USA NT 2012
Posted 23 April 2012 - 12:49 AM
That's good for the USA team.
Posted 26 April 2012 - 06:14 AM
This post has been edited by Raze Lupin: 26 April 2012 - 06:19 AM
Posted 26 April 2012 - 06:51 PM
I agree. Even with Dwight Howard I thought USA could lose a game. With a thin front court USA will be vulnerable to teams like. Brazil, Spain, France, Russia. USA having weaker interior defense is no bueno. Why do you think USA got lucky in 2010?
Posted 29 April 2012 - 04:42 AM
Russell Westbrook is the winner here. This pretty much guarantees that he'll be the third PG on the roster.
Posted 29 April 2012 - 04:17 PM
Colangelo made the decision in response to the loss of Derrick Rose, who suffered a torn ACL in Game 1 of Chicago’s opening round series against the Sixers.
"What I said [previously] was that we didn't plan to do any additions, but we had to continue to monitor the injury situation," Colangelo said. "Obviously this is a big loss. [Point guard] seems to be, at this point, still a pretty strong position. But at this stage, quite honestly, I think all bets are off."
Dwight Howard and LaMarcus Aldridge have also been removed from consideration due to injury, leaving the United States perilously thin in the post.
"We've said that the strength of the team is going to be athleticism, wing players, the backcourt, but we'll see," he said. "We're going to have to consider a lot of things. The good news is that so many people wish and desire to play that we will be very deep regardless of what happens here -- unless there's another rash of things happening here. I pray that it's over."
Posted 30 April 2012 - 06:15 PM
Group A: Argentina, France, Tunisia, USA, OQT 1, OQT 2
Group B: Australia, Brazil, China, Great Britain, Spain, OQT 3
So far nine men’s national teams (Argentina, Australia, Brazil, China, France, Great Britain, Spain, Tunisia and USA) have already qualified.
The last three teams will qualify via the 12-team FIBA Olympic Qualifying Tournament (OQT) for Men taking place in Caracas, Venezuela, 2-8 June. The OQT (Men) teams are: Angola, Dominican Republic, FYROM, Greece, Jordan, Korea, Lithuania, New Zealand, Nigeria, Puerto Rico, Russia and hosts Venezuela.
Q3 prediction: Greece
USA may have Lietuva, Russia, Argentina,France in group stage. Screw job....
Posted 30 April 2012 - 10:56 PM
At least they balanced it out by putting the European champs in the other group. The fact that the UK is the host nation and horse shit in basketball was going to make the groups unbalanced no matter what. But I expect the UK to get some pretty ridiculous calls during this tournament. I'm not too worried about the US being in Group A, it is better for them to get tested early even if it means losing in the group stage (preferably losing to Lithuania).
Posted 02 May 2012 - 11:18 PM
Regarding Odom, I thought that he was part of the 20 man squad but that they dropped him at the time of announcing that Aldridge and Howard were out of consideration because of his lack of playing time. E! Would love to film Khloe & Lamar in London.
Posted 02 May 2012 - 11:53 PM
Posted 03 May 2012 - 01:11 AM
Hopefully, Davis is the logical decision. Seems like it will be him or Cousins, albeit neither has previous experience with the team. The only bigs with somewhat recent experience are Boozer, Okafor, Jamison and Brad Miller. Javale McGee was pretty close to making the 2010 team. Javale McGee is also an idiot.
They may invite a PG given that the announcement to add players came after Rose went down but with Williams, Paul and Westbrook the PG position is hardly a concern.
Posted 03 May 2012 - 02:45 AM
USA Basketball chairman Jerry Colangelo and the coaching staff headed by Mike Krzyzewski will be adding one other player, with both picks expected to be announced later this week. Pistons center Greg Monroe, Jazz center Al Jefferson and Kings center DeMarcus Cousins were among the players under consideration, according to sources.
But Cousins, sources said, has been invited to the Select team -- which will train with Team USA before the Olympics -- and is not the other candidate. And a source close to Jefferson said he is not a finalist either.
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Posted 03 May 2012 - 03:07 AM
Posted 03 May 2012 - 04:42 AM
Anthony Davis is more of a beast than a college kid at this point.
A. Davis is good. This isn't 1992. Even though Anthony Davis is impressive. There is nothing he can do that Deandre Jordan couldn't do better.
Kids nice though...
I'd go with DeAndre Jordan