Hinrich, Battier, and Oden Out; Collison in

Hinrich, Battier, and Oden Out; Collison in

Postby JSM on Mon Aug 13, 2007 1:15 pm

Real GM: RealGM Staff Report - USA Basketball Senior National Team managing director Jerry Colangelo announced that USA Basketball veteran and Seattle SuperSonics four-year 6-10 forward Nick Collison had been added to the USA Senior National Team program.

USA Basketball also announced that two players who participated in the senior squad’s July training, Shane Battier (Houston Rockets ) and Kirk Hinrich (Chicago Bulls ), and Senior National Team member Greg Oden (Portland Trail Blazers ) who missed the July training after under going a tonsillectomy, have withdrawn from the August training and from consideration for the USA Team that will compete in the FIBA Americas Championship.
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Postby LAFan1188 on Mon Aug 13, 2007 1:31 pm

too bad hinrich is out, would have loved to see him and collison connecting again
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Postby Ras Algethi on Mon Aug 13, 2007 2:20 pm

Interesting choice. Nick Collison? I mean he's a good rebounder, clean up man but of all people, him?
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Postby Weezy on Mon Aug 13, 2007 3:30 pm

WTF @ Collison. It's not like he's gonna play against Brian Cook in the Olympics s why bring him on?
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Postby ladam24 on Mon Aug 13, 2007 4:44 pm

Weezy wrote:WTF @ Collison. It's not like he's gonna play against Brian Cook in the Olympics s why bring him on?


Yeah seems weird.

Sucks that Hinrich and Battier are out. Hinrich was a great back up for Kidd and Battier was pretty much our only defensive small forward.

Lucky we have such a great perimeter defense in Kidd and Kobe, and an Anchor like Dwight Howard, he may not be missed as much as he would have been.
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Postby Radner on Mon Aug 13, 2007 5:35 pm

I guess Deron or Tayshaun are going to get a spot on the team.
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Postby LawSin on Mon Aug 13, 2007 8:29 pm

yeah like everyone's saying, sucks about hinrich. but with kidd and deron and chauncy he may not have played much as it is.
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Postby KB24 on Tue Aug 14, 2007 1:22 am

Not exactly a hinrich fan...Kidd and Deron are way better anyway.

Battier absence sucks because he is a nice lockerroom presence and plays D and shoots the 3 pretty well.

on the other hand these guys are considered scrubs of the team. Team USA should have absolutely no problems winning without a couple of bench players...
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Postby SP1 on Tue Aug 14, 2007 4:09 am

why would you bring in collison?
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Postby Radner on Tue Aug 14, 2007 11:28 am

SP1 wrote:why would you bring in collison?


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Postby MadMax on Tue Aug 14, 2007 11:33 am

KB8@CL wrote:Battier sucks because he is a nice lockerroom presence and plays D and shoots the 3 pretty well...


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Thats considered sucking?
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Postby KB24 on Tue Aug 14, 2007 11:37 am

MadMax wrote:
KB8@CL wrote:Battier sucks because he is a nice lockerroom presence and plays D and shoots the 3 pretty well...


:man3: :man3:

Thats considered sucking?


I mean it sucks that Battier isn´t part of the team.
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Postby MadMax on Tue Aug 14, 2007 12:57 pm

KB8@CL wrote:
MadMax wrote:
KB8@CL wrote:Battier sucks because he is a nice lockerroom presence and plays D and shoots the 3 pretty well...


:man3: :man3:

Thats considered sucking?


I mean it sucks that Battier isn´t part of the team.


Oh, yeah I agree with that . :mhihi:
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Postby lunatic4jc on Wed Aug 15, 2007 5:51 am

MadMax wrote:
KB8@CL wrote:
MadMax wrote:
KB8@CL wrote:Battier sucks because he is a nice lockerroom presence and plays D and shoots the 3 pretty well...


:man3: :man3:

Thats considered sucking?


I mean it sucks that Battier isn´t part of the team.


Oh, yeah I agree with that . :mhihi:
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Postby LAFan1188 on Wed Aug 15, 2007 8:48 am

SP1 wrote:why would you bring in collison?

cause hes not someone who would demand a bunch of touches

also he took bosh to school right around the summer before he got injured
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