The countdown to the FIBA World Cup, in which the Spanish national team is participating Sergio Scariolo Title defense. Starting Friday, the best basketball begins, in a tournament with important absences.
Ricky Rubio, the best player in the world in the past, will not be in the Spanish national team due to his mental health. The NBA point guard announced in a statement that he “didn’t feel ready” for the challenge and would be the Spanish point guard Alberto Diaz and Juan Nunez.
And he’s not the only NBA star who won’t be in attendance. In Serbia, no more, no less, NBA champion Nikola Jokic will not be there.
In Greece they wouldn’t have it Giannis AntitokomboWho won the best player award in the best league in the world in 2019 and 2020.
Canada is certainly the team most affected by absences. Its best players will not be in the World Series: nor Andrew Wiggins no Jamal MurrayNBA champion with the Denver Nuggets.
Spanish group in the World Cup
Spain Scariolo is in Group G with Brazil, Iran and Ivory Coast.
Group A: Philippines, Italy, Dominican Republic and Angola.
Group B: Serbia, Puerto Rico, China, South Sudan.
Group C: United States, Greece, New Zealand and Jordan.
Group D: Lithuania, Montenegro, Mexico, Egypt.
Group E: Australia, Germany, Finland and Japan.
Group F: Slovenia, Venezuela, Georgia, Cape Verde.
Group G: Spain, Brazil, Iran, Ivory Coast.
Group H: France, Canada, Latvia, Lebanon.