Greek NT lmao
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