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The Spanish Basketball Team returned almost as it left it. Some tweaking and a new show from the talent of the team that goes to every FIBA ​​Window. Beating up of a Macedonia that endured a 14 ‘in Prince Felipe and Sergio Scariolo’s notepad to shine The big question is what can we take into account with a view to Eurobasket and big championships? Y It seems that there is an answer: ‘the big ones’ take a leading role, while the little ones have to continue working.

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This is how the Italian coach himself sees it, who after the victory against weak Macedonia highlighted how Sebas Sáiz and Yakuba Sima have taken steps to become key players. “Our inner game was impaired with the withdrawal of legends like Felipe [Reyes]Marc y Pau [Gasol]but this team has seen the rise of players like Sebas Sáiz, Yakuba Sima or Fran Guerra -not called up against Macedonia- and together with Santi Aldama, Willy Hernangómez and Usman Garuba they can form a very solvent team in the big championships”, he explained.

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In the two games against Macedonia or during all the Windows it was shown, while the real doubts arise with the ‘backcourt’. “Everybody knows he’s our unknown right now,” Scariolo said. It is the ‘other speed’ of Spain. one that has to do with injuries, such as that of Ricky Rubio -the best player in recent major championships-, withdrawals and doubts after the different ‘tests’.

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The ‘other speed’ of Spain

Against Macedonia, which being the weakest rival perhaps should not be taken As a general assessment, it happened with Xabi López-Arostegui. Soon charged with fouls, he did not finish displaying a good game in the shot, and only shone in connection with Pradilla. An example of its two extremes: either the compulsive scorer capable of generating shots or when the irregularity appears.

It also happens with other of the great generators of shots, which in an important tournament would have a role to be able to unblock and offer variety: Jaime Fernández and Darío Brizuela. The ‘7’ is the base that changes the games from the direction and intensity, but, obviously, he cannot occupy the role of Ricky Rubio -or anyone else-. And ‘the Basque Mamba’, as happened against Macedonia, has both the ability to go on a roll and break games as well as finish erratically from three-pointers and free kicks, something that doesn’t go with his best features. Different from Alberto Díaz, defensive specialist but without taking risks in the shot.

Everything goes through perseverance, one that ‘the greats’ are achieving. Sebas Sáiz and Yakuba Sima upset Macedonia’s already weak inside game, but their figure was vindicated by Scariolo. “They improve tactically and offer us new variations for our game,” he commented. “Pau or Marc taught it to us, and now we can offer it. And we want to be in the accounts to enter a great tournament”, said ‘el Samurai’.

The variety of Parra and Pradilla

In these accounts, scratches in Scariolo’s notebook and arrows that will make new decisions, a section should also be dedicated to those players who have gone one step further to be a multi-tool. There are two especially and monopolize more spotlights: Joel Parra and Jaime Pradilla. They are far from their mirror to look at themselves, Juancho Hernangómez, but they have the physical and basketball weapons to play a key rolee in ‘modern’ Spain.

A FIBA ​​basketball that asks more and more to play the dominant ‘5’, and from their height they can fight inside and move away to open gaps. On his must is still the ‘lack’ of annotation. Perhaps with a Spain with players who tend to do so, such as Brizuela, López-Arostegui or Barreiro, it will be complicated but it is the change to be madeto be on all Scariolo accounts.

Ones in which now the big ones put cruising speed, while the little ones want injuries and withdrawals to make way for them to sign up, guide and be part of both the Spain that goes to the Windows of Summer and the one that wants to repeat the golden dream.



Source: www.marca.com

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