Team Brazil feels confident about their chances at the upcoming Olympics games.
With Anderson Varejao of the Cleveland Cavaliers and Leandro Barbosa of the Indiana Pacers finally joining a squad that already features San Antonio Spurs center Tiago Splitter, they have a reason to believe that they could compete well in London.
Anderson, whose season was cut short by injury, is healthy again and looking as if he’ll be at his best for the national team. He'll be fighting for rebounds and scoring on put-backs, and more importantly give Splitter a big hand down low.
Anderson thinks experience will be a key factor in the Olympics.
"Our players are still young, but have experience, that is very important. It's great to have athletes playing in the NBA and in Europe."
While Barbosa believes Brazil will have a good run in London.
“It’s a very strong selection which has a bit of everything in every position, everyone knows what to do and does it well. It’s a group that is training to win a medal at the Olympics."
Marcelinho Huertas, who has been with Splitter in the national team since the 2006 FIBA World Championship will also join the squad.
(Photo via poundingtherock.com)