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JasonJohnHorn
08-12-2011, 04:02 PM
The season may be on the line, but the Olympics are still going to happen next year. The challenge before you: Build a dream team of your own with current NBA players playing at their current level of play.

Please note who your team captain and coach would be as well!

Evolution23
08-12-2011, 04:05 PM
CP3
Wade
Lebron
Dirk
Howard

Bench- Pg- Rose, Deron
Sg- Kobe
Sf- Melo
Pf- Amare
C- Bogut

hyb152
08-12-2011, 04:08 PM
Lebron and Chris Paul -Team Co Captains

PacersForLife
08-12-2011, 04:12 PM
PG: Paul
SG: Bryant
SF: James
PF: Griffin
C: Howard
Bench
PG: Rose
SG: Wade
SF: Granger (homer)
PF: Stoudemire
C: B. Lopez
PG: Steph Curry
SG: Eric Gordon

Sorry if I didn't have the right number of players idk the requirements

JasonJohnHorn
08-12-2011, 04:14 PM
Starting PG: CP3 (The guy knows how to share the ball)
SG (team captain): Kobe Bryant (The winningest player in the NBA right now, still on top of his game, and he has olympic gold under his belt already)
SF: Shane Battier (LBJ is clearly the best SF alive, but I wouldnt want him and Kobe on the court at the same time. Too much ego. One clear alpha dog on the court at a time, and Shane Battier can defend, rebound and shoot).
PF: Blake Griffen (with CP3 handling the ball and Kobe drawing a double team, I would PAY to see what this guy would do with the open court).
C: Tim Duncan (because it is a international tournament, I'd want Duncan starting at C for me. European bigs can shoot outside and I want a guy who can defend in and out, and that is Duncan. Gasol would have been my first pick, but he's not Amercian).

Second Unit
PG: Derron Williams
SG: Wade
SF: LBJ (I think James would love playing with D-Will and Wade in the open court).
PF: Kevin Love (monster rebounder, and a big man with a three point shot. I'd love to see him work the high pick-and-roll with D-Will or Wade, it'd be like Laimbeer and Thomas all over again).
C: Tyson Chandler (defence and rebounds. That's all I want out of the guy in this line-up because the other four guys will handle the scoring load, plus Chandler knows how to cut to the basket with a good PG at the helm, just ask CP3).

End of the bench
Lamar Odom (he can play both forward spots and has a complete game).
Mike Miller (can play SF or SG, and there enough ball handlers and bigs to move over to PG or C, so a complimentary player like Miller would come in handy and help the other pieces gel together.

rockets-fan
08-12-2011, 04:16 PM
CP3
Wade
Lebron
Dirk
Howard

Bench- Pg- Rose, Deron
Sg- Kobe
Sf- Melo
Pf- Amare
C- Bogut

Dirk?? Bogut?? i thought the op said olympic team....they arent american players evo...

but for me it would be

Paul
Wade
durant
Amare
Howard

bench-
Williams,Rondo
Kobe
lebron
bosh
chandler

rockets-fan
08-12-2011, 04:20 PM
Starting PG: CP3 (The guy knows how to share the ball)
SG (team captain): Kobe Bryant (The winningest player in the NBA right now, still on top of his game, and he has olympic gold under his belt already)
SF: Shane Battier (LBJ is clearly the best SF alive, but I wouldnt want him and Kobe on the court at the same time. Too much ego. One clear alpha dog on the court at a time, and Shane Battier can defend, rebound and shoot).
PF: Blake Griffen (with CP3 handling the ball and Kobe drawing a double team, I would PAY to see what this guy would do with the open court).
C: Tim Duncan (because it is a international tournament, I'd want Duncan starting at C for me. European bigs can shoot outside and I want a guy who can defend in and out, and that is Duncan. Gasol would have been my first pick, but he's not Amercian).

Second Unit
PG: Derron Williams
SG: Wade
SF: LBJ (I think James would love playing with D-Will and Wade in the open court).
PF: Kevin Love (monster rebounder, and a big man with a three point shot. I'd love to see him work the high pick-and-roll with D-Will or Wade, it'd be like Laimbeer and Thomas all over again).
C: Tyson Chandler (defence and rebounds. That's all I want out of the guy in this line-up because the other four guys will handle the scoring load, plus Chandler knows how to cut to the basket with a good PG at the helm, just ask CP3).

End of the bench
Lamar Odom (he can play both forward spots and has a complete game).
Mike Miller (can play SF or SG, and there enough ball handlers and bigs to move over to PG or C, so a complimentary player like Miller would come in handy and help the other pieces gel together.

No dwight howard? hes the best C

THE GIPPER
08-12-2011, 04:21 PM
Starting PG: CP3 (The guy knows how to share the ball)
SG (team captain): Kobe Bryant (The winningest player in the NBA right now, still on top of his game, and he has olympic gold under his belt already)
SF: Shane Battier (LBJ is clearly the best SF alive, but I wouldnt want him and Kobe on the court at the same time. Too much ego. One clear alpha dog on the court at a time, and Shane Battier can defend, rebound and shoot).
PF: Blake Griffen (with CP3 handling the ball and Kobe drawing a double team, I would PAY to see what this guy would do with the open court).
C: Tim Duncan (because it is a international tournament, I'd want Duncan starting at C for me. European bigs can shoot outside and I want a guy who can defend in and out, and that is Duncan. Gasol would have been my first pick, but he's not Amercian).

Second Unit
PG: Derron Williams
SG: Wade
SF: LBJ (I think James would love playing with D-Will and Wade in the open court).
PF: Kevin Love (monster rebounder, and a big man with a three point shot. I'd love to see him work the high pick-and-roll with D-Will or Wade, it'd be like Laimbeer and Thomas all over again).
C: Tyson Chandler (defence and rebounds. That's all I want out of the guy in this line-up because the other four guys will handle the scoring load, plus Chandler knows how to cut to the basket with a good PG at the helm, just ask CP3).

End of the bench
Lamar Odom (he can play both forward spots and has a complete game).
Mike Miller (can play SF or SG, and there enough ball handlers and bigs to move over to PG or C, so a complimentary player like Miller would come in handy and help the other pieces gel together.

This is the worst possible team you could have made.

rockets-fan
08-12-2011, 04:25 PM
This is the worst possible team you could have made.

Not worst but to not include howard, or durant or melo is not good lol i love battier but him over durant and melo...no way i know his defense is better but durant and melo wont be guarding lebron or wade they gunna be guarding less talented players...so i would take durant and melo...and howard...idk what he was thinking exluding him

juno10
08-12-2011, 04:39 PM
This is the worst possible team you could have made.

x100000

mjm07
08-12-2011, 04:41 PM
Starters:
CP3
Kobe
Lebron
Amare
Howard

Bench:
Williams, Westbrook
Wade(i believe he flourished as the 6th man last go around and led the entire team in scoring, not entirely sure on the latter. )
Durant
Melo
Griffin
Love
Chandler

heattiltheend94
08-12-2011, 04:44 PM
pg: cp3
sg: wade
sf: lebron
pf: Stoudemire
center: howard

bench:
Williams
Rose
Bryant
Melo
Durant
Bosh
Chandler
Duncan
Love
Aldridge

that's 15 man roster

and if had to cut, id cut Chandler and Duncan

23dragonzord
08-12-2011, 04:48 PM
CP3
Kobe
Bron
Amare
Howard

Bench
Rose
Wade
Durant
Melo
Chandler
Kidd if he doesn't retire. If he does Dwill will split time with rose
Blake Griffin

mgcslugger33
08-12-2011, 05:02 PM
pg: CP3
sg: kobe
sf: Durant
pf: Lebron
C: Howard

naps
08-12-2011, 05:04 PM
CP3
Wade
LeBron
Griffin
Dwight

Deron
Kobe/Allen
Durant
Bosh
Duncan

SaimuKala
08-12-2011, 05:24 PM
PG: Chris Paul, Derrick Rose, Rajon Rondo
SG: Kobe Bryant, Dwyane Wade
SF: LeBron James, Carmelo Anthony
PF: Kevin Durant, Chris Bosh, Blake Griffin
C: Dwight Howard, JaVale McGee

alencp3
08-12-2011, 05:27 PM
CP3
Kobe
Lebron
Griffin
Howard

Deron
Wade
Durant
Melo
Amare

Love
Harden

jon32
08-12-2011, 05:48 PM
Team Canada

PG - Steve Nash, Justin Beiber
SG - Corey Joseph, Andy Rautins
SF - Tristan Thompson, Georges St. Pierre
PF - Samuel Dalembert, Mike Myers
C - Joel Anthony, Jim Carrey


Gold Medal Champs , book it

Da Knicks
08-12-2011, 05:49 PM
Pg. Cp3
Sg. Wade
Sf. Melo
Pf. Lebron
C. Howard

I would put Melo and Lebron in at the same time since both would be able to take on the pf and put pressure on them on d.

Chronz
08-12-2011, 06:16 PM
I liked what our Worlds Team showed so Im selecting some of them over the brand names.

PG: CP3 - Best distributor on the planet
SG: Eric Gordon - Can operate with or without the ball due to a rare combination of slashing, shooting, and passing ability and he was a terror defensively.
SF: Iggy - Do it all glue guy
PF: Durant - Clear cut scorer
C: Dwigh - He struggled his first go around but is more polished in the post now

Bench
Deron - Provides a nice contrast to Deron in that he can operate in stationary sets and be nearly as effective
Kobe - Takes on the leadership Kidd used to have
Bron - Could replace Iggy in the starting lineup but I like him here
Bosh - Was our best bigman last olympics
Blake - Versatile Pivot
Rose - Athletic specimen

albertc86
08-12-2011, 06:20 PM
Kobe off the bench? I highly doubt the captain would be coming off the bench.

ChiSox219
08-12-2011, 06:27 PM
Rose
Kobe
Durant
Lebron
Dwight

CP3/Deron
Wade/E Gordon
Carmelo
Bosh/Love
Horford

topdog
08-12-2011, 06:33 PM
Considering that athleticism doesn't do the same thing for you in the Olympics as it does in the NBA:

Paul*/Wall: all-around PG/speedster of choice
Gordon/Allen: shooter with legs/best shooter who's losing his legs
Durant/Battier/Gay: go-to wing - no multiplicity confusion/defensive specialist with offense/athletic with decent touch
Love/Griffin: blue-collar 5th man with range/athletic monster
Howard/Jefferson/McGee: best American center/Euroleague-esque banger game/athletic but dumb

Coach: Rick Adelman - offensive genius with a commitment to defense.

*Captain

Evolution23
08-12-2011, 07:44 PM
Dirk?? Bogut?? i thought the op said olympic team....they arent american players evo...

but for me it would be

Paul
Wade
durant
Amare
Howard

bench-
Williams,Rondo
Kobe
lebron
bosh
chandler

I forgot about Dirk and Bogut being international players. So replace Amare with Dirk and Bynum with Bogut

Evolution23
08-12-2011, 07:46 PM
Considering that athleticism doesn't do the same thing for you in the Olympics as it does in the NBA:

Paul*/Wall: all-around PG/speedster of choice
Gordon/Allen: shooter with legs/best shooter who's losing his legs
Durant/Battier/Gay: go-to wing - no multiplicity confusion/defensive specialist with offense/athletic with decent touch
Love/Griffin: blue-collar 5th man with range/athletic monster
Howard/Jefferson/McGee: best American center/Euroleague-esque banger game/athletic but dumb

Coach: Rick Adelman - offensive genius with a commitment to defense.

*Captain

really? U would leave Wade, Kobe, Lebron, Amare, and Melo out? I know your reasoning to find a balanced team but you need leaders and proven winners on your team when it comes down to close games. Remember how close Spain was to winning the gold in the China Olympics? That's why you need proven players to be representing the U.S.

THE GIPPER
08-12-2011, 07:50 PM
Team Canada

PG - Steve Nash, Justin BeiberSG - Corey Joseph, Andy Rautins
SF - Tristan Thompson, Georges St. Pierre
PF - Samuel Dalembert, Mike Myers
C - Joel Anthony, Jim Carrey


Gold Medal Champs , book it

lol nice. our bench is solid.

THE GIPPER
08-12-2011, 07:51 PM
I liked what our Worlds Team showed so Im selecting some of them over the brand names.

PG: CP3 - Best distributor on the planet
SG: Eric Gordon - Can operate with or without the ball due to a rare combination of slashing, shooting, and passing ability and he was a terror defensively.
SF: Iggy - Do it all glue guy
PF: Durant - Clear cut scorer
C: Dwigh - He struggled his first go around but is more polished in the post now

Bench
Deron - Provides a nice contrast to Deron in that he can operate in stationary sets and be nearly as effective
Kobe - Takes on the leadership Kidd used to have
Bron - Could replace Iggy in the starting lineup but I like him here
Bosh - Was our best bigman last olympics
Blake - Versatile Pivot
Rose - Athletic specimen

Why is the best player in the world not starting?

njnets
08-12-2011, 08:08 PM
some of these lineups are just plain stupid. go with a team that was similar to the gold medal team.

cp3 (distributor in starting rotation replacing kidd)
kobe
anthony
lbj
howard

rose
wade (6th man, just like last time)
durant
bosh
amare
dwill
allen for shooting?

stuck on my 12th man, boozer, redd, and prince did not play a whole lot anyways last time. redds shooting was a nice thing to have so i think allen would fit well. besides that though, dont change much. you only need one legitimate center, bosh and amare will be fine playing there. blake possibly for amare or bosh.

topdog
08-12-2011, 08:24 PM
really? U would leave Wade, Kobe, Lebron, Amare, and Melo out? I know your reasoning to find a balanced team but you need leaders and proven winners on your team when it comes down to close games. Remember how close Spain was to winning the gold in the China Olympics? That's why you need proven players to be representing the U.S.

While great NBA players, I have seen how poorly their games collectively translate in Europe. The 3 reasons I see for the U.S.'s fall-off are: 1. assuming victory because we have the best players 2. assuming a collection of #1 options can come together once every 4 years and work things out 3. assuming that the elite athletes of the NBA can continue to find offense when teams are allowed to camp in the paint.

I think Paul, Durant and Allen are plenty proven enough to take close games.

Khalifa21
08-12-2011, 08:32 PM
PG: Chris Paul/Deron Williams
SG: Dwyane Wade/Kobe Bryant
SF: LeBron James/Carmelo Anthony
PF: Amar'e Stoudemire/Blake Griffin
C: Dwight Howard/Tyson Chandler

salimstoudamire
08-12-2011, 09:00 PM
If Kobe isn't in your starting line-up, your foolish.

Knicks21
08-12-2011, 09:13 PM
Amare wont play, he wont get insured. I'd Like to see Ray Allen in the team, you have to have the 3 point specialist. In 08 is was Redd.
CP3
Kobe
Durant
Lebron
Howard

Rose, Williams - You could swap Williams with Rondo it works either way.
Wade, Ray Allen
Melo
Love
Chandler

The Depth Chart has nothing to do with talent, as it is just some players would work better with others. I honestly think the starting five is the best possible outcome you could have. Durant runs of screen, Lebron Distributes, Kobe 1 on 1, Cp3 Distributes, Howard cleans up the glass.

Knicks21
08-12-2011, 09:15 PM
Not worst but to not include howard, or durant or melo is not good lol i love battier but him over durant and melo...no way i know his defense is better but durant and melo wont be guarding lebron or wade they gunna be guarding less talented players...so i would take durant and melo...and howard...idk what he was thinking exluding him

Nup its the worst. Mike Miller included without Howard, Melo or Durant. That speaks for itself.

Evolution23
08-12-2011, 09:39 PM
While great NBA players, I have seen how poorly their games collectively translate in Europe. The 3 reasons I see for the U.S.'s fall-off are: 1. assuming victory because we have the best players 2. assuming a collection of #1 options can come together once every 4 years and work things out 3. assuming that the elite athletes of the NBA can continue to find offense when teams are allowed to camp in the paint.

I think Paul, Durant and Allen are plenty proven enough to take close games.

Only Ray Allen has won anything out of those 3 but you still have to put in the best players. At least on the bench if anything.

topdog
08-12-2011, 10:18 PM
Only Ray Allen has won anything out of those 3 but you still have to put in the best players. At least on the bench if anything.

Again, you're talking NBA. These are guys who can make plays and win games.

Tell me this: how effective is Lebron if he can't into the lane? Teams regularly pack the paint in Olympic basketball.

Vikingfan84
08-12-2011, 10:26 PM
CP3 / Rose / Rondo
Kobe / Wade / Ray Ray
LeBron / Durant
Blake / K-Love
Dwight / Amare

Ray Ray is a must. The greatest sharpshooter this game has ever seen. When you are focused on this great group of guys, Ray Allen is the last person you would worry about. But he should be the last person you would want to leave open. He could quite possibly lead this team in scoring.

Dwight and Amare will beast in the paint along with Blake. K-Love is an absolute monster on the glass as is Dwight.

Kobe is Kobe.

LeBron, Wade, Durant all athletic scorers.

CP3 and Rondo are the most unselfish players in the league and are a must on a team of stars.

And Rose is just Rose. Very strong for a PG and can do whatever you ask of him.

I wanted to put Tyson Chandler on this team, but I think Amare can do exactly what Tyson can do, but is more of a scoring threat.

RZZZA
08-12-2011, 10:28 PM
Rose
Wade
Durant
Amar'e
Dwight

cuz **** Chris Paul

RZZZA
08-12-2011, 10:31 PM
Actually, nvm, I don't even want Rose to play. Every little wrong thing he does will result in about 20 pages full of posts of people trolling and flaming.

but **** Chris Paul any way, let Deron play.

Slug3
08-12-2011, 10:41 PM
While great NBA players, I have seen how poorly their games collectively translate in Europe. The 3 reasons I see for the U.S.'s fall-off are: 1. assuming victory because we have the best players 2. assuming a collection of #1 options can come together once every 4 years and work things out 3. assuming that the elite athletes of the NBA can continue to find offense when teams are allowed to camp in the paint.

I think Paul, Durant and Allen are plenty proven enough to take close games.

I guess you didnt see Wade and Kobe in the Gold medal game then?

Chill_Will_24
08-12-2011, 11:05 PM
PG CP3
SG Kobe
SF Durant
PF Lebron
C Dwight

Wade- Sixth man

Deron
Melo
Griffin
Amare

Chill_Will_24
08-12-2011, 11:09 PM
Team Canada

PG - Steve Nash, Justin Beiber
SG - Corey Joseph, Andy Rautins
SF - Tristan Thompson, Wolverine
PF - Samuel Dalembert, Mike Myers
C - Joel Anthony, Jim Carrey


Gold Medal Champs , book it

Fixed

Federal Reserve
08-12-2011, 11:09 PM
PG- Billups
SG- Toney Douglas
SF- Carmelo Anthony
PF- Amare
C- Jerome Jordan

Chill_Will_24
08-12-2011, 11:12 PM
Actually, nvm, I don't even want Rose to play. Every little wrong thing he does will result in about 20 pages full of posts of people trolling and flaming.

but **** Chris Paul any way, let Deron play.

:cry:

BrahCake954
08-12-2011, 11:28 PM
Starting PG: CP3 (The guy knows how to share the ball)
SG (team captain): Kobe Bryant (The winningest player in the NBA right now, still on top of his game, and he has olympic gold under his belt already)
SF: Shane Battier (LBJ is clearly the best SF alive, but I wouldnt want him and Kobe on the court at the same time. Too much ego. One clear alpha dog on the court at a time, and Shane Battier can defend, rebound and shoot).
PF: Blake Griffen (with CP3 handling the ball and Kobe drawing a double team, I would PAY to see what this guy would do with the open court).
C: Tim Duncan (because it is a international tournament, I'd want Duncan starting at C for me. European bigs can shoot outside and I want a guy who can defend in and out, and that is Duncan. Gasol would have been my first pick, but he's not Amercian).

Second Unit
PG: Derron Williams
SG: Wade
SF: LBJ (I think James would love playing with D-Will and Wade in the open court).
PF: Kevin Love (monster rebounder, and a big man with a three point shot. I'd love to see him work the high pick-and-roll with D-Will or Wade, it'd be like Laimbeer and Thomas all over again).
C: Tyson Chandler (defence and rebounds. That's all I want out of the guy in this line-up because the other four guys will handle the scoring load, plus Chandler knows how to cut to the basket with a good PG at the helm, just ask CP3).

End of the bench
Lamar Odom (he can play both forward spots and has a complete game).
Mike Miller (can play SF or SG, and there enough ball handlers and bigs to move over to PG or C, so a complimentary player like Miller would come in handy and help the other pieces gel together.
beyond terrible

Duddy
08-12-2011, 11:30 PM
Starting PG: CP3 (The guy knows how to share the ball)
SG (team captain): Kobe Bryant (The winningest player in the NBA right now, still on top of his game, and he has olympic gold under his belt already)
SF: Shane Battier (LBJ is clearly the best SF alive, but I wouldnt want him and Kobe on the court at the same time. Too much ego. One clear alpha dog on the court at a time, and Shane Battier can defend, rebound and shoot).
PF: Blake Griffen (with CP3 handling the ball and Kobe drawing a double team, I would PAY to see what this guy would do with the open court).
C: Tim Duncan (because it is a international tournament, I'd want Duncan starting at C for me. European bigs can shoot outside and I want a guy who can defend in and out, and that is Duncan. Gasol would have been my first pick, but he's not Amercian).

Second Unit
PG: Derron Williams
SG: Wade
SF: LBJ (I think James would love playing with D-Will and Wade in the open court).
PF: Kevin Love (monster rebounder, and a big man with a three point shot. I'd love to see him work the high pick-and-roll with D-Will or Wade, it'd be like Laimbeer and Thomas all over again).
C: Tyson Chandler (defence and rebounds. That's all I want out of the guy in this line-up because the other four guys will handle the scoring load, plus Chandler knows how to cut to the basket with a good PG at the helm, just ask CP3).

End of the bench
Lamar Odom (he can play both forward spots and has a complete game).
Mike Miller (can play SF or SG, and there enough ball handlers and bigs to move over to PG or C, so a complimentary player like Miller would come in handy and help the other pieces gel together.

Thank god u r not my national team's coach

BrahCake954
08-12-2011, 11:30 PM
If Kobe isn't in your starting line-up, your foolish.

hell be 34 wtf u talking about


so much kobe homers

Chronz
08-12-2011, 11:31 PM
Why is the best player in the world not starting?
Not sure which one your talking about but its probably because I dont want too many ball dominant players. I want triple threat players, if your talking about Kobe its because he will be like 34 by then, if your talking about Bron I suppose I could put him in there I just think Iggy will play with more energy, it being his first Olympics and all.

topdog
08-13-2011, 12:20 AM
I guess you didnt see Wade and Kobe in the Gold medal game then?

One game. One year. I'm talking about trends and strategy.

I'd be far more comfortable relying on Durant, Ray Ray, Paul, Love, Dwight, ect. You know guys who can play as a team and share the ball.

topdog
08-13-2011, 12:23 AM
I have a general question: would it be a better strategy for the U.S. to send an actual NBA team to the Olympics i.e. vote 1 of the 4 most recent NBA championship teams to represent the country (with replacements for foreign players).

BHF
08-13-2011, 01:27 AM
hell be 34 wtf u talking about


so much kobe homers

or maybe the dude played vs kobe and knows wtf he is talking about?

Chronz
08-13-2011, 01:50 AM
I have a general question: would it be a better strategy for the U.S. to send an actual NBA team to the Olympics i.e. vote 1 of the 4 most recent NBA championship teams to represent the country (with replacements for foreign players).
Good question

MT2A
08-13-2011, 03:23 AM
Starting 5
PG - C Paul
SG - D Wade
SF - L James
PF - B Griffin
C - D Howard

2nd Team
PG - D Williams
SG - K Bryant
SF - K Durant
PF - A Stoudamire
C - A Bynum

11 - T Chandler
12 - L Odom

I chose Odom and Chandler for the final 2 roster spots because Odom can play just about 4 positions and Chandler just bolsters the front court with his defensive presence. I thought about D Rose, but we essentially have 3 PGs with this team if you include Wade (4 if you want to play Odom as a Point Forward)

As you can see I chose a lot of big men to play up front becuase Olympic basketball is not necessarily known for physical play. Plus, we would probably end up playing Spain and would have enough bigs to make it tough for the Gasols...

Captain: I would like to see if LBJ can lead a team like he says he can
Coach: I'd like to see what Rick Carlisle could do with this squad

Raph12
08-13-2011, 03:50 AM
My Olympic Team (not just best players but lineups that would work well together)

Starting Lineup:
PG - Chris Paul
SG - Kevin Durant
SF - Carmelo Anthony
PF - Lamarcus Aldridge
C - Dwight Howard

2nd String:
PG - Deron Williams
SG - Dwyane Wade
SF - Lebron James
PF - Blake Griffin
C - Andrew Bynum

Lakersfan2483
08-13-2011, 04:15 AM
The season may be on the line, but the Olympics are still going to happen next year. The challenge before you: Build a dream team of your own with current NBA players playing at their current level of play.

Please note who your team captain and coach would be as well!

Chris Paul
Kobe Bryant
Kevin Durant
Lebron James
Dwight Howard

Bench: Dwayne Wade, Carmelo Anthony, Blake Griffin, Derrick Rose, Andrew Bynum, Andre Iguodala, Lamar Odom, Stephen Curry

naps
08-13-2011, 04:18 AM
At the 2008 Olympics, the United States went unbeaten and earned gold medal honors, defeating the 2006 World Champion Spain in the final game. Wade led the team in scoring throughout the tournament and tallied a game high 27 points in 27 minutes on 75% field goal shooting and added 4 steals, 2 assists and 2 rebounds in the game.[81] For the tournament, he averaged a team high 16 points in 18 minutes on 67% field goal shooting, 4 rebounds, 2 assists and 2.3 steals, as the United States lived up to their Redeem Team moniker and captured gold medal honors for the first time since 2000.

Wade is a must starter of the Olympic team.

theheatles
08-13-2011, 10:26 AM
pg CP3
sg Kobe
sf Durant
pf LeBron
c Dwight

6th man DWade
7th Melo
Deron
Bosh
Blake
Rose
Amare

Bob_at_york
08-13-2011, 10:49 AM
PG: Steve Nash
SG: Andy Rautins
SF: Tristan Thompson
PF: Matt Bonner
C: Sam Dalembert

Bench:
Joel Anthony
Jamaal Magloire
Cory Joseph

Man... it is limiting with the guy saying we had to use only current NBA players.

Team Captain: Steve Nash
Coach: Jay Triano

gwrighter
08-13-2011, 11:12 AM
I have a general question: would it be a better strategy for the U.S. to send an actual NBA team to the Olympics i.e. vote 1 of the 4 most recent NBA championship teams to represent the country (with replacements for foreign players).

I thought about that myself but there are only a couple good teams that do not have a major international impact player.

MIA-they lose their frontcourt depth, Joel + Big Z + Magoire
OKC- they lose Serge Ibaka.
CHI- Lose Joakim Noah

It really boils down to how are you going to match up against Spain.

Calderon/Rubio
Navaro
Rudy Fernandez
Pau/ Serge Ibaka
Marc

They have an all-star caliber front court. I would probably choose MIA & add in a Dwight @ C & CP3 @ PG.

Team USA:

PG: Paul/ Rose
SG: Wade/ Gordon
SF: Durant/ Iguodala
PF: Lebron/ Bosh/ Josh Smith
C: Dwight/ Chandler

Team Canada: Using All Players

PG: Steve Nash/ Myck Kabongo/ Cory Joseph
SG: Andy Rautins/ Cory Joseph/
SF: Andrew Wiggins/ Kris Joseph
PF: Tristan Thompson / Matt Bonner
C: Dalembert/ Joel Anthony

ABOMB_56
08-13-2011, 11:16 AM
PG:Paul(Team Captain)/Rose
SG:Wade/Kobe
SF:Lebron/Durant/Melo
PF: Blake Griffin/Amare Stoudemire/Kevin Love
C: Dwight Howard/Tim Duncan

Coach: Coach K

I think this team would be the best team the US can put on the court. You keep Wade and LBJ's chemistry on the court by having them play together. The second unit has a great pure scorer who plays well off the ball and can compliment Kobe/Rose's games

carruthers32
08-13-2011, 11:17 AM
Chris Paul
Kobe Bryant
Kevin Durant
Lebron James
Dwight Howard

Derrick Rose
Dwyane Wade
Carmelo Anthony
Blake Griffin
Amare Stoudamire

Deron Williams
Chris Bosh

tredigs
08-13-2011, 11:24 AM
CP3
Wade
Lebron
Dirk
Howard

Bench- Pg- Rose, Deron
Sg- Kobe
Sf- Melo
Pf- Amare
C- Bogut

You leave off the guy that just carried us to Gold more so than any player in American history? Come again?

Also, as people have probably pointed out (haven't read any other posts yet), Bogut is an Aussie, and Dirk is obviously a German. So fail post all around, basically.

tredigs
08-13-2011, 11:28 AM
Starting PG: CP3 (The guy knows how to share the ball)
SG (team captain): Kobe Bryant (The winningest player in the NBA right now, still on top of his game, and he has olympic gold under his belt already)
SF: Shane Battier (LBJ is clearly the best SF alive, but I wouldnt want him and Kobe on the court at the same time. Too much ego. One clear alpha dog on the court at a time, and Shane Battier can defend, rebound and shoot).
PF: Blake Griffen (with CP3 handling the ball and Kobe drawing a double team, I would PAY to see what this guy would do with the open court).
C: Tim Duncan (because it is a international tournament, I'd want Duncan starting at C for me. European bigs can shoot outside and I want a guy who can defend in and out, and that is Duncan. Gasol would have been my first pick, but he's not Amercian).

Second Unit
PG: Derron Williams
SG: Wade
SF: LBJ (I think James would love playing with D-Will and Wade in the open court).
PF: Kevin Love (monster rebounder, and a big man with a three point shot. I'd love to see him work the high pick-and-roll with D-Will or Wade, it'd be like Laimbeer and Thomas all over again).
C: Tyson Chandler (defence and rebounds. That's all I want out of the guy in this line-up because the other four guys will handle the scoring load, plus Chandler knows how to cut to the basket with a good PG at the helm, just ask CP3).

End of the bench
Lamar Odom (he can play both forward spots and has a complete game).
Mike Miller (can play SF or SG, and there enough ball handlers and bigs to move over to PG or C, so a complimentary player like Miller would come in handy and help the other pieces gel together.

Do you hate America?

RZZZA
08-13-2011, 11:30 AM
call me crazy but I don't want to see Lebron and Wade on the same team. It should be one or the other, but not both. I want a line up that will be fun to watch.

Kobe should start if Lebron is in, and Durant should start if Wade is in.

and CP3 is boring to watch.

tredigs
08-13-2011, 11:35 AM
@RZZZA, putting your Bulls fandom and Heat hatred aside, how the hell are D. Wade and Lebron NOT fun to watch? The lineup I'm about to make would be ridiculously fun to watch. That said, if Kobe doesn't regress much more in the coming season I'm sure the coach will bow to Kobe and start him anyway.

PG: Chris Paul
SG: D. Wade
SF: KD
PF: Lebron (more than capable of playing the 4 against Olympic teams)
C: D. Howard

The combo of elite D, explosive scorers, KD's willingness to play off the ball, and the unselfish/maestro Cp3 manning the ship just makes this team a juggernaut in all senses. If they mesh, it could rival any team we've put on the floor. Ever. Seeing as how the two toughest players to mesh here are D. Wade and Lebron, I think the chances are very high that they would.

Bench:

G: Kobe
G: D. Rose
G. Westbrook (let's bring them both)
F: Melo
F: B. Griffin
F: K. Love
C: Tyson Chandler

Best of luck, world.

BullsFTW
08-13-2011, 11:46 AM
I would run a 4 perimeter offense, since zone-defense is allowed in FIBA

G Rose
G Kobe
F Durant
F LeBron
C Dwight

G Paul
G Wade
F Melo
F Bosh
C Amare

G D. Williams
F Love

RZZZA
08-13-2011, 11:51 AM
I can't explain it, I just don't find it fun to watch Lebron and Wade be on the same team. What, is Durant NOT fun to watch? Is Kobe NOT fun to watch? Are Lebron and Wade the only fun-to-watch stars in the league?

why do they always have to be on the same team, I don't get it.

tr3ymill3r
08-13-2011, 11:56 AM
CP3
Wade
Lebron
Dirk
Howard

Bench- Pg- Rose, Deron
Sg- Kobe
Sf- Melo
Pf- Amare
C- Bogut

Dirk and Bogut? Seriously, it took one post before an idiot posts guys from two different countries?

tredigs
08-13-2011, 11:56 AM
I can't explain it, I just don't find it fun to watch Lebron and Wade be on the same team. What, is Durant NOT fun to watch? Is Kobe NOT fun to watch? Are Lebron and Wade the only fun-to-watch stars in the league?

why do they always have to be on the same team, I don't get it.

Haha, who's saying they aren't? And you do realize that this is literally the first season out of a combined 16 years that the two have played on the same NBA team, right?...

By the way, I can explain it. Lebron did not go to the Bulls, he went to a rival. And you hate them as a result. This isn't exactly rocket science my friend.

RZZZA
08-13-2011, 11:59 AM
will people stop saying that I hate Lebron because he didn't go to the bulls? man, **** lebron, I'm glad hes not on the Bulls. He's an over rated jerk, why would I want him representing my team?

Lebron and Wade were on the all star team together too, now you want me to watch them be on the olympic team together also? I want to watch an olympic team not the Miami Heat play. There's no reason both of them need to be starters when we also got Durant and Kobe who can play, those two aren't scrubs.


Lebron is Lebron so he can play but Wade will have to sit, they're both similar players any way. Give Kobe the starting spot.

tredigs
08-13-2011, 12:01 PM
will people stop saying that I hate Lebron because he didn't go to the bulls? man, **** lebron, I'm glad hes not on the Bulls. He's an over rated jerk, why would I want him representing my team?

Lebron and Wade were on the all star team together too, now you want me to watch them be on the olympic team together also? I want to watch an olympic team not the Miami Heat play. There's no reason both of them need to be starters when we also got Durant and Kobe who can play, those two aren't scrubs.

Excellent/astute points!

3mikee_
08-13-2011, 12:28 PM
I would run a 4 perimeter offense, since zone-defense is allowed in FIBA

G Rose
G Kobe
F Durant
F LeBron
C Dwight

G Paul
G Wade
F Melo
F Bosh
C Amare

G D. Williams
F Love


I wouldn't really start Rose with all those scorers...not enough balls to go around between that starting 5. That's why I feel like the consensus here would be have CP3 start at the point and have maybe DRose play more of an off guard type of role or just not have him on the team at all/replace Wade with him.

I would've argued having Bosh on the team, but seeing what he did at the Beijing olympics in 2008... it's hard to say no to that. I guess for some reason he decides to become the most dominant rebounder/defender only during the olympics.

RZZZA
08-13-2011, 12:31 PM
how about Nash instead of CP3? Or does that not work since Nash is canadian?

juno10
08-13-2011, 12:47 PM
how about Nash instead of CP3? Or does that not work since Nash is canadian?

what do you think :laugh:


will people stop saying that I hate Lebron because he didn't go to the bulls? man, **** lebron, I'm glad hes not on the Bulls. He's an over rated jerk, why would I want him representing my team?

Lebron and Wade were on the all star team together too, now you want me to watch them be on the olympic team together also? I want to watch an olympic team not the Miami Heat play. There's no reason both of them need to be starters when we also got Durant and Kobe who can play, those two aren't scrubs.


Lebron is Lebron so he can play but Wade will have to sit, they're both similar players any way. Give Kobe the starting spot.

it's more obvious than the jealously of an ex girlfriend and you don't hide it very well.

RZZZA
08-13-2011, 12:48 PM
lol. Well I thought he had U.S. Citizenship in which case nothing would stop him from playing for team U.S.A.

THE GIPPER
08-13-2011, 12:58 PM
Not sure which one your talking about but its probably because I dont want too many ball dominant players. I want triple threat players, if your talking about Kobe its because he will be like 34 by then, if your talking about Bron I suppose I could put him in there I just think Iggy will play with more energy, it being his first Olympics and all.

Lebron is better than iggy in every way its not even close. Lebron would not have to be ball dominant on a team with cp3 just his defense and ability to finish on the break make him a must in the starting lineup.

Mine would be:

pg: cp3
sg: lebron
sf: durant
pf: blake
c: dwight

RZZZA
08-13-2011, 01:00 PM
it's more obvious than the jealously of an ex girlfriend and you don't hide it very well.

I never wanted Lebron, I wanted Wade.

I wanted the Chicago boy to come home

juno10
08-13-2011, 01:08 PM
I never wanted Lebron, I wanted Wade.

I wanted the Chicago boy to come home

i believe you.

no i don't

RZZZA
08-13-2011, 01:12 PM
high five

gilly
08-13-2011, 01:33 PM
Point Guard: Chris Paul (Team Captain)
Shooting Guard: Kobe Bryant
Small Forward: Kevin Durant
Power Forward: LeBron James
Center: Dwight Howard

First guard off bench: Dwayne Wade
First big off bench: Blake Griffin

Back up Point Guard: Derrick Rose
Back up Small Forward: Andre Iguodala
Back up Center: Tyson Chandler

Bench warming guard: Eric Gordon
Bench warming big: Kevin Love

That team has EVERYTHING. LeBron is big enough, and if he really is improving his post game, his physicality will be good enough. Rest of the starting five almost picks itself, Kobe is there because it'll be his last.

Dwayne Wade provides bench scoring, Blake provides scoring and rebounding and is another monster physically, which is something the Euro teams just do not have.

Rose is there instead of Williams because he is a different type of point to Paul. Yet again, scoring. Iguodala and Chandler were great in the worlds, and provide fantastic defense off the bench.

Rounding the team out, Gordon and Love are young players. Gordon is a shooter, as well as a great defender. Love is just a monster on the boards.

tredigs
08-13-2011, 02:30 PM
Point Guard: Chris Paul (Team Captain)
Shooting Guard: Kobe Bryant
Small Forward: Kevin Durant
Power Forward: LeBron James
Center: Dwight Howard

First guard off bench: Dwayne Wade
First big off bench: Blake Griffin

Back up Point Guard: Derrick Rose
Back up Small Forward: Andre Iguodala
Back up Center: Tyson Chandler

Bench warming guard: Eric Gordon
Bench warming big: Kevin Love

That team has EVERYTHING. LeBron is big enough, and if he really is improving his post game, his physicality will be good enough. Rest of the starting five almost picks itself, Kobe is there because it'll be his last.

Dwayne Wade provides bench scoring, Blake provides scoring and rebounding and is another monster physically, which is something the Euro teams just do not have.

Rose is there instead of Williams because he is a different type of point to Paul. Yet again, scoring. Iguodala and Chandler were great in the worlds, and provide fantastic defense off the bench.

Rounding the team out, Gordon and Love are young players. Gordon is a shooter, as well as a great defender. Love is just a monster on the boards.

I love this team, and your reasoning is exactly right. I actually like it better than my team, and thought about Iggy over Melo (we have enough offense, and a lock down perimeter defender who is an unselfish but upper echelon playmaker would be an ideal backup), but I guess reality just sunk in and I realized there's no chance (given the politics of star power) it could happen.

Eric Gordon over Westbrook is also a solid choice, and probably the right call given the construct of the team outside of them.

And really, given the offensive potency of the entire team, I wouldn't mind the only point guards on board being D. Williams and Cp3, leaving both Westbrook and Rose at home. Outside of their +perimeter shooting and playmaking, I think they would both do a better job managing that offense than either Rose or Westbrook could.

This is fantasy though, because I see no way that Rose or Melo could be left out - and obviously they're more than good enough to be there (it just doesn't fit ideally. But if TOO many superstars is your problem, then you're doing OK for yourself as a nation).

naps
08-13-2011, 02:43 PM
call me crazy but I don't want to see Lebron and Wade on the same team. It should be one or the other, but not both. I want a line up that will be fun to watch.

Kobe should start if Lebron is in, and Durant should start if Wade is in.

and CP3 is boring to watch.

Your hate/jealousy is way too transparent and borderline pathetic. You don't like LeBron and Wade because they didn't choose your team last summer and you hate CP3 because he's the best PG in the league, better and more efficient than your boy in almost everything.

naps
08-13-2011, 02:46 PM
I can't explain it, I just don't find it fun to watch Lebron and Wade be on the same team. What, is Durant NOT fun to watch? Is Kobe NOT fun to watch? Are Lebron and Wade the only fun-to-watch stars in the league?

why do they always have to be on the same team, I don't get it.

Haha...this explains what I said above. You are crying like a dumped girlfriend :laugh2:

Tony_Starks
08-13-2011, 03:15 PM
pg- D Williams (captain)
sg- Kobe
sf- Durant
pf- Melo
C- Dwight

2nd team

pg- Paul
sg- Wade
sf- Lebron
pf- Aldridge
C- Amare

Eric Gordon, Lamar Odom

Coach- Doc Rivers

the first team would get it done on D and the second team would just be a run N gun joy to watch offensively. Nothing but run outs and alley oops. Gordon to stretch the floor and LO for overall versatility to plug in as needed.

Crackadalic
08-13-2011, 04:29 PM
Chris Paul/Derrick Rose
Kobe Bryant/D-wade/Eric Gordon
Durant/Melo
Lebron/Amare/K-Love
Dwight/Chandler

RZZZA
08-13-2011, 04:47 PM
Your hate/jealousy is way too transparent and borderline pathetic. You don't like LeBron and Wade because they didn't choose your team last summer and you hate CP3 because he's the best PG in the league, better and more efficient than your boy in almost everything.

I don't like Lebron and Wade because they're on the Heat. If they were on the Jazz, I wouldn't give a **** about them.

I don't hate CP3, I just think he's boring.

I hate when people tell me what I think, thats real annoying. I know what I think, I don't need you people to tell me.

you sound way more butthurt that I didn't pick CP3/Lebron/Wade than I sound btw, so maybe you should stfu that I didn't pick your boyfriends.

Deron
Kobe
Durant
Lebron
Dwight

that's a good team and it'll be fun to watch. DID YOU NOTICE THAT I PICKED LEBRON? notice it, and stfu

gilly
08-13-2011, 04:53 PM
As far as coaches go, I'd like Phil Jackson to go out with a bang, with Roy Williams, Tom Thibodeau and Mike D'Antoni his assistants (I'm a UNC guy, I was never gonna pick Coach K!). Thibodeau would focus on the defense, D'Antoni on the offense, Roy Williams as a general assistant and great all round coach.

naps
08-13-2011, 05:03 PM
I don't like Lebron and Wade because they're on the Heat. If they were on the Jazz, I wouldn't give a **** about them.

I don't hate CP3, I just think he's boring.

I hate when people tell me what I think, thats real annoying. I know what I think, I don't need you people to tell me.

you sound way more butthurt that I didn't pick CP3/Lebron/Wade than I sound btw, so maybe you should stfu that I didn't pick your boyfriends.

Deron
Kobe
Durant
Lebron
Dwight

that's a good team and it'll be fun to watch. DID YOU NOTICE THAT I PICKED LEBRON? notice it, and stfu

LMAO! I don't give a **** on what a bulls homer pick/think. But your posts resemble a butt-hurt dumped girlfriend. I think another poster also mentioned it. However, I get your point of hating the Heat. First Wade and Bron didn't pick the bulls and then the ECF embarrassment. All fair points. Sadly, it will most likely keep repeating for next 5 years. Gotta get used to it!

RZZZA
08-13-2011, 05:05 PM
I only regret that Wade didn't pick the bulls, I don't care about baby bron bron.

I don't think I'm being unreasonable: I don't want to see the miami heat play in the olympics, I want to see an olympic team. Wade OR Lebron as starters, not both.

this is my opinion so I don't care what you people think, naps. Who are you, I don't even know.

RZZZA
08-13-2011, 05:07 PM
did you guys even see Team Spain play? they have good chemistry. Team USA needs to field an olympics team that will have good chemistry, not just a random assortment of super stars that can't play with eachother.

phlp_bj
08-13-2011, 05:08 PM
PG: Chris Paul/Derrick Rose/Deron Williams
SG: Kobe Bryant/Dywane Wade
SF: LeBron James/Kevin Durant
PF: Carmelo Anthony/Blake Griffin/Chris Bosh
C: Dwight Howard/Kevin Love

juno10
08-13-2011, 05:21 PM
I only regret that Wade didn't pick the bulls, I don't care about baby bron bron.

I don't think I'm being unreasonable: I don't want to see the miami heat play in the olympics, I want to see an olympic team. Wade OR Lebron as starters, not both.

this is my opinion so I don't care what you people think, naps. Who are you, I don't even know.

when you say stuff like "**** lebron" and "baby bron bron" its obvious to me that you still can't get over lebron not choosing your team there is definitely some resentment,you say you hate wade also but you call him by his normal name eve n in the most serious discussions your bitter ex-girlfriend traits will show up when regarding lebron its sad really.

tredigs
08-13-2011, 05:21 PM
did you guys even see Team Spain play? they have good chemistry. Team USA needs to field an olympics team that will have good chemistry, not just a random assortment of super stars that can't play with eachother.

Do you see the irony in this post following your "I don't want to watch the Heat" comment?

This team wouldn't be Lebron + Wade and three other random players. They would be playing alongside three guys that are on their level, and another 5+ All Stars on the bench to keep it flowing. Don't let your hate cloud better judgement.

And regardless, like I already said earlier, I'm pretty sure the coach will start Kobe if he's even close to as good as Wade by next summer.

RZZZA
08-13-2011, 05:24 PM
no, what irony? Point it out to me.



when you say stuff like "**** lebron" and "baby bron bron" its obvious to me that you still can't get over lebron not choosing your team there is definitely some resentment,you say you hate wade also but you call him by his normal name eve n in the most serious discussions your bitter ex-girlfriend traits will show up when regarding lebron its sad really.

This will be the 10th time I've said this: I don't want Lebron on my team, I never did. Any team he went to would become the most hated team in the league instantly. He'd take over the entire team and DRose would never have had a break out MVP season. I think Wade is a douche too, he acts like a douche and he falls down after every jump shot. But I respect his skill, I respect the fact that he won a championship, and he's an elite SG which is just what we need.

RZZZA
08-13-2011, 05:28 PM
Do you see the irony in this post following your "I don't want to watch the Heat" comment?

This team wouldn't be Lebron + Wade and three other random players. They would be playing alongside three guys that are on their level, and another 5+ All Stars on the bench to keep it flowing. Don't let your hate cloud better judgement.

And regardless, like I already said earlier, I'm pretty sure the coach will start Kobe if he's even close to as good as Wade by next summer.

meh, Wade and Lebron are the same player. I wasn't impressed with their chemistry during the season. One was dominating and the other was standing around most of the time, they never really played well together unless it was a fast break.

Kobe has a post up game and he just has seniority over everybody else on the entire team, he deserves to play. and Durant has that long range shot that would really space the floor.

I'm okay with Lebron starting, he's Lebron. It would look bad if he wasn't a starter.

juno10
08-13-2011, 05:30 PM
no, what irony? Point it out to me.




This will be the 10th time I've said this: I don't want Lebron on my team, I never did. Any team he went to would become the most hated team in the league instantly. He'd take over the entire team and DRose would never have had a break out MVP season. I think Wade is a douche too, he acts like a douche and he falls down after every jump shot. But I respect his skill, I respect the fact that he won a championship, and he's an elite SG which is just what we need.

so you don't respect lebron for his skill at his size,and that he's an elite sf? im sure luol deng is the much better fit lol,wtf does it matter if your team became hated? the best teams ever are the ones who are the most hated celtics,lakers,96 bulls. you wanted him just admit it.

juno10
08-13-2011, 05:34 PM
never mind RZZA i believe you, just went snooping in your posts to see if you were lying and came across a post where you said you wouldn't trade noah for dwight, im sorry you're not a hater you're just completely insane.

RZZZA
08-13-2011, 05:35 PM
Heat fans act like it matters. I'm sure it wears on them, constantly being hated...

It wouldn't matter if they actually were the best team in the league and won championships, but they're not and they haven't.

Rocketsfan85
08-13-2011, 05:47 PM
Paul
Kobe(captain)
Durant
Lebron
Howard
D-Will
Wade
Melo
Bosh
Amare

And it could get tricky here cuz it depends if J-Kidd wants to play after all cuz he'll get a spot for sure but if not it's a toss up at the wildcards
Rondo/Westbrook
B.Griffin/K.Love

SNYmets86
08-13-2011, 06:24 PM
cp3
kobe
lebron
melo
dwight

bench
dwill
wade
durant
griffin
lopez

alencp3
08-13-2011, 07:21 PM
paul and kobe-co captains

Storch
08-14-2011, 05:41 AM
Rose - i haven't seen anyone stop him in international ball yet
Bryant - general on the floor and the doberman of team usa on the defensive end
Durant - 3 point specialist, and his defense has been stellar
James - he does everything and i haven't seen anyone stop him in international ball yet
Howard - By far the most obvious choice out of the five

Paul/Kidd
Wade/Allen
Melo
Odom/Bosh

They are only allowed 12 right? I'd go with this lineup. Ray Allen is arguably the most clutch from the NBA 3 point line in today's game, imagine if it was closer? Easy choice imo. Hate on my Jason Kidd selection all you want but he's right, he's undefeated in the olympics. :D

naps
08-14-2011, 07:03 AM
did you guys even see Team Spain play? they have good chemistry. Team USA needs to field an olympics team that will have good chemistry, not just a random assortment of super stars that can't play with eachother.

Exactly! That's why LeBron and Wade need to be starters because they already played ~100 games together in last one year. Not just random assortments of superstars who never play with each other. You got that right! Wade led us to the gold medal last time and LeBron is the best on the planet.

naps
08-14-2011, 07:16 AM
meh, Wade and Lebron are the same player. I wasn't impressed with their chemistry during the season. One was dominating and the other was standing around most of the time, they never really played well together unless it was a fast break.

Kobe has a post up game and he just has seniority over everybody else on the entire team, he deserves to play. and Durant has that long range shot that would really space the floor.

I'm okay with Lebron starting, he's Lebron. It would look bad if he wasn't a starter.

So you think you respect Wade's skill set, respect him as a proven winner, and don't respect LeBron for his skills because you think he's overrated BUT still you are fine with LeBron starting but not Wade? Haha...Let's be honest here, would you say the same if Wade was a Bull?

(Not that I care your opinion but your crying mentality and hypocrisy are pathetic and I can't help but point it out).

thedfactor
08-14-2011, 07:43 AM
Starters:

Chris Paul
Kobe Bryant
LeBron James
Blake Griffin
Dwight Howard

7-man Bench:

Kevin Durant
Dwayne Wade
Carmelo Anthony
Deron Williams
Derrick Rose
Tyson Chandler
Kevin Love

NBA-GMaster
08-14-2011, 07:44 AM
PG: Paul
SG: Wade
SF: James
PF: Anthony
C: Howard
Bench:
Rose
Bryant
Durant
Bosh
Stoudemire
Griffin
Williams

DR_1
08-14-2011, 08:32 AM
Rose
Kobe
LeBron
Durant
Howard

Bench:
Wade
CP3
Duncan
Melo
Griffin
Love
Aldridge

Chill_Will_24
08-14-2011, 03:51 PM
:laugh: RZZZA....

DubiousCustomer
08-14-2011, 04:11 PM
I'd use size as an advantage and start Howard at C, Love, Durant, Kobe, and have LeBron run point.

For the bench - a couple young guys, a couple bigs who will scrap down low, and a couple knock down shooters that can handle the ball.

Lake_Show2416
08-14-2011, 05:04 PM
Paul
Kobe
Durant
Lebron
Dwight

Sixth Man - Wade