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Basketball Qualification for Summer Olympic Games 2016

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heywoodu    959
1 hour ago, nenad said:

Looks like our federation will pay insurance for Marjanović to play OQT.

They have to pay insurance to the Spurs or otherwise they won't let him go or something like that?

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dareza    290
9 minutes ago, heywoodu said:

They have to pay insurance to the Spurs or otherwise they won't let him go or something like that?

corectly. That is crazy.

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dareza    290
This is reason: His contract will expire 1.7. 2016. Due to regulations, he can not sign before 6.7. 2016. And he will be without insurance 5 days. Main problem is that first match on OQT is 4.7.
 
 
 

 

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nenad    28
39 minutes ago, heywoodu said:

They have to pay insurance to the Spurs or otherwise they won't let him go or something like that?

 

Not exactly, because he will no longer be a Spur when tournament starts. Batum is in similiar situation as Marjanović, he wants to play but he is a free agent, there is a huge risk for these players to get hurt and miss out on a good contract and a lot of money. NBA teams can't forbid players to play for national teams, they only could recommend to stay in USA for summer. And it's up to players really.

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dareza    290

Favorites after I saw teams for qualifications (not all):

 

*France (they will play without few great players, they are still favorites, but not so big as I thought before few months), Canada si second favorite, Turkey 3.

*Serbia is only favorite to win quota. Other result will be huge surprise. Czech Republic and Puerto Rico are not good at all, but I don't think they can beat Serbia

*Italy first, Croatia second and Greece third after few cancellation. Btw Tomic and Rudez won't play for Croatia. Not so big problem for Croatia. Tomic is much better in Barcelona than for national team.

 

 

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nenad    28

Senegal will be without their top player Dieng at the Manilla OQT. Not that will probably matter because they are hardly the favourites there with or without him. Clevin Hannah who plays in the spanish ACB league will be their naturalized player.

 

Also, Lithuania has put preliminary list for Olympics, they are qualified already and they have Valanciunas and Moteijunas on the list along with Domantas Sabonis, son of Arvydas who played in college in USA.

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vinipereira    118

Preliminary list for Brazil men's team was announced. 14 names for 12 spots (Rafa Luz and Giovannoni are the probable cuts):

 

Spoiler

Marcelinho Huertas (Armador / Los Angeles Lakers)
Raulzinho (Armador / Utah Jazz) 
Marquinhos (Ala / Flamengo)
Leandrinho (Ala-armador / Golden State Warriors)
Alex Garcia (Ala-armador / Bauru)
Anderson Varejão (Ala-pivô / Golden State Warriors)
Nenê (Pivô / Washington Wizards)
Hettsheimeir (Pivô / Bauru)
Benite (Ala-Armador / Murcia)
Augusto Lima (Pivô / Real Madrid)
Larry Taylor (Ala-armador / Mogi das Cruzes)
Vitor Faverani (Ala-pivô / Murcia)
Rafa Luz (Armador / Flamengo)
Guilherme Giovannoni (Ala-pivô / Brasília)

 

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LDOG    181

Maybe I could bet some crazy money on Latvia for Q1 and Mexico for Q3 :p

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nenad    28

Gianis Antetoukumpo (i'm not even going to preted I spelled it correctly) will play for Greece.

 

Andrew Wiggins is not going to play for Canada. He says he wants to focus on Timberwolves because they are buliding championship contender team. What a joke.

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27 minutes ago, nenad said:

he wants to focus on Timberwolves because they are buliding championship contender team. What a joke.

 

LMAO, last time they were in the playoffs i think Karl Malone was a laker

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