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Without Nicolas Batum and Nando De Colo, the Blues must reinvent themselves


The France team will have to deal without its two most experienced players this summer at EuroBasket.

You miss two beings and everything is depopulated?

This is the question that the Blues, deprived of Nicolas Batum (33 years old) and Nando De Colo (35 years old), will have to answer at EuroBasket 2022 (from September 1 to 18), in Germany.

Two frames that "weigh".

340 selections to them from them, barely less than all of the 13 players remaining at Vincent Collet's disposal after the withdrawals of Andrew Albicy, Moustapha Fall, Frank Ntilikina

and Victor Wembanyama, and represented almost a quarter of the playing time for the French team at the Tokyo Olympics last year.

Two players who preferred to give up on the selection this summer for both family and physical reasons in order to preserve themselves for the 2023 World Cup and the Paris Olympics in 2024. The first has just returned to the Clippers (NBA) after a season during which he “

struggled physically

”, while the second signed up this summer for Asvel, where… Batum also serves as director of operations…

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Source: lefigaro

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