Only 10 days are left before EuroBasket 2017 tips off in 4 different countries.
Many people wait for the starting whistle to see beautiful plays, game winners, victories and top European basketball stars.
24 teams and 288 players will fight for the gold and individual accomplishments. Many more people will try their luck and predicting skills to place wagers and earn money. This truly is a special sports event, but for our sadness we will not be able to witness all the best players possible.
Some of them finished their careers in international competitions, some got injured and some decided to improve with the help of individual training or NBA teams interrupted the willingness to participate.
So who are they? Here is the list. You should perfectly know who cannot play. This knowledge is vital if you seek to gain profit while betting on this championship. Here is the list of top players that are going to miss the EuroBasket.
Please keep in mind that some players here are mentioned due to their importance to their national team.
This list is ought to be updated when there are changes.
Poland: Marcin Gortat (retired from the national team)
Greece: Giannis Antetokounmpo (injury), Vassilis Spanoulis (retired from the national team)
France: Tony Parker (retired from the national team), Nicolas Batum (refused), Rudy Gobert (refused), Joakim Noah, Fabien Causeur (injury), Timothe Luwawu-Cabarrot (injury), Alexis Ajinca (other reasons)
Slovenia: Zoran Dragič
Ukraine: Kyrylo Fesenko (injury), Pooh Jeter (refused), Alex Len.
Lithuania: Domantas Sabonis (not allowed by the Indiana Pacers), Paulius Jankūnas (refused), Lukas Lekavičius (injured in friendly game)
Georgia: Viktor Sanikidze, Beka Burjanadze (injury)
Italy: Danilo Gallinari (injury after fight during game), Andrea Bargnani (injury), Alessandro Gentile
Germany: Tibor Pleiss, Paul Zipser (refused)
Croatia: Ante Žižič (refused), Mario Hezonja, Miro Bilan (refused), Ivica Zubac, Ante Tomič
Czech Republic: Jan Vesely (refused), Ondrej Balvin (not allowed by Gran Canaria Las Palmo), Petr Benda, Pavel Pumprla, Blake Schilb
Spain: Sergio Llull (injury), Nikola Mirotič (refused), Rudy Fernandez, Serge Ibaka, Victor Claver
Great Britain: Ben Gordon (did not make it to the training camp), Luol Deng
Russia: Sergey Karasev
Serbia: Miloš Teodosič (health concerns), Miroslav Raduljica (injury), Nikola Jokič (refused), Nemanja Bjelica (injury), Ognjen Jaramaz (refused), Nemanja Dangubič (refused), Nikola Kalinič (injury), Nemanja Nedovič (injury)
Latvia: Anžejs Pasečniks
Turkey: Omer Asik (injury), Enes Kanter (political reasons), Ersan Ilyasova (refused), Bobby Dixon (injury)
Belgium: Matt Lojeski (injury)
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