Managerial members of the Greek national team are expected to meet this week with the Bucks’ Giannis Antetokounmpo and Thanasis Antetokounmpo in Milwaukee to discuss their participation in this summer’s EuroBasket, according to Johnny Askounis of Eurohoops.net. Both have a history of playing for the national team.
Greece will participate in 2022 EuroBasket this September.
We have more from around the basketball world:
- Team USA managing director Grant Hill doesn’t expect star players to make multi-year commitments to USA Basketball, according to Joe Vardon of The Athletic. Hill said it’s unrealistic to expect current players to give up two consecutive summers to play for the team. Team USA, under Hill, also won’t hold a training camp this summer, another break from tradition. “There’s the notion that we (should) demand or expect two-year commitment from guys, but I’m not sure that necessarily works in this day and age,” Hill said. “People’s willingness and commitment to give two consecutive years to Team USA has changed, so we have to be able to adapt to the times. There’s been a considerable amount of interest from players who have already been a part of this, players who have already won gold medals in recent cycles, and then obviously, young players who want to be a part of this. I’m confident we’ll get the job done.”
- Former Bulls guard Antonio Blakeney has signed with Hapoel Be’er Sheva in Israel, JD Shaw of Hoops Rumors relays (Twitter link). Blakeney played 76 games with Chicago from 2017-19. He began this season in Bahrain.
- Russia’s invasion of Ukraine may force western sports leagues to reconsider their overseas partnerships, according to Daniel Kaplan of The Athletic. Just as athletes and leagues became more involved in social justice issues in recent years, there may be more of a consideration regarding human rights in choosing which countries they will market and operate their sports and products.
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Very hype to see a bunch of Eurobasket22 action this summer. I’m hoping the homie Dario can be healthy enough to suit up for Croatia again bc him & Bojan are literally 1 of my favorite duos in the game today. France is gonna be extremely tough to beat. I figure they’ll be the favorites but Greece, Serbia & Slovenia got the best players & they’re gonna be extremely tough to beat as well. Croatia, Turkey & Germany are my sleepers
Nobody with any thoughts on the upcoming Eurobasket tournament?
Yeah…maybe the NBA should talk about China
*see how big of a market China is for the NBA*
Pfft there’s nothing to talk about with China. Maybe you should educate yourself on the situation.
Genocide ain’t no big thang, amirite AxCel69?
The definition of genocide has changed radically. The term is easy to apply to
an alleged supression.
Putin is the bad boy and he likes it!
I wonder how a player with 76 games of experience chooses to play in… Bahrain? Pretty sure he must have earned good money
France: Gobert, Fouriner, Batum, Hayes, Ntilikina, Maledon, Poirier, Yabusele, Sekoyu and TLC.
Croatia: Bogi (Jazz), Saric, Zubac, Bender, Hezonja, Samanic and Zizic.
Germany: Schroder, Mo Wagner, Franz Wagner, Kleber, Theis, Hartenstein and Bonga
Serbia: Jokic, Bogi (hawks), Bjielica, Boban, Poku, Smailagic and Teodosic.
Spain: Rubio, Ibaka, Marc Gasol, W Hernagomez, J Hernagomez, Aldama, Garuba and Mirotic.
Turkey: Kanter, Osman, Korkmaz, Illayasova, Sengun and Yurtseven.
Then obviously Doncic on Slovenia, Giannas on Greece and so on but they lack good player around them.
I doubt it happens anything soon duo you money and covid but think it would be really cool to see a Euro vs Africa series every year or two.
Have like 4 teams from each in a little tournament to see which continent is better at ball.
Like Embiid vs Jokic internationally, nigeria vs France, Senegal vs Spain etc would be great to see
Btw go Germany
They already do that. Called FIBA. Usually USA beats a European team.
Things were supposed to go Africa’s way in soccer, too, but it hasn’t. The WC knockout rounds are mostly Euro & SA teams. I think Asian teams have seen more gain in sports.
Anyway contests have to get a US airing or they’re just something that happened somewhere. The technology exists but apparently fouls corporate profit plans, so we get predetermined “bundles” showing rubbish.
There is no reason for events to require exclusive airings, to be bought things.