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Unread postby e0y2e3 » Sun Jul 11, 2010 3:33 pm

Now that D-WIll has also bitched out there will not be a single member from the Olympic squad on the WC squad.

Good to see that these guys proved they could win the gold and then stopped caring. If LBJ, Wade, Melo and Bosh had gone I guarantee everyone else would have as well.

Welp, the roster should still be damned entertaining to watch and FUDU can actually watch KD play for once to see that he is in fact a physical freak.

(I'll excuse Kobe, since I am pretty sure his myriad of injuries is a legit excuse)
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Re: Team USA

Unread postby e0y2e3 » Sun Jul 11, 2010 3:35 pm

SpearsNBAYahoo: USABB has commitments from Durant, Stoudemire, Billups, L Odom, Westbrook & Rose. Rondo and R Lopez to be added. soon, Y! Sports has learned

BTW: going to miss Melo's shooting a ton.
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Re: Team USA

Unread postby aoxo1 » Sun Jul 11, 2010 3:39 pm

They still have no idea how to put a roster together for the Olympics. Everyone made such a huge deal about "doing it the right way, building a team", but all they did was shame the best players into playing again.

They have one shooter committed, and they are going to add Rondo. Ugh.

I mean, can you imagine a worst cast of shooters for the PG position than Rondo, Rose, and Westbrook? Even Billups is severely overrated.
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Re: Team USA

Unread postby aoxo1 » Sun Jul 11, 2010 3:40 pm

Ugh, just looked up Billups' range #s. http://www.hoopdata.com/player.aspx?nam ... %20Billups

Gross.
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Re: Team USA

Unread postby e0y2e3 » Sun Jul 11, 2010 3:41 pm

aoxo1 wrote:They still have no idea how to put a roster together for the Olympics. Everyone made such a huge deal about "doing it the right way, building a team", but all they did was shame the best players into playing again.

They have one shooter committed, and they are going to add Rondo. Ugh.

I mean, can you imagine a worst cast of shooters for the PG position than Rondo, Rose, and Westbrook? Even Billups is severely overrated.


Yeah, I hope Jennings gets an invite as I could see his game translating well (he shoots from Olympic three distance well if you look at his breakdowns on the floor).

I mean, if Chris Paul and Jason Kidd struggle w/ the international game how are Rondo, Rose and Westbrook not going to struggle?
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Re: Team USA

Unread postby aoxo1 » Sun Jul 11, 2010 3:42 pm

Lucky to get bronze if this is what the roster really look like when 2012 comes.
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Re: Team USA

Unread postby e0y2e3 » Sun Jul 11, 2010 3:43 pm

aoxo1 wrote:Ugh, just looked up Billups' range #s. http://www.hoopdata.com/player.aspx?nam ... %20Billups

Gross.


They are all-star level from long range compared to the other three.
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Re: Team USA

Unread postby aoxo1 » Sun Jul 11, 2010 3:44 pm

FWIW except for the whole struggles under pressure thing, Mo Williams would actually be a quality add for this team.
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Re: Team USA

Unread postby e0y2e3 » Sun Jul 11, 2010 3:44 pm

aoxo1 wrote:Lucky to get bronze if this is what the roster really look like when 2012 comes.


If Melo and KD play we'll blow everyone away.

Need those two, a PG that can keep people honest and a couple of athletic bigs.
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Re: Team USA

Unread postby motherscratcher » Sun Jul 11, 2010 3:51 pm

What about a dude like Stephen Curry?
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Re: Team USA

Unread postby e0y2e3 » Sun Jul 11, 2010 3:52 pm

Yeah, both him and Jennings should be on the team.
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Re: Team USA

Unread postby aoxo1 » Sun Jul 11, 2010 3:53 pm

Motherscratcher wrote:What about a dude like Stephen Curry?

He would be phenomenal, and certainly deserves it 100x more than a schlub like Tyreke Evans.
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Re: Team USA

Unread postby e0y2e3 » Sun Jul 11, 2010 3:54 pm

You would call Reke a schlub asshole.

Reke is certainly not made for international competition, that much is certain.
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Re: Team USA

Unread postby aoxo1 » Sun Jul 11, 2010 3:57 pm

Ha.

In all seriousness, why not a guy like Josh Childress who is actually familiar with FIBA play and has excelled?
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Re: Team USA

Unread postby e0y2e3 » Sun Jul 11, 2010 3:59 pm

I'm waiting for the actual Yahoo article on this, as I don't feel like digging up who is on the extended roster myself, but Curry is IIRC.

And yeah, Childress would make sense and they always bring along that one role player type.

He could be the new Battier.
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