Kidd wants to play for Team USA

Kidd wants to play for Team USA

Postby JSM on Sun Oct 15, 2006 3:33 pm

Hoopshype: Jason Kidd confirmed Friday that he is interested in playing for Team USA next summer, and Jerry Colangelo says that Kidd's agent has contacted him twice about the idea. Kidd says that he had a place on the team this past summer if he wanted it, but he didn't want to make the three-year commitment. Kidd, who won a gold medal in the Sydney Olympics in 2000, is 28-0 in international competition. NetsDaily.com
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Postby Kobe Bryant 8 on Sun Oct 15, 2006 3:35 pm

I'm all for it. We need a mix of vets, shooters, and explosive talent.
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Postby BDG on Sun Oct 15, 2006 3:37 pm

Kidd + Kobe = solid backcourt defense.
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Postby Massacre on Sun Oct 15, 2006 3:38 pm

Great, I'd like it.

And yeah that would be some solid backcourt defense.
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Postby FabFourLakers on Sun Oct 15, 2006 3:46 pm

hell why not

still the best PG in the league in my eyes....bcuz he does it on BOTH ends of the court
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Postby nameant on Sun Oct 15, 2006 5:35 pm

would be fantastic. JKidd is STILL the man. :bow:
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Postby dj vitus on Sun Oct 15, 2006 6:12 pm

Excellent thinking by Kidd. We sorely needed veteran leadership at the point. Our chances for Gold with him and Kobe should be very good.
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Postby slimjim on Sun Oct 15, 2006 6:14 pm

no no and no

you don't comit for the full 3 years... you aint gonna be a part of it.

unfair for the oher guys who said they would commit for the full 3. (a few players wer einjuried so they get a apass)
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Postby nameant on Sun Oct 15, 2006 6:17 pm

Kobe didnt play in Worlds...should he not be allowed to play in the Olympics? You want your best players out there. Period. Say what you want about Kidd, but he has proven age is nothing but a number. A 3 year commitment means nothing. A commitment to play for your country and bring back the gold, that means something. That is something Kidd can help make happen.
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Postby slimjim on Sun Oct 15, 2006 6:24 pm

nameant wrote:Kobe didnt play in Worlds...should he not be allowed to play in the Olympics? You want your best players out there. Period. Say what you want about Kidd, but he has proven age is nothing but a number. A 3 year commitment means nothing. A commitment to play for your country and bring back the gold, that means something. That is something Kidd can help make happen.


a three year commitment means nothing? how do you justify the other PG who's played all the years but when the olympics roll around... gets booted off because kidd wants to join in.

unfair... very unfair...

and i didn't say kobe shouldn't play, like i said a few players get a pass from not playing in the worlds because of injury (kobe along with a few others), also odom because of personal issues
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Postby nameant on Sun Oct 15, 2006 6:40 pm

if Kidd, Shaq, KG, and Duncan all said, "Hey we want to help our country win the gold." do you think it's a good enough reason to shut them down b/c a 3 year commitment? if we have a shot to put our best players out on the floor, that's what you do. you live in Canada, I live in the U.S. I want to see my country win the gold, period. I dont care about a "3 year commitment". if a player is commited to bringing gold back to my country, that's the only commitment I care about.
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Postby strikemode14 on Sun Oct 15, 2006 6:47 pm

nameant wrote:if Kidd, Shaq, KG, and Duncan all said, "Hey we want to help our country win the gold." do you think it's a good enough reason to shut them down b/c a 3 year commitment? if we have a shot to put our best players out on the floor, that's what you do. you live in Canada, I live in the U.S. I want to see my country win the gold, period. I dont care about a "3 year commitment". if a player is commited to bringing gold back to my country, that's the only commitment I care about.


Beat me to it. :bow:

The 3 year commitment was more to only attract guys who absolutely want to be there. However if a talented player of the calibur of Kidd wants to play then you have to give him a shot IMO.
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Postby JShow34 on Sun Oct 15, 2006 8:48 pm

Yeah just what we need, another guard who can't hit a jumper. His free-throw finger kissing act is staying NBA only.
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Postby kobethetruemvp on Sun Oct 15, 2006 9:00 pm

KIdd is the best PG better than NASH so he should play in back corut with kobe
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Postby slimjim on Sun Oct 15, 2006 9:01 pm

why bring up nash?

nash is canadian so he isn't gonna be on the team no matter what.
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Postby KB24 on Sun Oct 15, 2006 11:40 pm

no jumper = no thanks
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Postby Still A Dynasty on Sun Oct 15, 2006 11:49 pm

it wouldnt hurt, but its Paul's time. Kidd already had his turn

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Postby nameant on Mon Oct 16, 2006 5:07 am

KB8@CL wrote:no jumper = no thanks


:nono2: :man10: I'm sorry but this is the dumbest reason out there.
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Postby strikemode14 on Mon Oct 16, 2006 5:13 am

Still A Dynasty wrote:it wouldnt hurt, but its Paul's time. Kidd already had his turn

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Arenas didn't even make the roster last year and I take Kidd in this situation over Billups. The PG rotationi should be more in the lines of Kidd/Paul/Hinrich.
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Postby wavy on Mon Oct 16, 2006 9:41 am

finally some good news for team usa. i think he is the missing link in the national team. i hope and am trulconvinced that he will bring back the glory to the usa team
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Postby gcclaker on Mon Oct 16, 2006 11:43 am

BDG wrote:Kidd + Kobe = solid backcourt defense.


Agreed...
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Postby KB24 on Mon Oct 16, 2006 12:26 pm

nameant wrote:
KB8@CL wrote:no jumper = no thanks


:nono2: :man10: I'm sorry but this is the dumbest reason out there.


I know your affinity for Kidd will make it a long and fruitless discussion.

But when you have a PG like Chris Paul in the lienup you need to find a backup to complement Paul.

We don´t need Kidds passing, neither do we need his rebounding. USA didn´t lose games because of their lack of passing or rebounding or playmaking. they lost because their athleticism isn´t able to win games because of their lack of fundamentals. What Kidd can do is what Chris Paul can do.

Kidd is a great PG but in 2008 he will be 34 or 35 and seriously you must be kidding yourself if you think he would be better than Felton, Paul, Bibby, Billups and others for the European game.
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Postby nesli on Mon Oct 16, 2006 1:16 pm

kidd= gold medal
He is a leader
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Postby 2Pacalypse on Mon Oct 16, 2006 1:18 pm

nesli wrote:kidd= gold medal
He is a leader


He can't shot the J.
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Postby KB24 on Mon Oct 16, 2006 1:25 pm

Kidd is a great player. He is IMO the best PG in the league right now.

But team USA has always had great players. they just always failed to complement eachother.

Kidd is great but when Kobe is back, TeamUSA will look like

Wade
Kobe
James
Melo
Dwight

based on how they always played a SF at PF in the international games.
They have Paul, Arenas on the bench for back up guards.

seriously they are all better players than Kidd and the gap will only get bigger in the next 2 years.

Team USA needs players to complement eachother.

IMO Wade shouldn´t start, neother should Kidd or Paul. I would like to see Billups at point. defense and 3 point shot. with James and Kobe they have playmaking, leadership and everything.
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