FIBA Americas Tournament Kicks Off August 30th

The 10-team FIBA Americas tournament tips off onFriday, Aug. 30 from Caracas, Venezuela and continues through Sept. 11.  The 24-team Eurobasket (officially ‘FIBA Europe’) tournament tips on Sept. 4 from Slovenia and continues through Sept. 22.

With FIBA Americas (Aug. 30) and Eurobasket (Sept. 4) tipping off within the week. Three-dozen NBA players will be there, including a FIBA Americas-high four for Canada and a Eurobasket-topping five for Spain. NBA TV — which is set to broadcast 10 games in total — will be there, too.

NBA.Com has set up a FIBA Primer and here is some of the information that will get you all set for this coming tournament:

Team USA automatically qualified for the FIBA Worlds by virtue of its Olympic gold medal-game win over Spain in 2012. Which, in these hoops-starved times,you can look back on right here. But Spain’s in too, as a reward for hosting the event.

From there, the breakdown for the 24-team pool goes like this:

2 spots for the winner and runner-up of FIBA Oceana

3 spots for the Top 3 teams at FIBA Asia

3 spots for the Top 3 teams at FIBA Africa

4 spots for the Top 4 teams at FIBA Americas

6 spots for the Top 6 teams at Eurobasket

4 wild card spots for invited teams

How Do I Watch The Games?

NBA TV will broadcast 10 games between Eurobasket and FIBA Americas — eight live and two on tape delay.

 

FIBA Americas on NBA TV

Second Round

  • Sept. 5: 5:30 pm ET
  • Sept. 5: 8 pm ET

Semifinals

  • Sept. 10: 5:30 pm ET
  • Sept. 10: 8 pm ET

Finals

  • Sept. 12: TBD (Tape delayed from Sept. 11, 8 pm ET)

Eurobasket on NBA TV

Quarterfinals

  • Sept. 18: 11:30 am ET
  • Sept. 18: 3 pm ET

Semifinals

  • Sept. 20: 11:45 am ET
  • Sept. 20: 3 pm ET

Finals

  • Sept. 23: TBD (Tape delayed from Sept. 22, 3 pm ET)

Here is a list compiled by HoopsHype of current NBA players that will be playing for their teams.  San Antonio Spurs will have five players dawning their countries colors.  Cory Joseph (Canada), Nando De Colo (France), Boris Diaw (France), Tony Parker (France), Marco Belinelli (Italy).

FIBA Americas
Luis Scola Pacers Argentina
Joel Anthony Heat Canada
Cory Joseph Spurs Canada
Kris Joseph Nets Canada
Andrew Nicholson Magic Canada
Francisco Garcia Rockets Dom. Repub.
Gustavo Ayon Hawks Mexico
JJ Barea Timberwolves Puerto Rico
Greivis Vasquez Kings Venezuela
Eurobasket
Mirza Teletovic Nets Bosnia
Jan Vesely Wizards Czech Repub.
Nicolas Batum Blazers France
Nando de Colo Spurs France
Boris Diaw Spurs France
Tony Parker Spurs France
Johan Petro Hawks France
Luke Zeller Suns Georgia
Nick Calathes Grizzlies Greece
Omri Casspi Rockets Israel
Andrea Bargnani Knicks Italy
Marco Belinelli Spurs Italy
Gigi Datome Pistons Italy
Donatas Motiejunas Rockets Lithuania
Jonas Valanciunas Raptors Lithuania
Pero Antic Hawks Macedonia
Nikola Vucevic Magic Montenegro
Marcin Gortat Suns Poland
Alexey Shved Timberwolves Russia
Sergey Karasev Cavaliers Russia
Nemanja Nedovic Warriors Serbia
Goran Dragic Suns Slovenia
Jose Calderon Mavericks Spain
Victor Claver Blazers Spain
Marc Gasol Grizzlies Spain
Ricky Rubio Timberwolves Spain
Jonas Jerebko Pistons Sweden
Jeffery Taylor Bobcats Sweden
Omer Asik Rockets Turkey
Ersan Ilyasova Bucks Turkey
Hedo Turkoglu Magic Turkey
Vyacheslav Kravtsov Bucks Ukraine

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