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    Default 2023 Chinese National Team

    New coach for China, Aleksandar Djordjevic, recently named his 18-men roster. Half of the team were basically mainstays from previous generations, but a couple of names are considered very surprising. Basically very average CBA players but who fit Djordjevic's criteria. Sun Minghui is not selected and it's not clear if it's due to injury.

    Basically Djordjevic likes:

    Tall point guards. Zhao Jiwei at 6'1'' is the only short guard on the team, probably to provide veteran ballhandling, every other guard is at least 6'3'' or 6'4''.

    Tall wing players, at least 6'7'' or 6'8'', who can play defense and shoot the 3.

    He values defensive intensity over scoring ability. For guards, he doesn't care too much about skinny guys who can jump, but for rim protectors, he picked a couple skinny guys who can jump.

    Honestly, CBA scoring means very little internationally.

    Actually I won't be surprised if he cuts Wang Zhelin, Guo Ailun, Zhao Jiwei and Zhou Peng for the Worlds. It's time to inject some fresh blood into this sorry team - the only indispensable player is Zhou Qi.
    Last edited by sinobball; 01-20-2023 at 10:57 PM.
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