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Team USA vs Lithuania Exhibition

Anyone else watching this? USA looks horrid. Scored 7 points in the first quarter. Odom, Gay, Durant, Iguodala, Granger all getting out muscled down low. USA has no offense at all. Just sloppy one on one moves all over the place. It's not the WC's yet but this play could easily continue. No perimeter shooting and no toughness down low, not a good recipe for international play. Not a good sign.


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You beat me to it. Damn...

You beat me to it.

Damn... They look AWFUL.

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Like I said on my post about

Like I said on my post about the roster....THEY needed a couple PF's.

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Having Iguodala, Granger, and

Having Iguodala, Granger, and Gay are useless when they have to play PF, they will get owned all day against any solid Euro banger. Also Durant is one of the best scorers in the NBA right now but you can really see how far less ineffective he is when he can't just draw touch fouls whenever he wants.

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Team USA's lack of experience

Team USA's lack of experience in international play is evident right now.

They're really struggling in the half-court.

Kevin Durant is a light weight.

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durant looks terrible

durant looks terrible

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I said that before they even

I said that before they even got shown up.

There a running team with no legit big.

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3-25 from the field,

3-25 from the field, horrendous. Might not even score 20 in the first half, Lithuania is pretty good but more in the 8-12 range, far from a top tier team.

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yeah, but you also suggested

yeah, but you also suggested they remedy the big situation by adding jason thompson, marvin williams, and josh smith. You really think that is answer?

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and they are missing open

and they are missing open looks. Thats not a big man issue

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Team USA has to start

Team USA has to start communication on the defensive end. They're getting lost on screens.

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My god, LL please hop off. I

My god, LL please hop off. I thought it was done....

They need another legit big. Maybe not the ones I listed by they need one.

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But non of the guys are great

But non of the guys are great shooters. Even guys like Granger, Gay, Iguodala need some shots before they get in rhythm. On this team they aren't afforded "warm up shots."

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They definitely need a Josh

They definitely need a Josh Smith. No one other than Chandler is capable of protecting the rim.

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why do you think everytime i

why do you think everytime i say something to you im on your nuts? Am i no longer allowed to ever disagree without being on yourt nuts?

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they need K Love to get some

they need K Love to get some post scoring, and curry and gordon to shoot the 3. Those are their two biggest weaknesses.

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This is why USA needs to let

This is why USA needs to let role players try out. Korver,Redick,Morrow,Kapono,Novak, etc arent doing anything right now

Those names dont scream Dream Team but they can drain open shots

And Coach K should have played Pocius

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Noone brought it up but you.

Noone brought it up but you. I said they need a big and here you come " Like Jason Thompson?"

Please. Fall back. You have to come on and call me out for no reason? Let it go. Why you even commenting at me for? You honestly must be on my nuts.

You are allowed to disagree with me but on a topic that was made 2 weeks ago? Yea, you must be holding my nuts. I'm sorry.

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It seems like USA is playing

It seems like USA is playing on skates... Everybody keeps on slipping and falling.

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well you act like you are

well you act like you are bragging about being right. "im the one who said they needed pf's". Actually everyone on this site pretty much agreed the big man situation was weak. WHy do you act like you are the smart one who noticed it? You were upset you got ripped on your post and are trying to say "see i told you guys" but the fact is you got ripped on your post becasue it was weak. You brought up 5 guys they should add and the only one who even slightly made sense was maybe josh smith.

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yea man that court seems real

yea man that court seems real slippery

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Better

a little better, but they play like this against some of the better international teams they are going to get blown out.

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Team USA is too good for

Team USA is too good for Lithuania, they just need to slow down on offense... I agree with USA needing bangers, they are soft as puddy in the middle..

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I agree completely. Redick and Korver would've been good players for this team. At this point, they have enough athleticism and play making(westbrook, rondo, rose, iggy, gay, durant). what they need are defensive stoppers and shooters

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they should have

I thought they should have had LaMarcus Aldrige when they found out that Amare was not going to play.

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Lamarcus Aldridge is the

Lamarcus Aldridge is the definition of soft.

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yea i dont get how Tyson

yea i dont get how Tyson Chandler is their only legit center

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Hah never thought I'd say

Hah never thought I'd say this but we are extremely lucky and should be happy to just be down 1 point at half time. This teams style of play is eerily similar to the 2002 WC's team which finished 6th place on home soil.

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So what? I didn't see any

So what? I didn't see any post before mine that said they needed another big. I looked. I didn't see one.

Noone's bragging. I said they needed PF help. You read the 1st two posts, they sounded surprise they couldn't score in the post.

This is what I'm talking about: Why even comment about me? Why even bring me up? So what If I said it? It's not a big deal. People disagreed with me and I moved on. You must be so upset about it for no reason. I'm not arguing with you over a post made 2 weeks ago. You must be bored if your gonna attack it...AGAIN.

Like I said, that's just holding my nuts man. If I didn't comment on this, you would have never said anything about it. I didn't name 5 guys, I said " I was them, I would remove 3 and put in these 3" I also named guys who I would at least brought to try outs.

Please, why even attack me on it then? Please explain that....

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Missed a lot of ft's too.

Missed a lot of ft's too.

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Brendan Haywood, Taj Gibson,

Brendan Haywood, Taj Gibson, Josh Smith, Roy Hibbert, Paul Milsap could provide that size and shot blocking they desperately need. I still feel like Javale should have made the team. He's not the strongest guy but he can block shots unlike the guys we have down low like Odom, Gay, Durant, Granger, who are struggling physically.

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Or do you just wanna argue

Or do you just wanna argue with me?

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its off topic...but that

its off topic...but that midget in the milk commercial with Bosh is lookin kind of good

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I don't know... Other than

I don't know... Other than Josh Smith, I don't know about anybody else on that list.

Roy Hibbert doesn't rebound and isn't really physical at all.

Taj Gibson isn't physical.

Paul Milsap is tough/physical, but he doesn't provide size. He's what... 6' 6"?

I don't know if Brandan Haywood was really an option.

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Jefferson

Did Al Jefferson get a Invite?
(and why does it look like I spelled his name wrong?)

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well, if you want to continue

well, if you want to continue this as to why i "attack" you, i just come on here and if you had said i htink they need pf's then i wouldnt have said anything. Instead you made 2 post about how you had already said it and you came off like you were braggin. Like hey everybody, i already called it the bigs are weak. And in case you didnt read the first post, here is another one reminding you i said it before. Look at me i called it. Yeah, im not sure why the usa didnt make dwight howard join or tell bynum that he was not allowed to have surgery becasue he had to play, you called it.

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First off, if you were smart.

First off, if you were smart. You would go back and read it. I ASKED, not said " Bill Simmons asked why Howard wasn't playing." and I wonder why they didn't ask Bynum.

I said IN THE FU.CK.ING POST- I don't know the whole format into how they pick the players.

Yea, you still give me crap for it. Also, In the 2nd post about them being a running team- I was responding to Ghettomosterson and what he said. Not "restating" it twice to sound correct.

Can you PLEASE, just let it go.

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calm down

calm down people they have to hit there groove they have only had 3 weeks w eachother while these euro teams have been playing with eachother for years as soon as things start to click they will do good because they are missing easy shots they normally make like rudy gay omfg!

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@Mr.Knick 32 It's not THAT

@Mr.Knick 32

It's not THAT serious dude... Not to be mean, but boo hoo... Somebody called you out. Get over it. I'm sure it's not personal.

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defense

they are playing exeptional defense not good or great.. so its there offense that needs to get going and they have more than enough talent to do that

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yes, i can just let it go.

yes, i can just let it go. Its done.

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It's not THAT serious dude...

It's not THAT serious dude... Not to be mean, but boo hoo... Somebody called you out. Get over it. I'm sure it's not personal.

It's not but like I said before, just let it go. I'm not gonna argue something that happened 2 weeks ago. Why even start arguing about it? It's not personal but just don't attack me on something I said and then MISQUOTE me on it.

Also.

It's done.

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Is the ball smaller or

Is the ball smaller or something all these missed shots and free throws its starting to bother me...lol

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White on White

I'm diggin the white on white for the names on the uniforms.

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awww llperez You used to be

awww llperez You used to be fierce. You used to be ruthless!

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Westbrook has been one of the

Westbrook has been one of the best players today, despite his turnovers. He even just hit a three-pointer.

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yeah, the ball seems to be

yeah, the ball seems to be effecting them. I think they use those foamposite balls that the nba tried to intorduce a few years ago. I actually liked them. They have better grip and seem lighter.

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what you mean mcdunkin, im

what you mean mcdunkin, im just a misunderstood &$#%#&@!cat

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I HATED those balls.

I HATED those balls.

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westbrook being the shooter,

westbrook being the shooter, who saw that coming?

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That last cut is going to be

That last cut is going to be HARD.

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