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Swashcuff
07-11-2010, 08:32 PM
http://nbcsports.msnbc.com/id/38190721/ns/sports-player_news/


Team USA will have zero members of the 2008 Olympic team when the World Championships are played in Turkey this summer.

Wow. This is a pretty dramatic shift, as players concentrate on getting/staying healthy, improving their games, or simply resting for a while. On the plus side, lots of young players will get a taste of international competition.

The projected Line-up

This is the projected team

PG: Billups/Rose/Westbrook
SG: Mayo/K-Mart
SF: Durant/Granger/Battier
PF: Amare/Odom/Aldridge
C: B.Lopez/D.Lee

Reports out there are conflicted as to whether its Brook, Robin or both.

VinceCarter
07-11-2010, 08:33 PM
I think you mean Brook Lopez.....

McPeak92
07-11-2010, 08:34 PM
I predict gold medal. **** the 08 team. DURANTULA IS GOING FOR GOLD.

DerekRE_3
07-11-2010, 08:34 PM
Tyreke to the rescue.

black1605
07-11-2010, 08:34 PM
they will be back for the Olympics in 2012, so i look at this as somewhat a tryout for the 2016 Olympics for a lot of the younger guys

J_M_B
07-11-2010, 08:34 PM
Robin Lopez?

You mean Brook?

Gators123
07-11-2010, 08:34 PM
Interesting team....

Raidaz4Life
07-11-2010, 08:35 PM
Wow that's the best we could put out there? Oh well at least we are sporting Durant and Granger.

J_M_B
07-11-2010, 08:35 PM
It's still a great team though..

He will compete, no doubt.

CountSackula
07-11-2010, 08:38 PM
...Robin Lopez? Oh mans.

Glad to see LO on the roster though.

Truheatfan
07-11-2010, 08:46 PM
Tyreke to the rescue.

:clap: they need to get tyreke b4 they get oj!

jimbobjarree
07-11-2010, 08:49 PM
yes! Good to hear Deron is taking the summer off!

junion
07-11-2010, 08:53 PM
Kevin Durant. That's all you need to know.

VinceCarter
07-11-2010, 08:56 PM
...Robin Lopez? Oh mans.

Glad to see LO on the roster though.

It's Brook Lopez. He messed up.

jdub747
07-11-2010, 08:57 PM
damn looks like d will decided to rest that wrist this summer, our team is still so stacked though that would've been cool seein him and durant playin together. GO FOR GOLD!!

JIDsanity
07-11-2010, 09:01 PM
Good for Brook. Get that national attention he deserves

effen5
07-11-2010, 09:03 PM
Rose + Durant

ogod

:drool:

Swashcuff
07-11-2010, 09:04 PM
My bad on the Robin Lopez...

I really hoped Iggy could have made the team though. Would love for him to have gotten that opp.

JNA17
07-11-2010, 09:06 PM
Odom baby!!!!! :clap:

D-Train#35
07-11-2010, 09:06 PM
Seems like a more well rounded team, albeit less talented. Oh well, they'll still win.

GSRaider
07-11-2010, 09:07 PM
Whatever... Still like the lineup... They'll bring back the gold...

Rose + Durant + Stat = gold

side note: wouldve liked to see steph curry or tyreke on the squad...

dtmagnet
07-11-2010, 09:32 PM
Battier is always there, sucks they didn't put him on the Olympic roster.

Raps18-19 Champ
07-11-2010, 10:09 PM
Why so many veterans? I wanna see some more youth. Guys like D.Lee, Odom and Billups could have been replaced by guys like Horford, Evans, Curry, Rondo, Jennings and a lot of other youth players.

Swashcuff
07-11-2010, 10:37 PM
Why so many veterans? I wanna see some more youth. Guys like D.Lee, Odom and Billups could have been replaced by guys like Horford, Evans, Curry, Rondo, Jennings and a lot of other youth players.

dude they still need some level heads to provide some leadership, DLee isn't that old.

LTBaByyy
07-11-2010, 10:42 PM
K Mart??? Lame haha

I rather have tyreke

Jenceman
07-11-2010, 10:49 PM
Yay Odom. Durant is gonna rape.

Super.
07-11-2010, 10:53 PM
Still a damn good team

Korman12
07-11-2010, 10:53 PM
Still a pretty damn good team.

Sadds The Gr8
07-11-2010, 10:57 PM
they'll still win. I wonder if our Canadian team can take the all-star D-League team...

Swashcuff
07-11-2010, 10:59 PM
they'll still win. I wonder if our Canadian team can take the all-star D-League team...

with nash running the point i can't see why not

PurpleJesus
07-11-2010, 11:08 PM
David Lee is a nice fit at center for the international game

STAT32
07-11-2010, 11:12 PM
No, he was correct. Robin Lopez was selected to represent Team USA.

"USA Basketball is expected to add Rajon Rondo(notes) and center Robin Lopez(notes) to the World Championships roster. The team also has commitments from Kevin Durant(notes), Amar’e Stoudemire(notes) and Derrick Rose(notes)."

http://sports.yahoo.com/nba/news;_ylt=A ... musa071110

Unless that's a typo, and it may well be.

Swashcuff
07-11-2010, 11:15 PM
http://valleyofthesuns.com/2010/07/11/robin-lopez-national-team/


Robin Lopez made tremendous strides between his rookie and sophomore seasons.

But has he improved enough to represent his country in international play? Maybe so.

Yahoo! Sports’ Marc Spears is reporting that Lopez will join Amare Stoudemire and the rest of USA Basketball at the World Championships this summer in Turkey.

Lopez’s size and length could be a real asset in international play, but it’s a huge surprise to see his name before his twin Brook’s on the roster. In any case, Robin is expected to join the Team USA program, which Brook is already a part of.

Robin previously has been a part of the USA Basketball Select Team, which helped the senior Team USA squad prepare for the 2008 Olympics.

If Lopez does end up making the World Championships team, this would be an incredible learning experience as Robin prepares for a bigger role with Phoenix in 2010-11.

Baldyy
07-11-2010, 11:16 PM
I bet the Heat could beat that team

Swashcuff
07-11-2010, 11:18 PM
reports are conflicting as whether its Brook, Robin or both.

td0tsfinest
07-11-2010, 11:19 PM
Tyreke to the rescue.

I'm surprised he's not on the team, if that is the actual roster.

If this is the team, I would love to see Danny Granger and Kevin Durant on the court at the same time.

STAT32
07-11-2010, 11:20 PM
Lol, hopefully it's Robin.

td0tsfinest
07-11-2010, 11:21 PM
with nash running the point i can't see why not

Nash hasn't played for our Canadian team in almost 10 years I think. Its been awhile and I don't think he has any plans on playing for us now.

Swashcuff
07-11-2010, 11:22 PM
Nash hasn't played for our Canadian team in almost 10 years I think. Its been awhile and I don't think he has any plans on playing for us now.

I know he hasn't played for quite some time (didn't know it was so long) but hypothetically they'd be able to beat the d-league team with him at the point.

td0tsfinest
07-11-2010, 11:24 PM
I know he hasn't played for quite some time (didn't know it was so long) but hypothetically they'd be able to beat the d-league team with him at the point.

For sure.

Avenged
07-11-2010, 11:24 PM
Solid lineup, they should be able to take home the gold with that team regardless.

Jenceman
07-11-2010, 11:25 PM
I bet the Heat could beat that team

Ha, they would get murdered.

Sadds The Gr8
07-11-2010, 11:35 PM
with nash running the point i can't see why not

Nash hasn't played for our team in ages...so I'm gonna leave him off the squad

The Panch
07-11-2010, 11:44 PM
I can't wait to see Granger and Durant on the floor together, they are ball.

crono6
07-12-2010, 02:58 PM
Im really not confident looking at that team.I mean it doesnt seem that explosive.All it takes is one off game from a Durant, Rose and the US could lose.

Hellcrooner
07-12-2010, 03:04 PM
lol this is going to be a quie awful wc to watch.

usa sends their a- team.

then No parker for franche, no dirk for Grmnay, no scola and no manu for argentina, no ilgauskas for lithuania, and no Pau for spain.

Boooooooriiiiiiiiiingggggggggg

Hellcrooner
07-12-2010, 03:06 PM
Im really not confident looking at that team.I mean it doesnt seem that explosive.All it takes is one off game from a Durant, Rose and the US could lose.

this team would DEFINETLY lose to argentina or spain, but since no Manu and No scola and no Pau would be there then theill get an easy win.

ombada
07-12-2010, 03:08 PM
Grangerover!!! yeah, i love the experience he is going to get from this, hopefully he takes his game to the next level.

S-Dot
07-12-2010, 03:10 PM
No Brandon Roy or Rondo? David Lee at center?

Anyways, this team is still pretty solid and should be able to win it all. I'm interested to see how it goes.

Giants-49ers-Ws
07-12-2010, 03:12 PM
go steph curry!

blake20696
07-12-2010, 03:15 PM
i hope it is brook lopez i think he is better than robin

Dallas Tx4Life
07-12-2010, 03:16 PM
PG: Billups/Rose/Westbrook
SG: Mayo/K-Mart
SF: Durant/Granger/Battier
PF: Amare/Odom/Aldridge
C: B.Lopez/D.Lee



i dont know why people are worried.... the bolded players will lead us to victory, no doubt! durant at the 3 and granger at the 2 would be nice, if we happen to be losing a game or somethin

L@ker4Life
07-12-2010, 03:17 PM
When are these to be played? Are they going to air them? Does anyone know if a schedule is out for this yet?

nickdymez
07-12-2010, 03:18 PM
It's Brook Lopez. He messed up.


Might as well be Mario Lopez

S-Dot
07-12-2010, 03:23 PM
When are these to be played? Are they going to air them? Does anyone know if a schedule is out for this yet?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2010_FIBA_World_Championship
Here you go bro. I think NBA TV will air the games

NBAfan4life
07-12-2010, 03:24 PM
A little surprised Amare is going to be playing if I was a knicks fan I would not be the most exited about that not after all that money.

Glad Kobe is taking a breather

Dallas Tx4Life
07-12-2010, 03:29 PM
A little surprised Amare is going to be playing if I was a knicks fan I would not be the most exited about that not after all that money.

Glad Kobe is taking a breather

true that... hope for yalls sake he doesnt somehow hurt his cornea :cool:

SluggeR
07-12-2010, 03:36 PM
http://nbcsports.msnbc.com/id/38190721/ns/sports-player_news/



The projected Line-up

This is the projected team

PG: Billups/Rose/Westbrook
SG: Mayo/K-Mart
SF: Durant/Granger/Battier
PF: Amare/Odom/Aldridge
C: B.Lopez/D.Lee

Reports out there are conflicted as to whether its Brook, Robin or both.

Lopez(nets)/Noah*/cousins
STAT/Boozer/D-Lee
Durant/Gay/miller or granger
Joe/Roy/miller or k-mart
Rondo/D-Rose/curry

We don't have a bunch of 5's to put out there. I'm not sure if Horford or Noah would play for USA. As a Knicks fan, I wouldn't let STAT play.

Dallas Tx4Life
07-12-2010, 03:40 PM
Lopez(nets)/Noah*/cousins
STAT/Boozer/D-Lee
Durant/Gay/miller or granger
Joe/Roy/miller or k-mart
Rondo/D-Rose/curry

We don't have a bunch of 5's to put out there. I'm not sure if Horford or Noah would play for USA. As a Knicks fan, I wouldn't let STAT play.

come on man.... rudy gay over granger??!! dont even

Swashcuff
07-12-2010, 03:45 PM
come on man.... rudy gay over granger??!! dont even

he's obviously joking

SluggeR
07-12-2010, 03:54 PM
come on man.... rudy gay over granger??!! dont even

That's your only dispute, a back-up wingplayer?

mikantsass
07-12-2010, 03:54 PM
Good, no Celtics are going to waste their time playing in this garbage tourny.

sunnydayin'zona
07-12-2010, 04:08 PM
http://www.usabasketball.com/mens/national/select_add2.html

http://nba.fanhouse.com/2010/07/12/team-usa-adds-rondo-and-robin-lopez-to-roster/

Both lopez brothers are on the roster. robin is the only good post defender out of the bigs listed

Sixerlover
07-12-2010, 04:11 PM
Guard heavy, still a good team but not holding a candle to that '08 lineup

sunnydayin'zona
07-12-2010, 04:12 PM
oh waitt. except for kendrick perkins and dwight howard. those two and robin lopez are the only good post defenders.


oh, btw kobe/lebron/melo/durant are all on the roster

Hellcrooner
07-12-2010, 04:19 PM
Good, no Celtics are going to waste their time playing in this garbage tourny.

rondo will be for the olympics.

mikantsass
07-12-2010, 04:37 PM
rondo will be for the olympics.

I thought this article was talking about 2010's Fiba in September?

Hellcrooner
07-12-2010, 04:47 PM
I thought this article was talking about 2010's Fiba in September?

yeah this year it should not be played just give the meadl to usa already.

i mean no one is taking it seriously, no Pau , no Dirk, No parker, No manu.

so worthless.

BayHuStLE
07-12-2010, 06:37 PM
still looks like a strong team with granger lopez and durant in there

The Raven
07-13-2010, 02:47 PM
They lost a lot of star power