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phlp_bj
07-05-2010, 11:34 PM
From their 2008 gold medal team, only Chris Paul and Deron Williams may play for Team USA in the World Championships this summer.

LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, Chris Bosh, Dwight Howard, Kobe Bryant, Carmelo Anthony, Carlos Boozer, Tayshaun Prince, Michael Redd and Jason Kidd are all out of the picture for USA Basketball this summer.

"It's a combination of three things, free agency, injuries and having gone hard for a long time,'' Jerrr Colangelo said of 2008 Olympians not playing. "And I'm OK with that.''

Kevin Durant is a lock for the team, but the remainder of the roster is currently in flux.


http://nba.fanhouse.com/2010/07/05/colangelo-says-2008-olympians-out-of-worlds-except-possibly-paul/

Kakaroach
07-05-2010, 11:38 PM
I wish D. Will would just sit out too, neither of em need to be there. D. Will should just rest.

jimbobjarree
07-05-2010, 11:44 PM
would like to see Deron rest, but it will be fun to see him hooking up with Durant again, they looked really good together in the allstar game.

I wonder which young guys get given a go?

phlp_bj
07-05-2010, 11:44 PM
who's left on the team that might make it?

PG: Deron Williams/Chris Paul/Chauncey Billups
SG: Gerald Wallace/O.J Mayo
SF: Kevin Durant/Tayshaun Prince
PF: Amare Stoudemire/Lamar Odom/David Lee
C: Dwight Howard/LaMarcus Aldridge

i just picked guys from here who i thought deserved to make it. i would have picked granger over prince, but they usually have one defensive specialist. mayo is that 3 pt shooter possibly. http://www.usabasketball.com/mens/national/201012MNTroster.html

SG might be a problem. don't really see anyone unless we slide durant to sg

if paul or deron sits, i see rose making it for sure

dodie53
07-05-2010, 11:45 PM
tyreke and brooke should be included imo.

mikantsass
07-05-2010, 11:46 PM
We should send college players... We dont need our best guys competing in meaningless FIBA crap

iFYouSeekAmy
07-05-2010, 11:47 PM
Stephen Curry!

Gators123
07-05-2010, 11:48 PM
I'm sure Kwame Brown isn't busy.

Sadds The Gr8
07-05-2010, 11:50 PM
wow...and Paul might not even play cuz of his injury

Kakaroach
07-05-2010, 11:51 PM
I hope Paul and D. Will don't play, makes it easier for my Argentinians.

DerekRE_3
07-05-2010, 11:52 PM
who's left on the team that might make it?

PG: Deron Williams/Chris Paul/Chauncey Billups
SG: Gerald Wallace/O.J Mayo
SF: Kevin Durant/Tayshaun Prince
PF: Amare Stoudemire/Lamar Odom/David Lee
C: Dwight Howard/LaMarcus Aldridge

i just picked guys from here who i thought deserved to make it. i would have picked granger over prince, but they usually have one defensive specialist. mayo is that 3 pt shooter possibly. http://www.usabasketball.com/mens/national/201012MNTroster.html

SG might be a problem. don't really see anyone unless we slide durant to sg

if paul or deron sits, i see rose making it for sure

Tyreke should make it over Mayo no question.

asandhu23
07-05-2010, 11:52 PM
Stephen Curry!

and Ellis

dwadefan03
07-05-2010, 11:53 PM
im glad that they arent going. i want to see the young guys compete. honestly last year i was so bored watching us completely punish the competetition. theyre really is no one that is a match for us and it would be nice to see the younger players get a chance to shine internationally. Kevin Durant and Stephen Curry especially.

xabial
07-05-2010, 11:57 PM
WTF this ******* tournement comes around every 4 years, and the last time the USA won the FIBA world Championship Jordan was on the team. They cant put their egos aside for their country? Your all getting Maximum contracts either way just pick the ******* team and play.

phlp_bj
07-05-2010, 11:59 PM
Tyreke should make it over Mayo no question.

ya he probably will make it. not many sg's to pick from. don't really think iggy is worthy enough

Hellcrooner
07-05-2010, 11:59 PM
shoud send ncaa dudes.Parker wont play with franche, many wont play with argntina, dirk wont be with germany, ilgauskas wont report to lithuania, pau wont play with spain.

basically , this years WC is worthless and no one can defeat usa.
we are keeping that for 2012

The Panch
07-06-2010, 12:40 AM
Send the NCAA All Americans from this past year, I'm pretty sure they would dominate, give the stars a rest, don't need one getting injured. John Wall, Evan Turner, Wes Johnson, Scottie Reynolds, DeMarcus Cousins, James Anderson, Sherron Collins, Grevis Vasquez, Jon Scheyer, Deshaun Butler, Luke Harangody, Greg Monroe, Cole Aldrich, Damion James, and Darington Hobson should be able to take of almost all the teams, but Argentina and Spain would give them a fit.

jollyoscars
07-06-2010, 01:19 AM
derrick rose!!!!!!!!!!!

LA_Raiders
07-06-2010, 01:28 AM
There is a lot of young talent that can go, but not to win... a young team cant beat Spain/Argentina/Germany/Greece

Rose/Rondo/Westbrook
Tyreke/Mayo
KD/Wallace
Amare/Odom/Lee
Howard/Aldridge

LA_Raiders
07-06-2010, 01:30 AM
shoud send ncaa dudes.Parker wont play with franche, many wont play with argntina, dirk wont be with germany, ilgauskas wont report to lithuania, pau wont play with spain.

basically , this years WC is worthless and no one can defeat usa.
we are keeping that for 2012

you are right...nevermind... the team on the previous post can beat them all

static_inferno
07-06-2010, 02:03 AM
I still don't know why NBA players regard the Olympics higher than the World Championships, it makes more sense for them to care about the FIBA Cup. Look at soccer: who watches soccer during the Olympics? I didn't even know they had soccer as an event. And look now with the World Cup, the entire world is tuned in. Yes, soccer is the most popular sport in the world, but still the principle remains the same.

I understand that during the Olympics you get to hang out with other athletes besides your respective sport, but still the FIBA World Championship is a place to showcase your skill where basketball is the only highlight and not any other sport. In the Olympics, there are less teams that compete (12 teams in Olympics, 24 for World Championship), and thus you play more games, there is a higher possibility of upsets, and there's just more games and competition.

I think international basketball should model themselves after international soccer. In the Olympics, the soccer squads are limited at a certain age (in 2008 the limit was Jan. 1, 1985) while the World Cup allows anyone, which makes sense. That way the up-and-comers can showcase their skills in the Olympics, and if they're good enough can make it to the main stage that is the World Championships. Anyway that's my little rant about international competition and I want to hear what other basketball fans think about this.

xabial
07-06-2010, 03:42 AM
derrick rose!!!!!!!!!!!

Competition for Top PG's in the NBA is tough. Dont be so sure.

TheBay30
07-06-2010, 03:47 AM
Not worrying because the US will add Steph Curry to there roster. && You'll see how good the kid really is !

D Roses Bulls
07-06-2010, 04:02 AM
you guys are forgetting about derrick rose......

BkOriginalOne
07-06-2010, 04:10 AM
Tyreke
Steph Curry
Horford
David Lee
Granger
Should all be going... they can fill out the rest with vets.

NYKalltheway
07-06-2010, 04:21 AM
I still don't know why NBA players regard the Olympics higher than the World Championships, it makes more sense for them to care about the FIBA Cup. Look at soccer: who watches soccer during the Olympics? I didn't even know they had soccer as an event. And look now with the World Cup, the entire world is tuned in. Yes, soccer is the most popular sport in the world, but still the principle remains the same.

I understand that during the Olympics you get to hang out with other athletes besides your respective sport, but still the FIBA World Championship is a place to showcase your skill where basketball is the only highlight and not any other sport. In the Olympics, there are less teams that compete (12 teams in Olympics, 24 for World Championship), and thus you play more games, there is a higher possibility of upsets, and there's just more games and competition.

I think international basketball should model themselves after international soccer. In the Olympics, the soccer squads are limited at a certain age (in 2008 the limit was Jan. 1, 1985) while the World Cup allows anyone, which makes sense. That way the up-and-comers can showcase their skills in the Olympics, and if they're good enough can make it to the main stage that is the World Championships. Anyway that's my little rant about international competition and I want to hear what other basketball fans think about this.


Olympic medal >>> anything else in sports for many people

I do agree with you.

Firstly because it will be a shame if the USA snob the competition (I was anticipating the USA team but now it's like meh)

Second, there's the chance for NBA teams to see how some foreign players play against some top level NBA guys. I'm pretty sure nobody expected my Greece to beat you in the 2006 World Championship, don't make it easy this time :cool:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5xl8K_snWHs

It's not just the USA's problem, Tony Parker is not going for France, Pau Gasol is not going for Spain, Dirk Nowitzki probably won't go for Germany, Andrei Kirilenko might not go for Russia...
For some reason, FIBA can't market the championship to even the players who have to participate. The Turks have managed to vanish all tickets for the competition however. They expect ALL games to be sold-out. It's not that non-Americans don't like basketball, it's probably #1 or #2 sport for most of them(specially in the Northern European parts like Lithuania, Latvia etc).

It's FIBA's fault, not USA. Probably if the USA sent their best players, it would make the rest of the stars join their respective teams, but it can't be just that.

Another problem is owner's like Cuban who said to Nowitzki he won't allow him to go.

FIFA pays the club's for each player participating in the World Cup a large amount of money for each day he spends with his national team. Maybe something similar could be done by FIBA.

Also, on the bold part, the limit for teams in the Olympics is 23 years old, and teams are allowed to call up at most 3 players who are older. I think it has been like that since 2004 and it won't change any time soon as it's quite a successful thing

NYKalltheway
07-06-2010, 04:27 AM
LaMarcus Aldridge Portland Trail Blazers
Carmelo Anthony Denver Nuggets
Chris Bosh Toronto Raptors
Kobe Bryant Los Angeles Lakers
Chauncey Billups Denver Nuggets
Carlos Boozer Utah Jazz
Kevin Durant Oklahoma City Thunder
Rudy Gay Memphis Grizzlies
Eric Gordon Los Angeles Clippers
Danny Granger Indiana Pacers
Dwight Howard Orlando Magic
Andre Iguodala Philadelphia 76ers
LeBron James Cleveland Cavaliers
Al Jefferson Minnesota Timberwolves
David Lee New York Knicks
Brook Lopez New Jersey Nets
Kevin Love Minnesota Timberwolves
O.J. Mayo Memphis Grizzlies
Lamar Odom Los Angeles Lakers
Chris Paul New Orleans Hornets
Kendrick Perkins Boston Celtics
Derrick Rose Chicago Bulls
Tayshaun Prince Detroit Pistons
Stephen Curry Golden State Warriors
Tyreke Evans Sacramento Kings
Amare Stoudemire Phoenix Suns
Dwyane Wade Miami Heat
Gerald Wallace Charlotte Bobcats
Russell Westbrook Oklahoma City Thunder
Deron Williams Utah Jazz

Here's the US preliminary team btw. With bold the ones the article states that won't go.

Redd and Kidd were not in the preliminary team it seems.