FIBA World Cup Preview

The 2014 FIBA World Cup is starting in Spain and USA are the main favorites to with it all. Although they didn’t brought their A-team and they’re playing without LeBron James, Carmelo Anthony, Dwight Howard, or any other NBA superstar. This is a young squad where Rudy Gay is the oldest player at the age of 28. He filled out the empty space at SF after Kevin Durant withdrew from the campaign and Paul George suffered a horrific leg injury. The main stars on this squad are Kyrie Irving, Steph Curry, Derrick Rose, James Harden and Anthony Davis who is projected to be the leader of the team and a possible MVP candidate for the tournament. You can check out the latest basketball tips in pro sports at

The second strongest team on the tournament is the host nation, Spain. They have a rare opportunity to win it all in a situation when USA is bringing a young and unexperienced team. The Spaniards have a strong and experienced squad that plays together with years. They have a strong frontcourt consisted of the Gasol brothers and Serge Ibaka. They will be supported by an experienced Euroleague and NBA Spanish super team that is consisted of legend Juan Carlos Navarro, young point guard and game organizer Ricky Rubio who will have to prove himself, swingman Rudy Fernandez, three point master Sergio Llull and Euroleague 2014 MVP Sergio Rodriguez who has previously played in the NBA for the Portland Trailblazers.

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Other teams that are a part of the tournament and have chance to finish amongst the top five teams are the highly talented and young squad of Greece with Papanikolau and Giannis Antetokounmpo, Slovenia led by the Dragic brothers, France without their leader Tony Parker, Serbia led by Teodosic and Krstic, Croatia with the wunderkind Dario Saric and Brazil that has a strong NBA/Euroleague squad led by Marcelinho Huertas.