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godolphins
07-03-2011, 11:53 PM
Here's my:
I'm sure these guys from the 2008 will be back to defend their title: Chris Paul, Lebron James, Dwayne Wade, Dwight Howard, Deron Williams, Carmelo Anthony and Kobe Bryant.

Tayshaun Prince: I don't see him coming back
Michael Redd: After thought(due to injuries)
Jason Kidd: Too old
Carlos Boozer: :puke:

That leaves four open spots
My guess: Kevin Durant, Amare Stoudamire, Derrick Rose and Andre Iguodala(defense)

Depth chart
C: Howard, Stoudamire
PF: Lebron, Bosh
SF: Durant, Anthony, Andre
SG: Kobe, Wade
PG: Chris Paul, Rose, Williams

Hellcrooner
07-04-2011, 12:01 AM
mmm if therese no season maybe nba players will decide to not attend to olympics as retaliation?

godolphins
07-04-2011, 12:11 AM
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iggypop123
07-04-2011, 12:18 AM
i dont think amare will go for some reason. maybe for injury reasons, remember he still says his back hurts. kind of crazy how he managed to play against NY. he would be an ideal fifa player. can hit the jumper any time he wants and has the size and athletecism to be a center and the us will likely need lots of bigs. spain can potentially throw marc, and pau gasol and apparently now ibaka. i think garbajosa retired.

Cubs Win
07-04-2011, 12:22 AM
mmm if therese no season maybe nba players will decide to not attend to olympics as retaliation?

How would that prove anything to the NBA? :confused:

godolphins
07-04-2011, 12:30 AM
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broncosfan4eva
07-04-2011, 12:34 AM
mmm if therese no season maybe nba players will decide to not attend to olympics as retaliation?

I'm not seeing what this would do to effect the NBA

B'sCeltsPatsSox
07-04-2011, 12:40 AM
Put Kevin Love in and take Bosh out.

LosDoyers1
07-04-2011, 12:42 AM
I think this team needs another shooter. Take Igoudala out and put somebody who can spread the floor.

douglas
07-04-2011, 12:44 AM
i dont think amare will go for some reason. maybe for injury reasons, remember he still says his back hurts. kind of crazy how he managed to play against NY. he would be an ideal fifa player. can hit the jumper any time he wants and has the size and athletecism to be a center and the us will likely need lots of bigs. spain can potentially throw marc, and pau gasol and apparently now ibaka. i think garbajosa retired.

Ibaka is from Congo

jimbobjarree
07-04-2011, 12:45 AM
I think this team needs another shooter. Take Igoudala out and put somebody who can spread the floor.

Kyle Korver may as well start booking his hotel reservations in London then

Storch
07-04-2011, 12:46 AM
That team needs 3 point shooters, that's for sure.

LTBaByyy
07-04-2011, 12:52 AM
Paul-Rose-Williams
Wade-Ray Allen
Kobe-Durant
Lebron-Melo-Griffin
Howard-Love


Will be the roster!!!! :clap:

Hellcrooner
07-04-2011, 12:53 AM
Ibaka is from Congo

but is getting an spanish passport to playy with spain ( he came here when barely a teenager and he wants to play for us)

Knicks21
07-04-2011, 12:56 AM
Insurance Issues will make the Knicks not allow Amare to go, same problem as the last usa team.

GREATNESS ONE
07-04-2011, 01:20 AM
Yea Amare isn't going but I like the other 3 choices maybe replace him with K Love like some guys have already said earlier. I don't get why people are saying it needs a shooter, that whole team can shoot well with the exception of Bron and D12. A few other players I think will be in the mix Blake Griffin, Derrick Williams, Lamar Odom and Chandler.

da1nonlydre16
07-04-2011, 01:21 AM
My squad for 2012 would be
C-Howard
F-Griffin, love, Aldridge
F-James, Melo, Durant
G-Wade, kobe
G-Paul, Rose, curry(shooter)

sf-fanatic
07-04-2011, 01:28 AM
I think Curry should go in over Allen as the shooter.

Raps18-19 Champ
07-04-2011, 01:59 AM
C-Howard, Amare
PF-Lebron, Griffin, Bosh
SF-Durant, Carmelo
SG-Kobe, Wade
PG-Paul, Williams, Rose

For people saying Bosh won't be there, he will. Colangelo will do it for respect. Bosh was the most important big men last Olympics.

Fnom11
07-04-2011, 02:00 AM
Paul Rose Curry
Wade Kobe
Lebron Durant Melo
Griffin Bosh (I think Amare is uninsured so he won't go)
Howard Chandler

That's the best possible setup in my opinion. Griffin would be ideal here because he could get alley oops left and right from all the penetration and miss-matches created from this team.

Honestly I'd put Curry in over Rose because he's a FAR superior shooter and passer.

Fnom11
07-04-2011, 02:02 AM
C-Howard, Amare
PF-Lebron, Griffin, Bosh
SF-Durant, Carmelo
SG-Kobe, Wade
PG-Paul, Williams, Rose

For people saying Bosh won't be there, he will. Colangelo will do it for respect. Bosh was the most important big men last Olympics.


Exactly. He was a defensive beast.

LTBaByyy
07-04-2011, 02:09 AM
I rather have Chandler than Bosh on the Olympic team if it comes down to it

Then you will always have an athletic defensive big man at all times with Howard and TC

ChiSox219
07-04-2011, 02:36 AM
Didn't a bunch of FIBA rules just change to be more like the NBA? If so, that affects the types of players that will be selected.



Insurance Issues will make the Knicks not allow Amare to go, same problem as the last usa team.

I thought the Knicks couldn't secure insurance for Amare's contract?

SugeKnight
07-04-2011, 03:07 AM
Kevin Durant, Stephen Curry and Eric Gordon will make the team

MiamiBoy77
07-04-2011, 03:23 AM
Chris Paul/ Derrick Rose/ Stephen Curry or Russell Westbrook
Dwyane Wade/ Kobe Bryant (or vice versa)
LeBron James/ Carmelo Anthony
Kevin Durant/ Chris Bosh/ Blake Griffin
Dwight Howard/ Kevin Love

NYKnicksAllDay
07-04-2011, 04:02 AM
I rather have Chandler than Bosh on the Olympic team if it comes down to it

Then you will always have an athletic defensive big man at all times with Howard and TC

Homer pick?

NBA-GMaster
07-04-2011, 05:46 AM
C: Howard-Bosh
PF: James-Anthony-Griffin
SF: Durant-Wade
SG: Bryant-Williams
PG: Paul-Rose-Curry

Bulls_fan90
07-04-2011, 06:14 AM
Why do so many people have Curry over D-Will? There are plenty of shooters on the roster.

Trace
07-04-2011, 06:46 AM
mmm if therese no season maybe nba players will decide to not attend to olympics as retaliation?

lolwut?

Crackadalic
07-04-2011, 07:21 AM
CP3/D-Rose/D-will
Wade/Bryant/Gordon
KD/Melo
Lebron/Bosh
Dwight/Chandler

The pg position is way to deep to stop. I was torn between Iggy and Gordon for that last sg spot but I pick gordon because we need another shooter

KD/Melo/Lebron has the 3 spot lockdown but I put lebron as a 4 for mismatches purposes

Dwight and Chandler can handle the 5 spot

LakersA's49ers
07-04-2011, 08:03 AM
I guess well see huh? lol

gilly
07-04-2011, 08:15 AM
I want Blake in just so we can see 'VC over Weis' pt. 2.

NYKalltheway
07-04-2011, 09:29 AM
My prediction:

PG: Chris Paul / Deron Williams / Derrick Rose
SG: Kobe Bryant / Dwayne Wade / Eric Gordon
SF: Lebron James / Carmelo Anthony / Kevin Durant
PF: Chris Bosh / Blake Griffin / Kevin Love
C: Dwight Howard / Tyson Chandler

Winner will be Lithuania or Serbia :laugh2: :D USA will suffer from "star syndrome" once again like most of the 2000s.

*I heard that FIBA allows 14 players instead of 12 in the international competitions starting from this August-September in Lithuania's EuroBasket, that's why my predicted team has 14 names and not 12.

GoPacers33
07-04-2011, 09:39 AM
Roy Hibbert or Paul George

MagicBucsSox
07-04-2011, 10:21 AM
I'll go
Dwight, Bron, Blake ,Durant, rose
Bench- westbrook, Iggy,love, rondo, Melo , Chandler, and any 3pt shooter

phlp_bj
07-04-2011, 10:27 AM
PG: Chris Paul/Derrick Rose/Deron Williams
SG: Kobe Bryant/Dwyane Wade
SF: Kevin Durant/Carmelo Anthony
PF: LeBron James/Chris Bosh/Blake Griffin
C: Dwight Howard/Kevin Love

godolphins
07-04-2011, 10:41 AM
I'll go
Dwight, Bron, Blake ,Durant, rose
Bench- westbrook, Iggy,love, rondo, Melo , Chandler, and any 3pt shooter

These guys from the 2008 teams will be back to defend their title out of respect: Kobe, Wade, Chris Paul, Deron Williams and Chris Bosh. Plus let's not forget that Melo, Bosh, Wade, Lebron, Deron, Kobe and Chris Paul are all good friends so if one of those guys gets snub that might not go well with one of them.

godolphins
07-04-2011, 10:44 AM
PG: Chris Paul/Derrick Rose/Deron Williams
SG: Kobe Bryant/Dwyane Wade
SF: Kevin Durant/Carmelo Anthony
PF: LeBron James/Chris Bosh/Blake Griffin
C: Dwight Howard/Kevin Love
That's a pretty good squad

GeekInThePink
07-04-2011, 10:47 AM
Can a mod fix the title? maybe something like "Projected 2012 American Basketball Team".

djeller1139
07-04-2011, 02:57 PM
Stephen Curry! :pray:

Baller1
07-04-2011, 03:04 PM
I think Spain wins the championship in 2012 regardless of our team to be honest.

Heediot
07-04-2011, 03:13 PM
Here's my:
I'm sure these guys from the 2008 will be back to defend their title: Chris Paul, Lebron James, Dwayne Wade, Dwight Howard, Deron Williams, Carmelo Anthony and Kobe Bryant.

Tayshaun Prince: I don't see him coming back
Michael Redd: After thought(due to injuries)
Jason Kidd: Too old
Carlos Boozer: :puke:

That leaves four open spots
My guess: Kevin Durant, Amare Stoudamire, Derrick Rose and Andre Iguodala(defense)

Depth chart
C: Howard, Stoudamire
PF: Lebron, Bosh
SF: Durant, Anthony, Andre
SG: Kobe, Wade
PG: Chris Paul, Rose, Williams

Replace Iggy with Eric Gordon or a pure shooter.
Tyson Chandler over Stoudamire = 50/50

Heediot
07-04-2011, 03:14 PM
Paul-Rose-Williams
Wade-Ray Allen
Kobe-Durant
Lebron-Melo-Griffin
Howard-Love


Will be the roster!!!! :clap:

Nice replace Bosh with Griffin.

cali72888
07-04-2011, 03:15 PM
PG: Paul/Rose/Williams
SG: Kobe/ Wade/ Curry
SF: Lebron/ Durant/ Anthony
PF: Love/Griffin/ Amare
C: Howard/ Bosh

Going with the 14 man roster. C is an interchangeable position on my Roster, Howard is the key in the middle and when he is not in Bosh/Amare/Love get the C and Griffin or Lebron play PF.

Curry makes it because of his pure shooting ability and versatility at PG/SG.

Heediot
07-04-2011, 03:17 PM
PG's Paul, Rose, Curry
SG's Kobe, Wade, Gordon
SF's LeBron, Durant
PF's Melo, Griffin
C's Howard, Chandler

DerekRE_3
07-04-2011, 03:32 PM
Save money on flights and board, and just send Jimmer.

tyfreaks brotha
07-04-2011, 03:56 PM
I thought about that too, if Stoudamire can't go Chandler should be the gut to take his spot(I don't think Bynum would want to go)

Nor does he deserve it

godolphins
07-04-2011, 04:10 PM
I think Spain wins the championship in 2012 regardless of our team to be honest.

How so?

85BearsDefense
07-04-2011, 04:34 PM
Derrick Rose/ Chris Paul/ Deron Williams
Kobe Bryant/ Dwayne Wade
Kevin Durant/ Carmelo Anthony
Lebron James/ Kevin Garnett
Dwight Howard/ Kevin Love / Joakim Noah

Hellcrooner
07-04-2011, 04:46 PM
i would send a TEAM instead of a colletcion of stars.

3 clear scorers for the starters ( 2 more for the bench) and then good rebounders passers, deffenders etc etc.

Starters Rondo/ Lebron / Durant / Love /Howard

Bench Westbrook / Wade / Battier/ Griffin / Chandler

bottom two Odom / Stevenson.

RaidersLakers24
07-04-2011, 05:04 PM
If Bynum becOmes an all-star next season I expect him to be on the roster!
Pg-cp3
sg-Kobe
Sf-Lebron
Pf-griffin
C-Howard

Lakerfrk
07-04-2011, 05:27 PM
Paul-Rose-Williams
Wade-Ray Allen
Kobe-Durant
Lebron-Melo-Griffin
Howard-Love


Will be the roster!!!! :clap:

GREAT Roster...

1) No Kobe... he shouldn't be there

2) Ray Allen - PERFECT for international play

3) Blake Griffin.. though he isn't going to see many minutes, he will be a great 11/12 man!

DRE'-MAC
07-04-2011, 05:49 PM
C: Howard/Amare
PF: Love/Griffin
SF: Lebron/Durant/Melo
SG: Wade/Kobe
PG: Paul/Rose/Williams

Ebbs
07-04-2011, 06:38 PM
Put Kevin Love in and take Bosh out.

I don't see why people say that lol. Bosh is better defensively, was great in the last olympics and has the most polished offensive game . . .

TheRunKiller
07-04-2011, 07:26 PM
I don't know why some people think Paul is going to be the starter.

NYKalltheway
07-04-2011, 07:40 PM
i would send a TEAM instead of a colletcion of stars.

3 clear scorers for the starters ( 2 more for the bench) and then good rebounders passers, deffenders etc etc.

Starters Rondo/ Lebron / Durant / Love /Howard

Bench Westbrook / Wade / Battier/ Griffin / Chandler

bottom two Odom / Stevenson.

don't give them ideas man :cool:
Kobe was the x-factor in 2008, otherwise they'd lose like in 2006. Kobe of 2012 does not scare me and what actually scares me is Lithuania's team with 2 years of more experience from 2010 and their U20 and U18 stars probably readier to play for the men's team.

USA will 100% send a package of star players and lose in the semis imo

Rocketsfan85
07-04-2011, 07:58 PM
C.Paul/D-Will
Kobe/Wade
Lebron/Durant/Melo
Bosh/Amare/Griffin
Howard/Chandler

naps
07-04-2011, 08:16 PM
I thought about that too, if Stoudamire can't go Chandler should be the gut to take his spot(I don't think Bynum would want to go)

You are making it sound like players themselves decide if they will go or not. They have to be called first in order to decide if they wanna go or not.

Lil Half Dead
07-04-2011, 08:52 PM
Rose definitely starts over Paul. I'm not trying to turn this into a Rose vs D-Will vs Paul thing, Just saying Rose is the starting PG for the 2012 olympic team. Barring something unexpected of course.

naps
07-04-2011, 09:08 PM
My team would be like:

CP3/D-Will/Curry
Wade/Kobe
Durant/Melo
LeBron/Griffin/Bosh
Dwight/Love

Ray_R
07-04-2011, 09:40 PM
The same FIBA roster. Coach K would be happen with them too since that team had no Divas.

godolphins
07-04-2011, 09:43 PM
Rose definitely starts over Paul. I'm not trying to turn this into a Rose vs D-Will vs Paul thing, Just saying Rose is the starting PG for the 2012 olympic team. Barring something unexpected of course.
Rose is not even a pure PG, why would he start over Paul?

godolphins
07-04-2011, 09:50 PM
Paul is a better shooter, play maker(for his teammates), defender and a better all around player than Rose.

TheRunKiller
07-04-2011, 09:56 PM
Rose is not even a pure PG, why would he start over Paul?

Almost 8 apg is horrible :rolleyes:

Cubs Win
07-04-2011, 10:28 PM
Paul is a better shooter, play maker(for his teammates), defender and a better all around player than Rose.

But with how rapidly Rose has improved since he came into the league and Paul's health as a potential question, you could make the argument that Rose could potentially fit some Team USA lineups better by next summer.

Hawkeye15
07-04-2011, 10:31 PM
dont care to read the whole thread, and maybe I am being a homer, but Kevin Love needs to be on that team

B'sCeltsPatsSox
07-04-2011, 10:47 PM
dont care to read the whole thread, and maybe I am being a homer, but Kevin Love needs to be on that team

Agreed.

king4day
07-04-2011, 11:42 PM
Amar'e likely won't be insured so he's out.
Wouldn't shock me to see Griffin this time around. But Kevin Love will probably be there.

DR_1
07-04-2011, 11:46 PM
Rose-Paul-Williams
Kobe-Wade
Bron-Melo
Durant-Stat-Griffin
Dwight-Love

Sidenote: People need to lay off Boozer.

DR_1
07-04-2011, 11:48 PM
Almost 8 apg is horrible :rolleyes:

I'd not bother with this guy. Talking to some Heat fans are like talking to brick walls.

iggypop123
07-05-2011, 01:01 AM
But with how rapidly Rose has improved since he came into the league and Paul's health as a potential question, you could make the argument that Rose could potentially fit some Team USA lineups better by next summer.

i dont know if you watched the last time they had the games but rose was awful. coach k even benched him near the end. rose's much talked about improved 3 was nowhere to be seen. must have been saving it for the season i guess

diu9leilomo
07-05-2011, 01:24 AM
2012 we all died said by the mayans so no one is going

MFFL==FML
07-05-2011, 01:24 AM
PG: C. Paul - D. Williams - D. Rose
SG: K. Bryant - D. Wade - S. Curry
SF: K. Durant - C. Anthony
PF: L. James - B. Griffin
C: D. Howard - C. Bosh

NYKalltheway
07-05-2011, 03:48 AM
2012 we all died said by the mayans so no one is going

Olympics are a few months before "our end"

Derick713
07-05-2011, 04:23 AM
I think Wade and Bryant will try and preserve their legs. I think Rudy Gay will beat out Danny Granger for the final spot. Blake Griffin and Kevin Love will probably fight for the last PF spot.

PG- Deron Williams/Chris Paul/Derrick Rose
SG- Kevin Durant/Rudy Gay/
SF- LeBron James/Carmelo Anthony/
PF- Amare Stoudemire/Lamar Odom/Blake Griffin/
SC-Dwight Howard/LaMarcus Aldridge/

John Walls Era
07-05-2011, 04:33 AM
Amare isn't playing. I believe he gave the Knicks his word. Why would the team need that many superstars? Use some young up and rising guys.

alencp3
07-05-2011, 05:45 AM
How about :

Wall / Rose
Gordon / Allen ( vet ) / Harden
Durant / George
Griffin / Williams / Odom ( vet )
Oden / DJ

NYKalltheway
07-05-2011, 08:03 AM
Williams as in Derrick? And no Kevin Love?

The best realistic team that would win without much trouble would be:

PG: Paul, Rose, Curry
SG: Gordon, Harden
SF: Durant, Granger, Iguodala
PF: Love, Odom
C: Bosh, T.Chandler

12man team + 2 vets like Ray Allen, Vince Carter, Tayshaun Prince, Kevin Garnett etc
That = TEAM. If you don't send a team, you'll be punished. The other teams will be 100% ready (unless there's injuries) and Spain, Serbia and Lithuania imo are better teams than what the USA team has shown in 2004, 2006 and 2008 with their stars. 2008 only won coz Kobe took over, he's not going to be the same player in 2012, if he even is there.

gilly
07-05-2011, 08:13 AM
Howard will want to play. Have a base of Paul/Durant/Howard, add Blake and Eric Gordon/Iguodala/Harden. Obviously you could play LeBron at the 3 and Durant at the 2, or LeBron at the 4 and Durant at the 3. Imo, the roster should be;

Paul/Rose/Westbrook or a vet like Billups
Durant/Gordon/Iguodala/
James/Barnes (he'd be the college player/#1 pick of the 2012 draft) (Durant and Iggy could rotate here too)
Griffin/Bosh/Love
Howard/Chandler

That team has EVERYTHING.

alencp3
07-05-2011, 09:46 AM
Griffin and Howard combo with Wall or CP3 at the point, should automatically kill every team

Cubs Win
07-05-2011, 11:21 AM
i dont know if you watched the last time they had the games but rose was awful. coach k even benched him near the end. rose's much talked about improved 3 was nowhere to be seen. must have been saving it for the season i guess

I did watch, but not always too closely so I'm not too sure why he struggled. Although Coach K did mention at one point that he was the best player on the team (or something to that extent) IIRC.

magicman333
07-05-2011, 11:40 AM
Yea Amare isn't going but I like the other 3 choices maybe replace him with K Love like some guys have already said earlier. I don't get why people are saying it needs a shooter, that whole team can shoot well with the exception of Bron and D12. A few other players I think will be in the mix Blake Griffin, Derrick Williams, Lamar Odom and Chandler.

Derrick Williams? He's never played a minute in the NBA and he should be on the olympic team. He has maybe one year to prove he's worthy(but with the lockout looming) and even if he does put up good numbers, mark my word Derrick Williams will not be on the Olympic team. Neither will Odom or Chandler

mttwlsn16
07-05-2011, 12:09 PM
bosh over blake griffin??? :facepalm:

AIMelo=KillaDUO
07-05-2011, 12:18 PM
Melo starts no matter what. His style of play is the reason he's the best basketball player in the entire Olympics. His style of play is perfect for Euro-Basketball.
CP
Wade
LeBron
Melo
Dwight

Heediot
07-05-2011, 12:32 PM
PG's Paul, Rose, Curry
SG's Kobe, Wade, Gordon
SF's LeBron, Durant
PF's Melo, Griffin
C's Howard, Chandler

Curry/Gordon may be removed since Durant is a long range threat. They may add in defensive specialist (Iggy), or Chris Bosh (another big) since he was solid in the last Olympics.

Kevin Love is good, but there are too many good PF options. Same goes for Amare or Aldridge. Ditto at PG for Deron, Westbrook, Rondo. Kidd needs to make way for the youth.

godolphins
07-05-2011, 01:41 PM
bosh over blake griffin??? :facepalm:

He deserves it more than him

Hawkeye15
07-05-2011, 01:45 PM
How can Love be left off this team? He is exactly the type of floor stretching, great shooting big man that thrives in international play, he can pass, and he will always be the best rebounder on the floor. We don't need to send a team of espn highlights. We need a combination of great athletes, shooters, distributors, defenders, and role players.

blahblahyoutoo
07-05-2011, 02:11 PM
mmm if therese no season maybe nba players will decide to not attend to olympics as retaliation?

retaliation against the nation?
what did the USA do to the players?

BlazingJ
07-05-2011, 02:32 PM
Let's not forget LaMarcus Aldridge! he'd be good playinc center against european teams

HiphopRelated
07-05-2011, 02:41 PM
bosh over blake griffin??? :facepalm:
quite easily actually

Hawkeye15
07-05-2011, 02:49 PM
Let's not forget LaMarcus Aldridge! he'd be good playinc center against european teams

yep

godolphins
07-05-2011, 03:28 PM
How can Love be left off this team? He is exactly the type of floor stretching, great shooting big man that thrives in international play, he can pass, and he will always be the best rebounder on the floor. We don't need to send a team of espn highlights. We need a combination of great athletes, shooters, distributors, defenders, and role players.
Since Amare probably won't participate Love might get his spot

Crucis
07-05-2011, 03:41 PM
mmm if therese no season maybe nba players will decide to not attend to olympics as retaliation?

Actually, if the lockout goes long enough, it's possible that the NBA players won't risk playing in the Olympics or the pre-qualifying tournaments because the NBA probably wouldn't be providing insurance for those players.

AIMelo=KillaDUO
07-05-2011, 03:42 PM
quite easily actually

Your high.

Heediot
07-05-2011, 04:44 PM
How can Love be left off this team? He is exactly the type of floor stretching, great shooting big man that thrives in international play, he can pass, and he will always be the best rebounder on the floor. We don't need to send a team of espn highlights. We need a combination of great athletes, shooters, distributors, defenders, and role players.

Good points, so of the three Bosh, Love and Griffin it appears Bosh gets the edge for being the returning vet, Love for participating at FIBA. Me personally I think Blake will be just too damn dominant for him to be left off. His stats should increase to 24-25 PPG, Rebs 12-13. How can you leave a guy with such monster numbers off? That's why i figure Griffin to be chosen. But any of the three choices are possible.

WolvesJagsOs
07-05-2011, 04:47 PM
Hello? Kevin Love?

TChef02
07-05-2011, 05:04 PM
I wouldn't be shocked if injuries and the need to recover in the offseason held Kobe out of the 2012 games...

My guess is

PG: Rose, Williams
SG: Wade, Gordon
SF: James, Durant, Anthony
PF: Griffin, Horford
C: Howard, Bynum

They will obviously carry more than 11 though so guys previously mentioned like Steph Curry, Rondo, Aldridge, etc. could all get looks to add some shooting, ball handling, sizer, etc. wherever coaching sees a need.

Hawkeye15
07-05-2011, 05:39 PM
Good points, so of the three Bosh, Love and Griffin it appears Bosh gets the edge for being the returning vet, Love for participating at FIBA. Me personally I think Blake will be just too damn dominant for him to be left off. His stats should increase to 24-25 PPG, Rebs 12-13. How can you leave a guy with such monster numbers off? That's why i figure Griffin to be chosen. But any of the three choices are possible.

Does Blake's game translate to FIBA's as well as Love's though? Not even close. The FIBA game is slow, and packed in. Griffin's athletic ability just won't be anywhere near as valuable in that setting. We would benefit more from having a dominant rebounding machine who can pass, and hit three's and long range twos all night long, and create possessions with relentless rebounding.

Picking a player for FIBA doesn't mean he is a better NBA player. It means he is better suited for FIBA

PacersForLife
07-05-2011, 08:48 PM
I think this team needs another shooter. Take Igoudala out and put somebody who can spread the floor.

Danny Granger, he barely played when he was on it, but maybe they'll give him another chance

Korman12
07-05-2011, 09:25 PM
Danny Granger, he barely played when he was on it, but maybe they'll give him another chance

Not gonna happen. For one, too many SF's with much better abilities + have already played (LeBron, Durant, Anthony). Granger isn't a defensive specialist either, so his skills are redundant and unnecessary at that spot.

ShowtimeNo24
07-05-2011, 09:31 PM
Paul, Williams
Bryant, Wade, Gordon
James, Durant, Iquadala
Melo, Amare(Bosh)
Dwight, Love(Chandler)

I'd go with something like this. I excluded D. Rose because he does not fit into FIBA play well and he doesn't add anything new.

ShowtimeNo24
07-05-2011, 09:37 PM
Not gonna happen. For one, too many SF's with much better abilities + have already played (LeBron, Durant, Anthony). Granger isn't a defensive specialist either, so his skills are redundant and unnecessary at that spot.

Plus the fact that Europeans stink.

daleja424
07-05-2011, 09:58 PM
My team would look like this:

Chris Paul/Derrick Rose
Kobe Bryant/Dwyane Wade
Lebron James/Kevin Durant/Carmelo Anthony
Chris Bosh/Kevin Love/Blake Griffin
Dwight Howard/Tyson Chandler

Hiphopopotamus
07-05-2011, 10:11 PM
My team would look like this:

Chris Paul/Derrick Rose
Kobe Bryant/Dwyane Wade
Lebron James/Kevin Durant/Carmelo Anthony
Chris Bosh/Kevin Love/Blake Griffin
Dwight Howard/Tyson Chandler

Yep. You are correct sir.

DoMeFavors
07-05-2011, 10:49 PM
Dont know why Chris Paul will be starting over Deron when Deron is 5 times the player that Paul is. Paul is so overated and that is why he was picked after Deron the in the draft. And I doubt Pauls knee will hold up or if he signs as a free agent somewhere else that they will even let him play.

B'sCeltsPatsSox
07-05-2011, 11:50 PM
Dont know why Chris Paul will be starting over Deron when Deron is 5 times the player that Paul is. Paul is so overated and that is why he was picked after Deron the in the draft. And I doubt Pauls knee will hold up or if he signs as a free agent somewhere else that they will even let him play.

LOL what? Oh wait you're a Nets fan.

NYKalltheway
07-06-2011, 12:14 AM
Dont know why Chris Paul will be starting over Deron when Deron is 5 times the player that Paul is. Paul is so overated and that is why he was picked after Deron the in the draft. And I doubt Pauls knee will hold up or if he signs as a free agent somewhere else that they will even let him play.

do us all a favor please.... :facepalm: