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Which C's will make Team USA’s 2019 FIBA World Cup roster? (pick up to 4)

Jaylen Brown
57 (20.7%)
Marcus Smart
52 (18.9%)
Jayson Tatum
81 (29.5%)
Kemba Walker
85 (30.9%)

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Offline TheSundanceKid

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I went Walker, Tatum, Smart.

I think Walker and Tatum should be locks, Smart has come into a situation where the final two spots are up for grabs. There aren't too many shooting guards in camp so he has a shot as the utility guard on the team.

Brown could have a shout if they were looking for someone more explosive but I think they'll go for Smart to build intensity in the scrimmages.

Edit: Just read you guys saying Lowry might pull out which makes Smart the 4th guard. Still don't think that brings Brown onto the roster but he's one step closer

Re: Poll: Which C's will make the 2019 FIBA World Cup 12-man roster?
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Poirier is on the French roster.

https://www.talkbasket.net/44565-france-announced-the-preliminary-roster-for-the-2019-basketball-world-cup

It is also expected (if it hasn’t been announced and I just couldn’t find it) that Theis will be on the German roster.

TP, thanks, I should have specified USA in the poll.

 I think Ojeleye was originally on the training camp roster for Nigeria, did he decide to play?
Semi was born in Kansas and went to SMU.

Re: Poll: Which C's will make the 2019 FIBA World Cup 12-man roster?
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Poirier is on the French roster.

https://www.talkbasket.net/44565-france-announced-the-preliminary-roster-for-the-2019-basketball-world-cup

It is also expected (if it hasn’t been announced and I just couldn’t find it) that Theis will be on the German roster.

TP, thanks, I should have specified USA in the poll.

 I think Ojeleye was originally on the training camp roster for Nigeria, did he decide to play?
Semi was born in Kansas and went to SMU.
https://www.nbcsports.com/boston/celtics/team-usa-fiba-world-cup-could-feature-celtics-own-redeem-team

Still expected to play according to some. Probably due to his Nigerian heritage.

If Andray Blatche can play for the Philippines I have no issues with Semi playing for Nigeria, a place he actually has family ties to

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Sources: Cleveland Cavaliers star Kevin Love is expected to withdraw from Team USA's training camp for World Cup. Toronto Raptors All-Star Kyle Lowry remains committed on USA roster and is expected to be recovered from thumb surgery and return midway through camp in L.A.


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I think Kemba/Tatum are locks. I expect all four to make it myself, but I think Smart is picked first over Brown.

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I'm pretty sure Tatum and Kemba will.  Smart is just there as a practice guy.

Re: Poll: Which C's will make the 2019 FIBA World Cup 12-man roster?
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Current training camp roster

Kemba Walker
Kyle Lowry
Donovan Mitchell
Jayson Tatum

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

Andre Drummond
Myles Turner
Brook Lopez

Latest additions:

Marcus Smart
Thaddeus Young
Jaylen Brown
Julius Randle

I bet Lowry and Milsap pull out so I see this as the 12 man roster:

Kemba/Smart
Mitchell/Brown
Middleton/Tatum
Love/Barnes/Young
Turner/Drummond/Lopez

Kemba/Smart
Mitchell/Brown
Middleton/Tatum
Barnes/Young/Kuzma
Turner/Drummond/Lopez

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Sources: Clippers center/forward Montrezl Harrell is appreciative of invitation for USA Basketball's World Cup training camp -- but he is unlikely to attend due to scheduling and upcoming NBA season.

https://twitter.com/ShamsCharania/status/1154444489080991746

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Los Angeles Clippers’ Montrezl Harrell and Denver Nuggets’ Mason Plumlee have been added onto USA Basketball’s training camp roster for World Cup.

https://twitter.com/ShamsCharania/status/1154437221669322754

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New Orleans Pelicans guard JJ Redick is considering an invitation to join the depleted USA Basketball roster for the FIBA World Cup in September, he told ESPN on Thursday.

Redick, who spent the past two seasons in Philadelphia, said he is eager to be a part of USA Basketball's training camp, tour and World Cup in China, but he said he's weighing his family's offseason transition to a new city in his decision to make the six-week offseason commitment.

"I'm thrilled beyond belief to be considered but also trying to work through our family's transition to New Orleans," Redick told ESPN.

https://www.espn.com/nba/story/_/id/27256219/redick-mulls-team-usa-invite-amid-move-pels

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Paul Millsap is the latest to withdraw from Team USA’s training camp ahead of the 2019 FIBA World Cup, per USA Basketball.

https://twitter.com/jeffzillgitt/status/1154436593601720320?s=21
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Pelicans guard JJ Redick had tremendous desire to participate in Team USA training camp for World Cup -- but will not be able to attend, league sources tell @TheAthleticNBA @Stadium. Redick and his family are transitioning to New Orleans before NBA camp.


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These declines are a joke. Respect to the 4 Celtics who remain committed.

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These declines are a joke. Respect to the 4 Celtics who remain committed.

Why? If they don't want to do it, where is the problem?
It takes me 3hrs to get to Miami and 1hr to get to Orlando... but I *SPIT* on their NBA teams! "Bless God and bless the (Celts)"-Lady GaGa (she said gays but she really meant Celts)

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These declines are a joke. Respect to the 4 Celtics who remain committed.

Why? If they don't want to do it, where is the problem?

Yeah. I actually don't really even want our guys to play. It's a different game, players have different roles, there's injury risk...I mean, how many guys have "broken out" in an international team competition and went on to greater success in the NBA?


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These declines are a joke. Respect to the 4 Celtics who remain committed.

Why? If they don't want to do it, where is the problem?

Yeah. I actually don't really even want our guys to play. It's a different game, players have different roles, there's injury risk...I mean, how many guys have "broken out" in an international team competition and went on to greater success in the NBA?

I think that the EuroCup two summers ago was really positive for Luka Doncic.

Overall I get what you’re saying, but if we can have four Celtics on the team, including Kemba, I think that will really help establish some of the chemistry that was missing last season (especially if they win).  Furthermore, it seems a lot of long-term NBA relationships are forged at USA Basketball.  These relationships matter in free agency, and while this year’s roster isn’t star-studded, good showings from some of our guys could get them on the Olympic roster next year, which could pay long-term dividends in convincing major talent to come to Boston.

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These declines are a joke. Respect to the 4 Celtics who remain committed.

Why? If they don't want to do it, where is the problem?

Yeah. I actually don't really even want our guys to play. It's a different game, players have different roles, there's injury risk...I mean, how many guys have "broken out" in an international team competition and went on to greater success in the NBA?

I think that the EuroCup two summers ago was really positive for Luka Doncic.

Overall I get what you’re saying, but if we can have four Celtics on the team, including Kemba, I think that will really help establish some of the chemistry that was missing last season (especially if they win). 

This is something that I hadn't even thought of.  Yeah it might be a little kick start to resetting the culture and relationships between 4 of our main guys.  tp!

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Miami Heat center Bam Adebayo has accepted an invitation to Team USA training camp for the FIBA World Cup tournament in China, league sources tell ESPN.