Almost a week before the start of the upcoming Eurobasket 2015, one key member of the French team is forbidden to play in the event. As the French federation announced, center Alexis Ajinca is out.
Entering his fourth season in the NBA, new Portland Trail Blazers forward Moe Harkless is looking to bounce back from a lost 2014-15 campaign with the Orlando Magic. In order to do so he obviously needs to stay healthy, but so far that’s been a problem. According to PrimeraHora.com, Harkless injured his ankle while practicing with the Puerto Rican national team, forcing him to fly back to Portland for further evaluation.
Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas (SBP) Executive Director Sonny Barrios said that apart from FIBA, they have yet to receive clearance from the Los Angeles Lakers and the National Basketball Association (NBA) for Jordan Clarkson to represent the Philippines. In an interview on CNN Philippines’ Sports Desk on Tuesday, Barrios said the SBP has submitted Clarkson’s passport to FIBA and has received a list of other supporting documents to secure formal approval. “Frankly, the ball is on our court,” said Barrios. “Once we complete what they require, we should expect them to reply maybe within 48 hours after they receive the documents.”