Should international players play in intense, high-volume tournaments like the European Basketball Championship – better known as EuroBasket – so close to the start of the next NBA season? The Boston Celtics probably wish Danilo Gallinari hadn’t – but shouldn’t that always be his call?

With the 2022-23 pre-season fixture list less than a month away and European players potentially playing there until the start of pre-season, there is reason to think such attendance could disrupt the rest. and the necessary recovery as well. based on the risk of injury.

On the other side of the coin, these tournaments are important for these players, and banning them worldwide could even reduce the number of players who would play in the NBA as a result unintended.

On top of that, players will be playing somewhere, even if they weren’t supposed to – isn’t it better for them to do it in a league-approved setting?

The hosts of ESPN’s “NBA Today” recently debated this topic; take a look at the embedded clip above to see where they went down on international play and the NBA.

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