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    Where have you seen that Nando is injured ?
    http://www.lefigaro.fr/flash-sport/2...-aux-soins.php

    Doesn't sound serious at all.

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    papapetrou now has 2 euro league offers ................................



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    Main website for Eurobasket 2013:

    http://www.eurobasket2013.org/en/default.asp

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    Thanks.

    I can't wait to see what our team can do this year. It would be nice if you can post few thoughts after the games. I think some posters would enjoy to speak about the FNT.

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    Great news! You can watch the @AussieBoomers play in the 2013 FIBA Oceania Championships on @ABCTV LIVE Sunday 18 August! Tip-off 2pm AEST



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    Looks like France is facing Finland in a friendly match today

    Stats for the game: http://www.fibalivestats.com/matches...65t75ErjJY6ZU/

    In case some are looking for pictures/vids of INT teams:


    France NT:

    Website: http://www.ffbb.com/

    Twitter: https://twitter.com/FRABasketball

    Instagram: http://instagram.com/ffbb_officiel#

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    Canada NT:

    Website: http://www.basketball.ca/

    Twitter: https://twitter.com/CanBball

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    Australia NT

    Website: http://www.basketball.net.au/index.php?id=1

    Twitter: https://twitter.com/BasketballAus

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    Italy NT

    Website: http://www.fip.it/

    Twitter: https://twitter.com/Italbasket
    Last edited by ace3g; 08-03-2013 at 02:49 PM.

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    FNT won their first game against Finland 101-93. A fun little game to watch that wasn't played with a great intensity.

    Regarding Spurs' players:
    - Parker take it very easy in the first half before raising his level in the third quarter with France being down by 8 at the half. He only played 15:40min.
    - Diaw was just great. Best french player on the floor. It was the confident, aggressive and smart Boris that is great to watch.
    - De Colo didn't start well the game, he made some nice assists but his shoot was off. In the second half, he played way better and put France in control of the game at the start of the 4th quarter.

    For Finland, Petteri Koponen can play. Every time I see with Finland, he looks good. I'm curious to see what he could do in the NBA (he was drafted in the first round but never signed).
    France should really up their defensive intensity but it was a first game in a very hot arena. They can makes a lot of noise this summer because, aside of Noah, they don't really miss anyone good.

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    Next game for FNT is on August 6th against Germany, Parker won't be there because he is taking some Holidays. He will be back on August 8th for a friendly tournament against Germany, Croatia and Greece.

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    Offensively, France has way better upside than in the past. Ajinša, Lauvergne and Tillie can bring something new. Both of them are unexperienced but they have been intriging yesterday. Thir pick n roll game with Tony skills can be very interesting for Vincent Collet.

    I am not fond of Nando de Colo. He has a terrible first half. He had a lot of touches but he was creating nothing good, hobbling Heurtel who is pass first guard. In the second half, he was better. Less touches but much more efficient. Evan Fournier has played only garbage minutes but in my mind, he's better than Nando. They have a bit the same profile and I think Evan is more talented than Nando who is very streaky, per par.

    Tony played very easily. In the first half, he let the team play without him. After intermission, he scored 10 points quickly, pulling the trigger from 3 point territory after the dribble. It was quite surprising but effective at this time.

    Even if it's a friendly game against a relatively poor team, Boris has been great. Even when he was playing with Bordeaux during the lockout, he wasn't this good. Physically, he seems very good. He was doing everything well, with agressiveness. He shot well from 3 or from the post... Just an impressive game. I haven't seen Boris this good for a long time.

    MickaŰl Gelabale is still good, I really don't understand why he hasn't been approached by the Spurs...

    Nicolas Batum is very impressive when he's focused and doesn't do too much. His 4th QT is very nice.

    Overall, I'm quite happy with what I've seen from our team. Defensively, we have a lot of work to put but we have a very nice upside offensively. It has been a long time in a while that France has been so good on this end of the court for a first game.

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    France should have their way Germany. They don't have any of their NBA guys, Dirk, Kaman, Schr÷der, Harris and Ohlbrecht (probably shouldn't count as he was released recently and he is just not all that good, lol) are all absent from the Eurobasket tournament. The roster is made up youngsters who for the most part just play in the domestic league and only a few guys have experience at the international/Euroleague level.

    The player to watch out for is probably Tibor Plei▀, a 7-1 center who is big presence on the defensive end and has a soft jumper too. His draft rights are owned by the Thunder and he is a teammate of Adam Hanga at Caja/Kutxa Laboral.

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    Yakhouba Diawara will work out for the Heat next week, according to French website

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    The Georgian basketball players will hold test games in Italy. They will play Italy at 22:30 Tbilisi time on 7 August, Poland – at 20:00 on 8 August, Israel – at 20:00 on 9 August. After the Trento tournament, the Georgians will return to Podcetrtek and will hold another meeting till 31 August.

    http://www.worldsport.ge/en/page/kok...rteli-daitxova

    Sanikidze vs Belinelli

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    France - Germany will be streamed here:

    www.basketball-bund.de/livestream

    Germany doesn't bother with broadcasting this game on TV even though it's played here..
    Last edited by jyra; 08-06-2013 at 12:58 PM.

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    Great excuse for the stream not working properly: lightning has struck.
    Plei▀ is out injured, France is gonna have a field day inside the paint.

    German basketball federation spokesman now linking to a site (illegally?) streaming the french broadcast, just hilarious.
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    It's really a shame that this game wasn't televised in Germany.

    I really got the feeling that basketball was really growing in Germany. Their teams are improving whit 2 teams in the top 16 of last Euroleague, attendance numbers are high, they have great arenas and a lot of good young players (Plei▀, Schr÷der, Benzing, Harris, Neumann, Zirbes, Ohlbrecht...). Now, if the TV coverage isn't good, it certainly won't help the growth of basketball.

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    France won 89-85. They were up by 24 in the third quarter before stop playing against a gritty German team.

    Parker is on some beach in Corsica, Diaw barely plays and wasn't trying, De Colo was very good and played a Ginobili-like game.

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    It's really a shame that this game wasn't televised in Germany.

    I really got the feeling that basketball was really growing in Germany. Their teams are improving whit 2 teams in the top 16 of last Euroleague, attendance numbers are high, they have great arenas and a lot of good young players (Plei▀, Schr÷der, Benzing, Harris, Neumann, Zirbes, Ohlbrecht...). Now, if the TV coverage isn't good, it certainly won't help the growth of basketball.
    It is somewhat understandable to not show this game on TV. Without all the NBA guys this German doesn't have any appeal to the general audience. So outside the hardcore fans few people will even notice that something is missing. Still you would think that an opponent like France would be enough to justify a broadcast and the commentators on the stream were the usual TV guys anyway.

    Having said that the media coverage of the domestic league/Euroleague/NBA and attendance numbers have been increasing steadily the last couple of years. The entrance of FC Bayern into basketball has also drawn a lot of attention. So it's definitely headed in the right direction. Here's hoping that it doesn't fizzle out again after Dirk retires.


    If anyone wants to rewatch the game:
    http://www.basketball-bund.de/livestream

    Boxscore:
    http://www.basketball-bund.de/wp-con...ER-FRA2013.pdf

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    Looks like the Georgia vs Italy game will start around 1:30 p.m. CST

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    Luke Zeller and Skita are playing for Georgia.

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    Nando was impressive yesterday. Everytime France needed to score, he has taken his responsabilities. He created adequatly and brought points in a lot of ways.

    Boris hasn't played much but I was quite pleased with his game. He didn't look to score but created some interesting plays. And defensively, he cas also solid.

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    Nando was impressive yesterday. Everytime France needed to score, he has taken his responsabilities. He created adequatly and brought points in a lot of ways.
    I also liked how hard he plays despite being a friendly game. It was night and day compared to what he showed in SL or in the first game against Finland. He was back at the level of physicality he showed at the end of the regular season.

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