An international scout breaks down the two biggest threats to the U.S. in the world championships:
[Defending champion] Spain plays a very effective up-tempo game. They just go. When they get in the half court, they run Rudy Fernandez and Juan Carlos Navarro
(below) off screens every time. If the shots aren't there, they dump it right in to Marc Gasol, who is a very good post player. Greece has a great point guard in Dimitris Diamantidis. He's unselfish, and when it comes down to the end of the game, he can make the big three. When [6'9", 345-pound] Sofoklis Schortsanitis is in the game, the offense runs through him. He's so strong and has very good hands. They run a lot of misdirection so he can seal his man off and go to work.