View Poll Results: Which team is going to Tokyo?

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  • Brazil

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  • Croatia

    7 41.18%
  • Germany

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  • Mexico

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Thread: Olympic Qualifying Tournament - CROATIA

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    Obviously huge for Croatia that Bojan has committed. Will be the best player at the Split tournament by a wide margin.

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    Our final 12-man roster:

    PG Schröder/Lo
    SG Obst/Saibou
    SF Benzing/Giffey/Bonga (1-3)
    PF Barthel/Wagner/Wimberg (3-4)
    C Voigtmann/Thiemann

    Wimberg instead of Herkenhoff is a little suprising for me. Hollatz got injured this weekend, therefore Rödl had to nominate Saibou. Saibou published some pretty mindfucked theories about Covid on IG, something what makes it really hard for me to cheer for him at least. Still I like what I have seen from him and the rest of the team at the tournament this weekend, putting aside the lack of qualitiy of the opponents as Czech Republic and Italy missed some of their best players. Saibou played great so quality-wise he definitely earns his spot. I really hope Benzing plays a smaller role as he used to. On some days he can be a weapon in favour of us and on other days he supports the opponent. All in all I would consider us to be the toughest opponent for Croatia, which is the clear favourite of the tournament. It wouldn´t be much of a suprise though, if we lose against Mexico or Russia. All is possible.

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    Team that is way better than it looked at the first view when it's consolidated. I like it a lot. Will be tough battle for everyone in Split against Germany. I am really happy that we don't have to play this team in Belgrade to be honest. I have traumatic remembering of game in Novi Sad when you beat us

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    Where are Maxi and Theiß?!

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    I hope we will live up to your expectations as our success its more or less determined by the attitude of Schröder and how he clicks with the rest of the team. During the World Cup 2019 it was reported that some players were far away from being satisfied with Schröder and his gigantic usage rate. They felt more or less like like cardboard figures. After the reports/problems they had a team meeting and lifted the problems out of the way. Let´s see if he can translate the advanced and more mature version of Dennis Schröder to our national team.

    From time to time I watch at least the last quarter of the once in a lifetime win against Serbia. The block of Kleber still gives me goosebumps, while I have to laugh about Jelovac unsportsmanslike foul. No bad blood, but that foul describes him perfectly.

    Kleber has a foot injury and Theis wants to focus on his next nba contract.

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    Dennis Schröder is out and wont play any games for Germany in Split. The reason is his free agency and the big insurance requirements. Idk if its good or bad for Germany tbh.

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    Sorry, but I like brazil chances here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Toruko View Post
    Dennis Schröder is out and wont play any games for Germany in Split. The reason is his free agency and the big insurance requirements. Idk if its good or bad for Germany tbh.
    I am surprised that he was considered in the first place given his free agency status..
    To becomes Asia's Best, we need to compete against the World's Best..

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    Mexico with Gustavo Ayon and Cruz. Wont be easy for Germany

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    This is really total shit what Germany is playing right now and Germany lacks individual talent.

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    I think mexico done a good job on bothering Germany's rhytym up until this moment..
    Last edited by reamily; 06-29-2021 at 04:05 PM.
    To becomes Asia's Best, we need to compete against the World's Best..

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    Mexico got 100 points against Greece. So they are not a bad team at all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fasoulaki View Post
    Mexico got 100 points against Greece. So they are not a bad team at all.
    these are basketball players in world level, they should be capable. All national teams that doesnt have enough skills cannot past through continental level..
    To becomes Asia's Best, we need to compete against the World's Best..

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    Quote Originally Posted by fasoulaki View Post
    Mexico got 100 points against Greece. So they are not a bad team at all.
    Well, they are pretty bad. Have their 2-3 players but the rest is not even CL level and they are pretty small too. If Greece got 100 points from them it just means Greece is also not very well suited.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Toruko View Post
    If Greece got 100 points from them it just means Greece is also not very well suited.
    Maybe you are right but Germans are also struggling. But maybe Germany without Schroeder is alos not very well suited.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fasoulaki View Post
    Maybe you are right but Germans are also struggling. But maybe Germany without Schroeder is alos not very well suited.
    Germans are utterly disappointing. it would be a blowout game against any European average team...

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    Quote Originally Posted by fasoulaki View Post
    Maybe you are right but Germans are also struggling. But maybe Germany without Schroeder is alos not very well suited.
    Germans are utterly disappointing. it would be a blowout game against any European average team...

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    Quote Originally Posted by fasoulaki View Post
    Mexico got 100 points against Greece. So they are not a bad team at all.
    We almost lost against them in Belgrade a few days ago. Good team. They remind at some middle American teams in the last 20 years. Very difficult to defend their high pick and roll 2m from the 3 point line. If their shot is going you have problem. Good win for Germany.

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    Hmm seems LTU hasnt solved its PG problem yet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Toruko View Post
    Germans are utterly disappointing. it would be a blowout game against any European average team...
    At the end Germans had better defense and Mexicans were out of power.

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