But he's very stiff and doesn't have soft hands. He isn't athletic...he's pretty much just a guy who relies on his size to get around.
Australia has a ****LOAD of guys who could be solid bench players. They could be an upset team like how Puerto Rico was in 2004.
Germany is pretty solid.
For Greece; Vassilis Spanoulis is a former NBAer...is a pure PG, doesn't have the athletic ability, but is a more scoring/defensive version of Calderon.
Dimitris Diamantidis is probably their best scorer.
Marko Tomas from Crotia is an animal, he can score and is just a very good all around player that can play multiple positions.,
China has Yi Jianlian, Yao, Wang Zhi Zhi, Sun Yue, and Chen Jinhua(I think I spelled his name around). Yi, Yao and Yue are already in the NBA, Chen is a 19 lighting quick PG...needs to work on his skills though. China has a very interesting team that really underachievers in my opinion. The talent is there.
Top 5 in Scoring:
1. Dirk Nowitzki
2. Yao Ming
3. Olimpio Cipriano
4. Marko Tomas
5. Linas Kleiza
Top 5 in Rebounding:
1. Dwight Howard
2. Yao Ming
3. Dirk Nowitzki
4. Andrew Bogut
5. Hamed Ehadadi
Top 5 in Assists:
1. Chris Paul
2. Jose Calderon
3. Pablo Prigioni
4. Sarunas Jasikevicius
5. Theo Papaloukas
For your squad Germany;
Tim Ohlbrecht is a PROSPECT to look at.
Born in 88, his idol is Dirk and he plays like Dirk.
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He hasn't produced yet, but he's ranked 9th internationally in the 88' class...he was number one before.
I noticed Germany has a pretty tall team. There are 5 players 6'11 or above on Germany. Maybe Dirk will run some point on an all 7 footer line up.
Unfortunately for Germany, this is a guard oriented basketball. Germany would be good in the NBA, but not in FIBA.
The courts are smaller, so less space for bigs to create.
If Germany had a guard, maybe Hinrich? I don't know why they didn't try to get him. Maybe because policy if you played for USA already you can't play for another team. But Germany would be SICK with Hinrich.