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Despite the rumours of potential player withdrawals, none have taken place yet, making the reigning champions obvious favourites for a three-peat.
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Tony Parker is proving ageless, gearing up for another NBA All-Star appearance beside teammate Joakim Noah. A 2011 repeat final could be on the cards.
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Another team that will be affected by the commitment of key players, but until any official withdrawals come through, Russia looks headed for another podium finish.
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Playing at home and with a healthy roster committed to the cause. These guys need to be in the top four.
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Kostas Koufos and the Denver Nuggets look playoff bound in the NBA and with a bevvy of Greeks playing regular minutes for Olympiacos and Panathinaikos, this is a quarter-final bound team.
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Linas Kleiza is looking healthy and Jonas Valanciunas' broken finger looks like it will be heeled in time. Never count out the green machine.
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Going through qualifying undefeated without your star players Nikola Pekovic and Nikola Vucevic? You have to be top-eight bound.
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Another team to go through qualifying without key players and with Danilo Gallinari going from strength to strength in the NBA, the quarters look in reach for the Azzurri.
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Battling just to qualify, but admitting that they were not taking it seriously enough, Serbia cannot be counted out of getting it done on the big stage.
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Ersan Ilyasova has got his groove back and the European powerhouse looks like a top-ten finisher.
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Ante Tomic is leading the ACB in multiple statistical rankings following the first round of the Spanish League and Dario Saric is finally playing following contract negotiations.
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Maccabi is looking headed for the next round of the Euroleague with an Israeli-laden roster, assuring this is a team in contention.
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Luol Deng is going from strength-to-strength in Chicago whilst Joel Freeland is gaining invaluable experience in Portland. Despite recent funding cuts to the GB program, the Brits remain on the up for now.
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Zaza Pachulia has been gaining regular minutes in the NBA and with a healthy roster around him, this is a team going places.
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Dirk Nowitzki is far from his vintage form in the NBA, and there has not been enough from the up-and-coming Germans to suggest this team could be a threat.
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BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA
Mirza Teletovic looks like he will be leading this team straight from the NBA playoffs, where he and the Brooklyn Nets are headed.
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Petteri Koponen has been improving each week for Khimki whilst Sasu Salin is benefiting from big minutes at Union Olimpija, suggesting this team could produce an upset or two.
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F.Y.R of MACEDONIA
The apparent retirement of Vlado Ilievski and Pero Antic from the national team makes it difficult to see Bo McCalebb carrying this team by himself.
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The announcement of Dirk Bauermann as new coach is a step in the right direction for the Poles, but it remains to be seen how he fits into the Polish system.
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A surprise rookie in the NBA this season has been Swedish passport holder Jeffery Taylor. Should he commit to Slovenia this year, Sweden's ranking may be set to skyrocket.
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Jan Vesely is lacking the playing time he perhaps deserves in the NBA right now, meaning he could be short on big minutes come summer.
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Hosting in two years' time, playing in front of a home crowd may offer the Ukrainians a better chance to avoid a likely donut this time round in their wins column.
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Placed in the so-called group of death, the recent successes of VEF Riga and Ventspils in Europe are not enough to make them a threat in their group.
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With the majority of the Belgian team playing domestically, and no Belgian team making it past group play in the EuroCup, this appears to be a team that will be short on big-game experience.