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Juan Carlos Navarro
Height: 6-3 / 1.91
Weight:174 lbs. / 79 kg.
Height: 6-3 / 1.91
Weight:174 lbs. / 79 kg.
Spain’s guards didn’t adjust by looking for Pau and Marc Gasol in the post enough, and then compounded that by missing all but two of their 22 attempts from beyond the 3-point arc. “Everyone thought we had won this before it started, but we didn’t prepare well for the game and were trying to play catchup the entire way,” Spain guard Juan Carlos Navarro said. “They prepared better than we did. We relied on doing what we always do, defend and get out on the break, but our shots didn’t fall, and they played with a lot of poise.”
01 Feb 14
Ben Golliver: Blazers F Nicolas Batum tells me he was aiming for Juan Carlos Navarro’s arm and not his groin.
See something else. While I assume that’s not exactly what Nic was trying to say, it perfectly describes what he needed to do after an eventful summer that unfortunately concluded with Batum committing a now infamous foul on Juan Carlos Navarro at the end of France’s 66-59 loss to Spain in the men’s basketball quarterfinals at the 2012 Summer Olympics. “What I’m mad about is what I showed to people about myself, what I showed about the game, about France, everything,” said Batum. “I feel bad about it because that’s not me. I’m human. I lost it. I just lost it. “You don’t want this type of action. I can’t do it. You can’t see that on the court. If the (International Basketball) Federation or the Olympics want to suspend me a couple games or fine me, I’m okay with that. I won’t say anything.”
You mentioned you watch film of other players as well – who are the guys you are watching? There are obviously a ton of great point guards in this league right now and certainly there are lessons to be learned from all of them, but are there a handful you focus on the most? Jeremy Lin: I’ve watched everybody and some of the names might be shocking, but the thing is every point guard does something better than me, so the key is learning from whatever that is. Players that I’ve watched – the obvious ones: Chris Paul, Deron Williams, Steve Nash, John Stockton, Gary Payton. And then you can go on to the ones who have very specialized skills: Juan Carlos Navarro and then Chris Duhon and Raymond Felton. They do things that are really, really good and better than me that other people might not see.
Four years later, though, he would not be denied the ultimate souvenir, because Paul moved too fast for the security guards at O2 Arena. Spanish defenders know the feeling. “If it’s not Kevin Durant, it’s LeBron James,” Spanish guard Juan Carlos Navarro lamented after his 19-point first half, combined with Pau Gasol’s brilliant third quarter, only wound up slightly closing the 11-point gap that separated these nations at the ’08 Olympics. “If it’s not one, it’s the other one.”
Joe Ingles: Congratulations to my teammates J.C Navarro & Mr Sada on winning a silver medal! #proud #teammates #london
Fabian Garcia: In the media zone, Juan Carlos Navarro said this may have been his last big tournament with Spain
When Batum could’ve stopped the clock with a slap on the arm, he punched Spain’s Juan Carlos Navarro in the groin. “I wanted to make sure he had good reason to flop,” Batum said. Asked if he believed he had accomplished his goal, Batum told Yahoo! Sports with a smile, “I hope so.”
Blazers coach Terry Stotts told me that he thinks he will speak to Nicolas Batum about his crotch crush of Juan Carlos Navarro but said that one incident shouldn’t define a person. “I haven’t seen the incident. I do know that things happen in the heat of battle that people regret. I haven’t seen it. There have been things in the past that have happened that were regrettable and players are not happy with it, they feel bad, they regret it and you move on. I don’t think one incident is going to define one person. Nic is a good young player. We want him to get better and move on from there.” Terry Stots: “I’m sure I’ll talk to him about it. It’s going to be hard not to talk about. We’ll see how it goes. From my understanding, he’s already apologized for it. He apologized and you move on. I’m sure it might come up once or twice, we’ll see.”
Asked if watching the Spain-Brazil game that he was convinced that Spain had taken a dive in the fourth quarter, Batum told Y!, “They did what they had to do.” Told some won’t think that a deliberate punch to the groin is in the ‘Olympic spirit,’ Batum told Yahoo! Sports: “Do you think if you lost a game on purpose, that’s the Olympic spirit?”
After France’s Nicolas Batum delivered a vicious punch to the groin of Spain guard Juan Carlos Navarro, Batum left no confusion over his intentions. “I wanted to give him a good reason to flop,” Batum said. Batum was angry with the Spanish guards for falling to the floor for what he believed was incidental contact throughout Spain’s 66-59 quarterfinal victory over France at North Greenwich Arena. Asked by Yahoo! Sports if he believed his punch to the groin had given Navarro “good reason,” Batum smiled and said, “I hope so.”
Navarro, 32, has been dealing with plantar fasciitis for a number of years. Coach Sergio Scariolo said Navarro sustained another foot injury near the end of Spain’s tournament-opening win over China on Sunday. “It was very strong and all of a sudden,” Scariolo said. “It is nothing related with his former problems. It is a probably a new injury. It is plantar fasciitis, but it is probably in a different place [within the foot]. “He couldn’t play. I don’t know how many games he will miss.”
He did acknowledge legit initial concern “when Kevin [Love] went down,” but that was the extent of Team USA’s internal fretting on this occasion. Especially when Spain appears to have far more serious injury worries — with star guard Juan Carlos Navarro forced to miss Spain’s win over Australia earlier in the day with worsening foot issues — and with Davis providing a promising counter to the hiccups with his success carrying out at least one element of Tuesday’s game plan.
“He’s not obviously too happy right now because he’s injured and he couldn’t play today and we don’t know exactly when he’s going to be able to play,” said teammate and longtime friend Pau Gasol. “It’s not the easiest situation for an athlete to go through during an Olympics.”
24 Jul 12
13 May 12
Mark Woods: Dirk Nowitzki named FIBA Europe Player of the Year, ahead of Juan Carlos Navarro and Bo McCalebb
FC Barcelona Regal announced Monday that it has agreed to terms with star guard Juan Carlos Navarro on a contract extension through 2015. Navarro (1.91 meters, 31 years old) will appear with club president Sandro Rosell at a press conference Tuesday afternoon to discuss the signing.
Spencer Hawes: Watching the euro basket championship they let them get away with more contact than I thought in intl ball. Navarro is killen batum fouling
Do you regret leaving the NBA? Juan Carlos Navarro: No, because there were some circumstances that prevented me from being comfortable. The team was very bad, there was the language barrier and my family, my kids, were not comfortable. So when I had the chance to return to my club to win titles again and feeling important, I didn’t let it go. Had I been on a better team, one that was in the playoffs, it might have been different.
Andrea Bargnani: Kaman, Noah and Gasol are just some of the NBA players in Lithuania this month, but there’s plenty of non-NBA talent here. @AndreaCentenari asked which of those guys I fear the most. I’d have to go with Juan Carlos Navarro of Spain. He just scores, scores and scores. Navarro has been a superstar in Europe for many years and is still going strong, as you could see yesterday.
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Rudy would sign a long contract with Regal Barcelona, possibly four years, and would earn a lot more than he earns in the NBA. He would have a contract close to the top earner of the team, Juan Carlos Navarro.
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