Monday, August 16, 2010

Team USA could be in big trouble

Bill Simmons on Twitter:

sportsguy33 Not crazy about USA Hoops Final 13. Too small, too many G's, not enough boards. I'd dump Iggy & Westbrook for Blake Griffin.

sportsguy33 Also: Howard was foolish for skipping this thing. Dwight, we've seen you play. Nobody needs the alpha dog reps more than you.


John Hollinger:

johnhollinger Somebody want to explain to me why US is keeping five PGs -- three of whom can't shoot 3s -- and only one C?


Marc Stein:

STEIN_LINE_HQ RT @sportsguy33: Not crazy about USA Hoops Final 13. (LEADERSHIP/SHOOTING VOIDS, TOO. EXOS ON HOSTILE WOOD V SPAIN/GREECE = RUDE AWAKENINGS)


Since my last post on Team USA, their other center Brook Lopez has dropped out as well.

The remaining players on that 13-man squad are Rondo, Curry, Billups, Rose, Westbrook, Igoudala, Gordon, Gay, Odom, Love, Granger, Chandler, and Durant.

This is too late, but if I were Colangelo I would have considered Jason Richardson (watch the Suns playoffs, he's an excellent spot-up shooter behind the 3pt line) and Anthony Morrow. As for the lack of size of this team, there are no solutions left since most of the bigs have either refused to join or are not worth it.

Spain and USA will meet in the semis and the USA team is in danger or missing the finals here. Greece and Argentina will likely meet in the other group semis.

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