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phlp_bj
12-29-2011, 11:51 PM
Jerry Colangelo expects there will be comparisons next summer between the Dream Team and the 2012 Olympic basketball team.

He says to bring them on.

"I think it will be a fair comparison with the Dream Team," Colangelo said. "Look at the progress our players have made since (winning Olympic gold in) 2008. We have some of the greatest players of all time.

"You're hearing Kobe (Bryant) right up there with the greatest of all time. Dwayne Wade and LeBron (James) are right up there. You've got to add up the names, and you look at the young guys like (Kevin) Durant as an example and (Derrick) Rose as an example. There's so many. There's only been one Dream Team, and that's the way I think it should be. But there's no question our team will be much stronger than we had in 2008. They're more mature, more experienced and we've got more talent."


http://www.foxsportsflorida.com/12/29/11/Colangelo-12-Olympians-to-rival-Dream-Te/landing.html?blockID=635704&feedID=3565

Create your 12 man roster

Iman>mj
12-30-2011, 12:10 AM
Cp3
Kobe
Lbj
Melo
D12

Wade
Kd
Dwill
Bosh
Love
Rose
Griffin
Chandler

ManRam
12-30-2011, 12:16 AM
Cp3
Kobe
Lbj
Melo
D12

Wade
Kd
Dwill
Bosh
Love
Rose
Griffin
Chandler

That team would be the best players...but wouldn't mesh the best. Need better compliments...especially if you want to hint at Dream Team...

Sixerlover
12-30-2011, 12:17 AM
Chris Paul / Derrick Rose
Dwyane Wade / Kobe Bryant
Kevin Durant / Danny Granger / Andre Iguodala (defender :D)
LeBron James / Blake Griffin / Kevin Love
Dwight Howard / Amare Stoudemire

unleashthebeast
12-30-2011, 12:25 AM
PG: Chris Paul/Derrick Rose
SG: Dwyane Wade or Kobe (unless they say otherwise, im guessing at least one of them sit it out)/Iggy/Eric Gordon or Westbrook
SF: Durant/Granger
PF: Lebron/Blake/Odom
C: Dwight/McGee

Dont really like this roster as i would like some more specialists (curry as a 3pt shooter, etc) but hey, I feel like this team has everything needed and would cruise through the Olympics

D1JM
12-30-2011, 12:25 AM
Chris Paul / Derrick Rose
Dwyane Wade / Kobe Bryant
Kevin Durant / Danny Granger / Andre Iguodala (defender :D)
LeBron James / Blake Griffin / Kevin Love
Dwight Howard / Amare Stoudemire

homer or not but that is a good pick. andre is a beast

aerion123
12-30-2011, 12:37 AM
Pg Derrick Rose Sg Kobe SF Kevin Durant PF Stat C Dwight Howard 2ND UNIT. PG Chris Paul SG Wade SF Lebron PF Blake Griffen C Kevin Love BENCH Carmelo sleeper Stephens Curry. I think those two units would mesh great as the first unit is a traditional half court type team with the abilitly to run with Rose. The second unit is a bunch of runners. Stephens Curry off the Bench as a pure shooter wow.

Rocketsfan85
12-30-2011, 12:46 AM
Paul
Kobe
Durant
Lebron
Howard

D-Will
Wade
Melo
Griffin
Chandler

Stoudamire/Bosh
Curry/Rose

numba1CHANGsta
12-30-2011, 12:49 AM
CP3/Rose/D-Will
Kobe/Wade
Lebron/Durant
Melo/Griffin/Love
D12/Amare

Reserves: Westbrook/Bosh/Chandler

This team would be just amazing to watch wow

chrislu31
12-30-2011, 12:53 AM
drose/dwill/cp3
durant/kobe/wade
james/melo
bosh/griffin
dhoward/love

Raps18-19 Champ
12-30-2011, 12:58 AM
C-Dwight Howard, Amare Stoudemire
PF-LeBron James, Blake Griffin, Kevin Love
SF-Kevin Durant, Carmelo Anthony
SG-Dwyane Wade, Kobe Bryant
PG-Chris Paul, Derrick Rose

With either Deron Williams, John Wall, Russell Westbrook, Rudy Gay, Eric Gordon, LaMarcus Aldridge or Chris Bosh being the last player.

utl768
12-30-2011, 01:05 AM
do people really care about the olympics?

Sadds The Gr8
12-30-2011, 01:15 AM
Team Canada would ruin them

Jint.
12-30-2011, 01:17 AM
EDIT:

Paul - Rose - D Will
Kobe - Wade - Curry
Durant - Melo
Lebron - Griffin
Howard - Love

Faneik
12-30-2011, 01:20 AM
1st unit
PG - Rondo (because he's pass 1st, great defender)
SG - Kobe
SF - Lebron
PF - Love
C - Dwight

2nd unit
PG - Rose
SG - Wade
SF - Durant
PF - Griffin
C - Amare

11 & 12: CP3, Melo

LAdamJ
12-30-2011, 01:30 AM
CP3/Rose/Rondo
Kobe/Wade/D-Will
Durant/Melo
Lebron/Love/Griffin
Howard/Odom/McGee

Loaded with speed, defence, and shooters/pure scorers...

Philly 4 Life
12-30-2011, 01:33 AM
CP3/Rose/D-Will
Kobe/Wade
Lebron/Durant
Melo/Griffin/Love
D12/Amare

Reserves: Westbrook/Bosh/Chandler

This team would be just amazing to watch wow

This team wouldnt be fair

Jakepeavy1344
12-30-2011, 01:35 AM
I cant see how anyone would want CP3 over Rose:confused:. Rose is no doubt the best PG in the league

BigEasy1323
12-30-2011, 01:37 AM
1st unit
PG - Rondo (because he's pass 1st, ygreat defender)
SG - Kobe
SF - Lebron
PF - Love
C - Dwight

2nd unit
PG - Rose
SG - Wade
SF - Durant
PF - Griffin
C - Amare

11 & 12: CP3, Melo

Rondo is not a great defender

sammid21
12-30-2011, 01:39 AM
2012 team shouldn't be compared to the dream team. The dream team would destroy them. Colangelo is being a homer. Anyway my lineup would be:

C Howard/ Amare
PF James/ Aldridge
SF Durant/ Melo
SG Kobe/ wade
PG Rose/ Cp3

Tmath
12-30-2011, 01:56 AM
Howard/Aldridge
James/Griffin/Love
Durant/Melo
Kobe/Wade/Curry
DWilliams/CP3

Cal827
12-30-2011, 02:22 AM
Howard/Aldridge
Amar'e/Love/James (If No Amar'e, start Lebron at PF and add an SF who is good at posting up, like Melo)
James/Durant/Melo
Wade/Igoudala (would Kobe maybe decide to rest with all of the things in his life?)
Paul/Rose

Hellcrooner
12-30-2011, 02:33 AM
Really?


Robinson and Ewing > Dwight

Malone and Barkley > Stou, Bosh, Love, or whatever they send

Bird ,Pippen, and Mullins > Carmelo, Durant or whoever

JOrdan and Drexler > Kobe and Wade

Magic and Stocketon > than whoever they want to put there, Paul, Deron , Rondo or their mothers.

Laettern < 2012 Towel waiver tough, i will admit that.


and btw to compare favorably they would need to WIN the gold and harrash everybody in sight for 40 points diferential.

Not happening

Birdmannn
12-30-2011, 02:33 AM
Rondo is not a great defender

You are wrong

Hellcrooner
12-30-2011, 02:36 AM
btw if usa wanted to field a TEAM and not a collection of stars This woudl be the Perfect Roster.


RONDO/WADE/DURANT/LEBRON/LOVE
Curry/ Kobe/ Battier / Odom / Chandler
+Kidd and Grant HILL

100% GRANTED SUCCES, because everybody has his role , clear role and are unselfish enough to accept it.

BirdIsTheWord
12-30-2011, 02:39 AM
CP3/Rose/Curry or Wall
Wade/Kobe/Iggy
LeBron/Durant/Melo
STAT/Bosh/Love
Howard/LA

Raph12
12-30-2011, 03:19 AM
1st Unit
PG - Chris Paul
SG - Andre Iguodala
SF - Lebron James
PF - Kevin Love
C - Dwight Howard

With Lebron handling you got Dwight on one block and enough space for Lebron to manuever on the other; Iggy could just spotup/cut and Love would just attack the offensive glass and spotup. Defensively, you got two of the best perimeter defenders forcing guys towards the best defensive player on the planet and while Dwight contests all of the shots, Love could eat up boards.

2nd Unit
PG - Stephon Curry
SG - Dwyane Wade
SF - Kevin Durant
PF - Blake Griffin
C - Andrew Bynum

With this lineup you have a lot of firepower with two inside presences (Bynum/Blake) to go to, Curry and KD could play off-ball while Wade handles and does his thing.

11 & 12
Rudy Gay
Eric Gordon

A couple of wing scorers who could come in and help out when necessary.

Flashsides
12-30-2011, 03:35 AM
I guess I just don't understand how in the year 2012 people think Kobe should still be starting over Wade.

phlp_bj
12-30-2011, 12:45 PM
PG: Chris Paul/Derrick Rose/Deron Williams
SG: Kobe Bryant/Dwyane Wade
SF: Kevin Durant/Carmelo Anthony
PF: LeBron James/Blake Griffin
C: Dwight Howard/Kevin Love/Tyson Chandler

Bryant won't come off the bench. Wade thrived in the 6th man role and unless Kobe comes out and says hes willing to come off the bench, he'll still be the starter I believe.

Still not sure if they'll have Lebron at SF and Melo at PF to start, or if Durant will start.

Chose Deron over Rondo because Rondo is a turnover machine.

Went with Tyson instead of Bosh, Odom or Amare because of his defense.

Hawkeye15
12-30-2011, 12:51 PM
1st unit:

Paul
Gordon
LeBron
Love
Dwight

2nd unit:
Rose
Wade
Iggy
Durant
Chandler

11-12:
Curry
Griffin

ramz.n
12-30-2011, 01:13 PM
chris paul/ kobe bryant/ lebron james/kevin love / dwight howard

d rose/d wade/ kevin durant/ blake griffin..and melo's gotta fit in somewhere.

Greet
12-30-2011, 01:26 PM
I wouldn't put Rose on any dream team. I want a PG who can distribute.

J_M_B
12-30-2011, 01:27 PM
1st unit:

Paul
Gordon
LeBron
Love
Dwight

2nd unit:
Rose
Wade
Iggy
Durant
Chandler

11-12:
Curry
Griffin

This.

DoubleDragon
12-30-2011, 01:30 PM
CP3/Rose/D-Will
Kobe/Wade
Lebron/Durant
Melo/Griffin/Love
D12/Amare

Reserves: Westbrook/Bosh/Chandler

This team would be just amazing to watch wow

+1

Sick

justinnum1
12-30-2011, 01:32 PM
dont see how amare gets it over bosh, especially when bosh played really well in 2008

mrs rose
12-30-2011, 01:33 PM
really dont understand why wade would be in the second unit, no disrespect to kobe but father time is kicking in.

Faneik
12-30-2011, 02:02 PM
Rondo is not a great defender

for his position, he's one of the best

Matrix3132
12-30-2011, 02:24 PM
really dont understand why wade would be in the second unit, no disrespect to kobe but father time is kicking in.

shooting

Matrix3132
12-30-2011, 02:25 PM
dont see how amare gets it over bosh, especially when bosh played really well in 2008

It's 2012 sunday, bosh is not bosh of 2008, he's a follower, a third wheel

BigEasy1323
12-30-2011, 02:40 PM
for his position, he's one of the best

I'm not debating he isn't one of the top defensive point guards. My argument stems from his reputation has a "great" defender. He frequently gets lit up by other scoring PGs and his often caught out of position and reaching. He is often bailed out by the tremendous defensive system in Boston. I am a Rondo fan and think he is the best rebounding point in the league

Brooklyn Mets
12-30-2011, 02:51 PM
Chris Paul / Derrick Rose / Russel Westbrook
Kobe Bryant / Dwayne Wade / Andre Iguodala
LeBron James / Carmelo Anthony / Danny Granger
Kevin Durant / Amare Stoudemire
Dwight Howard / Tyson Chandler

Honorable Mention:
Kevin Love
Deron Williams
Blake Griffin
LaMarcus Aldridge
Rudy Gay
Eric Gordon
Rajon Rondo
Stephen Curry

Chronz
12-30-2011, 02:53 PM
It's 2012 sunday, bosh is not bosh of 2008, he's a follower, a third wheel

Ummm Bosh becoming a 3rd wheel started at the olympics. Thats when people realized his defensive potential if not asked to be the anchor.

Hawkeye15
12-30-2011, 02:56 PM
Honestly not trying to be a homer here, but how can anyone leave Love off that roster? Rebounding machine who can hit bombs, never needs a play run for him, super efficient, and will crush offensive rebounds. He is the ultimate role player on an all star team, especially with that closer 3 point line.

EL HEAT
12-30-2011, 03:24 PM
1st unit:
Paul
Iggy
LeBron
Love
Dwight

2nd unit:
Rose
Wade
Durant
Griffin
Chandler

Other 2 spots:
Williams
Gay

Green_Monster
12-30-2011, 03:24 PM
Chris Paul / Derrick Rose / Deron Williams
Dwyane Wade / Kobe Bryant
Lebron James / Kevin Durant / Carmelo Anthony
Blake Griffin / Kevin Love
Dwight Howard / Amare Stoudemire

Other - Danny Granger, Stephon Curry, Rajon Rondo, Russel Westbrook, Eric Gordon, Chris Bosh, LaMarcus Aldridge, Andre Iguodala, Tyson Chandler

Any of those guys could make it.

BULLSFAN0810
12-30-2011, 03:27 PM
Lets be real anyone who has someone starting over D Rose , the reigning MVP is smoking bon bud. As far as PG you can drop 10 asst and still not be good as Rose.

Green_Monster
12-30-2011, 03:28 PM
I wouldn't put Rose on any dream team. I want a PG who can distribute.

Rose CAN distribute, but hes also a great scorer. To leave him off the Olympic team would be completly ********.

Hawkeye15
12-30-2011, 03:34 PM
Lets be real anyone who has someone starting over D Rose , the reigning MVP is smoking bon bud. As far as PG you can drop 10 asst and still not be good as Rose.

CP3 is better than Rose, and he also doesn't need to score to dominate, which is ideal on a team full of capable scorers.

phlp_bj
12-30-2011, 04:08 PM
Love will make it. Him and Dwight in certain scenarios would be a rebounding force. I'm just not sure if they'll have Love starting, or someone like Melo. Or even LeBron at PF with Durant at SF. Many options. I think they'll start Melo at PF since Melo thrives in international play

BranWingss
12-30-2011, 05:43 PM
Chris Paul/Derrick Rose
Kobe Bryant/Kevin Durant/Dwayne Wade
LeBron James/Carmelo Anthony
Kevin Love/Blake Griffin/Chris Bosh
Dwight Howard/Amar'e Stoudemire

Now someone make up Team Canada.

Rivera
12-30-2011, 05:49 PM
cp3/rose
kobe/wade
durant/melo
bron/love
dwight/chandler

11th and 12th
Blake and Curry

Lake_Show2416
12-30-2011, 06:14 PM
PG: Chris Paul/Derrick Rose/Deron Williams
SG: Kobe Bryant/Dwyane Wade
SF: Kevin Durant/Carmelo Anthony
PF: LeBron James/Blake Griffin
C: Dwight Howard/Kevin Love/Tyson Chandler

Bryant won't come off the bench. Wade thrived in the 6th man role and unless Kobe comes out and says hes willing to come off the bench, he'll still be the starter I believe.

Still not sure if they'll have Lebron at SF and Melo at PF to start, or if Durant will start.

Chose Deron over Rondo because Rondo is a turnover machine.

Went with Tyson instead of Bosh, Odom or Amare because of his defense.

Besides Tyson, ur roster breakdown is spot on imo, i dont see Blake playing that much tho but since its Fifa bball we'll probably have Melo as the main PF sub

I'd like to see Aldridge make the team somehow, he would be a great back up center