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Not Luka Doncic, but a former Laker is the rival Reaves is looking forward to facing in FIBA WC

By James Brown

The FIBA World Cup is around the corner and Austin Reaves with Team USA is looking to win it, the Lakers star has his sight to play against a rival in particular

The FIBA World Cup is around the corner and Austin Reaves with Team USA is looking to win it, the Lakers star has his sight to play against a rival in particular

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In the showcase games that Team USA has had, one of them was against Slovenia, but their star Luka Doncic didn't play it as a precaution, and many fans were disappointed as they wanted to see a face-off with the Mavs star and the Lakers guard Austin Reaves of Team USA.

But it seems that Reaves isn't looking forward to a potential game against Slovenia, but he wants to play against a former Lakers star, as both were close to being teammates with Team Germany.

Before receiving the call to be part of the USA Basketball national team, by having dual citizenship, Austin considered the possibility of playing for team Germany alongside his then purple and gold teammate Dennis Schröder.

Dennis and Austin are no longer teammates in LA, and with Reaves accepting to play for Team USA, both stars are now rivals and the young guard is looking forward to playing today's game against his former teammate.

Austin Reaves is looking forward to the game vs. Dennis

“I definitely want to play Dennis. He’s a really good friend of mine… Definitely want to compete against him.” Austin Reaves and Team USA face Dennis Schroder and Germany tomorrow in their final friendly before the FIBA World Cup.

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