Team USA:Who makes the cut, and what should the rotation be?

Babe_Ruth

Sultan of Swat
Staff member
V.I.P.
#1
Team USA Player Pool:

Melo
Lebron
Shane Battier
Billups
Bosh
Bowen
Brand
Kobe
Hinrich
Dwight
Jamison
Marion
Morrison
Redd
JJ Reddick
Ridnour
Amare
Boozer
Chandler
Kidd
Mike Miller
Tayshaun
Deron Williams
Oden
Durant

Arenas, Odom, Joe Johnson, Paul, Pierce, and Brad Miller are out with injuries.

My starters:
PG - Kidd
SG - Kobe

SF - Melo

PF - Bosh
C - Amare

Bench:
Deron
Boozer
Bron
Billups
Redd
Oden
Dwight

Discuss
 

zunami

Registered Member
#2
Melo over Bron, huh? I'd actually do the same thing because Melo needs to dribble the ball less to put up the same amount of points as Lebron. Kobe already pounds the ball so much that you want someone you can go for points without the dribbling. And that's Carmelo because of his superb post-up game, which for Lebron is still a work-in progress.
 

Fresh

Aw, Here It Goes!
#3
Yea I gotta agree with Zu Melo is too much of a ball hogg to start for the USA team, even though Bron has the ball in his hands almost as much as Melo he's a better passer and thats what Team USA needs to retain their dominance.

Starters

PG-Kidd
SG-Kobe
SF-LeBron
PF-Brand
C-Amare

Bench

Melo
Oden
Redd
Billups
Marion
Dwight
Bowen
 

Veloci-T

Registered Member
#4
yea, Kobe + Melo in starting lineup = bad chemistry, i wonder why steve nash isnt in the team

Starters:

PG - Jason Kidd
SG - Kobe Bryant
PF - Chris Bosh
SF - Lebron James
C - Amare Stoudemire

Bench:

Melo
Oden
Chauncey
Brand
Marion
Redd
Dwight
 

zunami

Registered Member
#5
Yea I gotta agree with Zu Melo is too much of a ball hogg to start for the USA team
What are you talking about? I said Melo should start. He's less of a ballhog than Lebron. I know this because I watched 90% of Denver's games last season. Lebron has to dribble more in order to score and he just stands still with the ball in his hands way too often. Melo can just post up, take 2 dribbles and make turnaround jumpers at a consistent rate. That way Kobe will handle the ball the most. If Kobe and Lebron are on the court at the same time, there's a bigger chance Lebron gets too passive.

Kidd
Kobe
Melo
Bosh
Stoudemire
 
C

Celtic Fan

Guest
#6
yea, Kobe + Melo in starting lineup = bad chemistry, i wonder why steve nash isnt in the team
LMAO ... you're kidding right?

Nash is Canadian!

my starters;

Kidd
Kobe
LeBron
Brand
Stoudamire

bench
Boozer
Howard
Battier (glue guy)
Melo
Billups
Hinrich (better outside shot than Derron but it could be Derron too)
Redd/Marion (depends on if they want more versatility or better outside shooting)

no Chris Paul?

p.s. good to see you go to Real GM too MJ... I take it you're not the original thread starter?

p.p.s. found out Bosh is most likely not playing, so they need size, Boozer is the choice after this years playoffs
 

Fresh

Aw, Here It Goes!
#10
That may be true but that was last year Kobe wasnt not on the team last year if I remember correctly. This time around Melo wont have the ball in his hands nearly as much, plus he has a shoot first mentality which wont help when you have another player on the team whos better with the same mentality.
 
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