Since there isn't much else to talk about...
First day impressions from EuroBasket:
All the favorites had very tough games. Even Spain.
Spain was carried by Pau and Navarro (the usual core) and Marc (now that we see how good he can be, I bet Barca and Spain fans are pissed at him for being out of shape till lately).
Spain has enough talent to be a playoff team in the NBA. 10 NBA level guys. I hope they start to click, it would make these games more fun.
Stanko is frustrating. Well, he wasn't given much time. But he looks bad on that team. Right now he doesn't look like a Euroleague center.
On the other hand, his game curve was extremely up and down throughout the year.
He's bound to stumble upon good periods again.
He reminds of a certain Pacer actually.
UK doesn't like to pass. Luol Deng's boxscore looked great, but he was in the bad Kobe mode. To be fair, he has only 2 decent teammates and they were trigger happy as well.
France is being France. As in, a team with a lot of talent, a lot of athletic and defensive ability, bad simplistic offense and no 3pt shooting. Tony Parker had a Rose like game, but they barely pulled it off against a much inferior team.
Jonas Valanciunas (Raptors pick at no.5) played little and played terribly. Everyone went at him and he couldn't do anything. Lithuanai has horrible overall defensive talent compared to last year's team from World Cup.
Kanter (Utah's pick at 3) had a 14-7, but I didn't see the game.
Erazem Lorbek had an 18-9, but again I didn't see the game.