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    USA Olympic Team

    Deron Williams
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    Kobe Bryant
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    Michael Redd
    Lebron James
    Tayshaun Prince
    Carmelo Anthony
    Carlos Boozer
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    What are your thoughts? I think we need another big. I know that Amare pulled his name out of contention last week but why no Duncan or KG?

    I would substitute them for Kidd/Prince



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    Re: USA Olympic Team

    I think it's a mistake not to have Tyson Chandler on the team.



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    Re: USA Olympic Team

    Quote Originally Posted by mwitt View Post
    I think it's a mistake not to have Tyson Chandler on the team.
    Good point. I forgot about him but yes he would have been a great addition



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    Re: USA Olympic Team

    I think we're screwed period because they actually call travelling in the Olympics.



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    Re: USA Olympic Team

    Carmelo and Lebron will get time at the PF spot, I'm not super worried about the bigs. Carmelo was dominating at the PF spot in Japan 2 years ago.

    Honestly if we don't win the gold with that crew this year it's going to be a real embarrassment to USA basketball.



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    Re: USA Olympic Team

    There's really no reason that team shouldn't win the gold, but I do wish the had Chandler or KG. Dwight Howard is the only center on the team, and the only defensive minded big-man.



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    Re: USA Olympic Team

    Quote Originally Posted by Clones85' View Post
    Deron Williams
    Chris Paul
    Jason Kidd
    Kobe Bryant
    Dwayne Wade
    Michael Redd
    Lebron James
    Tayshaun Prince
    Carmelo Anthony
    Carlos Boozer
    Chris Bosh
    Dwight Howard

    What are your thoughts? I think we need another big. I know that Amare pulled his name out of contention last week but why no Duncan or KG?

    I would substitute them for Kidd/Prince
    Duncan and KG both pulled out. Either would have been a lock for the team had they accepted the invitation.

    I would have liked to have seen Chandler as well. However, Coach K is planning on having Lebron and Carmelo play the 4, so that leaves Boozer, Bosh, Howard to split time at the 5.



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    Re: USA Olympic Team

    I'm kinda suprised they didn't add someone like a Korver or Kapono to take advantage of the shorter three point line. Either one of those guys could easily shoot 60% from three out there.



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    Re: USA Olympic Team

    Unfortunately, there are a few teams out there that can go inside and cause rebounding problems. Also, if the bigs get in foul trouble, that could be a problem.



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    Re: USA Olympic Team

    I think that's why they had Redd. But yes, a Korver or Kapono would have been helpful and I agree with that.

    It's not the absolute best team they could put on the floor but it should easily win the Gold.



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    Re: USA Olympic Team

    why D-Wade?? He's been injury prone. If I were Miami, I wouldn't want him playing....I'd want him getting ready for the next NBA season.



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    Re: USA Olympic Team

    Quote Originally Posted by cybsball20 View Post
    I'm kinda suprised they didn't add someone like a Korver or Kapono to take advantage of the shorter three point line. Either one of those guys could easily shoot 60% from three out there.
    Last summer they had two shooters, Redd and Mike Miller. They found that they really only needed one designated shooter type, and Redd is the best when it comes to that.



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    Re: USA Olympic Team

    Quote Originally Posted by psycln11 View Post
    why D-Wade?? He's been injury prone. If I were Miami, I wouldn't want him playing....I'd want him getting ready for the next NBA season.

    Part of the reason Wade shut down his NBA season in March was so that he would be ready for Beijing. He apparently is healthy now, which makes him a lock for the team.



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    Re: USA Olympic Team

    Quote Originally Posted by BryceC View Post
    I think that's why they had Redd. But yes, a Korver or Kapono would have been helpful and I agree with that.

    It's not the absolute best team they could put on the floor but it should easily win the Gold.
    Like I said they found that only one designated shooter was necessary, given there are other guys on the team who shoot the 3 as well.

    That being said, if I could add another shooter to the team it would be Ray Allen, as he can do other thing besides just shoot. I am pretty sure though that he turned down the invitation.



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    Re: USA Olympic Team

    i don't think they will win the gold. no defense=no championship.



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