USA Olympic Basketball

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  1. Kasper

    Kasper The Ghost Himself

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    16 guys left, 12 spots to share-- who gets cut?

    Carmelo Anthony
    Blake Griffin
    Kobe Bryant
    Tyson Chandler
    Anthony Davis
    Kevin Durant
    Eric Gordon
    Rudy Gay
    James Harden
    Andre Iguodala
    Lebron James
    Kevin Love
    Lamar Odom
    Chris Paul
    Russell Westbrook
    Derron Williams

    My 4 cuts: Harden, Odom, Westbrook, Gordon -- I'm sure some more NBA knowledgeable guys might have some opinions better than mine though, just my thoughts.
     
  2. KnightNoles

    KnightNoles Learn to Compete

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    16 guys left, 12 spots to share-- who gets cut?

    Carmelo Anthony
    Blake Griffin
    Kobe Bryant
    Tyson Chandler
    Anthony Davis
    Kevin Durant
    Eric Gordon
    Rudy Gay
    James Harden
    Andre Iguodala
    Lebron James
    Kevin Love
    Lamar Odom
    Chris Paul
    Russell Westbrook
    Derron Williams


    Either Iguodala or Gay
     
  3. ChaoticUT

    ChaoticUT Life is Orange and White!

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    Agree 100% and think Gay gets cut.
     
  4. sawemoff

    sawemoff #FearTheBeard

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    Russell Westbrick, Anthony Davis, Lamar Odom, Rudy Gay
     
  5. JFace907

    JFace907 Ron F'n Swanson

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    I think Russell will stay because having D-Will and Paul on the team allows Russ to play the 2 and spell Kobe. A look that will probably be better for him
     
  6. Darkwing

    Darkwing One Nation Under God

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    My cuts:
    Melo
    Blake Griffin
    Rudy Gay
    Lamar Odom
     
  7. AgenT Smith

    AgenT Smith Walk On

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    I'd cut Lamar Odom, Eric Gordon, James Harden, and Blake Griffin. Odom checked out the entire year, basically. Eric Gordon was hurt majority of the year, but it he made it he's be on the bench a lot. Harden just had a terrible Finals performance, plus where is his playing time? And Blake Griffin's game isn't effective enough IMO to help Team USA.

    PG: CP3, Deron Williams, Russell Westbrook
    SG: Kobe Bryant, Iguodala, (Westbrook)
    SF: LeBron James, Rudy Gay (KD, Melo)
    PF: Kevin Durant, Carmelo Anthony (Love, Davis, LBJ)
    C: Tyson Chandler, Kevin Love, Anthony Davis

    I don't know why guys would cut Rudy Gay. Dude is probably one of the most underrated players in the game, probably cause he isn't on TV a lot. And I'd put Davis on simply because he'd probably be the second best defensive big man on the roster behind Chandler. He's gonna get it handed to him in practice though LMAO, but it would better prepare him for the NBA if he made it.
     
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  8. Big Suge Knight

    Big Suge Knight Walk On

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    I'd cut Gordon, Odom, Anthony Davis & Harden. You need to be able to hit jumpers in FIBA play so Griffin would be questionable to make it if Bosh wasn't on the mend. Rudy Gay is a scorer off the bench so I think he makes it. Melo's questionable defense made me take a long at him but he's instant offense and proved he could play the 4.

    Who are the starters? I say:

    PG CP3
    SG Kobe
    F Durant
    F LBJ
    C Chandler
     
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  9. PAgamer07

    PAgamer07 We're the ship without a storm

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    [QUOTE="KnightNoles]

    Either Iguodala or Gay[/QUOTE]

    Your crazy
     
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  10. Wick36

    Wick36 Welcome to the Jungle

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    Carmelo Anthony
    Blake Griffin
    Kobe Bryant
    Tyson Chandler
    Anthony Davis
    Kevin Durant
    Eric Gordon
    Rudy Gay
    James Harden
    Andre Iguodala
    Lebron James
    Kevin Love
    Lamar Odom
    Chris Paul
    Russell Westbrook
    Derron Williams
     
  11. Wick36

    Wick36 Welcome to the Jungle

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    Gotta start Love! Crazy good rebounder and decent shooter.
     
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  12. Big Suge Knight

    Big Suge Knight Walk On

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    I just like the big shot blocker in the middle to give LBJ and the guards the ability to gamble.
     
  13. Ghost

    Ghost Before the rollieee!

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    Carmelo Anthony
    Blake Griffin
    Kobe Bryant
    Tyson Chandler
    Anthony Davis
    Kevin Durant
    Eric Gordon
    Rudy Gay
    James Harden
    Andre Iguodala
    Lebron James
    Kevin Love
    Lamar Odom
    Chris Paul
    Russell Westbrook
    Derron Williams

    My 4 cuts are Griffin, Odom, Harden, and Anthony Davis
     
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  14. Shaun Mason

    Shaun Mason Somebody you used to know.

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    Questionable? I play better D than Melo.
     
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  15. dj illmatic 23

    dj illmatic 23 Walk On

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    Enough of the bad mouthing Melo! Melo had one of the best, if not the best, overall performances of anyone on the team last Olympics. He was a leader on that team, and those aren't my opinions. That is what the other players and coaches said about him. The Knicks entire team defense, Melo included, improved significantly when Woodson took over. My cuts would be Gordon, Odom, Harden, and Davis.
     
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  16. AgenT Smith

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    At least he tries though (well, at least IMO). A lot of guys don't care at all lol.
     
  17. AgenT Smith

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    IMO You gotta put Davis on the team because he'd be the second best defensive big man. Love isn't a comparable defender, and asking guys like KD and LeBron to guard those guys will be taxing and take them out of position too often.
     
  18. dj illmatic 23

    dj illmatic 23 Walk On

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    There aren't really any post threats except for the Gasol brothers, and Davis can't bang with them yet. I think Davis will be cut simply because there's a hierarchy, and he isn't a part of that yet.
     
  19. AgenT Smith

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    I'd rather have Davis down there over Blake Griffin or a SF playing PF. I know Davis can block shots but I don't think Griffin hasn't really shown anything defensively. Even in terms of offense, he's average at best.
     
  20. Kasper

    Kasper The Ghost Himself

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    I would think Davis would be built really well to defend those Euro bigs.
     
  21. MaxATX34

    MaxATX34 Texas Football

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    Carmelo Anthony
    Blake Griffin
    Kobe Bryant
    Tyson Chandler
    Anthony Davis
    Kevin Durant
    Eric Gordon
    Rudy Gay
    James Harden
    Andre Iguodala
    Lebron James
    Kevin Love
    Lamar Odom
    Chris Paul
    Russell Westbrook
    Derron Williams

    Cut the guys who cant/wont play defense. Anyone one of the "Small Forwards" on this team can easily play the 2 or even 1. Hell, lebron could play the 5.
     
  22. CoachRedd

    CoachRedd I come through in something real foolish

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    You would cut Kobe? [​IMG]
     
  23. MaxATX34

    MaxATX34 Texas Football

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    yea. did he even play a lot last time?
     
  24. CoachRedd

    CoachRedd I come through in something real foolish

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    Yes he did. 0% chance Kobe gets cut. Especially not to keep Lamar Odom on the team.
     
  25. Dru50

    Dru50 Still Chicago's #1 son

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    Kobe was arguably the best 2 way player on the last team. Only way he isn't on the team is if he decides he doesn't want to participate.
     
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