The Italian Federation (FIP) announced on Friday a list of 16 players that have been asked to undergo medical exams in Rome on 23 and 24 July, with a view to begin preparations in July for EuroBasket 2013.
Italy big man Andrea Bargnani had a turbulent season with the Toronto Raptors in the NBA and regards the upcoming EuroBasket as the perfect launchpad to recover his fitness and form.
The recent season-ending injury of Danilo Gallinari dealt a major blow to Italy's EuroBasket 2013 hopes, but Simone Pianigiani's new-look squad does not depend exclusively on the Denver Nuggets forward.
Danilo Gallinari has put to rest rumours that circulated over the weekend suggesting there was a possibility for him to recover in time to play for Italy at EuroBasket 2013.
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