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Re: Team USA

Posted: Mon Sep 9, 2019 3:48 pm
by hotrod
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Re: Team USA

Posted: Tue Sep 10, 2019 4:48 pm
by hotrod
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Serbia out! Shocker! Greatly increases USA’s chances.

Re: Team USA

Posted: Tue Sep 10, 2019 4:50 pm
by hotrod
Catch USA’s game tomorrow on ESPNews :D

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Re: Team USA

Posted: Tue Sep 10, 2019 4:52 pm
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Here’s the bracket for those who haven’t seen it.

Re: Team USA

Posted: Wed Sep 11, 2019 11:54 am
by hotrod
USA down by 6 at half. Gobert and Fournier doing damage with 13 each. Batum playing usual invisible man role. Mitchell with 15. Kemba struggling.

Re: Team USA

Posted: Wed Sep 11, 2019 12:41 pm
by Buzzzz
Kemba's hero ball might cost the US the game

Re: Team USA

Posted: Wed Sep 11, 2019 12:54 pm
by Snidely FC
US can't score at end of game sound familiar Kemba missed important free throws Ntilikina with a couple dagger 3s; trainwreck!

Re: Team USA

Posted: Wed Sep 11, 2019 12:54 pm
by -Ian-
Au revoir, USA!!!

French Frank hit some big shots.

I wanna see France vs Spain in the finals. Let's go, Batum. Let's go, Willy.

Re: Team USA

Posted: Wed Sep 11, 2019 12:59 pm
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Re: Team USA

Posted: Wed Sep 11, 2019 1:49 pm
by 316Hornets
King Kemba loses again

Re: Team USA

Posted: Wed Sep 11, 2019 1:55 pm
by Diop
-Ian- wrote:Au revoir, USA!!!

French Frank hit some big shots.

I wanna see France vs Spain in the finals. Let's go, Batum. Let's go, Willy.

I beg your pardon?

Re: Team USA

Posted: Wed Sep 11, 2019 2:07 pm
by remi_222
you guys dont realize how Batum has to be used ! Still stuck on his contract and see things through stats! Nico is a game facilitator, gives great D, passes the ball extremely well and is the most unselfish player (Boris Diaw School)!

Re: Team USA

Posted: Wed Sep 11, 2019 2:13 pm
by Diop
remi_222 wrote:you guys dont realize how Batum has to be used ! Still stuck on his contract and see things through stats! Nico is a game facilitator, gives great D, passes the ball extremely well and is the most unselfish player (Boris Diaw School)!

he's no Joe Ingles but there is some hope I suppose

Re: Team USA

Posted: Wed Sep 11, 2019 2:26 pm
by remi_222
Diop wrote:
remi_222 wrote:you guys dont realize how Batum has to be used ! Still stuck on his contract and see things through stats! Nico is a game facilitator, gives great D, passes the ball extremely well and is the most unselfish player (Boris Diaw School)!

he's no Joe Ingles but there is some hope I suppose


No, to be honest Ingles is better! But his presence brings calm to the team and he does the little things that brings a team to win.
Now what we can compare is his level of motivation when he wears the French jersey and the Hornet's one : in France we dont expect him to score, but to make the flow of the game easier, which makes him so much less pressured.
With the hornets and his huge contract, he's expected to show some stats and that makes him stressed in a sense.

Re: Team USA

Posted: Wed Sep 11, 2019 3:14 pm
by CatgutStitches
Oh, we agree. Boris Diaw school for sure!

FYI that is not a compliment in Charlotte...

Re: Team USA

Posted: Wed Sep 11, 2019 3:54 pm
by amcoolio
Kemba Ewing theory alive, Hornets about to go 45-37 with addition by subtraction

Re: Team USA

Posted: Wed Sep 11, 2019 4:09 pm
by Snidely FC
remi_222 wrote:
Diop wrote:
remi_222 wrote:you guys dont realize how Batum has to be used ! Still stuck on his contract and see things through stats! Nico is a game facilitator, gives great D, passes the ball extremely well and is the most unselfish player (Boris Diaw School)!

he's no Joe Ingles but there is some hope I suppose


No, to be honest Ingles is better! But his presence brings calm to the team and he does the little things that brings a team to win.
Now what we can compare is his level of motivation when he wears the French jersey and the Hornet's one : in France we dont expect him to score, but to make the flow of the game easier, which makes him so much less pressured.
With the hornets and his huge contract, he's expected to show some stats and that makes him stressed in a sense.

for me its more that that; the veteran leadership and kind of connective tissue you describe are a must for winning in International play; not true for this year's Hornets; for the current Hornets roster Batum is in the way of development; His minutes need to go to the likes of Dwayne Bacon, Coby Martin, Ahmed Hill. This team doesn't need Batum as a conductor it needs him out of the way

Re: Team USA

Posted: Wed Sep 11, 2019 4:13 pm
by LofJ
Kemba is taking some heat for his hero ball ways.

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Re: Team USA

Posted: Wed Sep 11, 2019 4:38 pm
by MPM
LofJ wrote:Kemba is taking some heat for his hero ball ways.

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Yeah, was reading through some 'what went wrong?' takes on the general board and it feels awfully familiar:

On Kemba:

"Biggest problem was just playing iso hero ball with 0 ball movement."

Re: Team USA

Posted: Wed Sep 11, 2019 6:28 pm
by Vanderbilt_Grad
Kemba's D on Frank N at the end could have been better too.