Two San Antonio Spurs, a former Spur and a "should've been" Spur all have their tickets punched for the 2012 Olympics in London, and while each team is already planning for 2012, they are always dealing with some adjustments that will need to be made for next summer.
FIBA.com writes that Brazil, which clinched a birth to London by making it to the FIBA Americas final, is facing a decision of whether to include NBA free agents Nene and Lenadro Barbosa to next year's team.
""It's not our issue," answered Tiago Splitter. "We are friends with all of them and it's the coach's decision."
Anderson Varejao is still recovering surgery, but remains committed to playing for Team Brazil in London. As for Barbosa and Nene, it's a no brainer to let them play in 2012 if they want. I think you allow these guys to play with two teams in mind: USA and Spain. A trio of Varejao, Splitter and Nene could match up defensively with both teams. You can even sprinkle in some Bebe Nogueira if you like. Barbosa is important because Rubio, Jose Calderon & Juan Carlos Navarro are all um... defenders best fit for a zone, so Leandro could put good some good pressure on them.