Andrea Bargnani in an interview with Il Corriere dello Sport confirmed that he will play Eurobasket 2013 with the Italian National Team.
The competition is scheduled for next September in Slovenia. Bargnani spoke also about the NBA season which ended early for him due to an elbow injury.
"I got injured for the second consecutive year: last year a calf problem, this season an elbow injury. Two probems which forced me to miss a couple of months. I have just started practice again" said Bargnani. "Future? In the NBA everything could happen. Today I am a Raptor. Tomorrow we'll see. I am very happy for my years in Toronto. I love the city and in my first three seasons in the NBA we made the postseason. Personally, I think I have always performed well. I don't have any regret" added Il Mago. "Italy? I am always happy to play for the Italian National Team. Last summer I could not play because of my calf injury. Now, due to my elbow problems I miss playing games but I can't wait to start" ended Bargnani.
Last question was on Gigi Datome. The captain of Virtus Roma may move overseas during the summer: "Gigi has the talent and the body to play in the NBA. He could choose to stay in Italy, to play in Euroleague or to try in the NBA. It is up to him the final decision".