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Prospects at FIBA World C'ships in August

There must surely be a lot of younger international prospects that will get a lot of exposure at the World Championships in August. Do you think it will be like the Soccer World Cup where young players that have a great tournament really get noticed (since the whole world is watching...sorta).

Will we see the likes of Clint Capella, Dario Saric, Nick Stauskas & Canadians, Nurkic, Greek Freak's brother (and I probably missed heaps!) all play and show us what they can do?

I can speak for Dante Exum, and Ben Simmons, who will get plenty of minutes for the Australian team. These 2 have played together for years, so watch how good their on-court chemistry is.


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I hope it works out that way

I hope it works out that way Id love to see a lineup of all the up and coming Canadian players take on the world!

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Damn bro

Canada didn't qualify but looks a team on the rise.

Only 16 qualifiers. Ridiculous it isn't at least 24 or 32 teams. How do they expect the game to grow worldwide.

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This is a great point. I

This is a great point.

I love watching international tournaments because there's usually a good display of basketball even from "small" teams, when they create good chemistry.

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Actually I think I remember

Actually I think I remember being dissapointed they didnt qaulify. What a shame. Who qaulified. Brazil? Australia? Serbia? Lithuania?

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please correct me if this is wrong, but I believe the list of teams can be found here.
http://fiba.com/pages/eng/fe/14/wcm/team/p/teamlist.html

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1. The name of the tournament

1. The name of the tournament is FIBA World Cup, not FIBA World Championships. Actually, it was never called FIBA World Championships, people for some reason just made that name up. It used to be called FIBA World Championship - singular, without an s. Now it is called the FIBA World Cup.

2. Stauskas, Nurkic, and Capela could not play at this tournament, even if they were selected to their teams, because their teams did not qualify.

3. It is a 24 team tournament, not a 16 team tournament.

4. As far as Thanasis Antetokounmpo playing for Greece............you do realize that's it's doubtful that Giannis Antetokounmpo makes Greece's team without there being injuries or players that drop out right?

If all of Greece's players came to play, Giannis only sees the roster for the reasons of them wanting him to get some training and experience of being with the other players, and he would be like a 10 to 12 man. The head of the Federation and the coaches already have this said over and over.

You just assume Giannis will be there and his brother.....when in truth, if it is based solely on how good the players are, probably there would be zero chance either of them would make it.

Obviously you have no clue in hell how hard it is to make it into elite European national teams...........

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Shut up Meg.... I can't

Shut up Meg.... I can't believe you still troll this site, simply amazing that there isn't anything better you can do with your life

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Dude showed serious flashes

Dude showed serious flashes in the NBA and you're trying to tell me he couldn't make it on the Greek team?

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Yes he couldn't

Greece is one of the best team in Europe, they don't need a player who can't produce in the NBA, in an international competition, they could use his athelticism but their roster is just too deep for him to see playing time.

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Clint Capela

Do you even know from where he's from? He plays ball IN France but he is FROM Switzerland, and Switzerland isn't qualified, so please get your informations right.

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Kunbo's

This time European Baller is right. Even Giannis has a small chance to make the team. At SF position we have plenty of depth like Papanikolaou (his rights belong to Huston). For us Koufos and Calathes are much much importand than 2 very talented but inexperienced players like Andetokunbo bothers.

Giannis even if he makes it, he wont see a significant playing time, only garbage time, or against some certain players for a few moments.

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Calathes suspension will

Calathes suspension will affect his FIBA eligibility?

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Calathes suspension

From what i know it will not. At the past players like Wiggins (the father of current fenom) was suspend in NBA but he had a great career in Europe and especially in Greece. One of the best scorers ever on Greek league. The same goes to Roy Tarpley too.

Also if someone suspend in Europe he can play in NBA without any problem.

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Well technically the

Well technically the Antetokounmpos should be playing for Nigeria...but that's another story.

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You are wrong

They where born in Greece, and they have every right to play to the Greek NT. Akeem played for Nigeria, Bogut for Australia, Ibaka for Spain...

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