The 2016 Olympics won’t get in the way of that.
Ibaka won’t play for Spain in Rio, as translated by E. Carchia of Sportando.
This opens the door for Bulls forward Nikola Mirotic to represent Spain. Each team can have only one naturalized citizen, so Spain had to to choose between Ibaka and Mirotic.
All the problems Team USA had getting players – injuries, rest, free agency, Zika – also apply to other countries. At least the Americans won’t be at a competitive disadvantage.