With injuries mounting for the French National Team, its managing director said this week the Nets' Johan Petro could be called upon to fill in. Team France will play in the World Basketball Festival in New York next month before heading to Turkey for the World Championships.
"The fact remains that Johan Petro and (French PF) Dounia Issa, reservists inside, stand ready in case," said Patrick Beesley.
In an interview just after signing with the Nets, Petro said "the door to Team France is not closed" but admitted it may be a "little late" to join the team this year. In the interview, with France-Amerique, Petro also said he was "clearly" surprised the Nets gave him a three-year deal.
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