Slight bug reading this info late at night, but we are indeed on a real rumor: Austin Reaves could well participate in the 2023 World Cup with the selection… German!
The name of Austin Reaves is on everyone’s lips right now, because of his big performances with the Lakers, of which he has become one of the leaders in the absence of LeBron James. 12 points, 3 rebounds and 3 assists on average for the sophomore, a month of March with more than 18 pawns per game and even a career high of 35 three days ago, in short, the begey is in full swing and is currently carrying the Lakers towards – perhaps – the Playoffs.
But the news of the day comes to us concerning Austin Reaves… from Germany, from the Black Forest, from Westfalenstadion, from FC Bonne Bière. Yes I have just summed up in one sentence my infinite knowledge of this neighboring country, but the essential is elsewhere: Austin Reaves has a German passport and his teammate Dennis Schroder can’t stop urging him to take part in the World Cup with Mannschaft in September.
I’m very interested, and I’ve even talked about it with Dennis Schroder. I also spoke about it at length one time ago with Gordon Herbert (Germany coach and coach, editor’s note).
But you are going to say to me “how in the world can Auston Reaves have a German passport, but what idea”? Well I will answer you. It turns out that the grandmother of Reaves is German and therefore masters the sauerkraut recipe perfectly. (which involves cooking everything at once), and that his brother Spencer Reaves (not to be confused with Spencer Reed) has also been playing in Germany for two years. A little more than an opportunistic lease therefore, and we also remember that it is not everyone’s dream to play for a country whose certain city names are made up of only ten consonants.
In case of coming from the back this summer with the selection, Germany could therefore show up with a roster including Dennis Schroder, Austin Reaves, Franz and Moe Wagner, Daniel Theis, Maxi Kleber and Isaiah Hartenstein. On a FIBA scale it almost looks like a Dream Team, and if we can have an extra month of Austin Reaves we certainly won’t say no.
It’s 11:05 a.m. and off we go imagining Austin Reaves throwing big foams in front of Derrick while eating sausages. Isn’t life beautiful? Come on, send the rest, I have a Teutonic dish simmering.
Source : Jonathan Sherman – Lakersdaily.com