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We always seem to have a thread for our b-ball NT heading towards major tournaments and with Duda picking his squad for the qualifiers this summer, I figured it was time for the next one.

First off the squad..

bekovi: Miloš Teodosić (CSKA Moskva), Stefan Marković (Valensija), Milenko Tepić (Kahasol), Aleksandar Rašić (Lijetuvos Ritas), Nemanja Jaramaz (Partizan mt:s), Nemanja Nedović (Crvena zvezda Diva) Danilo Anđušić (Partizan mt:s);

krila: Ivan Paunić (Virtus Bolonja), Mladen Jeremić (Hemofarm), Marko Kešelj (Olimpijakos), Andreja Milutinović (Crvena zvezda Diva), Nemanja Bjelica (Kaha Laboral), Vladimir Lučić (Partizan mt:s), Novica Veličković (Real Madrid), Duško Savanović (Anadolu Efes), Zoran Erceg (Bešiktaš), Milan Mačvan (Makabi/Partizan mt:s), Dragan Labović (Krasnije Krilja);

centri: Nenad Krstić (CSKA Moskva), Kosta Perović (Barselona), Milovan Raković (Žalgiris), Miroslav Raduljica (Anadolu Efes/Partizan mt:s), Dejan Musli (Kaha Laboral), Mile Ilić (Crvena zvezda Diva).

Secondly our schedule..

15/8 Iceland - Serbia
18/8 Serbia - Montenegro
21/8 Slovakia - Serbia
24/8 Serbia - Estonia
27/8 Israel - Serbia
30/8 Serbia - Iceland
2/9 Montenegro - Serbia
5/9 Serbia - Slovakia
8/9 Estonia - Serbia
11/9 Serbia - Israel

Nice schedule, good chance to see some b-ball during the summer for those of us who will be there. :thumbsup:

Top 2 qualify as well as the 4 best third placed teams.

Now give us your full analysis DZ and other experts. :D I see a fair number of younger players there like Nedovic, Musli, Andjusic, Jaramaz, Milutinovic, Lucic. Also slightly older newcomers in Dabovic and Jeremic.

Who's missing from the list except for guys like Milicic?

Novica btw very important for Real towards the end of the season. Good news for our NT as last year we missed him a lot.
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Not sure, only thing I read about it was that reports were saying he was 50% when playing on it. Whatever that means. The thing is, he passed a medical in Milan just recently, so, it seems he has recovered, but who knows?

For a guy of his size, I would have to think the injury couldn't have been too bad for him to still play on it. I'm no doctor though...
How's Kuzmic doing? Has he locked down a spot on the roster?
Doesn't Milutinov offer more on the court though? Not to mention he has more potential than Stimac and thus could use the experience.
Here's the squad:

Milos Teodosic
Nemanja Nedovic
Stefan Markovic

Bogdan Bogdanovic
Dragan Milosavljevic
Nikola Kalinic
Marko Simonovic

Nemanja Bjelica
Zoran Erceg
Miroslav Raduljica
Nikola Milutinov
Ognjen Kuzmic

What are you guys expecting this year?
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Srbija! :proud:
Serbia 93-64 Iceland

Next up is Turkey tomorrow.
This follows Nikola Pekovic being voted in as president by the board following Danilovic's departure.
Pekovic is the new president? Isn't he still an active NBA player? How does that work? :confused:
:eekani: Mirotic pulling a Divac...oh wait...:D
Hope Bogdanovic's injury isn't too serious. Didn't look too good though. :(
+21 now!
+18 HT.

Teodosic and Raduljica putting on a show! :)
It's looking more and more likely that we'll play the Croats in the QFs. Thoughts on there team, Dule? They seem to have a good squad, plus a bright future with Saric and Hezonja among others.
Predicting a QFs of:

We have the easier route to the final, no doubt. We have avoided Spain, France and Greece. Italy, Lithuania and Croatia on a good day can cause us problems but I expect a final.
Agreed. Nice to see Teo heating up just in time for the knock-out stages. Raduljica and Bjelica have also played some big games as well as others but we've still yet to see Bogdanovic explode. Hoping that will happen next. :hopeful:
Let's not forget that Belinelli didn't play though.
What was Teo thinking during the very last play of the game leaving his feet like that? Thought that was an amateur mistake by a fantastic player...
Thing is, couple 'bounces' go our way against Lithuania and we're in the final and most likely none of you are talking about who was/wasn't called up, much like at the WC.

Anyways, congrats to France on the bronze, they were the better team today. Was afraid we wouldn't really bounce back today and it seems that was the case, coupled with the fact that France is simply a very good team.

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