Sergio Scariolo, coach of the Spanish basketball team, has offered on Tuesday the list of shortlisted for the World Cup in China, which are not, for various reasons, players like Sergio Rodriguez, Pau Gasol, Serge Ibaka or Nikola Mirotic.
The Spanish pivot, who will miss the 2019 China World Cup due to a fracture in his left foot that deprived him of a large part of the season, did not close the door to contest the 2020 Olympic Games (Tokyo) with the Spanish national team.
Sergio Rodriguez, meanwhile, announced on Tuesday his resignation from the World Cup because of the need to recover "from the small discomfort and fatigue of this course", in which he was proclaimed champion of the Euroleague with CSKA Moscow.
Through a text posted on his Twitter profile, El Chacho explained that this is one of the "most difficult decisions" of his sporting life.
"But after many laps, many reflections and thinking with patience, this summer for the first time I felt the need toar, "he said.
List of called:
– Bases: Quino Colom (Bahcesehir / TUR), Jaime Fernandez (Unicaja Malaga), Sergio Llull (Real Madrid), Ricky Rubio (Phoenix Suns / USA)
– Aleros / escorts: Javier Beirán, Xavi Rabaseda (Herbalife Gran Canaria), Víctor Claver, Pau Ribas (Barcelona), Rudy Fernández (Real Madrid) and Joan Sastre (Valencia)
– Power forward / power forward: Pablo Aguilar (Reggiana / ITA), Juancho Hernangómez (Denver Nuggets / USA), Ilimane Diop (Baskonia), Marc Gasol (Toronto Raptors / USA), Willy Hernangómez (Charlotte Hornets / USA) and Pierre Oriola (Barcelona).