Because Demar isn't going to get much burn in the tournament.
Turkey's effective use of the zone defense will mean that the USA will be seeing more of that and could have a potential negative effect on Demar's playing time. The nature of DD's game being an iso and slashing game that will have to adapt to the zone.
Canada is going to be screwed when it comes to qualifying for the 2019 FIBA World Cup.
From Jason Concepcion of Grantland:
As such, the field for the FIBA Basketball World Cup has been increased from 24 to 32. Just like the real World Cup! And in coming years, qualifying windows — in November 2017, February 2018, June 2018, September 2018, November 2018, and February 2019 — will be used to determine which countries get to play in the World Cup and the Olympics. Just like international breaks in soccer in the run-up to the real World Cup!
But wait, don’t all of those dates except for September 2018 fall within the NBA season?
They sure do!
So, how will NBA or college players play in these qualifying tournaments?
Ha-ha, good question!
Does this screw Team USA?
Not at all! As long as Team USA wins the FIBA Basketball World Cup, it qualifies for the Olympics. And as long as Team USA wins the Olympics, it qualifies for the FIBA Basketball World Cup. It’s the circle of winning!
Last edited by stretch; Tue Sep 2nd, 2014 at 08:34 AM.
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What time is the Lithuania game today?
Lithuania looks hopeless and JV got killed by Baynes.
DeRozan in the game, got a jumper, a steal and a pair of free throws.
You come at the King, you best not miss.
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