Tokyo Olympics: Spain Basketball Team Prediction, Preview and Schedule

Tokyo Olympics 2021: Here is a brief about the Spain basketball team of men's segment. watch the prediction, preview and schedule ahead of their Olympic fixtures.

Spain basketball team
Spain Men's team

As the teams gear up for glory, the #2 ranked team in the men’s basketball segment is eyeing the medal tally this year. The Spain basketball team has developed a lot in recent years. With prior NBA players and some still very prevalent, Spain has leveled up to become #2.

Spain basketball team
Pau Gasol and Damian Lillard

The Spain basketball team is in pursuit of victory. They have an experienced squad that is making their sixth straight appearance at the Summer Olympics. With Sergio Scariolo as their head coach and the likes of active NBA players such as Ricky Rubio, Marc Gasol, and Willy Hernangomez Spanin basketball team will look to extend their medals tally at the extravagant sports event.

Spain Basketball Team Review

Spain basketball team
Spain basketball team

Spain has retained their spot at #2 and this event is equally important in terms of their position as a whole. The defending World Cup champion, Spain is a three-time silver medalist at the Olympics. They won the bronze at the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics. They have competed in a total of 12 Summer Olympics. In Group C, Spain is the favorite to win the group phase and set up a gold medal clash with USA or Australia on another world stage podium finish. 

Spain Basketball Team Roster

Spain basketball team
Ricky Rubio and Draymond Green

The Spanish squad has the epitome of successful NBA players. They include Ricky Rubio – Minnesota Timberwolves, Marc Gasol – LA Lakers, Willy Hernangomez – New Orleans Pelicans, Alex Abrines (former), Rudy Fernandez (former), and Pau Gasol (former).

PlayerPosition
Xabier López-ArosteguiShooting guard
Pau GasolCenter
Rudy FernándezShooting guard
Sergio RodríguezPoint guard
Darío BrizuelaShooting guard
Ricky RubioPoint guard
Victor ClaverSmall forward
Carlos AlocénPoint guard
Marc GasolCenter
Willy HernangómezCenter
Usman GarubaPower forward
Pierre OriolaPower forward
Alberto AbaldeSmall forward
Álex AbrinesSmall forward
Sergio LlullGuard/Forward
Juancho HernangómezPower forward

Venue and Schedule

Spain basketball team
Draymond Green blocks
DateMatchupTime
Monday, 26 JulyJapan vs Spain5:30 PM
Thursday, 29 JulySpain vs Argentina5:30 PM
Sunday, 1 AugustSpain vs Slovenia1:50 PM

All of the games for Spain basketball team will be played at Saitama Super Arena, Saitama in Japan. The Arena will host all of the matches in the men’s basketball segment at this venue.

Spain Basketball Team Prediction

Spain basketball team
Ricky Rubio, Marc Gasol and Pau Gasol

It is an uphill task for the Spain basketball team after their loss to USA in the exhibition game. However, all of their potentials is centered around the best players like Ricky Rubio, Pau, and Marc Gasol. These veterans and few youngsters are trustworthy for Spain’s performance in this huge event. They are most likely to win if they can get better on their defense. Their chances of finishing up on the podium at the Tokyo Olympics are high.

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