Sport: Dragic makes it official, will join Doncic playing for Slovenia at EuroBasket

Giannis Antetokounmpo to play for Greece in Eurobasket

  Giannis Antetokounmpo to play for Greece in Eurobasket Antetokounmpo will join Nikola Jokic, Luka Doncic and other NBA players in the competition.Antetokounmpo has been working out with the Greek team in advance of EuroBasket — the European championships — this September, and it is now official that he will play for the team. The Bucks, however, will have a man on the ground to watch their MVP up close.

There will be some top-flight NBA talent playing in EuroBasket this September. Giannis Antetokounmpo — and all three of his brothers — will suit up for Greece. Nikola Jokic will play for Serbia. Rudy Gobert will play for France. Domantas Sabonis will lace them up for Lithuania.

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Now add Goran Dragic to a Slovenian team that already had Luka Doncic signed up.

Dragic scored 35 points in the championship game to lead Slovenia to the 2017 EuroBasket championship. He is a legend in his home nation and someone who can still contribute to winning basketball. There was some concern about getting the proper insurance for the two NBA players on the team, but that has been worked out.

Luka Doncic reportedly started offseason workout plan earlier this year

  Luka Doncic reportedly started offseason workout plan earlier this year Doncic started his offseason routine much earlier this year.The one knock on Doncic? His conditioning. Something even he has admitted needed to be better.

Slovenia finished fourth in the 2020 Olympics, getting out of group play and beating Germany in the first medal round, but then losing in the semifinals to France. Australia beat Slovenia in the bronze medal game. They enter EuroBasket as a team with a legitimate chance to medal.

In EuroBasket 2022, Slovenia is in Group B with old friends Germany and France, as well as Hungary, Lithuania, and Bosnia and Herzegovina. That is a stacked group, but the top four will advance to the 16-team medal round (finishing higher in the group should make the path through the single-elimination rounds easier).

Dragic will play for the Bulls as a backup point guard this season and could be a big boost to Chicago’s bench.

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PARIS (AP) — For most of those living along the route of the 109th edition of the Tour de France, the race is usually experienced from the side of the road. Often quiet villages and sleepy mountain towns are transformed into a festival of cycling fans sporting costumes and cheering every passing vehicle until the cyclists arrive. The Associated Press captured the quotidian amid the spectacle, how the race was experienced from inside the quiet spaces and homes that became the setting for the world’s most prestigious bicycle race.

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