NBA fans hankering for a taste of hoops won't have to wait another two months to get their fix, thanks to the 2013 FIBA Eurobasket Tournament.
With all of Europe's top teams (and for some reason, Canada) getting together to kick off group play in Slovenia from Sept. 4-22, there'll be more than enough action to satisfy the appetites of even the hungriest hoops consumers.
A number of the NBA's biggest names have skipped the tournament—including Dirk Nowitzki, Pau Gasol and Joakim Noah—but their absences open up the stage for some intriguing talents to enjoy the spotlight.
We'll run through some of the most interesting NBA players who'll be participating in the tournament, with a particular eye toward what a breakout performance might mean for their American teams in the immediate future.
Ricky Rubio's ready. Bring it on, Europe.