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U.S.A. Olympic Basketball
« on: July 05, 2021, 11:03:29 AM »

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Glad the exhibition games are being televised. Will be interesting to see what starting lineup Pop decides to go with...

The first of five exhibition games is July 10 at 8pm ET vs Nigeria. All five games will be on NBCSN

2021 U.S. Olympic Team roster
Player           NBA team
Bam Adebayo   Miami Heat
Bradley Beal   Washington Wizards
Devin Booker   Phoenix Suns
Kevin Durant   Brooklyn Nets
Jerami Grant   Detroit Pistons
Draymond Green Golden State Warriors
Jrue Holiday   Milwaukee Bucks
Zach LaVine   Chicago Bulls
Damian Lillard   Portland Trail Blazers
Kevin Love   Cleveland Cavaliers
Khris Middleton   Milwaukee Bucks
Jayson Tatum   Boston Celtics


The USA coaching staff is led by head coach Gregg Popovich (San Antonio Spurs) with assistant coaches Steve Kerr (Golden State Warriors), Lloyd Pierce and Jay Wright (Villanova University) and Jerry Colangelo serving as the USA Menís National Team managing director.


After opening training camp on July 6, the USA Menís National Team will tip off a five-game exhibition series against Nigeria on July 10 (5 p.m. PDT); followed by Australia on July 12 (5 p.m. PDT); Argentina on July 13 (3 p.m. PDT); Australia for a second time on July 16 (3 p.m. PDT); and Spain on July 18 (6 p.m. PDT). All of the exhibition games will be played at the Michelob ULTRA Arena at Mandalay Bay.


USA Basketball Exhibition Broadcast Schedule

Full schedule
Saturday, July 24 (Preliminary round)
Iran vs. OQT Victoria Winner, 9 p.m. ET
Sunday, July 25 (Preliminary round)
France vs. United States, 8 a.m. ET
OQT Split Winner vs. OQT Belgrade Winner, 12:40 a.m. ET
Australia vs. Nigeria, 4:20 a.m. ET
Monday, July 26 (Preliminary round)
Argentina vs. OQT Kaunas Winner, 12:40 a.m. ET
Japan vs. Spain, 8 a.m. ET
Tuesday, July 27 (Preliminary round)
Nigeria vs. OQT Split Winner, 9 p.m. ET
Wednesday, July 28 (Preliminary round)
United States vs. Iran, 12:40 a.m. ET
OQT Victoria Winner vs. France, 8 a.m. ET 
Thursday, July 29 (Preliminary round)
OQT Kaunas Winner vs. Japan, 12:40 a.m. ET
Spain vs. Argentina, 8 a.m. ET
Friday, July 30 (Preliminary round)
Iran vs. France, 9 p.m. ET
Saturday, July 31 (Preliminary round)
United States vs. OQT Victoria Winner, 8 a.m. ET
OQT Belgrade Winner vs. Nigeria, 12:40 a.m. ET
Australia vs. OQT Split Winner, 4:20 a.m. ET
Sunday, Aug. 1 (Preliminary round)
Argentina vs. Japan, 12:40 a.m. ET
Spain vs. OQT Kaunas Winner, 4:20 a.m. ET
Monday, Aug. 2 (Quarterfinals)
TBD vs. TBD, 9 p.m. ET
Tuesday, Aug. 3 (Quarterfinals)
TBD vs. TBD, 12:40 a.m. ET
TBD vs. TBD, 4:20 a.m. ET
TBD vs. TBD, 8 a.m. ET
Thursday, Aug. 5 (Semifinals)
TBD vs. TBD, 12:15 a.m. ET
TBD vs. TBD, 7 a.m. ET
Friday, Aug. 6 (Gold Medal Game)
Semifinals 1 Winner vs. Semifinals 2 Winner, 10:30 p.m. ET
Saturday, Aug. 7 (Bronze Medal Game)
Semifinals 1 Loser vs. Semifinals 2 Loser, 7 a.m. ET
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Re: U.S.A. Olympic Basketball
« Reply #1 on: July 05, 2021, 11:25:17 AM »

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Glad the exhibition games are being televised. Will be interesting to see what starting lineup Pop decides to go with...

Chris Grenham: Jayson Tatum has been working out in Miami of late in preparation for the Olympics. He and the rest of Team USA will soon report to Las Vegas ahead of their exhibition schedule. The first of five exhibition games is July 10 at 8pm ET vs Nigeria. All five games will be on NBCSN

2021 U.S. Olympic Team roster

Player           NBA team
Bam Adebayo   Miami Heat
Bradley Beal   Washington Wizards
Devin Booker   Phoenix Suns
Kevin Durant   Brooklyn Nets
Jerami Grant   Detroit Pistons
Draymond Green Golden State Warriors
Jrue Holiday   Milwaukee Bucks
Zach LaVine   Chicago Bulls
Damian Lillard   Portland Trail Blazers
Kevin Love   Cleveland Cavaliers
Khris Middleton   Milwaukee Bucks
Jayson Tatum   Boston Celtics


The USA coaching staff is led by head coach Gregg Popovich (San Antonio Spurs) with assistant coaches Steve Kerr (Golden State Warriors), Lloyd Pierce and Jay Wright (Villanova University) and Jerry Colangelo serving as the USA Menís National Team managing director.

No Udoka?

Didnt he say that he was going to join/work with Tatum at the olympics?

Re: U.S.A. Olympic Basketball
« Reply #2 on: July 05, 2021, 11:31:35 AM »

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No big center?

Re: U.S.A. Olympic Basketball
« Reply #3 on: July 05, 2021, 11:41:50 AM »

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No big center?

Yeah, that is what I noticed as well.  Lack of size really hurt us in FIBA 2019.  I think we will have same issue in Olympics.  Albeit with a lot more talent, obviously.

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No big center?
Who would it be? The best big men I can think of are mostly not American.
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« Reply #5 on: July 05, 2021, 12:09:18 PM »

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No big center?

There really arenít many options. The only player that I can think of whoís a legit C and is deserving of being on team USA is Brook Lopez.

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« Reply #6 on: July 05, 2021, 12:14:15 PM »

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I wonder if Jaylen was healthy and not recovering from the wrist surgery, if he would have been chosen to represent the US. He is clearly better than several players on that team and was invited onto a USA team in the past.

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« Reply #7 on: July 05, 2021, 12:25:42 PM »

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Glad the exhibition games are being televised. Will be interesting to see what starting lineup Pop decides to go with...

Chris Grenham: Jayson Tatum has been working out in Miami of late in preparation for the Olympics. He and the rest of Team USA will soon report to Las Vegas ahead of their exhibition schedule. The first of five exhibition games is July 10 at 8pm ET vs Nigeria. All five games will be on NBCSN

2021 U.S. Olympic Team roster

Player           NBA team
Bam Adebayo   Miami Heat
Bradley Beal   Washington Wizards
Devin Booker   Phoenix Suns
Kevin Durant   Brooklyn Nets
Jerami Grant   Detroit Pistons
Draymond Green Golden State Warriors
Jrue Holiday   Milwaukee Bucks
Zach LaVine   Chicago Bulls
Damian Lillard   Portland Trail Blazers
Kevin Love   Cleveland Cavaliers
Khris Middleton   Milwaukee Bucks
Jayson Tatum   Boston Celtics


The USA coaching staff is led by head coach Gregg Popovich (San Antonio Spurs) with assistant coaches Steve Kerr (Golden State Warriors), Lloyd Pierce and Jay Wright (Villanova University) and Jerry Colangelo serving as the USA Menís National Team managing director.

I suppose it was written somewhere else, but after the TQO, the Czech Republic (Satoranski, Vesely, Shilb) will be the 4th team of the group. A little disapointing not seeing Giannis in Olympics ( I guess with his injury he may not come whatever) or on the paper or facing Canada, but it is a good news for France, in the paperboard. The TQOs were very surprinsing with Lituania, Serbia, Canada, Greece out... Good news for Australia, Spain or France who have an easyier way to the medal.
And again Doncic wrote a bit time of Slovenia's sport story, with a 45 of evaluation. At the same time Pogacar write another page of Slovenia story in Tour de France, but looks unfortunately like the next Armstrong.

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« Reply #8 on: July 05, 2021, 12:32:48 PM »

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I wonder if Jaylen was healthy and not recovering from the wrist surgery, if he would have been chosen to represent the US. He is clearly better than several players on that team and was invited onto a USA team in the past.

100%. IMO, heís better than Middleton, Grant and LaVine at the SG/SF spot.

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« Reply #9 on: July 05, 2021, 12:52:15 PM »

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I wonder if Jaylen was healthy and not recovering from the wrist surgery, if he would have been chosen to represent the US. He is clearly better than several players on that team and was invited onto a USA team in the past.

100%. IMO, heís better than Middleton, Grant and LaVine at the SG/SF spot.
I also believe he could outplay Love as a PF even though that is not his natural position

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« Reply #10 on: July 05, 2021, 01:28:55 PM »

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No big center?
Who would it be? The best big men I can think of are mostly not American.

Maybe Jarrett Allen, Derrick Favors, Cousins, Robin Lopez, Drummond, maybe even our own Moses Brown just to have some size? I think any of these guys would fill more of a need than Love.

Dwight Howard?

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« Reply #11 on: July 05, 2021, 01:53:13 PM »

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No big center?
Who would it be? The best big men I can think of are mostly not American.

Is Ben Simmons not playing for the Australian Olympic team?

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« Reply #12 on: July 05, 2021, 02:23:41 PM »

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No big center?
Who would it be? The best big men I can think of are mostly not American.

Is Ben Simmons not playing for the Australian Olympic team?

Nope he is skipping the olympics to focus on his 'individual development' 

ie remembering that when you have a dunk you don't pass it off to another team mate with a worse shot

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« Reply #13 on: July 05, 2021, 02:36:56 PM »

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Ah Ben Simmons using the old 'taking time to work on my game'

Haven't bothered for the 5 years I've been on an NBA roster but thought now might be a good time to do that.

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Re: U.S.A. Olympic Basketball
« Reply #14 on: July 05, 2021, 02:42:10 PM »

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For centers, best I can think of is probably Myles Turner and Jarrett Allen. Another interesting choice would have been Christian Wood.
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