Anyway, what do you guys think, any chance of this team making something significant in the Eurobasket?
the team looked quite good in some games in the qualifying round but also had some bad games. the main problem was obvious, no real C except for old and always injured Yaniv Green, which is also 2.06m only..
But, the team looked quite impressive compared to what some people expected
Casspi came as a whole different player, proved he is ready to lead this team and was the best player in most of the games with one very impressive game of 30 points against Montenegro. This season Casspi doesn't look as good as last one in his team Sacramento but I believe that those who follow the team a bit (or even just watch the scores) can understand that he's not the only one.
Casspi's averages this season:8.8 ppg, 4 rpg, 40% 3FG, in 22 mpg.
Eliyahu, another VERY important player for the national team, in the qualis he was also pretty good, definatly one of the best players of the NT, this season he came back to Maccabi from an injury-full season in Caja Laboral.
Eliyahu's averages this season:EUROLEAGUE-10ppg, 3.9rpg, 57%2FG, in 20mpg
ISRAELI LEAGUE-12.2ppg, 4.2rpg, 68%2FG in 21mpg
other important players for the team are:Tal Burstein-came back to Maccabi this season, not playing too much but when playing he's doing quite a good job. Yotam Halperin-not really playing in Oly as far as I know (just a few minutes here and there) even though he was great in the EB11 qualis. David Blu-nobody's sure if he's gonna play, but he sure is a great weapon for the team, he's doing quite a good job guarding big men (which is something very helpful for our short NT). Guy Pnini-a great and suprisingly very stable 3pt shooter, a big fighter and quite a good defender.
This post has been edited by MaccabiTA: 18 January 2011 - 01:46 PM