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Post#301 » by lon3lytoaster » Thu Aug 15, 2019 2:13 am

Bar Fight wrote:I'd be surprised if this team wins a medal



Honestly, kind of the same feeling but excited to watch Jayson and Kemba play so **** it
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Re: FIBA World Cup 

Post#302 » by Jakeopp » Thu Aug 15, 2019 5:14 am

Bar Fight wrote:I'd be surprised if this team wins a medal

Yeah. Not much time to build chemistry. They definitely more talent than other teams but they've got to gel for it to show.

Giannis scares me looking at the big men we've got. Mason Plumblee and Brook Lopez... :oops:
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Post#303 » by Kalela » Thu Aug 15, 2019 6:23 am

Watching these highlights, Jaylen Brown is playing like he wants to intentionally get cut or something. He is playing with no effort at all.
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Post#304 » by Bleeding Green » Thu Aug 15, 2019 6:34 am

tfw it's season three and Jayson Tatum, on the first possession in an actually televised game-like scenario, takes a step-back long two that misses the rim. Maybe he'll get the memo in year four.
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Post#305 » by sam_I_am » Thu Aug 15, 2019 9:57 am

Chinanu Onuaku.....he just wins
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Post#306 » by SmartWentCrazy » Thu Aug 15, 2019 10:26 am

Me: I hope this season, with diminished expectations, will make game threads more readable.

**reads this thread after team USA lost a scrimmage at the end of practice***

Me: ****, looks like I’m avoiding game threads again next season.
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Post#307 » by FlatearthZorro » Thu Aug 15, 2019 2:03 pm

Any highlights of the scrimmage?
Good assessment:

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Post#308 » by Darth Celtic » Thu Aug 15, 2019 2:32 pm

FlatearthZorro wrote:Any highlights of the scrimmage?

the whole thing is online. WE will see Friday vs Spain.
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Post#309 » by CeltsfaninDC » Thu Aug 15, 2019 2:37 pm

Kalela wrote:Watching these highlights, Jaylen Brown is playing like he wants to intentionally get cut or something. He is playing with no effort at all.

It was a meaningless scrimmage. Give it all the weight it deserves.
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Post#310 » by Parliament10 » Thu Aug 15, 2019 2:43 pm

FlatearthZorro wrote:Any highlights of the scrimmage?

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Post#311 » by Green89 » Thu Aug 15, 2019 2:44 pm

Brown and Tatum are busts. Kemba signing was a waste. Nets deal was won handily by King. Fire Danny. Also fire Brad. Season's over before it even begins. There's no recovering from this ... ever.
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Post#312 » by Parliament10 » Thu Aug 15, 2019 5:59 pm

Parliament10 wrote:Image

https://www.cbssports.com/nba/news/team-usa-basketball-schedule-live-stream-exhibition-games-ahead-of-fiba-world-cup-watch-online-dates-tv-channel/
Each exhibition will be broadcasted on NBA TV and streamed live on fuboTV (try for free).
Team USA exhibition schedule
All times Eastern

Aug. 9: Team Blue 97, Team White 78 (Box Score)
Aug. 16: Team USA vs. Spain, 10 p.m.
Aug. 22: Team USA vs. Australia, 5:30 a.m.
Aug. 24: Team USA vs. Australia, 12 a.m.
Aug. 26: Team USA vs. Canada, 5:30 a.m.


Team USA World Cup schedule
Team USA is in Group E for pool play, along with the Czech Republic, Japan and Turkey. They will play each team one time, with the top-two teams in the group advancing to the second round. Times and broadcast info have yet to be announced.

Sept. 1: Team USA vs. Czech Republic
Sept. 3: Team USA vs. Turkey
Sept. 5: Team USA vs. Japan

Bumping this Schedule.

Cut down date is supposed to be, Aug 17. -- Down to the Final 12 Players.
I wonder if Marcus Smart makes it, even though he's injured?

12 Players seems to be a short team, for this kind of travel. No Injury/Illness Depth?
I'd like to see 15 players, knowing that 3 won't play.
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Post#313 » by SmartWentCrazy » Thu Aug 15, 2019 6:21 pm

Parliament10 wrote:
Parliament10 wrote:Image

https://www.cbssports.com/nba/news/team-usa-basketball-schedule-live-stream-exhibition-games-ahead-of-fiba-world-cup-watch-online-dates-tv-channel/
Each exhibition will be broadcasted on NBA TV and streamed live on fuboTV (try for free).
Team USA exhibition schedule
All times Eastern

Aug. 9: Team Blue 97, Team White 78 (Box Score)
Aug. 16: Team USA vs. Spain, 10 p.m.
Aug. 22: Team USA vs. Australia, 5:30 a.m.
Aug. 24: Team USA vs. Australia, 12 a.m.
Aug. 26: Team USA vs. Canada, 5:30 a.m.


Team USA World Cup schedule
Team USA is in Group E for pool play, along with the Czech Republic, Japan and Turkey. They will play each team one time, with the top-two teams in the group advancing to the second round. Times and broadcast info have yet to be announced.

Sept. 1: Team USA vs. Czech Republic
Sept. 3: Team USA vs. Turkey
Sept. 5: Team USA vs. Japan

Bumping this Schedule.

Cut down date is supposed to be, Aug 17. -- Down to the Final 12 Players.
I wonder if Marcus Smart makes it, even though he's injured?

12 Players seems to be a short team, for this kind of travel. No Injury/Illness Depth?
I'd like to see 15 players, knowing that 3 won't play.


Cut down date isnt til the end of August, I believe. Colangelo hinted he may take 15 to Australia in the past.
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Post#314 » by zoyathedestroya » Thu Aug 15, 2019 9:59 pm

No way they can cut Smart now. This shot is very useful if USA is down 2 points with three seconds left on the clock of the championship game and Marcus slips with the ball midcourt.

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Post#315 » by Parliament10 » Thu Aug 15, 2019 10:08 pm

zoyathedestroya wrote:No way they can cut Smart now. This shot is very useful if USA is down 2 points with three seconds left on the clock of the championship game and Marcus slips with the ball midcourt.

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Post#316 » by Parliament10 » Thu Aug 15, 2019 10:12 pm

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Looks like Smart's back on the Practice Court.
But, may not play tomorrow.

I hope that all 4 Celtics make the final-12 cut.
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Post#317 » by Celtics_History_Lesson » Fri Aug 16, 2019 12:09 am

What an embarrassment.

One of the best international games to watch was when Sofoklis Schortsanitis defeated Team USA all by himself.

This would seem to be going back to that time, although most of the other teams have crazy players refusing to play as well.


The excuses most of them come up with, laughable. "I want to spend time working on my game," and instead of playing basketball for their country they are seen at parties or on that TMZ leaving the parties.


Stockton played every game every season, and also had a couple of Olympics, but Marvin Bagley thinks Team USA is beneath him?


Serbia might be the best team?

Canada may have every NBA player except for Birch, and their injured Miami Heat center, boycotting the team?


If the preferred starting backcourt for the Celtics, Tatum and that new guy from Charlotte, are the starting backcourt for Team USA that will be helpful.

Nobody wants to watch Chucker Mitchell score 30 points on 40 shots.

Derrick White and Harrison Barnes, you have to wonder if someone is just playing a joke. Joe Harris was an unwanted free agent not long ago, now he is an integral part of Team USA?

The coaches are a joke, the roster is a joke.

Tatum and Celtics, Lopez, Turner, they are not a joke.






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Post#318 » by zoyathedestroya » Fri Aug 16, 2019 3:50 pm

How many hours til the Spain game? Is that today? On NBATV?
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Post#319 » by Celtic Esquire » Fri Aug 16, 2019 4:23 pm

zoyathedestroya wrote:How many hours til the Spain game? Is that today? On NBATV?


The Spain game is at 7:00 p.m. PST tonight so about 9.5 hours till tip off. It will be shown on NBATV.
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Post#320 » by bigfoot_cryptozoology » Fri Aug 16, 2019 10:55 pm

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