Who is to be blamed for USA failure in FIBA world cup?

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Who is to be blamed for USA failure in FIBA world cup?

Coaching stuff being outcoached
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Players playing ISO ball
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Superstars refusing to represent their own country
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No one. They're just not good enough
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Who is to be blamed for USA failure in FIBA world cup? 

Post#1 » by TheNG » Wed Sep 11, 2019 12:59 pm

Who is to be blamed for USA failure in FIBA world cup?
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Post#2 » by peja_the_legend » Wed Sep 11, 2019 1:01 pm

Americans being so dominant that at some point noone bothers to show up in international tournaments.
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Post#3 » by Swish1906 » Wed Sep 11, 2019 1:01 pm

The players they sent simply arent that good...
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Post#4 » by Pachinko_ » Wed Sep 11, 2019 1:02 pm

To blame, first someone needs to care
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Post#5 » by Gooner » Wed Sep 11, 2019 1:03 pm

Pop and Kemba.
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Post#6 » by Mikistan » Wed Sep 11, 2019 1:04 pm

Why did USA play Harrison Barnes as their center against Gobert for so long?
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Post#7 » by EmperorLocky » Wed Sep 11, 2019 1:05 pm

France for being too good
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Post#8 » by KqWIN » Wed Sep 11, 2019 1:06 pm

Mikistan wrote:Why did USA play Harrison Barnes as their center against Gobert for so long?


Everyone got put in the dumpster. Turner was even worse. Gobert was simply the best player on the floor.
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Post#9 » by Bergmaniac » Wed Sep 11, 2019 1:07 pm

That's what is likely to happen when you send your 6th best team (if we are generous). Sure, there is still plenty of talent on it, but the core players of teams like France have played together for years and have a massive advantage in terms of team cohesion and understanding.
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Post#10 » by Archx » Wed Sep 11, 2019 1:09 pm

Coaching staff made a lot of bad decisions. This team still had enough talent to get into the finals but something just wasn't clicking. Having only 1 true playmaker on the team was also risky as hell.

Also Americans not being used to FIBA style of rules or defense, made life harder for them. But like i said, their tactics and poor sub patterns are mostly the reason why they lost. Barnes playing hero ball and messing up everything ( just like in Dallas ), having small guys guarding Gobert also didn't make any sense. Kemba playing bad and no real replacement for him, etc.
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Post#11 » by HoopsterJones » Wed Sep 11, 2019 1:09 pm

To be honest, most if not all of the USA team would not be there if the star players actually decided to play.
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Post#12 » by walk with me » Wed Sep 11, 2019 1:09 pm

Pop... the game vs france was won and pop **** the bed going back to Kemba and Derrick white
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Post#13 » by mixerball » Wed Sep 11, 2019 1:10 pm

cant you blame france? they are the ones who did it.
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Post#14 » by draftnightsuit » Wed Sep 11, 2019 1:11 pm

FIBA is always gonna get the JV squad. Not an excuse though. Even the D team should be good enough for Gold.

Superstars show up for the Olympics.
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Post#15 » by NoDopeOnSundays » Wed Sep 11, 2019 1:12 pm

Rudy Gobert
Evan Fournier
Frank Ntilikina



Also, we can blame AAU basketball for the embarrassing development of American centers, the US has no all-star level centers. Every top level center today plays for another national team. Rudy Gobert looked like David Robinson playing against middle schoolers out there.
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Post#16 » by ORLMagicGirl15 » Wed Sep 11, 2019 1:12 pm

Does that mean we are out of the Olympics?
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Post#17 » by Higgs Boston » Wed Sep 11, 2019 1:13 pm

usa doesn't need superstars to win, just a balanced roster, good coaching and play their average level. They hadn't that against france.
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Post#18 » by kenwood3333 » Wed Sep 11, 2019 1:13 pm

Swish1906 wrote:The players they sent simply arent that good...


The players willing to participate simply aren't that good
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Post#19 » by WestGOAT » Wed Sep 11, 2019 1:13 pm

I imagine the coaching staff should shoulder most of the blame, since they also decide who to call-up. Are you telling my they couldn't find any decent bigs besides Myles Turner? Lopez and Plumlee?

What about someone like Drummond or Jarret Allen? Basically any decent mobile big.

Anway the USA should not be losing with the difference in talent levels. It's also a matter of coaching and convincing the players to play as a team.
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Post#20 » by ZemGOAT » Wed Sep 11, 2019 1:14 pm

Rudy Gobert
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