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Team USA Basketball--London Gold Medal Olympic Champions

Originally posted by 80sbaby24:
Chris Paul
Deron Williams
Russell Westbrook
Kobe Bryant
Dwyane Wade
LeBron James
Kevin Durant
Carmelo Anthony
Chris Bosh
Kevin Love
Tyson Chandler
Anthony Davis

That would be my team. I would switch Davis with Aldridge if he was ready to go.

Davis wins a National Championship, Gold Metal, and is #1 overall pick. That's a hell of a start of a NBA career
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Originally posted by global_nomad:
Originally posted by 80sbaby24:
Chris Paul
Deron Williams
Russell Westbrook
Kobe Bryant
Dwyane Wade
LeBron James
Kevin Durant
Carmelo Anthony
Chris Bosh
Kevin Love
Tyson Chandler
Anthony Davis

That would be my team. I would switch Davis with Aldridge if he was ready to go.

Davis wins a National Championship, Gold Metal, and is #1 overall pick. That's a hell of a start of a NBA career

Originally posted by Amir:
Originally posted by global_nomad:
Originally posted by 80sbaby24:
Chris Paul
Deron Williams
Russell Westbrook
Kobe Bryant
Dwyane Wade
LeBron James
Kevin Durant
Carmelo Anthony
Chris Bosh
Kevin Love
Tyson Chandler
Anthony Davis

That would be my team. I would switch Davis with Aldridge if he was ready to go.

Davis wins a National Championship, Gold Metal, and is #1 overall pick. That's a hell of a start of a NBA career


They should just mail the gold medals now, and don't waste their time playing against trash teams
Originally posted by sincalfaithful:
They should just mail the gold medals now, and don't waste their time playing against trash teams

It's gonna come down to US vs. the Serge Ibaka led Spanish team
I think we could probably lose to Argentina in Pool play if we don't have established roles yet.
Originally posted by global_nomad:
I think we could probably lose to Argentina in Pool play if we don't have established roles yet.


Good one
It was bad when Derrick Rose went down with a torn ACL. That followed LaMarcus Aldridge's hip surgery and Dwight Howard's back injury last month. Now Chris Bosh is hurt as well. That's three big men and the likely starting point guard, gone.

No wonder straight-out-of-college teenager Anthony Davis of Kentucky, the lock No. 1 overall pick in the draft, has been added to the Olympic selection pool. The Americans suddenly are in acute need of talented height
http://sports.yahoo.com/news/nba--mike-krzyzewski-is-coaching-the-u-s--olympic-team-again-.html;_ylt=AnI4B57swogQxXLoeZ7YBOM5nYcB
http://aol.sportingnews.com/nba/story/2012-05-03/team-usa-adds-james-harden-anthony-davis
With one healthy center: Roy Hibbert asks Team Jamaica for a release to join team USA.

Jamaica basketball states they need an official letter from Team USA stating they want Hibbert and then some "compensation" for releasing him.

http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/nba-ball-dont-lie/roy-hibbert-wants-play-team-usa-seeks-release-195639605.html;_ylt=AjtCjhIIgKm3AHTbRq_ob1g5nYcB

Interesting.....
USA Basketball won 26 of its last 27 games with Wade in the lineup and is 36-5 overall with him on teams. Three of those five losses came at the 2004 Athens Olympics, when the Americans left with the bronze medal. Wade won his first NBA championship two years later and averaged 16 points while coming off the bench for the ''Redeem Team'' that won gold in Beijing in 2008.
http://sports.yahoo.com/news/wade-needs-knee-surgery-london-194411665--nba.html;_ylt=Ancj_w0ycLpwY0_gYcTHRgs5nYcB
12 out of these make it:

SFs:
Carmelo Anthony--lock
LeBron James-lock
Andre Iguodala--lock
Rudy Gay---would choose Gay over Griffin because he is more polished/built for the international game

Big Men:
Chris Bosh--lock
Tyson Chandler--lock
Kevin Love--lock
Blake Griffin
Anthony Davis
Lamar Odom

Scorers:
Kobe Bryant--lock
Kevin Durant--lock

Small Gs:
Eric Gordon--lock from his shooing in 2008--plus fills the pure shooter void from Curry being left off
James Harden---passed over due to taller scorers
Chris Paul--lock
Russell Westbrook--- maybe passed over by more experienced Williams--
Deron Williams--maybe passed over by younger Westbrook


My picks with 2008 experience and talent that plays well in the international style in mind:
Anthony
James
Igoudala
Gay
Chandler
Bosh
Love
Bryant
Durant
Gordan
Paul
Williams or Westbrook (coaches decision)
Can't wait for Olympic basketball

I remember in Beijing when D-Wade went after a loose ball and chucked it to the rim to Kobe for the alley-oop
This guy needs/deserves to be on the team i.m.o. I'll admit I am a Jazz fan, but I think this kid is going to be a legit player for years to come. The guy's not even 21 yet. I think many people forget he was a third pick, and never really got his chance with NJ. His numbers would be much better but he was stuck behind Milsap and Jefferson. Finally Corbin decided he was too good to just sit on the bench and started the last few regular season games and playoff games. Again homerism aside here is a highlight tape. He has it all in my opinion. Some really nice post moves, medium range jumper, hops, length, strength, blocking ability, I would say good/great on defense. Again he's got the total package.



I guess this could go in the NBA thread, but at the same time I hope he makes it. If I'm not mistaken he is on the reserves so he may just get his shot.
Favors isn't going to make it in over Bosh or Love