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Serge Ibaka didn't play nearly as much as anyone expected he would in the Olympics. The Spanish team who eventually finished seven points shy of a Gold Medal did play Ibaka for 22 minutes in the final game against the US, but he probably should've played even more than that. To speculate, the issue most likely revolved around the fact that the Gasol brothers manned the post for much of the international competition. Marc at the center spot, and Pau at the Power Forward. For as good as Ibaka is, and will be, he's not as skilled as Pau right now. Unlike the basketball played in the United States, European style play is far more rooted in fundamentals, and coached by traditionalists. Meaning, in my opinion, the Spanish coaching staff isn't as likely to roll out a starting front-court with Serge at the three. Maybe they should've done that. In the defense of the Spanish brain trust however, they did finish only seven points away from beating a team who thinks the...
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