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haggis
05-21-2012, 03:25 PM
2012 USA Men's Select Team Roster
(as of 5/21/2012)


http://i.imgur.com/YVenf.png

http://www.usabasketball.com/mens/national/2012_mselect_roster.html

Sactown
05-21-2012, 03:42 PM
DeMarcus Cousins is the best player on that team

Gators123
05-21-2012, 03:43 PM
DeMarcus Cousins is the best player on that team

Only because Monroe didn't accept his invite ;)

arkanian215
05-21-2012, 03:54 PM
0a

unwantedplayer
05-21-2012, 03:57 PM
DeMarcus Cousins is the best player on that team

Kyrie says hi

Mr.Nate30
05-21-2012, 03:58 PM
2 spurs on select team

haggis
05-21-2012, 04:00 PM
DeMarcus Cousins is the best player on that team

Kyrie >>>

popo85
05-21-2012, 04:03 PM
Predict the starting 5

greg_ory_2005
05-21-2012, 04:09 PM
Derozan <3

smith&wesson
05-21-2012, 04:09 PM
Eh my boy derozan made the team :clap:

meloman1592
05-21-2012, 04:17 PM
Linsanity!!

sixer04fan
05-21-2012, 04:29 PM
Duplicate post

yanks19791024
05-21-2012, 04:32 PM
DeMarcus Cousins best player lol, he is the best at something being the biggest knuclehead on the team

Donuts365
05-21-2012, 04:32 PM
is this team usa please no if so im not watching they will get eaten alive

CB29
05-21-2012, 04:33 PM
derozan only on team cause of triano lol

Hawkeye15
05-21-2012, 04:35 PM
Lin!

topdog
05-21-2012, 04:36 PM
is this team usa please no if so im not watching they will get eaten alive

This is the team that plays Team USA to get them ready for Olympic play.

Losoway
05-21-2012, 04:43 PM
where are the stars ...im confused this is like the rookie sophomore team put together

Losoway
05-21-2012, 04:43 PM
This is the team that plays Team USA to get them ready for Olympic play.

ohhhh i was about to say . lmao

Raps18-19 Champ
05-21-2012, 04:46 PM
C-Cousins, Gibson
PF-Anderson, Favors, Blair
SF-George, Leonard, Hayward
SG-Derozan, Thompson
PG-Irving, Wall, Lin

Solid rotation.

shep33
05-21-2012, 04:47 PM
kyrie says hi

+1

arkanian215
05-21-2012, 04:59 PM
0a

TO Rapz
05-21-2012, 05:04 PM
Derozan <3

MagicHero3
05-21-2012, 05:09 PM
oh wait, this isnt the olympic team? im confused. explain?

JasonJohnHorn
05-21-2012, 05:12 PM
So what... is this the roster that Team USA practices against?

iam brett favre
05-21-2012, 05:15 PM
Gordon Hayward :drool:
He is gonna show Lebron some things in practice.

AIMelo=KillaDUO
05-21-2012, 05:18 PM
Gordan Haywards the worst player on that roster.

TrueFan420
05-21-2012, 05:26 PM
C-Cousins, Gibson
PF-Anderson, Favors, Blair
SF-George, Leonard, Hayward
SG-Derozan, Thompson
PG-Irving, Wall, Lin

Solid rotation.

Thompson would start over Derozan anyday. Also switch Favors and Gibson.

Kashmir13579
05-21-2012, 05:30 PM
I bet this team could win gold.

davids22
05-21-2012, 05:36 PM
is this team usa please no if so im not watching they will get eaten alive

It's not the olympic team. It's the team that the olympic team practices against.

And are you kidding me? That select team would still run through the other countries besides Spain.

Spain has a starting lineup of
PG- Jose Calderon
SG- Juan Carlos Navarro
SF- Rudy Fernandez
PF- Pau Gasol
C- Marc Gasol
Bench: Ricky Rubio, Serge Ibaka

It's the only other international team that has 6+ NBA players on its roster and the only legitimate threat to the USA. France deserves an honorable mention, but a team made up of ALL NBA players would kill the international teams that have ZERO NBA players.

theheatles
05-21-2012, 06:03 PM
It's not the olympic team. It's the team that the olympic team practices against.

And are you kidding me? That select team would still run through the other countries besides Spain.

Spain has a starting lineup of
PG- Jose Calderon
SG- Juan Carlos Navarro
SF- Rudy Fernandez
PF- Pau Gasol
C- Marc Gasol
Bench: Ricky Rubio, Serge Ibaka

It's the only other international team that has 6+ NBA players on its roster and the only legitimate threat to the USA. France deserves an honorable mention, but a team made up of ALL NBA players would kill the international teams that have ZERO NBA players.

France sucks, it's Tony Parker, Boris Diaw, Roddy Beabois and a bunch of YMCA mens league caliber players

Argentina, Brazil and Greece are all better

DR_1
05-21-2012, 06:05 PM
Taj!

Best dunker/hustle defender!

GunFactor187
05-21-2012, 06:06 PM
Greg Monroe = SNUBBED!!!

CityofTreez
05-21-2012, 06:11 PM
Greg Monroe = SNUBBED!!!

Someone said he didn't accept the invite.

That's his fault.

5ass
05-21-2012, 06:22 PM
congrats to ryno

kozelkid
05-21-2012, 06:58 PM
hmm no harden though??

He is supposed to replace Rose on the actual team.

The Final Boss
05-21-2012, 07:08 PM
Kyrie says hi

Tell him he has a *****'s name.

Shaolin718
05-21-2012, 07:18 PM
Spain is without Rubio and Rudy.

Rudy is really there only player that could play the 3.
Where are there wing defenders??

I could def see Spain getting upset before the Gold metal game

DerekRE_3
05-21-2012, 07:21 PM
mmmm DeMarcus. The select team just got more adorable.

smith&wesson
05-21-2012, 07:24 PM
Spain is without Rubio and Rudy.

Rudy is really there only player that could play the 3.
Where are there wing defenders??

I could def see Spain getting upset before the Gold metal game

garbajosa can play the 3 if he still around.

Shaolin718
05-21-2012, 07:27 PM
garbajosa can play the 3 if he still around.

Forgot about him.

But just imagine him trying to guard Lebron or KD.

They have to play zone against us

kobebabe
05-21-2012, 07:33 PM
if this is team USA, they will not bring home gold Medal! I am calling it now

jakedajewler
05-21-2012, 07:48 PM
if this is team USA, they will not bring home gold Medal! I am calling it now

you don't bother reading do you?

Kjthunder
05-21-2012, 07:49 PM
^^nope they dont. People this is the select team. Not the actual team, this is the team that helps the real team get ready for the olympics

JWO35
05-21-2012, 07:59 PM
The freaking UK Wildcats team could represent USA and still walk away with at least Silver...

clydebino
05-21-2012, 08:15 PM
I feel as if the Guard play is a little weak

masTOR_shake1
05-21-2012, 08:20 PM
coach: jay triano, canadian. I know he's worked with usa basketball before but that is odd, there are tons of great american coaches. I don't like it.

Green_Monster
05-21-2012, 08:48 PM
I feel as if the Guard play is a little weak

Really? I think the PG position is stacked with Kyrie, Wall, and Lin.

SA5195
05-21-2012, 08:52 PM
derozan only on team cause of triano lol

Nah mostly cause of BC's dad.

greg_ory_2005
05-21-2012, 08:58 PM
if this is team USA, they will not bring home gold Medal! I am calling it now

Do you know how to read?

SugeKnight
05-21-2012, 09:07 PM
Damn, Klay Thompson didn't even make the rookie sophmore game. Just shows how crazy he went when Monta got traded

THE GIPPER
05-21-2012, 09:09 PM
coach: jay triano, canadian. I know he's worked with usa basketball before but that is odd, there are tons of great american coaches. I don't like it.

Yeah I dont get that at all. Its not like Triano was the only good option.

EDIT: On a side note, Team Canada basketball could be pretty solid come 2014 olympics. Tristan Thompson, Cory Joseph, Myck Kabongo, Joel Anthony, Andy Rautins, Kris Joseph, ANDREW WIGGINS, Kevin Pangos, Rob Sacre is a nice starting point and if Wiggins is as good as he's supposed to be then Team Canada could make some noise in the next few years.

dalton749
05-21-2012, 09:41 PM
derozan should start because u cant have him and wall playing together

Corey
05-21-2012, 10:11 PM
DeMarcus Cousins is the best player on that team

Kyrie.

sunsfan88
05-21-2012, 10:48 PM
How is Markieff Morris not on the team?

blastmasta26
05-21-2012, 10:50 PM
Calling it right now, all the PGs on the actual squad are gonna get injured and Lin's gonna take over and lead them to gold.

TMcC801
05-21-2012, 10:52 PM
Favors and Hayward!!! ah yeah

Chronz
05-21-2012, 10:52 PM
Ryan Anderson and John Wall are my top dogs. Cousins chucks

njnets
05-21-2012, 11:15 PM
what roster is this for? the fiba championship? im confused.

davids22
05-21-2012, 11:21 PM
I want to see China file some special claims waiver to get Lin on Team China. Lol.

And yes, I know he was born and raised in the US and is as Chinese (culturally) as me and you.

topdog
05-21-2012, 11:33 PM
Can we get the title or introductory post changed to state that this is the SCRIMMAGE SQUAD and not the Olympic Team?

PurpleJesus
05-21-2012, 11:39 PM
Couldnt they have put together a squad that would have played more like a european team? this team would help USA play themselves...not sure if it would help them play Spain.

Sadds The Gr8
05-22-2012, 12:30 AM
hopefully someone there can teach Derozan how to dribble.

THE MTL
05-22-2012, 12:37 AM
This is the USA Select team. The B team, which KILLED the tournament last year as well. I think last yr's team was MUCH better though. Eh, this team is not all that exciting.

akia83
05-22-2012, 03:37 AM
France sucks, it's Tony Parker, Boris Diaw, Roddy Beabois and a bunch of YMCA mens league caliber players

Argentina, Brazil and Greece are all better

:facepalm:

Greece was a great team like 5 years ago, France is easily the 2nd best European team.

Tony Parker
Rodrigue Beaubois
Nicolas Batum, one of the most underrated player in the NBA.
Boris Diaw
Joakim Noah.

That's not a bad starting lineup, imo. Even though Beaubois will be on the bench.

You can add KÚvin SÚraphin: http://www.nba.com/playerfile/kevin_seraphin/game_by_game_stats.html
who was a beast with the Wizards during the last month of the season.

Ian Mahinmi
Florent Pietrus, who plays in Europe but he is much better than his Celtics' brother (Mickael).
Andrew Albicy, a defensive PG, who was named MVP of the 2010 FIBA Europe Under-20 Championship (When France won)
MickaŰl Gelabale, probably our starting SG, who improved a lot since his Sonics days.


And more important than anything else, these players know each other, they played together last year at least, and would beat this US selection (The Cousins and Lin's one, obviously), let alone Argentina or Brazil please.

DerekRE_3
05-22-2012, 03:43 AM
Can we get the title or introductory post changed to state that this is the SCRIMMAGE SQUAD and not the Olympic Team?

It doesn't say Olympic team silly girl.

Furymaker
05-22-2012, 03:59 AM
and where does this team play ?

clydebino
05-22-2012, 04:52 PM
Really? I think the PG position is stacked with Kyrie, Wall, and Lin.

Well maybe not PG, but I wouldn't mind having a guard that is bigger and stronger that can at least some what stop Wade ya know?

Corey
05-22-2012, 05:15 PM
Well maybe not PG, but I wouldn't mind having a guard that is bigger and stronger that can at least some what stop Wade ya know?

Paul George says hi.

Leonard is quite the defender as well, at either the 2 or 3 position.

clydebino
05-22-2012, 05:40 PM
Paul George says hi.

Leonard is quite the defender as well, at either the 2 or 3 position.

But do you honestly think they can handle all that? I'm not saying they can't but when you have an olympic squad going against this select team I think the mismatches will be huge

ChaseHamels
05-22-2012, 05:53 PM
Can we get the title or introductory post changed to state that this is the SCRIMMAGE SQUAD and not the Olympic Team?

I don't even know if that will help... because apparently these geniuses refuse to read.

Oh and why isn't the player from my favorite team on the squad. :cry:

gilly
05-22-2012, 06:08 PM
Irving/George/Leonard/Favors/Cousins as a starting five? Or Thompson with George at the 3?

Corey
05-22-2012, 06:17 PM
But do you honestly think they can handle all that? I'm not saying they can't but when you have an olympic squad going against this select team I think the mismatches will be huge

Last I checked, George and Leonard are consistently guarding the other team's best wing player, and they're both going deep into the playoffs.

Yes, they can handle it.

Corey
05-22-2012, 06:25 PM
:facepalm:

Greece was a great team like 5 years ago, France is easily the 2nd best European team.

Tony Parker
Rodrigue Beaubois
Nicolas Batum, one of the most underrated player in the NBA.
Boris Diaw
Joakim Noah.

That's not a bad starting lineup, imo. Even though Beaubois will be on the bench.

You can add KÚvin SÚraphin: http://www.nba.com/playerfile/kevin_seraphin/game_by_game_stats.html
who was a beast with the Wizards during the last month of the season.

Ian Mahinmi
Florent Pietrus, who plays in Europe but he is much better than his Celtics' brother (Mickael).
Andrew Albicy, a defensive PG, who was named MVP of the 2010 FIBA Europe Under-20 Championship (When France won)
MickaŰl Gelabale, probably our starting SG, who improved a lot since his Sonics days.


And more important than anything else, these players know each other, they played together last year at least, and would beat this US selection (The Cousins and Lin's one, obviously), let alone Argentina or Brazil please.

Batum used to be underrated.

Now he's just underwhelming.

Too streaky, never peaked like people expected him to, vastly overrated defensively.

topdog
05-22-2012, 06:39 PM
It doesn't say Olympic team silly girl.

Where did I say that it did? I asked for someone to put the clarification that it was a scrimmage squad because people like you are half illiterate on this site.

Btw, your kind of a douche for using "silly girl" as an insult. Just saying.

Trueblue2
05-22-2012, 07:10 PM
Is this for the special olympics??


On a serious note, I bet Cousins is pissed that Anthony Davis got the invite for the actual team over him.

torocan
05-22-2012, 07:28 PM
But do you honestly think they can handle all that? I'm not saying they can't but when you have an olympic squad going against this select team I think the mismatches will be huge

Of course there will be mismatches.

It's like expecting the practice squad to compete against the 1st string in the NFL.

The Select team is the practice squad. They're needed so the team can get some practice running plays with at least SOME level of competition.

It's not like there's alot of guys on the planet that will be able to keep up with Kobe, Durant, Melo, etc.

It's a NBA quality scrimmaging team. Can't ask for much more than that.

clydebino
05-22-2012, 07:51 PM
Of course there will be mismatches.

It's like expecting the practice squad to compete against the 1st string in the NFL.

The Select team is the practice squad. They're needed so the team can get some practice running plays with at least SOME level of competition.

It's not like there's alot of guys on the planet that will be able to keep up with Kobe, Durant, Melo, etc.

It's a NBA quality scrimmaging team. Can't ask for much more than that.

I know that I just want it to be somewhat of a challenge you know

PleaseBeNice
05-22-2012, 09:13 PM
Wow to some of you who think this is the roster that will play overseas to try and get gold