HoopsHype Argentina rumors

July 30, 2012 Updates

For Ginobili, it’s a theme. All his teams are considered old. But compared to the Americans, for example, who think continuity is when four or five guys return from the previous team, these Argentines are rare. “I know one thing,” Scola said, smiling as he pointed to Ginobili. “I’m tired of playing with him.” San Antonio Express-News

But Scola said beating France is as critical, “like a Finals,” and that’s where Ginobili and his inside information comes in. He admitted he hasn’t seen Parker in his goggles yet. Given that, he isn’t sure if his plan would work. “All I know is,” Ginobili said, “I won’t be the one chasing him.” San Antonio Express-News

July 23, 2012 Updates
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Team USA was back in Barcelona, wearing 1992 Dream Team throwback jerseys, which led to another round of the Dream Team vs. 2012 team talk. But the USA having to work for an 86-80 win Sunday over Argentina in an Olympics tune-up shows why comparing the two eras is hard (and why the 2012 team’s style can lead to some close games). NBCSports.com

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"If I have to go to the Olympics without a contract, I'm going to do it," Delfino said. "I'm going to do it as long as I feel good physically, but I'm not playing if I'm not healthy. It doesn't matter if I have a contract or not by then." HoopsHype

June 10, 2012 Updates

"If I have to go to the Olympics without a contract, I'm going to do it," Delfino said. "I'm going to do it as long as I feel good physically, but I'm not playing if I'm not healthy. It doesn't matter if I have a contract or not by then." HoopsHype

Carlos Delfino: "I think I will make it in time for the Olympics. I'm in the middle of a difficult part in the recovery process. It's when you feel OK and you want to do things and the doctors tell you to calm down. But I feel good about the injury. I'm recovering well, running a little and doing basketball activities this coming week hopefully. I don't want to rush." HoopsHype

Delfino said he wouldn't mind playing at the Olympics with Argentina without a contract as long as he's feeling healthy by the time the competition begins. The Argentine says the recovery from sports hernia surgery is going well and feels optimistic about playing with the National Team in London. Sulia

June 6, 2012 Updates
June 5, 2012 Updates

Who will be the USA's toughest opponent? DeMarcus Cousins: Spain, because they have the brothers (Pau and Marc Gasol). Who else? DeMarcus Cousins: Who does Manu Ginobili play for? (Argentina) Yeah, Argentina. Sacramento Bee

May 24, 2012 Updates

With Dwight Howard sidelined, do you feel like Spain is going to have the best inside game at the Olympics? Marc Gasol: At the end of the day, it's about finding a balance and playing together. We have to play defense, which is what then makes it easier for us to run and score. Who's the third favorite after the U.S. and Spain at the Games? MG: Argentina has to be up there. They have a terrific team. Better than France? MG: Yeah, France too. But the Argentines have played together for a long time. France has a lot of talent and a good mix of veterans and young guys. But Argentina... I've always loved how they play. HoopsHype

May 4, 2012 Updates
May 3, 2012 Updates

FIBA: You will turn 35 in July. Are the 2012 Olympics going to be your last international competition? Ginobili: I don’t know yet. I’m quite sure it will be my last Olympics because of my age, but I still haven’t decided if I’ll play again with the national team after this summer. I’ll play this competition as if it were the last one, but we never know. If I’m healthy after the Olympics, there’s a possibility for me to keep playing for Argentina. I’ll decide at the end of the summer. FIBA.com

FIBA: Do you think Argentina has a chance to win a medal in London? Ginobili: Yes I think so. Our team is talented and we have a group of players who know perfectly how to play together. It will be difficult to reach the gold because teams like the USA and Spain look superior to the others, but I’m sure that we can fight for a medal. FIBA.com

April 30, 2012 Updates

After failing a third drug test in 1989, he was banned from the NBA. He had played 72 games over two seasons for the Warriors and Atlanta Hawks, averaging 3.1 points and 2.4 rebounds. Washburn would play for a few years in the Continental Basketball Association and the U.S. Basketball League. He also played overseas in Argentina, Puerto Rico, Greece, Spain, Switzerland and Colombia. “The drugs were really good in Colombia,” he says. Charlotte Observer

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