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    Nba Logo Your 2008 Olympic Team

    I'm tired of all the fake trade talk that isn't really going to happen so i thought this thread would be kinda fun. It's pretty simple just post your 12 man Olympic Roster. Only rules are you can't use Tim Duncan, Kevin Garnett (chose not participant), Amare Stoudamire, and Tyson Chandler (injuries). I know its kind of subjective but we could vote at the end to see who comes up with the best roster.


    I think the 2008 roster is far better then 2004 and should win the gold but may main problem is a lack of toughness, size, and shooting. With the way the international refs call things Dwight Howard could easily get into foul trouble early and then we have no real depth behind him.

    Point Guards - The most obvious position

    Chris Paul & Deron Williams

    Shooting Guards -

    Kobe Bryant, Michael Redd, Joe Johnson

    Small Forwards -

    Lebron James, Tayshuan Prince, & Ron Artest

    Power Forwards -

    Chris Bosh & David West

    Center

    Dwight Howard & Marcus Camby


    Subtractions

    Kidd- With Paul, Williams, and the ability of Kobe, Lebron, Johnson and even Prince to handle the ball having three point guards is necessary. Not to mention despite his greatness Kidd has lost a step.

    Dwayne Wade - We have slashes and need more shooting.

    Carmello - Never been a fan

    Boozer - Good player just would rather have David West at the 4.


    Additions

    Joe Johnson - Much better shooter then Wade. And in these tournaments you need shooting

    Artest - Every team needs toughness and Artest would bring it. You could have Kobe, Artest, and Prince on the floor at the same time and teams would struggle to score points.

    David West - Great pick and role player, puts up the same rebouding numbers as Boozer but is a better jumper shooter. Also can't under estimate the bond he has with Paul. Can't hurt to have two players who know each other well on the team.

    Camby - You got to have two centers. Camby rebounds and blocks shots.

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    I told you it would be moved, but anyway, Wade and Melo I disagree with, they need to be on the team

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    Melo should be on the team, he's been USA's most efficient scorer since 2004.

    Wade's style doesn't fit the team.

    USA is undefeated with Kidd, how the hell he isn't on the team?

    Team should be

    Kidd/Paul/Williams
    Kobe/Gordon
    James/Battier
    Anthony/Bosh
    Howard/Stoudimire/Miller


    You're not even understaning why team USA in 2004 underachieved(not just because there teams who were as good and played better)

    They had too many great individual players who styles clashed with each other, similar to the Knicks.

    You need a strong starting 5, with bench players who can fill assets.

    Kidd is the best vet PG on the team and should be on the team just like how Arroyo is on the PR team. USA just plays better under Kidd.

    Off the bench is Kidd's successor, Chris Paul who will be the future of team USA since PG play is so important in FIBA.

    Kobe is the best option at SG and understands the international game and is very unselfish.

    Williams and Gordon would be shooters/scorer off the bench who are faster, stronger and as good shooters/scorers than any guard from Spain, Greece or Argentina(except for Ginobili)

    Williams and Gordon wouldn't expect a lot of minutes, so its just good to have them incase of an injury.

    James is an automatic pick.

    Battier can shoot the 3, block shots, has high basketball IQ, understands half court basketball, and is the best perimeter defender in the NBA behind Artest.

    He won't demand shots and let the other guys do their thing offensively. Perfect role player for team USA.

    Anthony is the best scorer for team USA, shoots very well and his post game is unstoppable. Bosh would be an alternate option.

    Howard is a given, his rebounding and shot blocking cannot be matched.

    Amare is all NBA first team player, so he's an automatic also.
    He's good for the Olympics because he now has a jumpshot and a lot of skill on his game, instead of relying 100% on athletic ability.

    Brad Miller is a 7 footer who can pass and shoot. This is VERY important in FIBA, and USA needs that asset.

    Most of the guys on this roster are great passers except for the big men, which is why I added Miller.


    Anyway, it'll be tough since Spain has the best team right now in the Olympics.

    Ricky Rubio is on their team and you guys will see why he's the best PG in the 2009 NBA draft.

    Check out for Rudy Fernandez too...a guy I wanted but Isiah ****ed up and didn't draft hi.

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    My team would be

    C: Andrew Bogut
    PF: David Andersen
    SF:Matt Nielsen
    SG: Brad Newley
    PG: Patrick Mills

    Bench
    C: Chris Anstey
    G: CJ Bruton
    G: Joe Ingles
    F: Mark Worthington
    G: David Barlow
    F: Shawn Redhage
    F :Nathan Jawai

    I think the USA side needs Jason Kidd, they win whenever he plays so he can come off the bench easily.

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    My 12 Man Olympic team

    Starting 5
    PG Chris Paul
    SG Kobe Bryant
    SF Lebron James
    PF Kevin Garnett(as much as I don't like the Celtics)
    C Dwight Howard

    Reserves
    PG Stephon Marbury(You knew I had to put Starbury on the team)
    SG Dwyane Wade
    SF Carmelo Anthony
    PF Chris Bosh
    C Al Jefferson
    SG Joe Johnson
    PG Deron Williams

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    Did you guys see where i said you can't pick KG, and Duncan because they turned down the opportunity. And you can't pick Amare or Chandler due to injury.

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    Originally Posted by abcd
    My 12 Man Olympic team

    Starting 5
    PG Chris Paul
    SG Kobe Bryant
    SF Lebron James
    PF Kevin Garnett(as much as I don't like the Celtics)
    C Dwight Howard

    Reserves
    PG Stephon Marbury(You knew I had to put Starbury on the team)
    SG Dwyane Wade
    SF Carmelo Anthony
    PF Chris Bosh
    C Al Jefferson
    SG Joe Johnson
    PG Deron Williams

    Like the Al Jefferson Pick. I didn't even think of that

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    You don't think of a lot of things.......

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    Originally Posted by jpz17
    You don't think of a lot of things.......
    . GOT 'EM! .

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    Originally Posted by jpz17
    You don't think of a lot of things.......
    Whoah, you roasted him!




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    As I've stated before, the weakness of the previous USA teams, including those that competed at the World Championships, was their lack of pure shooters. Sure the team didn't really mesh as well as how they are supposedly now after seriously training, but to be really dominant at the sport, it really shouldn't matter much that they didn't all have a serious Olympic program, which they have now implemented since Team USA's lackluster performances. Of course we can't also ignore the fact that those recent USA teams were without the real superstars, who decided not to participate, to really put up a "dream team." But now that that's put aside, the big difference I see with the recent Team USA's was the overabundance of slashers. Especially in international play, you really need more jump shooters.

    I agree with GetRealistic on Melo and Wade. Either one of them should go. Joe Johnson is a great idea. Maybe add Ray Allen too. Too bad Tim Duncan can't be included.

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    smh...this dude stays kissing ass for the approval of others.
    Sad.

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    Im pumped we beat China with Yao in the side, good signs. Man im hoping we can get a medal.

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    Im stoked with how we went against the USA without Bogut. Only lost by 11 points while USA's avg winning margin has been 33pts.
    Hope we can get a medal.

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    Originally Posted by metrocard
    smh...this dude stays kissing ass for the approval of others.
    Sad.
    Still wanting more attention metro? I ain't got time to mess with you right now. But judging from your recent posts, I see a great deal of improvement in you my fine student. Keep up the good work.

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