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Re: 2019 FIBA World Cup Thread 

Post#41 » by Chuck Diesel » Mon Jul 22, 2019 3:52 pm

Bradley Beal withdraws. Yikes.
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Re: 2019 FIBA World Cup Thread 

Post#42 » by LuessiT » Mon Jul 22, 2019 5:39 pm

Chuck Diesel wrote:Bradley Beal withdraws. Yikes.


Eh as long as the other top guards remain it shouldn't matter too much. Any further withdraw at guard hurts now, though.
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Re: 2019 FIBA World Cup Thread 

Post#43 » by MVP2110 » Mon Jul 22, 2019 5:41 pm

So Middleton is probably a starter now right?
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Re: 2019 FIBA World Cup Thread 

Post#44 » by Chuck Diesel » Mon Jul 22, 2019 5:48 pm

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Chuck Diesel wrote:Bradley Beal withdraws. Yikes.


Eh as long as the other top guards remain it shouldn't matter too much. Any further withdraw at guard hurts now, though.


They’re down to Lillard/Kemba and Mitchell. It absolutely matters.
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Re: 2019 FIBA World Cup Thread 

Post#45 » by LuessiT » Mon Jul 22, 2019 6:07 pm

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LuessiT wrote:
Chuck Diesel wrote:Bradley Beal withdraws. Yikes.


Eh as long as the other top guards remain it shouldn't matter too much. Any further withdraw at guard hurts now, though.


They’re down to Lillard/Kemba and Mitchell. It absolutely matters.


What is with McCollum/Middleton?
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Re: 2019 FIBA World Cup Thread 

Post#46 » by Chuck Diesel » Mon Jul 22, 2019 6:11 pm

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Eh as long as the other top guards remain it shouldn't matter too much. Any further withdraw at guard hurts now, though.


They’re down to Lillard/Kemba and Mitchell. It absolutely matters.


What is with McCollum/Middleton?


McCollum’s out. Middleton is closer to a four than a guard in FIBA ball.
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Re: 2019 FIBA World Cup Thread 

Post#47 » by ReasonablySober » Mon Jul 22, 2019 7:25 pm

LOL now Tobes is out.
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Re: 2019 FIBA World Cup Thread 

Post#48 » by Chuck Diesel » Mon Jul 22, 2019 8:51 pm

Get Patrick Beverley on this roster ASAP
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Re: 2019 FIBA World Cup Thread 

Post#49 » by Beorn » Tue Jul 23, 2019 10:02 am

All the globe is hoping for a USA implosion, jsut saying :P
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Post#50 » by AussieBuck » Tue Jul 23, 2019 10:08 am

Good competition to skip Ben you dick head.
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Re: 2019 FIBA World Cup Thread 

Post#51 » by truly » Tue Jul 23, 2019 11:31 am

AussieBuck wrote:Good competition to skip Ben you dick head.


What do you think is more likely to happen now that he is skipping the tournament:

a)He learns how to shoot
b)Kendall gets pregnant

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Re: 2019 FIBA World Cup Thread 

Post#52 » by Chuck Diesel » Tue Jul 23, 2019 3:14 pm

Lillard out too. This is a catastrophic look for USA basketball.
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Re: 2019 FIBA World Cup Thread 

Post#53 » by ReasonablySober » Tue Jul 23, 2019 3:21 pm

LOL and DeMar.
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Post#54 » by emunney » Tue Jul 23, 2019 4:02 pm

Lol ZION is out, for real?
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Post#55 » by emunney » Tue Jul 23, 2019 4:05 pm

What's Lou Williams up to?
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Post#56 » by bizarro » Tue Jul 23, 2019 4:08 pm

DJ Wilson’s path as a USA glue guy is openin’ up!
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Post#57 » by Chuck Diesel » Tue Jul 23, 2019 4:10 pm

Mike Conley and Josh Richardson could stem the tide.
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Re: 2019 FIBA World Cup Thread 

Post#58 » by emunney » Tue Jul 23, 2019 4:14 pm

Should have called Otto Porter also. We have plenty of dudes to stomp through this WC if we pick the right ones.
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Post#59 » by Chuck Diesel » Tue Jul 23, 2019 4:21 pm

emunney wrote:Should have called Otto Porter also. We have plenty of dudes to stomp through this WC if we pick the right ones.


I agree the overall talent gap remains big but in the past we’ve still needed clutch Durant bombs and prime Boogie smashing to pull away from teams who’ve been together forever and have well defined systems. The #1 superstar talent has what’s been able to help overcome the handicaps the USA faces in these tournaments. That’s gone now.
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Re: 2019 FIBA World Cup Thread 

Post#60 » by emunney » Tue Jul 23, 2019 4:38 pm

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emunney wrote:Should have called Otto Porter also. We have plenty of dudes to stomp through this WC if we pick the right ones.


I agree the overall talent gap remains big but in the past we’ve still needed clutch Durant bombs and prime Boogie smashing to pull away from teams who’ve been together forever and have well defined systems. The #1 superstar talent has what’s been able to help overcome the handicaps the USA faces in these tournaments. That’s gone now.


Still think the right mix of skilled, smart 2-way players wouldn't take much of Pop's time to whip into shape. Instead we've got this hodge-podge and it's going to get very dicey. I'm predicting a lot of Kemba and Donovan Mitchell hero ball.
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