2008 USA Men's Basketball Team

2008 USA Men's Basketball Team

Postby Chicano on Thu May 08, 2008 12:36 pm

Does anyone know what the roster is as of now? Can somebody post it if possible?

Also, will there be any new additions or invites? Chris Paul would be hella nice now. :mhihi:
As well as probably some other players who are deserving and should be there. What about KG? What's he said?
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Postby Weezy on Thu May 08, 2008 12:38 pm

I think Jason Kidd has not commited since he changed teams and had a .. bad season I guess you could say. I wouldn't be surprised if he didn't play and CP3 replaced him. Other than that there are guys who were injured this offseason that still might join the team, or at least tryout again.
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Postby Mr. Chicken on Thu May 08, 2008 9:47 pm

Jason Kidd's been the leader last summer along with Kobe, but with the way CP3's been playing, I think he can effectively take over now. I expect the lineup to be something like this (starting 5):

C Dwight Howard
F Carmelo Anthony
F LeBron James
G Kobe Bryant
G Chris Paul

Carmelo playing at the 4 is a concern.. but he plays so well with Team USA it should be okay. And I'd take Dwight over Amare for the start because Dwight's a much better defender and rebounder.
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Postby GameTimeLaker on Thu May 08, 2008 10:22 pm

Mr. Chicken wrote:Jason Kidd's been the leader last summer along with Kobe, but with the way CP3's been playing, I think he can effectively take over now. I expect the lineup to be something like this (starting 5):

C Dwight Howard
F Carmelo Anthony
F LeBron James
G Kobe Bryant
G Chris Paul


Carmelo playing at the 4 is a concern.. but he plays so well with Team USA it should be okay. And I'd take Dwight over Amare for the start because Dwight's a much better defender and rebounder.


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Postby Radner on Thu May 08, 2008 10:26 pm

All I know is that Wade better not replace Miller else the U.S. will definitely not win gold.
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Postby GameTimeLaker on Thu May 08, 2008 10:29 pm

Radner wrote:All I know is that Wade better not replace Miller else the U.S. will definitely not win gold.


Whistle will be on the team, he's already stated that he is looking forward to it.
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Postby blakeruns on Thu May 08, 2008 10:42 pm

I'd like to see KG join up and trot out that All NBA first team to take on the world
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Postby Kou on Fri May 09, 2008 3:14 am

D12
Amare
Lebron
Kobe
CP3
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Postby OchoX3 on Fri May 09, 2008 6:35 am

USA BASKETBALL MEN'S SENIOR NATIONAL TEAM

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Carmelo Anthony F
Gilbert Arenas G
Shane Battier
Chauncey Billups
Carlos Boozer F
Chris Bosh F
Bruce Bowen F
Elton Brand F
Kobe Bryant G
Tyson Chandler C
Nick Collison F
Kevin Durant G
Kirk Hinrich G
Dwight Howard F/C
LeBron James F
Antawn Jamison F
Joe Johnson G/F
Jason Kidd G
Shawn Marion F
Brad Miller C
Mike Miller G
Adam Morrison F
Greg Oden C
Lamar Odom F
Chris Paul G
Paul Pierce F/G
Tayshaun Prince F
Michael Redd G
J.J. Redick G
Luke Ridnour G
Amare Stoudemire C
Dwyane Wade G
Deron Williams G

They will pick 12 from this group to go to Beijing.

http://www.usabasketball.com/men_team.php?page=msnt_roster
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Postby Perfecto on Fri May 09, 2008 6:52 am

Kou wrote:D12
Amare
Lebron
Kobe
CP3


Domination. :bow:
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Postby halekulani on Fri May 09, 2008 7:05 am

Kou wrote:D12
Amare
Lebron
Kobe
CP3


goodness
they should just split into their own franchise
team usa vs. david stern and the nba

it would be more dominant than the old school harlem globetrotters
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Postby mest5621 on Fri May 09, 2008 7:20 am

GameTimeLaker wrote:
Radner wrote:All I know is that Wade better not replace Miller else the U.S. will definitely not win gold.


Whistle will be on the team, he's already stated that he is looking forward to it.



haha too bad he wont get to start over kobe period since they play the same position hes coming off the bench for sure
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Postby Radner on Fri May 09, 2008 7:20 am

My 12 man roster would be:

Howard
Melo
Lebron
Kobe
Paul
Amare
Billups
Bosh
Chandler
Kidd
Miller
Redd

Wade is going to take Miller's spot though. :man5:

I fail to realize why we need him. We need shooters more than anything.
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Postby halekulani on Fri May 09, 2008 10:05 am

i think wade should take the time off to recover fully for the heat. at least if i were the heat, that's what i'd ask him to do.
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Postby The Rock on Fri May 09, 2008 11:32 am

here's my 12

Kidd
Kobe
Melo
Bron
Dwight

Deron
Michelle Miller
Prince
Aura
Chandler

Paul
Joe Johnson
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Postby Moises on Fri May 09, 2008 12:52 pm

Howard
Bron
Melo
Kobe
Kidd
Amare
Prince
Battier
Redd
Billups
Miller
Chandler
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Postby basketboy on Fri May 09, 2008 12:58 pm

here's my 12:

Kobe Bryant - easy choice
Dwight Howard - easy choice
LeBron James - easy choice
Lamar Odom - length, rebounding, versitile, laker ;D
Chris Paul - easy choice
Amare Stoudemire - easy choice
Deron Williams - solid pg
Shane Battier - great defender, smart player, can guard a couple positions
Carmelo Anthony - always played well with team USA
Elton Brand - if he is healthy and back in shape
Shawn Marion - another versitile player that plays good defense
Mike Miller - shooters ftw
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Postby Darth Bynumite on Fri May 09, 2008 2:39 pm

I'd prefer Kobe to sit out and not hurt his pinky. That's not going to happen though.
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Postby LO7cK35 on Fri May 09, 2008 2:56 pm

Perfecto wrote:
Kou wrote:D12
Amare
Lebron
Kobe
CP3


Domination. :bow:


not really, you have to throw some pure shooters in that lineup or the same thing that happend in the last olympics will happen again.

you would have to start mike miller, redd or joe johnson.
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Postby LO7cK35 on Fri May 09, 2008 2:59 pm

OchoX3 wrote:
USA BASKETBALL MEN'S SENIOR NATIONAL TEAM

NAME
Carmelo Anthony F
Gilbert Arenas G
Shane Battier
Chauncey Billups
Carlos Boozer F
Chris Bosh F
Bruce Bowen F
Elton Brand F
Kobe Bryant G
Tyson Chandler C
Nick Collison F
Kevin Durant G
Kirk Hinrich G
Dwight Howard F/C
LeBron James F
Antawn Jamison F
Joe Johnson G/F
Jason Kidd G
Shawn Marion F
Brad Miller C
Mike Miller G
Adam Morrison F
Greg Oden C
Lamar Odom F
Chris Paul G
Paul Pierce F/G
Tayshaun Prince F
Michael Redd G
J.J. Redick G
Luke Ridnour G
Amare Stoudemire C
Dwyane Wade G
Deron Williams G

They will pick 12 from this group to go to Beijing.

http://www.usabasketball.com/men_team.php?page=msnt_roster


a lot of those guys are already not participating, i know odom and pierce are eliminated since they were not able to attend the last 2 summers because of injuries or personal reasons so they will not get the chance to play this time.

gilbert, bowen, ridnour and collison i believe were all cut or decided to not play
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Postby Chicano on Fri May 09, 2008 3:08 pm

So nobody answered my question, what's up with KG? Did he just come out and say I don't wanna' bring back a gold medal for the USA and play for my country? What a prick.
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Postby Chicano on Mon May 12, 2008 10:37 pm

KG?

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Postby Kobe's Empire on Mon May 12, 2008 11:08 pm

our starting lineup last summer was so effective it should not be changed...

Howard
Melo
LeBron
Kobe
Kidd

Amare, Chandler, Redd, Mike Miller, Chauncey, Deron Williams, and TAYSHAUN PRINCE (forgot him for a sec) came off the bench.

Chris Paul needs to be put on that team, but there just isn't enough room. I would not change a thing to the roster because of the amount of success we had last summer.

If you put Paul in there, we would have 4 PGs. Our whole team was committed all the way through this summer.

Also, D-Wade does not deserve a spot on this list. No one should be replaced, and he is in no way ahead of CP3 to be on. If anything, we need another big man.
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Postby blocks on Tue May 13, 2008 1:09 am

Radner wrote:All I know is that Wade better not replace Miller else the U.S. will definitely not win gold.


Agree. We need Miller. He's a smart team player, and he's deadly from the three. Exactly what Team USA has been needing.
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Postby magicmoment on Sat Jun 21, 2008 12:08 am

i honestly cant WAIT for this. it'll be my lakers remedy in the offseason.
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