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    So is Kaman playing for Germany?

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    GER – Demirel blow for Germany

    HAGEN (FIBA Olympic Qualifying Tournament for Men) - Germany’s bid to reach the Beijing Games became a little more complicated on Friday when guard Mithat Demirel withdrew from the squad for the FIBA Olympic Qualifying Tournament because of an eye injury.

    Demirel got hurt in an April 6 game against Göttingen and has not fully recovered, forcing him to pull out of the training camp in Mallorca – the site of Germany’s first training camp.

    Germany coach Dirk Bauermann had earlier lost Johannes Herber because he is still not fully recovered from the serious knee injury he went down with in October.

    Herber’s Alba Berlin teammate, center Patrick Femerling, has been given an extra week off since Alba played deep into the campaign and won the German BBL play-off finals.

    Germany will take on Cape Verde and New Zealand in Group B of next month’s FIBA Olympic Qualifying Tournament in Athens.
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    GER – Bauermann, Germany working hard ahead of Athens

    MALLORCA (FIBA Olympic Qualifying Tournament for Men) – Germany coach Dirk Bauermann remains optimistic about his team’s chances of reaching the Beijing Games despite the loss of Johannes Herber and Mithat Demirel.

    Herber had a knee operation back in October and is still working his way back to full fitness, while Demirel suffered an eye injury in April that has knocked him out of the FIBA Olympic Qualifying Tournament.

    In Mallorca, where the national side is training, Bauermann said: “The players are highly motivated, 100% ready to go with the big goal of the Olympics in view.”

    Bauermann is weighing up which newcomers to the set-up might be able to help the team at the qualifying event in Athens.

    The youngsters know they are under scrutiny.

    “Naturally, you can sense a certain nervousness, but that is normal,” said Bauermann.


    One player who isn’t nervous is Jan Hendrik Jagla, who is coming off an excellent season at ULEB Cup and Copa del Rey champions DKV Joventut.

    Jagla, a member of last year’s EuroBasket squad, attended a free agent camp with the Toronto Raptors at the Air Canada Centre from June 20-22 before linking up with the national team in Spain.

    Bauermann believes the experience in Canada was good for his player.

    “He’s made a very good impression and shown a lot of self confidence,” Bauermann said.


    Germany are in Group B of the FIBA Olympic Qualifying Tournament with Cape Verde and New Zealand.

    Three places for the Beijing Games are up for grabs at the qualifying event.
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    It looks like this will be the german frontcourt for the Qualifying Tournament and maybe Olympics:



    According to the President of the German Federation Kaman has been cleared to play by the german government.

    Would look something like this:

    Kaman/Femerling/Ohlbrecht or Idbihi or Wysocki
    Nowitzki/Jagla
    Okulaja/Schultze
    Greene/Garrett
    Hamann/Roller/Geib or DeMello
    Last edited by DanMajerle; 06-26-2008 at 02:12 PM.
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    Funny pics DanMajerle Only the goatee is missing

    GER – Injury bug continues to dog Germans

    MALLORCA (FIBA Olympic Qualifying Tournament for Men) – Germany coach Dirk Bauermann isn’t looking at a rosy picture with his national team just over a couple of weeks away from playing in the FIBA Olympic Qualifying Tournament.

    Injuries first forced the withdrawals of Johannes Herber and Mithat Demirel, and now newcomer Yassin Idbihi has been forced to leave the Mallorca training camp because of a foot problem.

    The Koln 99ers ace is to undergo an MRI but will not play in Athens.

    Meanwhile, 32-year-old veteran forward Ademola Okulaja is being slowed by a back problem.


    He is getting the injury checked out by doctors in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, where he played college basketball for the Tar Heels.

    Okulaja will not play in the friendlies against Poland on Saturday or Monday.

    Center Patrick Femerling is set to rejoin the team after being given an extended break after leading Alba Berlin to the German title.

    Germany will play in Group B of the FIBA Olympic Qualifying Tournament in Athens against Cape Verde and New Zealand.

    Their first game is against the Cape Verdeans on July 15.
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    Today's game vs Poland which will start at 19.45 CET, will be broadcasted on DSF, which is available for free via Astra.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DanMajerle
    Today's game vs Poland which will start at 19.45 CET, will be broadcasted on DSF, which is available for free via Astra.
    End of the 1st period: Germany 9 Poland 14. Germany is being outrebounded.

    HT: Germany 29 Poland 23
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    What a terrible game to watch.

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    Nice to see all the new faces and new jerseys for german NT. Feels kind of "fresh".

    The Eurobasket 07 team members Herber, Arigbabu, Okulaja, Demirel will miss the Olympic Qualifiers+Olympics either because of injuries or because they were not nominated. Femerling is still on holidays as the season ended just two weeks ago.

    I'd like to see Ohlbrecht in the team, but it will be hard for him with Dirk/Kaman/Femerling/Jagla in the rotation.
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    When is Kaman expected to join the team?


    End of the 3rd period: Germany 47 Poland 43

    FT: Germany 76 Poland 62
    (Nowitzki 18 pts + 9 rebs | Wójcik 18 pts + 8 rebs)

    It's incredible how good Wójcik is at 37...
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    No one knows about Kaman. I expect he will join the team shortly before the qualifying tournament starts.
    Here's the news about him in german: http://crossover-online.de/news/FIBA/x_4453.html

    Nowitzki had an off night but it's always like that at the beginning of the summer.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DanMajerle
    I'd like to see Ohlbrecht in the team, but it will be hard for him with Dirk/Kaman/Femerling/Jagla in the rotation.
    Ohlbrecht needs to be in the roster to gain experience. He is a really decent prospect. I hope Bauermann will give him the chance.

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    Well, that's one point why I'm against Kaman. Ohlbrecht/Jagla/Dirk/Femerling is a decent frontcourt and it would give Ohlbrecht playing time. He's really athletic and is helpful with his blocking ability and offense rebounding. He missed to learn some offense moves though in the last years.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DanMajerle
    Nice to see all the new faces and new jerseys for german NT. Feels kind of "fresh".
    Yeah. But there is still Hamman in starting five. Noone knows why... Noone (especially Bauermann) see that everything good for german NT happens, when he is not on the court. For example Eurobasket 2005...

    Quote Originally Posted by DanMajerle
    Herber
    That's a big loose

    Quote Originally Posted by rikhardur
    FT: Germany 76 Poland 62
    (Nowitzki 18 pts + 9 rebs | Dylewicz 14 pts + 6 rebs)

    It's incredible how good Wojcik is at 37...
    Wójcik 18 pts, a he is 38 now [You're right, thanks. That makes him the top scorer for Poland, corrected rikhardur]


    And BTW - Kaman have been (for a moment) one of the foreign candidates for polish NT. Now we'll choose between Dan Dickau and Chris Thomas.


    Oh, and just one thing - german referees and no-touch-fouls on Dirk - just great...
    Last edited by rikhardur; 06-28-2008 at 10:40 PM.

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    Some thoughts:

    - Quite an awful game to watch, especially in the first half. But then, this was exactly what I expected for the first preperation game after training camp.

    - DanMajerle nailed it: Dirk had an off night as he always has at the beginning of the summer. And still comes up with 18/9. I'm terribly afraid of post Nowitzki era.

    - Robert Garrett doesn't wear a 4-men-tent with the number 7 anymore. He rather looks kinda buff. This would be a good thing, but with him and Hamann on the court, we need 60 seconds on the shot clock.

    - The minutes Zwiener got in Berlin after the release of Thompson seem to have bolstered his confidence. I hope he'll get his fair share of playing time next season, when ALBA plays EL again.

    - I really like Wysocki. He's a high energy, no nonsense guy. I want him in Athens.

    - I don't want Kaman. Bauermann should trust Ohlbrecht. He's the best prospect Germany had in years and already plays a solid defense. Tim needs the experience (and some moves on offense).

    - The mixture of veterans and newcomers worked pretty well, better then the old men connection.

    - Wojcik is an oooold man. But, boy, he can still play

    - Any alchemist, magicians, shamans or molecular biologists reading this? I want Roller's abilities transfered into Hamann's body. Please!

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    Quote Originally Posted by uhg80
    - I really like Wysocki. He's a high energy, no nonsense guy. I want him in Athens.
    I liked him too. Had never seen him play before, but from what I saw he has a big heart and is full of energy as you say.
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    Germany leading Poland 49-30 at halftime. Nowitzki 19 Pts. with a good FG%, Ohlbrecht with two hammering dunks.
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    Sanchez, Ginobili, Basile, Kukoc, Sabonis

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    Quote Originally Posted by DanMajerle
    Germany leading Poland 49-30 at halftime. Nowitzki 19 Pts. with a good FG%, Ohlbrecht with two hammering dunks.
    Didn't know there was another game today and it looks like yesterday's link isn't working... Live score available here though.
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    Germany beats Poland 92-70. Nowitzki hardly played in the second half, Ohlbrecht had several alley-oops in the second half, spectacular.
    "It's not about four guys working to get one player open and give the ball to him."- Ettore Messina

    Sanchez, Ginobili, Basile, Kukoc, Sabonis

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