By George Orfanakis / firstname.lastname@example.org
Basketball fans will have to reconcile with the idea that some of the most important European names in the business will not be present on the courts of the competition.
Some chose to rest, some saw their NBA teams giving them the… red light, some are plagued by injury problems, while others will be absent from their NTs as they decided to retire.
At the same time, it has to be noted that the EuroBasket no longer ensures direct qualification to the World Cup, which means that the new situation affects negatively the prestige of the competition and the final decision of some players.
Eurohoops presents the 15 stars who will be missed the most but also the appearances and playing time they registered last season…