Team USA (only college players)

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  1. cyclones12321

    cyclones12321 Active Member

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    #1 cyclones12321, Aug 6, 2014
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  2. mj4cy

    mj4cy Asst. Regional Manager
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    I get that Paige is good, but I don't think he's nationally top 5 good like everyone says.
     
  3. cmjh10

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    Monte Morris
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    Bench:
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  4. CyJack13

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  5. cyclones12321

    cyclones12321 Active Member

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    I didn't think that either until we played them in the ncaa tournament
     
  6. mj4cy

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    He played a great game against us, but I still wouldn't put him top 5.
     
  7. cmjh10

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    Okay, take him off and I will still take that team
     
  8. hoopitup

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    Move Kaminsky to the starting 5... Dude is a matchup nightmare. He and Niang on the court at the same time? Forget about it...
     
  9. twocoach

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    Take Cliff Alexander out of the starting lineup and replace him with Kaminsky. Also, remove Jones and get another SG. Too many PGs and not enough shooters. And replace Turner with Jahlil Okafor. Okafor is much better than Turner.
     
  10. HFCS

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    Team Big 12 USA
     
  11. cybsball20

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    Why are American sports the only ones that have a problem with their players playing in international games? Look at the World Cup of Soccer. Those players get paid more than most of the players in American sports and you don't see their owners ******** and moaning. Why is it fair for the college teams to assume all the risk?
     
  12. HFCS

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    I have a feeling if Americans put Olympic/FIBA basketball at the same level soccer fans put the World Cup we wouldn't give a crap either. If you could transplant the passion for NFL playoffs and college football to international basketball far fewer players, fans, coaches and owners would care about injury risks or fatigue.

    I'll be interested a few decades from now as other countries continue to improve, it's not a total laugher like when the Dream Team formed, but it's still quite a stacked deck for the USA to win all olympic/fiba stuff compared to the balance of competition for world cup soccer.
     
  13. cybsball20

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    It's not just basketball though, you hear it in hockey and baseball too. US Owners seems uncapable of seeing the big picture, that the more people that are interested in the sport, here or abroad the more money in it for them. Healthy international competition only improves that.
     
  14. HFCS

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    Agree somewhat but you still have a situation where world series/stanley cup >>> international crown

    International soccer fans, players and coaches care about EPL/Serie A/La Liga but <<<<< World Cup

    If the Stanley Cup was a lesser achievement compared to the winter olympics attitudes would change
     
  15. twocoach

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    I don't think any NBA teams are talking about keeping their players out of international competition so I am not really worried about it. Media members just got wound up after George's injury. As for baseball and hockey, there really isn't an established, prestigious international competition with a tradition that is seen as a big deal so there's really nothing to get revved up about. MLB and the MLBPA are the organizations that proposed the World Baseball Classic, but I refuse to watch it since it basically ran baseball and softball out of the Olympics and I don't want to watch the US get whipped by a bunch of dinky little countries that should have no business beating us in anything.
     
  16. DandyCyclone

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    See: Paul George's leg.
     
  17. cybsball20

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    It was a freak accident, could happen in off season training too. Neymar makes near $18 million from FC Barcelona but you don't see their owner ******** about how it's going to cost him.
     
  18. JP4CY

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    You are cray cray! I would forge a US passport so Threezus could be on the team.
     
  19. CycloneWanderer

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    Actually, there are several top club owners and managers in Europe who don't like their players taking part in the world cup and all the games it entails. Problem is that the world cup is so big an event that it doesn't matter.
     
  20. BWRhasnoAC

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    Because money talks, and no one is more about the money than American Billionaire.
     

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