As many know, many players throughout the league participate for their respective country, this includes players such as: Dennis Schroder of the Oklahoma City Thunder, will be representing Germany; Rui Hachimura of the Washington Wizards, representing Japan; and even Evan Fournier of the Orlando Magic, representing France.
Fournier a player that has had a long history playing for the French FIBA team, expressed how Team USA may not be as formidable of a competition as it has been in prior years. Fournier added that this could be due to how Team USA has won consistently, not to mention the fact that since this is the off-season for the NBA, many players may be focusing on resting.
This gives Fournier, as well as Rudy Gobert, center for the Utah Jazz, the opportunity to win it all for France. However, when looking at who may be seen as a major threat to take the gold from Team USA, it isn’t just France that the US should be concerned about, but also Spain.
This means that, by extension, team France should also be concerned about Spain too, which has notable NBA players such as: recent NBA champ, Marc Gasol; Willy Hernangómez of the Charlotte Hornets; and Juan Hernangómez of the Denver Nuggets.
Currently this is all speculation, for all we know Team USA, could be a much more serious threat than we think.
FIBA Basketball World Cup begins on Saturday, August 31st of this month, and will end Sunday, September 15th.
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