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They're not very strong but should have solid teams. Croatia could probably have the strongest one, but we'll see, it's too early. And Croatia has a history of failing when expectations are high. 

@intoronto @JoshMartini007 @ofan !!!   I had told it before...  

FIBA: The National Federations of Canada (Victoria), Croatia (Split), Lithuania (Kaunas) and Serbia (Belgrade) have been awarded the hosting rights of the four FIBA Men’s Olympic Qualifying Tournament

Very good draw for Germany. They should field the strongest team in their tournament (especially with Wagner, Bonga and Hartenstein all being one year older), but if they underperform like they did this year, then every other team can beat them. Serbia should be safe (although Italy also has a pretty good team), in tournament B it could be close between Lithuania and Slovenia (but only if Doncic will play). Tournament D is absolutely brutal, Greece and Canada (if they play with their best team) would have been favorites in all other tournaments except for tournament A and Turkey also has a decent team (at least on paper). In my opinion Canada clearly has the 2nd best guard rotation in the world (only behind the US), but their big man situation looks pretty dire, maybe Greece (Giannis) can hurt them there, but Giannis hasn't been spectacular at FIBA level and Milwaukee is very likely to go far in the postseason, so if Canada will play with at least 2 or 3 of their top guards (Alexander-Walker, Murray, RJ, Gilgeous-Alexander, Lyles, Wiggins) they should win their tournament. Only Murray should go far in the postseason, so all the other guys probably will have no excuse to not participate. I would say tournament C is by far the most unpredictable, at least 4 teams could win that tournament.

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14 hours ago, intoronto said:

 

Yes that's the result of the "out of the court" rivalry panathinaikos - olympiakos. Olympiakos is complaining that federation is favorable to panathinaikos regarding the referres in the matches between them. Last year Olympiakos withdraw team from 2 matches against panathinaikos and according to rules relegated to 2nd basketball division of Greece. 

Anyway, from the 3 players above only Printezis would be a loss

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