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Team USA aka Team Celtics?
« on: July 22, 2019, 04:00:51 PM »

Offline matteo

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Kemba, Tatum and now....

Bostonís Marcus Smart and Jaylen Brown are on Team USAís short list of potential replacement additions.

https://twitter.com/ShamsCharania/status/1153381542061846528

I was already thinking of attending in Australia or Shanghai (i'm from Boston)..now even more of a reason to...but would this wear out our C's?

Re: Team USA aka Team Celtics?
« Reply #1 on: July 22, 2019, 04:14:13 PM »

Offline rondofan1255

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TP. Good experience if a few C's make the cut, plus more basketball for fans to watch

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Still in for the World Cup:

GUARDS

Damian Lillard
Kemba Walker
Kyle Lowry
Donovan Mitchell
Jayson Tatum

FORWARDS

Khris Middleton
Kevin Love
Paul Millsap
Harrison Barnes
Kyle Kuzma
PJ Tucker

CENTERS

Andre Drummond
Myles Turner
Brook Lopez

https://twitter.com/hoopshype/status/1153394758234099712

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Amid a flurry of roster withdrawals, at least two NBA All-Stars -- Kemba Walker and Khris Middleton -- intend to stick with Team USA this summer for the
@FIBAWC
 in China from Aug. 31-Sept. 15, league sources say

https://twitter.com/TheSteinLine/status/1153374122396835848

Re: Team USA aka Team Celtics?
« Reply #2 on: July 22, 2019, 04:21:37 PM »

Offline CptZoogs

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I'm on the fence about this.  On one hand, I would be happy to watch and see our guys in action, perhaps even see what progression there has been with the J's in the offseason.  On the other hand, injuries and fatigue are a concern.

Re: Team USA aka Team Celtics?
« Reply #3 on: July 22, 2019, 04:32:28 PM »

Offline celticsclay

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I can't believe Love is playing. That guy can't stay healthy with a normal NBA season, now he is doing this?

Re: Team USA aka Team Celtics?
« Reply #4 on: July 22, 2019, 04:45:49 PM »

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Seems like a little bit of an odd mix, and they list Tatum as a guard.

Re: Team USA aka Team Celtics?
« Reply #5 on: July 22, 2019, 04:52:35 PM »

Offline KGs Knee

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Not a fan of our guys playing in this.  I'd rather they be resting or working in a gym on improving their game.

Re: Team USA aka Team Celtics?
« Reply #6 on: July 22, 2019, 05:05:48 PM »

Offline bdm860

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Man, that roster is looking pretty weak by Team USA standards.  This all seems reminiscent of the 2002-2004 teams that underwhelmed.  Does this follow a pattern?

Lose in '88, revamp the program, dominate at first, players lose interest, Team USA loses ('02-'06), revamp program, dominate again, players lose interest...




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Re: Team USA aka Team Celtics?
« Reply #7 on: July 22, 2019, 05:13:14 PM »

Offline rondofan1255

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Apparently Lowry might pull out after thumb surgery a week ago.

Re: Team USA aka Team Celtics?
« Reply #8 on: July 22, 2019, 05:23:52 PM »

Offline Surferdad

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TP. Good experience if a few C's make the cut, plus more basketball for fans to watch

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Still in for the World Cup:

GUARDS

Damian Lillard
Kemba Walker
Kyle Lowry
Donovan Mitchell
Jayson Tatum

FORWARDS

Khris Middleton
Kevin Love
Paul Millsap
Harrison Barnes
Kyle Kuzma
PJ Tucker

CENTERS

Andre Drummond
Myles Turner
Brook Lopez

https://twitter.com/hoopshype/status/1153394758234099712

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Amid a flurry of roster withdrawals, at least two NBA All-Stars -- Kemba Walker and Khris Middleton -- intend to stick with Team USA this summer for the
@FIBAWC
 in China from Aug. 31-Sept. 15, league sources say

https://twitter.com/TheSteinLine/status/1153374122396835848
I just heard the roster recited on Sirius NBA Radio and immediately thought, oh no this team is gonna get beat.  No MVPs, for example.

Re: Team USA aka Team Celtics?
« Reply #9 on: July 22, 2019, 05:27:42 PM »

Offline hpantazo

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They should just have Stevens coach the darn team at this point.

Re: Team USA aka Team Celtics?
« Reply #10 on: July 22, 2019, 05:54:27 PM »

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PJ Tucker !!!! WHAT!!???

Re: Team USA aka Team Celtics?
« Reply #11 on: July 22, 2019, 07:20:17 PM »

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Not a fan of our guys playing in this.  I'd rather they be resting or working in a gym on improving their game.

I've seen a pretty steady history of guys dramatically improving their game after spending time on USA rosters.

I can't give you names off the top of my head (I think Demarcus Cousins was one) but I remember there were multiple cases of young guy who didn't have much of a name, then played for team USA, then broke out in a huge way in the following seasons.

I think that being around those elite coaches and spending so much time hanging with (and practicing against) all these stars really provides a positive situation for young player development.  I feel this could be really big for Tatum's career making that team.

Re: Team USA aka Team Celtics?
« Reply #12 on: July 22, 2019, 07:22:45 PM »

Offline Surferdad

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Not a fan of our guys playing in this.  I'd rather they be resting or working in a gym on improving their game.
That was my first thought too.  However, our guys, especially Tatum, need as much competitive basketball as possible.  Summers off?  Ha!  Thatís old-school.  Things have gotten way too competitive and everybody is looking for an edge.

Re: Team USA aka Team Celtics?
« Reply #13 on: July 22, 2019, 07:27:47 PM »

Offline rondofan1255

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Marcus Smart added

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Boston Celtics guard Marcus Smart has been added onto USA Basketballís training camp roster for FIBA World Cup, league sources tell @TheAthleticNBA @Stadium.

https://twitter.com/shamscharania/status/1153432122763481096?s=21

Re: Team USA aka Team Celtics?
« Reply #14 on: July 22, 2019, 10:14:38 PM »

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You guys are overestimating the rest of the world lol. This USA team will still ROFLstomp the World Cup, and I'd argue that they'll mesh better with a clear hierarchy.

 

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