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Re: U.S.A. Olympic Basketball
« Reply #150 on: July 18, 2021, 10:46:07 PM »

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Man, Rubioís shot is ugly....

Re: U.S.A. Olympic Basketball
« Reply #151 on: July 18, 2021, 10:51:41 PM »

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Man, Rubioís shot is ugly....

So is McGee.

Hah.

Re: U.S.A. Olympic Basketball
« Reply #152 on: July 19, 2021, 09:29:42 AM »

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Man, Rubioís shot is ugly....

So is McGee.

Hah.

I still canít believe heís on the team. Why not add Towns, Brook Lopez, Jarrett Allen, Miyles Turner, or Mason Plumlee... People lost their mind when Kevin Love was added to the roster, McGee is a complete embarrassment.
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Re: U.S.A. Olympic Basketball
« Reply #153 on: July 19, 2021, 03:36:33 PM »

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Zach Levine now in COVID protocol and canít travel with team to Tokyo.

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« Reply #154 on: July 19, 2021, 03:38:11 PM »

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Can someone give scouting report on Tatum game v Spain?

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« Reply #155 on: July 19, 2021, 03:55:16 PM »

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Can someone give scouting report on Tatum game v Spain?

He did not shoot well at all but led the team in rebounds and assists and also hustled on both ends.

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« Reply #156 on: July 19, 2021, 04:01:45 PM »

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Zach Levine now in COVID protocol and canít travel with team to Tokyo.

Interesting fact is Lavine already had Covid earlier this year.  Hopefully it's a quick return.

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« Reply #157 on: July 19, 2021, 09:33:44 PM »

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Re: U.S.A. Olympic Basketball
« Reply #158 on: July 20, 2021, 05:20:51 AM »

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https://www.si.com/nba/2021/07/15/trae-young-team-usa-olympics-replacement-bradley-beal-tokyo-games

It sounds like Trae young wanted to be selected. Assuming thatís true, I donít know what team USA was thinking. They need to cultivate stars both for now and the future.

I feel like they missed an opportunity to select more rising stars of the NBA for the coming decade, whether it be Trae or Zion (I guess he was injured or declined) or Ja. Kind of like LeBum, DWade and Melo were picked in 2004 and were mainstays the next couple of Olympics. At least JT and Devin are under 25, they might be the lynchpin of Team USA for the next couple of Olympics. The rest of them (KD, Jrue, Dray, Dame, Middleton) are all getting on in years.
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« Reply #159 on: July 20, 2021, 05:22:13 AM »

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Man, Rubioís shot is ugly....

So is McGee.

Hah.

I still canít believe heís on the team. Why not add Towns, Brook Lopez, Jarrett Allen, Miyles Turner, or Mason Plumlee... People lost their mind when Kevin Love was added to the roster, McGee is a complete embarrassment.

I believe Towns is from the Dominican. Brook probably turned it down. We're kind of short staffed when it comes to American bigs.
Any odd typos are because I suck at typing on an iPhone :D

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« Reply #160 on: July 20, 2021, 05:39:02 AM »

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Man, Rubioís shot is ugly....

So is McGee.

Hah.

I still canít believe heís on the team. Why not add Towns, Brook Lopez, Jarrett Allen, Miyles Turner, or Mason Plumlee... People lost their mind when Kevin Love was added to the roster, McGee is a complete embarrassment.

I believe Towns is from the Dominican. Brook probably turned it down. We're kind of short staffed when it comes to American bigs.
I guess Julius Randall still hasn't won everyone over.

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« Reply #161 on: July 20, 2021, 07:22:22 PM »

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Man, Rubioís shot is ugly....

So is McGee.

Hah.

I still canít believe heís on the team. Why not add Towns, Brook Lopez, Jarrett Allen, Miyles Turner, or Mason Plumlee... People lost their mind when Kevin Love was added to the roster, McGee is a complete embarrassment.

I believe Towns is from the Dominican. Brook probably turned it down. We're kind of short staffed when it comes to American bigs.
I guess Julius Randall still hasn't won everyone over.

I'm surprised they went with McGee instead of Randle honestly.
Any odd typos are because I suck at typing on an iPhone :D

Re: U.S.A. Olympic Basketball
« Reply #162 on: July 20, 2021, 07:56:29 PM »

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Man, Rubioís shot is ugly....

So is McGee.

Hah.

I still canít believe heís on the team. Why not add Towns, Brook Lopez, Jarrett Allen, Miyles Turner, or Mason Plumlee... People lost their mind when Kevin Love was added to the roster, McGee is a complete embarrassment.

I believe Towns is from the Dominican. Brook probably turned it down. We're kind of short staffed when it comes to American bigs.

He may have Dominican ethnicity, but he was born in NJ according to his NBA.com Bio: Karl-Anthony Towns was born in Edison, New Jersey in 1995.

https://www.nba.com/player/1626157/karl-anthony-towns/rotowire


Re: U.S.A. Olympic Basketball
« Reply #163 on: July 20, 2021, 08:36:17 PM »

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Man, Rubioís shot is ugly....

So is McGee.

Hah.

I still canít believe heís on the team. Why not add Towns, Brook Lopez, Jarrett Allen, Miyles Turner, or Mason Plumlee... People lost their mind when Kevin Love was added to the roster, McGee is a complete embarrassment.

I believe Towns is from the Dominican. Brook probably turned it down. We're kind of short staffed when it comes to American bigs.

He may have Dominican ethnicity, but he was born in NJ according to his NBA.com Bio: Karl-Anthony Towns was born in Edison, New Jersey in 1995.

https://www.nba.com/player/1626157/karl-anthony-towns/rotowire

Yes but he wanted to play for the Dominican, which made him ineligible for Team USA.

https://theundefeated.com/features/why-karl-anthony-towns-turned-down-usa-basketball-for-the-dominican-republic/

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Towns rose to a height of 6-feet-11 by the time he was 16 years old and earned elite basketball skills to boot. ESPN.com ranked him as a top 10 prospect in the Class of 2014. It was safe to say that USA Basketball would have had strong interest in the American big man to compete in the 2012 London Games.

Towns, however, opted to play for his motherís native Dominican Republic instead. In July 2012, he was introduced to the basketball world when he played against a USA team led by Kobe Bryant and LeBron James in an exhibition game.

There was no rematch though, as the Dominican Republic didnít qualify. The country known for baseball dominance has never made an Olympic appearance in menís basketball, while USA has won 15 gold medals in 18 appearances.

ďIt was really special to me,Ē Towns said. ďIt was a chance to represent my mother and a big part of my family. It was an amazing experience. I was very excited. When an opportunity like presents itself, itís hard to say no.Ē

Towns decision to play for the Dominican Republic made him ineligible to join Team USA. Had he been eligible, he could have qualified for the USAís team in the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Games. Even so, he doesnít regret his decision to play for his motherís home country.

ďI made my decision and I never look back on it,Ē Towns said. ďI do everything I can to take [Dominican Republic] to the next level and get them to the Olympics.Ē

https://theundefeated.com/features/why-karl-anthony-towns-turned-down-usa-basketball-for-the-dominican-republic/
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Re: U.S.A. Olympic Basketball
« Reply #164 on: July 24, 2021, 03:12:59 PM »

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Tomorow americans friends you will again fear the dancing bear. Apparently Yabu may start in french :) Poirier will also sub Gobert and of course Fournier will be our offensive 1st option. Good luck to you.