Katz speculates on the 15 that'll make the Team USA cut

Katz speculates on the 15 that'll make the Team USA cut

Postby JSM on Mon Jul 24, 2006 10:40 pm

ESPN: Getting the USA Men's Senior National team roster down to a manageable number of 15 for the trip to Asia next month became a bit easier Monday when Shawn Marion pulled out because of a left knee injury.

Marion told ESPN.com that he won't make the trip to Japan for the World Championships after Monday's final training camp practice at UNLV's Cox Pavilion. Players who don't make the trip aren't being cut from the overall national team program, which is a three-year commitment.

The 15 players who likely will return to Las Vegas on July 31 for exhibition games will be announced Tuesday morning at the Wynn Hotel. The Americans don't have to submit a final roster of 12 players until 24 hours before the first game in Japan on Aug. 19, according to USA spokesperson Craig Miller.

Marion's departure trims the roster down to 17, leaving two more possible cuts -- likely Seattle point guard Luke Ridnour and former Gonzaga forward and Charlotte Bobcats first-round draft pick Adam Morrison. That means the 15 players likely to travel to Asia are: Carmelo Anthony, Gilbert Arenas, Shane Battier, Chris Bosh, Bruce Bowen, Elton Brand, Dwight Howard, LeBron James, Antawn Jamison, Joe Johnson, Brad Miller, Chris Paul, Amare Stoudemire, Dwyane Wade and Kirk Hinrich. The coaching staff will meet Tuesday morning before the news conference to make the final call. Ridnour looks to lose out to Chicago's Hinrich, and Morrison is up against veteran options.
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Postby westcoast21 on Mon Jul 24, 2006 10:45 pm

great now morrison is going to cry :man10:
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Postby Azndude2190 on Mon Jul 24, 2006 10:57 pm

Solid team.

PG-Hinrich/Paul
SG-Wade/Johnson/Arenas
SF-James/Anthony/Bowen/Battier
PF-Brand/Stoudamire/Bosh/Jamison
C-Miller/Howard

Stoudamire can play Center too.And Arenas can always slide to PG if need be.LBJ can slide to SG also.
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Postby KB24 on Tue Jul 25, 2006 12:15 am

WestCoast21 wrote:great now morrison is going to cry :man10:

well he doesn´t deserve to be there. thats the point.
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Postby The Maverick on Tue Jul 25, 2006 1:59 am

I'm glad Oden isn't going, he didn't deserve it.
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Postby corona on Tue Jul 25, 2006 2:17 am

Azndude2190 wrote:Solid team.

PG-Hinrich/Paul
SG-Wade/Johnson/Arenas
SF-James/Anthony/Bowen/Battier
PF-Brand/Stoudamire/Bosh/Jamison
C-Miller/Howard

Stoudamire can play Center too.And Arenas can always slide to PG if need be.LBJ can slide to SG also.


yea...NO

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Paul/Arenas/Hinrich
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Postby JSM on Tue Jul 25, 2006 9:56 am

SteveMachine wrote:I'm glad Oden isn't going, he didn't deserve it.

He'll probably be on the 08 team. They just brought him in to practice and get a little taste of what it's like.
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Postby SWOL on Tue Jul 25, 2006 10:03 am

WestCoast21 wrote:great now morrison is going to cry :man10:


:man6: :man6:
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Postby kb the assassin on Tue Jul 25, 2006 11:29 am

The Star - The USA finalized their 15-man roster on Tuesday, which includes LeBron James, Carmelo Anthony, Dwyane Wade, Shane Battier, Bruce Bowen, Elton Brand, Dwight Howard, Antawn Jamison, Joe Johnson, Brad Miller, Gilbert Arenas, Amare Stoudemire, Kirk Hinrich, Chris Bosh and Chris Paul.

Coach Mike Krzyzewski and his staff must trim the roster to 12 players before the world championships.

Shawn Marion, Adam Morrison and Luke Ridnour were cut in this round.

The team will play five warmup games in Las Vegas, China and Korea before opening the world championships in Japan on Aug. 19
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Postby Azndude2190 on Tue Jul 25, 2006 4:42 pm

corona wrote:
Azndude2190 wrote:Solid team.

PG-Hinrich/Paul
SG-Wade/Johnson/Arenas
SF-James/Anthony/Bowen/Battier
PF-Brand/Stoudamire/Bosh/Jamison
C-Miller/Howard

Stoudamire can play Center too.And Arenas can always slide to PG if need be.LBJ can slide to SG also.


yea...NO

more like
Paul/Arenas/Hinrich


Well either would be qualified to start.Just my opinion.Areanas is really a undersized SG.
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Postby RHCP on Tue Jul 25, 2006 4:51 pm

I wonder how Oden competed with them in practice.
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Postby DMK on Tue Jul 25, 2006 4:54 pm

Its a shame that wont be the roster come the olympics :mhihi:
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