traorč replace turiaf...
i saw traorč in the last season when he played with lottomatica rome,he seemed me a good player,above all in attack with ball in hand, but sometimes it seemed a little naive to committing stupid fouls or steps and especially non-defensive almost nothing ...
are just my impressions? mahinmi was better for you?
Traoré is the de colo of the frontcourt (or better, they are our belinelli and bargnani, with less offensive skill ofc). Both (i would include parker but collet has been asking parker to improve his 1/1 pressure so we will see) are the usual targets of our opponents for obvious reasons.
You forgot something that i dislike with traore, he tends to cuss to referees about nothing and he loses his focus regulary. But offensively, he is a true option untill seraphin has developed a whole package (or untill tillie/lauvergne or another young manages to improve enough to come from the bench in our nt).
Turiaf blocks shot but he is a rather poor perimeter defender (he often gets caught in pnr situations) so losing him for traore won't change a lot of things. Mahinmi is a tad better in defense (foul prone though), a bit taller, but he is mostly a very good transition player (imo).
If you were thinking about our future match up, i am more worried about the gallinari/batum match up as nico has always struggle against gallo (except one game when danilo was still in nyk and i think before he had his back surgery). Even if diaw/flo pietrus and gelabale will probably rotate on him.
Anyway we are not there yet.
Diot is released from the nt because of his back (still painful and preventing him to play at 100% atm).
No name has been disclosed about his replacement. M'baye made the end of the preparation but most likely they will look for a pg (heurtel/ona embo).
Bad news even if it is not such a surprise considering the season diot had since his back injury (slipped disc in early may).
Is Mahinmi on the roster? His name is on absentee list.
No he is not. the last rumor about him being called when turiaf had his injury was a fake rumor from a french radio apparently (rmc).
The group for this Eurobasket is :
parker - albicy
de colo - ?
batum - gelabale - kahudi
diaw - pietrus
noah - seraphin - traore
+ either a pg or a combo guard to replace diot.