View Full Version : ESPN: Team USA Lineup Changes

09-03-2010, 03:20 PM
Not sure if this has been posted or discussed, but this is Chris Sheridan's article from yesterday involving the team USA rotations going forward.


Some interesting stuff, including changes that have been discussed by myself and others recently. Please, don't banish this to the FIBA forum?

09-03-2010, 03:31 PM
Yea I think Billups is too slow and kinda not a good fit for the starting line-up, replace him with Gordon.

09-03-2010, 03:32 PM
Gordon moving into the starting lineup wouldn't be a bad idea. He is a lights out shooter, perfect for the team

09-03-2010, 03:34 PM
Stats is really fragile in fiba when it comes to USA basketball. Its easy for players to knock down no pressure threes in garbage time. On the other hand since it's one and done do what ever it takes to win. If that's making Billups or Rose come of the bench for Gordon's hot shooting so be it. If d-wade can come of the bench anyone should, this is not about egos.

09-03-2010, 03:38 PM
Air gordon

09-03-2010, 03:52 PM

09-03-2010, 03:58 PM
more gordon, westbrook, love is the way to go, imo. been harping on it since the friendlies.

09-03-2010, 06:14 PM
Honestly, I'd be more apt to make both Westbrook and Gordon the starting backcourt. They've been playing their balls off.

09-04-2010, 05:41 PM
Westbrook is too sloppy. I would start rose next to gordon.

09-04-2010, 06:29 PM
I don't think it matters either way. Billups and Gordon are interchangeably effective.