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Juan Carlos Navarro
Juan Carlos Navarro
Position: None
Born: 06/13/80
Height: 6-3 / 1.91
Weight:174 lbs. / 79 kg.
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The Spaniards are getting ready for their fourth chance in a row to beat USA in the Olympics and Juan Carlos Navarro believes that his teams has a good chance. According to the Spanish news agency EFE, when Navarro was asked if Spain can win his answer was the following: “There have been other teams in this tournament which have been very close to beat them, so why not us? We have come here to try to win and if we play our cards right and we are ready, why not…”
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With Marc Gasol out of the picture, Spain have announced their final roster for the Rio Olympics that start in just over a week. Eurobasket 2015 MVP Pau Gasol is included and Minnesota Timberwolves guard Ricky Rubio makes his return to the international fold after two years. He also makes his first Olympic appearance since the 2008 Beijing Olympics after missing the London Games with a torn ACL. Veteran Juan Carlos Navarro makes his fourth Olympic appearance in what is likely to be the EuroLeague’s all-time leading scorer’s final international showing.
Storyline: Olympic Games
The three most talented players you’ve played with in your career are … Gasol: I guess I got to go with … Kobe, Lamar Odom and, as far as talent goes, I could also say — not [just] in the NBA, right? It could be anywhere. Gasol: Then probably Navarro. Juan Carlos Navarro. I mean Lamar is just so talented. Maybe he wasn’t the caliber of player, a superstar, but he was just, I felt, had a very specific and unique talent that I really enjoyed and embraced and respected.
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Their fates and their accomplishments, in their native land at least, will forever be intertwined. “There is definitely something special,” Gasol told ESPN.com. “But I don’t know if it’s coincidence, or if it’s timing. Our generation, of the 1980s, it is a mix of special players and that’s why we were so successful early on and that’s why there are still a few of us left playing at a high level.”
Storyline: Eurobasket
Gasol and Reyes were both just 23 when these two Goliaths last squared off for the European title, 12 years ago, with a 36-point blast from the now-Chicago Bulls forward not enough to deny their Baltic rivals a 93-84 victory in the final in Stockholm. “That team was very talented,” Gasol recalls. “They escaped from us. And they beat us soundly.” Fernandez, later to have a stint in the NBA with Portland before returning to Real Madrid, had yet to break through. But other stars-in-the-making announced themselves to the world. Jose Calderon. Juan Carlos Navarro. Jorge Garbajosa. “La Generacion de Oro.” The Golden Kids.