Official roster for team USA

Official roster for team USA

Postby Lord Johnny on Sat Jun 21, 2008 7:00 am

Howard
Bosh
Melo
James
Kobe
Kidd
Deron
Paul
Redd
Boozer
Wade
Prince

what do you guys think about it?

They only have 3 bigs, i know they want to use melo as a 4 but still, i think lack of bigs will hurt them a little but they are going to be fine.

And Wade over Miller is a tragedy :man5:
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Postby extreme on Sat Jun 21, 2008 7:33 am

Ben Wallace anyone?
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Postby KB24 on Sat Jun 21, 2008 11:34 am

That seems like a soft defensive team...

too many matadors for my taste...

Boozer? NO THANKS
same goes for Wade, Kidd and Melo for me....

Paul and Williams are both better than Kidd.

for my my team right now would be

Paul/Deron
Kobe/Redd
James/Prince /Miller
Bosh/Brand/Aldridge
Howard/Chandler

but thats just me.
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Postby Lord Johnny on Sat Jun 21, 2008 11:40 am

KB24@CL wrote:That seems like a soft defensive team...

too many matadors for my taste...

Boozer? NO THANKS
same goes for Wade, Kidd and Melo for me....

Paul and Williams are both better than Kidd.

for my my team right now would be

Paul/Deron
Kobe/Redd
James/Prince /Miller
Bosh/Brand/Aldridge
Howard/Chandler

but thats just me.


well that was the official announcement, and anyways chandler can't go (i forgot why) miller didn't make the cut (thanks d-whistle) and idk why they didn't invite aldridge.
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Postby Vincey on Sat Jun 21, 2008 2:05 pm

They kept Chandler off for Prince/Boozer/Bosh. Terrible decision.

If Howard gets into foul trouble, who's going to man the middle?

Also, I would have put Joe Johnson in over Wade. But the team is fine with me.. except that they only have 1 defensive big man.
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Postby Booster on Sun Jun 22, 2008 4:23 pm

Vincey wrote:They kept Chandler off for Prince/Boozer/Bosh. Terrible decision.

If Howard gets into foul trouble, who's going to man the middle?

Also, I would have put Joe Johnson in over Wade. But the team is fine with me.. except that they only have 1 defensive big man.


Exactly. Boozer and Wade? I don't get it.
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Postby Radner on Sun Jun 22, 2008 7:52 pm

I can't believe Chandler and Miller got robbed.

Boozer will be a non factor like he was in the playoffs. Wade is going to think he's a shooter out there.
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Postby nicehair911 on Sun Jun 22, 2008 11:03 pm

KB24@CL wrote:That seems like a soft defensive team...

too many matadors for my taste...

Boozer? NO THANKS
same goes for Wade, Kidd and Melo for me....

Paul and Williams are both better than Kidd.

for my my team right now would be

Paul/Deron
Kobe/Redd
James/Prince /Miller
Bosh/Brand/Aldridge
Howard/Chandler

but thats just me.


You worry about team Germany and we'll worry about Team USA :man10: :man10:

Nah JK. :man10:

BTW, KB24 do you know anything about the Iranian basketball team that's playing in the olympics? Are they any good? Is there anyway to watch the games?
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Postby Kobe's Empire on Sun Jun 22, 2008 11:16 pm

wade and cp3 should be kicked off

M. Miller and a big man should replace them.
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Postby Weezy on Mon Jun 23, 2008 1:44 am

Wade is on this team because of his name, he didn't do JACK when they got beat, he sucked. He can't shoot or defend, he has no business on this team, Kobe makes him irrelevant and Redd backing up Kobe makes him even MORE irrelevant. I'm not sold on Bosh either, and what happened to Amare?
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Postby extreme on Mon Jun 23, 2008 4:26 am

What about Duncan?
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Postby Venomenon on Mon Jun 23, 2008 8:35 am

TOO MANY POINT GUARDS!
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Postby KB24 on Mon Jun 23, 2008 9:58 am

nicehair911 wrote:
KB24@CL wrote:That seems like a soft defensive team...

too many matadors for my taste...

Boozer? NO THANKS
same goes for Wade, Kidd and Melo for me....

Paul and Williams are both better than Kidd.

for my my team right now would be

Paul/Deron
Kobe/Redd
James/Prince /Miller
Bosh/Brand/Aldridge
Howard/Chandler

but thats just me.


You worry about team Germany and we'll worry about Team USA :man10: :man10:

Nah JK. :man10:

BTW, KB24 do you know anything about the Iranian basketball team that's playing in the olympics? Are they any good? Is there anyway to watch the games?


They have progressed a lot but I wouldn't say they are good...they need another 10-20 years to be able to compete...they have talent but those talents do not have the chance to progress like in other countries...

unfortunetly... :bang:
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Postby Lord Johnny on Mon Jun 23, 2008 10:05 am

KB24@CL wrote:
nicehair911 wrote:
KB24@CL wrote:That seems like a soft defensive team...

too many matadors for my taste...

Boozer? NO THANKS
same goes for Wade, Kidd and Melo for me....

Paul and Williams are both better than Kidd.

for my my team right now would be

Paul/Deron
Kobe/Redd
James/Prince /Miller
Bosh/Brand/Aldridge
Howard/Chandler

but thats just me.


You worry about team Germany and we'll worry about Team USA :man10: :man10:

Nah JK. :man10:

BTW, KB24 do you know anything about the Iranian basketball team that's playing in the olympics? Are they any good? Is there anyway to watch the games?


They have progressed a lot but I wouldn't say they are good...they need another 10-20 years to be able to compete...they have talent but those talents do not have the chance to progress like in other countries...

unfortunetly... :bang:


what happened to Kaman?
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Postby Tha_Reel on Mon Jun 23, 2008 10:42 am

Weezy wrote:Wade is on this team because of his name, he didn't do JACK when they got beat, he sucked. He can't shoot or defend, he has no business on this team, Kobe makes him irrelevant and Redd backing up Kobe makes him even MORE irrelevant. I'm not sold on Bosh either, and what happened to Amare?


Amare dropped out because he's concerned with his knees or something.

Wade was the second leading scorer for USA in the 2006 FIBA Championships while shooting 64.2 %, let's not act like he was a complete failure out there...
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Postby LakersFan1211 on Mon Jun 23, 2008 11:09 am

Wow...who is going to back up Howard?
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Postby BB on Mon Jun 23, 2008 12:25 pm

Kobe's Empire wrote:wade and cp3 should be kicked off

M. Miller and a big man should replace them.
Why would you kick off the best PG in the league? Against the way European teams play the 1 and 5 are the most important positions on the floor. The only people who I wouldn't remove off the team or I'd select in a heart beat are Chris Paul, Deron Williams and Dwight Howard.

And with the way some games will be, you won't need a 7'2" person in the post. Bosh can play the center against most European centers. Of course, I don't know why the team has only one legit center on it and it has Kidd(who in European ball will struggle due to his inability to shoot) or Wade.
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Postby number8 on Mon Jun 23, 2008 1:20 pm

LakersFan1211 wrote:Wow...who is going to back up Howard?


It looks like no one. Don't understand leaving Chandler off the roster. They could have at least considered Camby or another interior scorer like Al Jefferson.

Don't understand the makeup of this roster at all. Way too many guards. Why do we need Kidd, CP3 AND Deron? If we have LeBron and Melo, what the heck do we need Tayshaun for?

The U.S. must believe we can still win by sheer athleticism. Al that talk about building a roster based on needs and chemistry went right out the window. There must have been outside pressure to add all these stars.
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Postby chug o nomics on Mon Jun 23, 2008 1:49 pm

That roster looks amazing, but I'd have put in Hinrich for Wade.
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Postby Vincey on Mon Jun 23, 2008 2:21 pm

LOL at them only having 1 freaking center. They think Dwight is going to stay out of foul trouble in every single game? So frustrating :bang:
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Postby Weezy on Mon Jun 23, 2008 2:21 pm

I know Wade's numbers, but whenever I saw him, he sucked. I would have put Chandler on this team too, I love his energy and his defense, he plays with a passion, he's a guy that you can say 'yeah ok, they aren't just throwing stars together, they have guys that really care, role players'. Now, we don't have that, it's all stars again.
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Postby Lakerfan1445 on Mon Jun 23, 2008 2:57 pm

my opinion is that the roster should look like this

Paul/Williams
Kobe/Redd
James/Prince/Miller
Bosh/Duncan/Boozer
Howard/Chandler
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Postby JSM on Mon Jun 23, 2008 3:04 pm

Can we call it Team Nike?
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Postby Kou on Mon Jun 23, 2008 4:57 pm

Suprised they didn't select Chandler, need a solid defensive center when D12's in foul trouble.
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Postby The Rock on Mon Jun 23, 2008 5:04 pm

you have got to be kidding me

D-fade over Chandler?

No Joe Johnson or Mike Miller? wtf?
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