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tredigs
08-15-2010, 01:09 PM
Team USA is playing France on ESPN 2 right now.

It's their final exhibition game (edit: Still a couple games left that will be played in Europe just before the tournament starts on the 28th) before they slim down the roster and head to the world championships next week.

Figured we should have a game thread in here since there's nothing else going on in the basketball world.

Hellcrooner
08-15-2010, 01:15 PM
usa has stil more exhibition games yet.

at elast two more vs greece and spain

NYYCowboys
08-15-2010, 01:18 PM
sick we're losing

Raidaz4Life
08-15-2010, 01:19 PM
We look extremely sloppy out there

Flojo
08-15-2010, 01:20 PM
usa has stil more exhibition games yet.

at elast two more vs greece and spain

3 more.
USA : Lithuania - August 21st
USA : Spain - August 22nd
USA : GReece - August 25th

tredigs
08-15-2010, 01:20 PM
usa has stil more exhibition games yet.

at elast two more vs greece and spain

Ah OK good - those games are being played in Europe so I was assuming that they were the beginning of the worlds. But it looks like the tournament starts on the 28th.

I'm glad they'll have a couple more tuneup games, they're looking terrible right now.

Curry to Rudy Gay with the only bit of spark in this game so far on that dish to dunk, nice.

NYYCowboys
08-15-2010, 01:21 PM
Why isn't LeCon Wade Bosh Melo Paul and all of them playing?

NYYCowboys
08-15-2010, 01:22 PM
Also is Fredric Weis on France lol?

Chacarron
08-15-2010, 01:23 PM
Very sloppy. Gay got blocked bad.

tredigs
08-15-2010, 01:25 PM
Why isn't LeCon Wade Bosh Melo Paul and all of them playing?

I love the "witty" name jabs that pop up for that dude ever day on this site. Kobe, LBJ, Wade etc are all taking the summer off to recover. I guess they figured they've won their gold, and now they'll let the rest of the leagues elite give it a go. Lame, but understandable; kind of like the nickname thing.

Looks like Rondo is the teams starting PG at this point after all. Curious how much K. will switch up the starting lineup in the next week+.

Wade>You
08-15-2010, 01:28 PM
Billups is the best PG on Team USA, he's leading these guys on the floor.

Avenged
08-15-2010, 01:30 PM
You guys know what's awkward?

.. Rondo (celtic) penetrating the ball to an open Odom (laker).

gwrighter
08-15-2010, 01:33 PM
im just gonna throw it out there. Team Canada beat Team France by 22 on friday and were leading by as much as 30.

Shady66
08-15-2010, 01:35 PM
Batum with the HUGE dunk

tredigs
08-15-2010, 01:36 PM
Looks like the only notable NBA players France is playing are Nicolas Batum and Boris Diaw, and they've also got Mickael Pietrus' older brother Florent starting at PF.

Too bad Rogrigue Beaubois isn't playing, not to mention T.Parker, Turiaf, Pietrus and Joakim Noah. They could field a pretty strong roster.

PS: FIBA 2010: Igoudala and Rudy Gay posterize the world.

Avenged
08-15-2010, 01:38 PM
Wow lots of highlight plays :drool:

td0tsfinest
08-15-2010, 01:38 PM
Canada wooped France, so USA should have an easy time.

Shady66
08-15-2010, 01:38 PM
I like the live ball rule right when it hits the rim.

Raidaz4Life
08-15-2010, 01:39 PM
I like the live ball rule right when it hits the rim.

I was thinking the same thing



I'm definitely a big fan of this fast paced game.

gwrighter
08-15-2010, 01:39 PM
Team USA needs to step it up on the defensive end if they wanna run away with this one.

Chacarron
08-15-2010, 01:40 PM
Durant is a sexy player.

Chacarron
08-15-2010, 01:40 PM
Lamar just can't get away from his wife.

cmellofan15
08-15-2010, 01:42 PM
why is the game so close? France plays like a bunch middle schoolers

cmellofan15
08-15-2010, 01:43 PM
sweet shot from Gay.

cmellofan15
08-15-2010, 01:44 PM
oh.my.gawd.Rondo

tredigs
08-15-2010, 01:44 PM
Oooooooh Rondo, that was dirty.

Avenged
08-15-2010, 01:44 PM
Rondo! :speechless:

gwrighter
08-15-2010, 01:45 PM
diaw carrying a couple more pounds.

Flojo
08-15-2010, 01:45 PM
Rondo is incredible with his ball fakes. Hopefully Rose is able to pick some of that up, working with him.

cmellofan15
08-15-2010, 01:45 PM
Diaw is getting kinda chubby.

cmellofan15
08-15-2010, 01:46 PM
France could really use rodrigue beaubois

gwrighter
08-15-2010, 01:47 PM
wowowow. unimpressive first half from team usa.

gwrighter
08-15-2010, 01:48 PM
LMAO chris bosh get's more endorsements.....nice milk add.

tredigs
08-15-2010, 01:50 PM
wowowow. unimpressive first half from team usa.

Yeah it started absolutely disgusting from both sides - KD's shots were rattling out, sloppy passes all over, missed marks on D - but I thought we picked it up as the half went on; Even started getting the highlight reel plays. Should be a better 2nd half from us.

Jemikz9Clutch
08-15-2010, 01:58 PM
team usa needs more practice

thescore53
08-15-2010, 02:02 PM
this is funny cause canada just smacked these guys. and team usa is struggling

Jemikz9Clutch
08-15-2010, 02:02 PM
LMAO chris bosh get's more endorsements.....nice milk add.

:laugh:

gwrighter
08-15-2010, 02:02 PM
Yeah it started absolutely disgusting from both sides - KD's shots were rattling out, sloppy passes all over, missed marks on D - but I thought we picked it up as the half went on; Even started getting the highlight reel plays. Should be a better 2nd half from us.

I think it's more the defense that they need to sharpen up on. They need to start cutting off the passing lanes as they have good on ball defense. IMO they are being lazy on D. On offense they need to get into their plays faster. There is too much 1 on 1 action goin on. There is too much random dribbling and the pick-n-roll action is not being optimized.

Jemikz9Clutch
08-15-2010, 02:03 PM
durant has cold hands today

thescore53
08-15-2010, 02:06 PM
man diaw is obese

thescore53
08-15-2010, 02:08 PM
looking goood now

tredigs
08-15-2010, 02:08 PM
Rondo is just way too quick for these dudes. Nicolas Batum is considered an elite defender and he's gotten torched every time he steps near the guy.

Chacarron
08-15-2010, 02:09 PM
Does anybody else think that Rondo is the best PG on the team?

tredigs
08-15-2010, 02:10 PM
Does anybody else think that Rondo is the best PG on the team?

I think most people do, yeah.

Jemikz9Clutch
08-15-2010, 02:10 PM
diaw looks a little out of shape. team usa starts to drift away.

Jemikz9Clutch
08-15-2010, 02:12 PM
billups is hot in the 3rd qtr! wow!

tredigs
08-15-2010, 02:12 PM
So were Westbrook and Gordon cut? I don't think I've seen them play a minute.

gwrighter
08-15-2010, 02:14 PM
man diaw is obese

can u imagine if the raptors got diaw! turkoglu 2.0

gwrighter
08-15-2010, 02:17 PM
wow slow down. already predicting a medal placement. its a little premature.

thescore53
08-15-2010, 02:18 PM
can u imagine if the raptors got diaw! turkoglu 2.0

lets take it as a blessing in disguise. him and what if chandler is ouut most of the season and we win liek 12 games and stll dont win teh lottery

thescore53
08-15-2010, 02:21 PM
gay that was so gayyy

gwrighter
08-15-2010, 02:23 PM
lets take it as a blessing in disguise. him and what if chandler is ouut most of the season and we win liek 12 games and stll dont win teh lottery

BC would be fired if that happened. thats for damn sure

Avenged
08-15-2010, 02:24 PM
I wish the Olympic team would have played for team U.S.A.

That was something special..

tredigs
08-15-2010, 02:25 PM
hahahh... VC's olympic dunk is known as "The Dunk of Death" in France. That is awesome.

John Walls Era
08-15-2010, 02:27 PM
The Olympic team was miles better IMO. I wouldn't be surprised if Spain or Argentina gives them a run for their money.

dbeastly
08-15-2010, 02:28 PM
Rose doesn't look like olympic material. Durant shoots way too many jump shots to be comparable to the mega stars out there. Nothing more than another Carmelo Anthony IMO. Rondo is a beast.

That's about it.

Jemikz9Clutch
08-15-2010, 02:28 PM
not a bad 3rd qtr 4 usa.

Chacarron
08-15-2010, 02:30 PM
The Olympic team was miles better IMO. I wouldn't be surprised if Spain or Argentina gives them a run for their money.

They are versing each other right now. Very close game going into the 4th quarter.

Avenged
08-15-2010, 02:30 PM
Durant was asked by coach K to stop being so unselfish, it's not his fault.

NYKNYGNYY
08-15-2010, 02:31 PM
rudy gay just threw it down...NASTY

Jemikz9Clutch
08-15-2010, 02:32 PM
sick reverse from gay

Grizzly Adams
08-15-2010, 02:32 PM
Even the commentators are knocking Diaw for his weight! :laugh:

I'm digging the fast-paced tempo, back to back fast break dunks by Rudy. And another great shooting performance from Chauncey. I think this team has a legitimate chance.

thescore53
08-15-2010, 02:33 PM
couple of gay dunks

Jemikz9Clutch
08-15-2010, 02:33 PM
even rondo & amare are having new commercials. lol

gwrighter
08-15-2010, 02:34 PM
the first team that comes out and defends the USA well will most likely beat them.

Hellcrooner
08-15-2010, 02:35 PM
spain 64 - argentina 63 starting fourth quarter.


marc Gasol and Rudy F have gone down with injuries......badb bad bad bad news

gwrighter
08-15-2010, 02:38 PM
spain 64 - argentina 63 starting fourth quarter.


marc Gasol and Rudy F have gone down with injuries......badb bad bad bad news

what kind of injuries? did they walk off or limp off?

bballboy9809
08-15-2010, 02:38 PM
Man, Granger is looking terrible out there. Gay is lighting it up, and Iguodala is locking everyone down, he's stripped the ball like 6 times and has a couple steals and a block.

thescore53
08-15-2010, 02:38 PM
devastating news

Hellcrooner
08-15-2010, 02:45 PM
what kind of injuries? did they walk off or limp off?

No report yet.
I hope they are minor and were just being cautious.

gwrighter
08-15-2010, 02:46 PM
rudy has been battling injuries for some time n i think marc gasol should be good hopefully.

Hellcrooner
08-15-2010, 02:50 PM
it seems Marcs is related to his back. and rudys to his RIbs uh oh i hope someone breaks Arizas Head, he has probably ruined Rudys career with his Punk shot on rudy has not been able to revcover .

thekmp211
08-15-2010, 02:51 PM
rudy gay, looking strong again. his game is a good fit for international play

Jonathan2323
08-15-2010, 02:52 PM
Gordon and Curry should make the team over Rose.

Sir Buckets
08-15-2010, 02:58 PM
Gordon and Curry should make the team over Rose.lol, c'mon man.

*edit* I'd like both Curry and Gordon to make the team. It seems like Westbrook will be the one cut, his distributing isn't good enough to make up for (or mask) his shooting (like Rondo). Rose may not be on par with Rondo in terms of passing, but it's not like a major dropoff or anything. Plus, Derrick is the best shooter out of the trio of Westbrook, Rondo, and Rose.

*edit again* Westbrook is like a "Rose lite". While not a bad thing at all, it's probably what will be his demise in terms of making the cut. Rose and Westbrook's skill sets are too redundant.

dbeastly
08-15-2010, 03:02 PM
What he said was perfectly logical. You have to work to make the team and Rose is playing like garbage. I'd actually rather start a team with Curry than with Rose.

gwrighter
08-15-2010, 03:06 PM
i wanna see team canada take on team usa. can't wait for the worlds.

asandhu23
08-15-2010, 03:08 PM
couple of gay dunks

:rolleyes:

Jonathan2323
08-15-2010, 03:14 PM
lol, c'mon man.

*edit* I'd like both Curry and Gordon to make the team. It seems like Westbrook will be the one cut, his distributing isn't good enough to make up for (or mask) his shooting (like Rondo). Rose may not be on par with Rondo in terms of passing, but it's not like a major dropoff or anything. Plus, Derrick is the best shooter out of the trio of Westbrook, Rondo, and Rose.

*edit again* Westbrook is like a "Rose lite". While not a bad thing at all, it's probably what will be his demise in terms of making the cut. Rose and Westbrook's skill sets are too redundant.

Yeah Westbrook has not done much either.

YoungOne
08-15-2010, 03:17 PM
can anyone link me a boxscore? or a recap?

tredigs
08-15-2010, 03:25 PM
can anyone link me a boxscore? or a recap?

Not up on the Team USA site yet, but I'd like to see too if somebody knows where to find it.

Sir Buckets
08-15-2010, 03:28 PM
What he said was perfectly logical. You have to work to make the team and Rose is playing like garbage. I'd actually rather start a team with Curry than with Rose.Rose played like garbage today. Look at these various reports from Team USA's practices:


As far as Team USA, the best players out there were Derrick Rose and Kevin Durant. Rose was really carrying them. Nobody could guard him


Unguardable, played super hard on both ends. Few turnovers, shot well. RT @GiftedChi7 Did Rose make any jumpers and how were his turnovers?


Derrick Rose looks like a superb defender with Team USA. I hope it stays like that when he goes back to Chicago.


@JTMamba24 Durant is the man on the USA team, W/no Amare who's 2nd best? (Not sure KD is no. 1. DRose has been best player so far.)

From the game against China:


Midway through the quarter, China was in a zone and their coach Bob Donewald Jr. shouted out “Back of 41! Not a shooter!” No. 41 is Derrick Rose, and he promptly nailed a wide-open three from the right wing. Oops.

And last but not least, go check out his highlight reel from the Blue vs. White scrimmage:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-EFQGn0PEKw&feature=related

He just had a bad game, happens to everyone once and a while.

MrfadeawayJB
08-15-2010, 03:32 PM
We looked pretty good in my opinion

effen5
08-15-2010, 03:39 PM
Rose played like garbage today. Look at these various reports from Team USA's practices:




From the game against China:



And last but not least, go check out his highlight reel from the Blue vs. White scrimmage:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-EFQGn0PEKw&feature=related

He just had a bad game, happens to everyone once and a while.


Filthy...****in Filthy! Jesus Im still impressed by Rose and I've seen him for a couple of years now...

Rose to Durant......How the hell do we get Durant to Chitown.

Sir Buckets
08-15-2010, 03:42 PM
We looked pretty good in my opinionDespite blowing out every "real" team we've played, I think there are still things that need working on, and gelling that needs to gel, but yeah, for as short a time as this team has had to prepare, I'd say the results are pretty good. We just need to smooth out those rough edges.

Wade>You
08-15-2010, 03:52 PM
The only thing of a stat line I could find for Rose. Anyone got a box score?

http://www.chicagobreakingsports.com/2010/08/us-beats-france-in-first-hoops-exhibition-game.html
The Bulls' Derrick Rose added 2 points, 3 assists and 3 rebounds.

Sports Illustrator
08-15-2010, 04:58 PM
The game looked like it was going to be a good game in the beginning, but then USA turned the game into a blowout. The team played really well. I noticed that no one was trying to do anything extra, everyone was playing as a team and that is crucial in these kinds of tournaments.

As for the one player left to be cut, it looks like Russell Westbrook may be the one that will be cut. I am judging this by the amount of guards team USA has, as well as by the amount of playing time he got today. Kevin love is likely to stay in case if one of the bigs go down, seeing how team USA doesn't really have that many bigs on the team as it is.

As for France, Boris Diaw was the one who was really shining today. I wasn't really impressed by the players surrounding him. The Center who blocked Rudy Gay's dunk has some game in him, but I wouldn't be so sure to call him an NBA player. I was hoping to see Mikeal Pietrus' brother surprise us or impress us, but he didn't do anything spectacular, neither did Nicholas Batum. Galebale actually played better than he did. If France was to bring everyone who should be in there, they'd be a much better team. They were missing guys like Joakim Noah, Johan Petro, Tony Parker and Ronny Turiaf.

One of the many reasons why I like watching olympics is because I get to see some of the players who can potentially be NBA player. At the same time, I get to see how well they play against other NBA players. I get to make my own scouting report. Usually there is at least one player I keep an eye on after watching an olympic game. However, there wasn't really anyone in France that stood out to me. De Colo (whom the spurs have the rights for) could be a possibility, but I feel that he needs to be surrounded by the right players. The big guy who blocked Rudy's dunk is another possibility, though a very low possibility.

dbeastly
08-15-2010, 05:53 PM
Filthy...****in Filthy! Jesus Im still impressed by Rose and I've seen him for a couple of years now...

Rose to Durant......How the hell do we get Durant to Chitown.

Same way you got Lebron.

Sir Buckets
08-15-2010, 06:05 PM
Same way you got Lebron.lol

Can't you just be content with having one of the most historic offseasons in pro sports history?


http://a.espncdn.com/photo/2009/0519/nba_g_bulls_lottery1_576.jpg

U MAD?!??#!!!!111 :rolleyes:

dbeastly
08-15-2010, 07:52 PM
lol

Can't you just be content with having one of the most historic offseasons in pro sports history?


http://a.espncdn.com/photo/2009/0519/nba_g_bulls_lottery1_576.jpg

U MAD?!??#!!!!111 :rolleyes:

Haha I'm sorry, I had to do it:D.

black1605
08-15-2010, 08:01 PM
Diaw looked like he was 30 pounds overweight.

Oefarmy2005
08-15-2010, 09:47 PM
I hope Love is feeling appreciated by team USA.... Douche!