Eurobasket 2022 returns this week and we are in charge of a tournament that will bring together various figures from the NBA. The contest returns
Eurobasket 2022 returns this week and we are in charge of a tournament that will bring together various figures from the NBA. The contest returns to the fore since the 2017 edition and promises to be close and with a great show for basketball lovers.
In the last edition, a young Luka Doncic surprised the world by beating Serbia in the final, in which he was backed by fellow NBA star Goran Dragic.
It is worth reviewing five figures that will be in the tournament that starts this Thursday.
Doncic is presented as the main figure of the tournament. He comes from winning the tournament in 2017 and now, much more mature, he will have the responsibility of defending the title with Slovenia on his shoulders. He is coming off another great season with the Dallas Mavericks, averaging 28.4 points, 9.1 rebounds and 8.7 assists in 65 games played.
Giannis Antetokounmpo has taken his participation with the Greece team very responsibly this summer. He comes from playing the windows of the 2023 World Cup and now he will wear the blue shirt to defend the colors of the country of his birth. The star forward of the Milwaukee Bucks is coming off another great campaign in the NBA.
Jokic won the NBA MVP for the second year in a row. Not even that status will prevent him from representing Serbia in the Eurobasket, as he has always shown commitment to defending the colors of his nation. The Denver Nuggets center averaged 27.1 points, 13.8 rebounds and 7.9 assists in his last season in the best league in the world and now he wants to shine in the continental tournament.
Rudy Gobert appears in every France squad year after year and the Eurobasket will be no exception. The center, who was recently traded from the Utah Jazz to the Minnesota Timberwolves, leads a French team that is one of the favorites to win the tournament. His 2.16 meter height will be key in the painting of his team.
Jonas Valanciunas is another one of those centers who like to play for their country and has shown it in World Cups and in the Olympic Games. The center of the New Orleans Pelicans leads a team from Lithuania that is used to fighting for podium positions in each event in which it participates.