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Group A EuroBasket 2017 Odds

Who wins group A at the EuroBasket 2017?

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One of the most interesting groups in the upcoming Euro Basket will be located in Finland to be exact Helsinki.

Finland, France, Greece, Slovenia, Poland, and Iceland will be participants of Group A.

We are going to walk you through all of the teams in this group and the possible outcome regarding the final standings.

The biggest name and in our opinion the team who has the most significant chances to win this group is France.

French national selection is in a bit of transition because several of their leading stars retired from the national team. Tony Parker, Florin Pietrus, and Mickaël Gelabale are out of the picture.

The additional blow for them is the fact that Nicolas Batum is going to skip playing for France this summer, after 13 years in selection. Also, it seems that Rudy Gober is going to miss this Euro Basket and this puts Gauls in a disturbing position.

But, on the other hand, they have many players who can jump in and replace guys mentioned above. And they are big NBA stars. Boris Diaw, Evan Fournier,  Timothé Luwawu-Cabarrot and of course CSKA Moscow's sharp-shooter Nando de Colo.

The second favorite is Greece. With Giannis Antetokounmpo who is probably going to dominate in every single game of the championship, the Greeks have a chance to go pretty deep in this tournament. He is the only player in NBA who leads in points, rebounds, assists, steals, and blocks in his franchise. All five major statistical categories. What worries their fans is the facts that Kosta Koufos might skip this event. Of course, The Greeks have solid players for all positions, and Ioannis Bourousis, an experienced veteran will be waiting to fill in this spot.

After many years, Slovenia is coming to one tournament in search of a medal. Goran Dragic will lead this team after a fantastic season with Miami Heat, averaging 20.3 points and almost six assists. The exciting thing is the fact that we might see one of the world biggest talents, Luka Doncic, who is a prospect for number one pick in 2018 NBA draft.

If Beno Udrih and Sasa Vujacic appear too, it will be a respectable squat.

The Polish national selection will rely mostly on Marcin Gortat. That is if they managed to persuade Washington Wizard's big man to appear in Finland. Also, there is a tiny hope that Przemek Karnowski, the Gonzaga Bulldogs sensation might show up. The Polish team would have probably one of the most dominant inside duos in the whole championship.

Finland and Iceland will decide about the last position in this group and to be honest both teams are very limited.

The home team has several players who have the experience of playing in major competitions, and one of them is Lauri Markkanen, one of the best players NCAA. He was excellent during the last season in Arizona, and he will be high-placed on the upcoming draft.

Petteri Koponen is a member of Barcelona and these two players at the biggest name among the Finnish players.

Iceland comes to avoid being defeated by some big margins, and they will want to learn about this game and appearing at big tournaments.

Projected standings after the end of the first round:

France, Greece, Slovenia, Poland, Finland, Iceland