Floats in the basketball world -forums, news, and fans included – a whiff that points to this selection of United States as one of the weakest since we began to have professionals of the NBA in the Games of Barcelona 92. The plague of low and disclaimers that have suffered feeding this current. Stripped of all of the top players of the NBA, its actual performance before the World cup of China is an unknown.
This morning, Spain can help to clear it in the friendly match we played against them early this morning (4.00 h, Four) at Anaheim (California). With the ranking FIBA in the hand, which evaluates the results of each selection in international competitions the last eight years, it is the best game selections that can be viewed in the world. The united states lead the standings with 793 points, followed by Spain (703), France (650), Serbia (645) and Argentina (626).
In the Spanish team did not give credit to those comments that point to the alleged weakness of his rival for the fact of not carrying your team, and not even the B.
Scariolo was the first who tried to settle this general opinion a few days ago: “people in Europe are a bit confused with that. All their players are in the NBA, and in their pcs until the twelfth player is very good,” he noted. Yesterday was reaffirmed in its opinion: “we played against the best team of the competition, which means that we put the maximum possible difficulties to these heights,” he said.it will be a rival ideal to measure the current state of the preparation Spanish for the World cup: “Obviously we want to compete against the best, already with baggage of technical-tactical more comprehensive, although still in need of more repetition and consolidation in our habits.”
The Spanish coach will be more aware of the evolution of the game, your team’s opponent: “we have Not prepared the game in a specific way, but concerned almost exclusively of our stuff, and of course we have to try to give a good picture, as we always try in every match.”Scariolo wants to see how he responds to his team against an opponent who wields so much muscle: “they Are very physical, have a lot of athletic ability and can force you to commit a lot of mistakes and losses”, he warns.
This athletic ability will test the resistance of the Spaniards in general, and Marc Gasol and Ricky Rubio called to be their great pillars, in particular. Both will have extra work to do with their opponents, the base with Kemba Walker, the best player of the selection rival, and with Derrick White and De Aaron Fox. And the power forward will have to squeeze your body to stop before the volume of Brook Lopez, Mason Plumlee, and Myles Turner.
The respect of the Spaniards by his rival is maximum. “Take the selection B or C are jugadorazos, do not have much experience, but yes a lot of talent to compete and win, and are physically superior,” says Juancho Hernangómez. “Although go with their fifth drive, they are very good”, pointing to his brother Willy. And Ricky, that the well-known sentence: “it is still the favorite to win the World, by many casualties which have many players and very good.”