USA vs Spain Thread
Spain isn't playing their best right now.
They haven't played zone once so far. I expect their schemes, rotations, etc to be completely different the next time they play the US.
Dumb foul by Durant
Rose cannot get past Rubio. Second time he stole the ball.
Rubio is lookin legit which I never thought he could actually be
Rubio just picked Rose's pocket lol.
curry made rubio look like a fool on that reach in
I get a kick out of how bad these dudes don't want Eric Gordon on the team. He's not as popular as a Curry or Westbrook, so people are looking for a reason to say he shouldn't be on the team.
This is the only game Gordon hasn't played well in. He's been good and consistent since tryouts.
why are the announcers talkin about gordon not makin the team he's been the most consistent
Because he plays for the Clippers. He doesn't get tons of highlight dunks and play for an up and coming team like Westbrook. He didn't lead a mid-major college team into the NCAA Tournament or play for a run and gun offense like Curry.
He's quiet and has little fan fare. That's why all these people have counted him out since tryouts and looking for a reason to say he shouldn't be on the team.
have the words Kevin Love or Danny Granger been spoken at all?
Rondo, Love and Granger are resting.
He's letting the others play to see who's the last cut.
I know they arent playing but i meant Kamla and Smith havent mentioned them when talking about the team
IF Curry or Westbrook played as well as Gordon these past few weeks, there's no way anybody would be saying they're on the bubble.
IF Gordon gets cut because of one bad game in which he only played a few minutes out of position, that'd be pretty sad.
can't beleive i let work keep me from watching basketball
Iguodala is a terrible shooter.
Tie Game....Damn Rubio with a NASTY pass!
This should be a dandy.
no need for the behind the back pass rubio
Has any other player hit the side of the backboard or airballed more than Iguodala during these exhibition games?
aww lamar saw his wife when he shot that
Odom trying to be like Kobe...
Rose with a big buckets and that shot by Odom was not pretty
This game isn't over. The USA team doesn't communicate well on screens. Spain will get a good shot.
Wow. That was too easy, horrible D by USA & now Spain probably gets last shot
Billups is in...time for that big shot I guess.
i wonder if the lakers could have gotten Navarro(if he stayed in Memphis) out of that gasol deal...maybe if they added vujacic?
cmon rose hit the free throws
Rubio has a monster wingspan. His arms are crazy long. He almost swipped that ball out of Rose's hands when Rose was a full 2 steps ahead.
I thought Iguodala was this great defender...
Dang, very physical D right there by Rubio..
Spain with the chance to win it,
Rose with the clutch Free Throws.
damn, rose taking this &$#%#&@! over
navarro and rubio look like beasts, this spain team is talented.
I guess who know who takes the big shots for Team USA with the game on the line and who is the real leader D Rose Durant didnt do anything last two possesions he gave it to Rose
Durant isn't as good off of the dribble.
ooo kd with the block
Rubio is TOO fancy... A behind the back/over the head pass with 4 seconds left lol???
Hahaha Durant and Rose with some clutch plays... Nice.
I like how Rubio goes for the flashy stuff even at the end...
oh shit, KD with the rejection on rudy, damn spain looked like crap that last possession, USA got lucky
KD and D rose being clutch!!!
Dang. Rubio with some knucklehead plays towards the end.
Rudy...that pretty much was told the story of how he played today even if he had to force that shot.
Great D by Durant. Showed his leadership
He's only 19...he's learn through more play when to dumb it down.
That was stupid though.
Just retract everything i said about Durant not being the leader
I really like Rubio. He has size, length and court vision. He's not that athletic or quick laterally, but he competes and can make up for it with his length.
He shoots a knuckle ball, but it went in tonight. I like him.
Durantuala!!!!!!!!! Suck it rubio. Silly boy
I think those last few seconds Calderon should have been in at the point
really made up for an awful game in the last minute.
Great game, I do hope they go with a different starting line-up in the actual World Championships, but I think it will be quite different during actual WCB play. I loved the fact that Derrick Rose was stepping up at the end of the game, he is super clutch and the best PG on the team. What a player, I can not believe people on here were talking about him being cut, that would be ridiculous. This is a B-Team, but Rose is an A player, as of course is Kevin Durant who just continues to kill it. I think those guys are locks for 2012, and honestly would not be surprised if they both start than. Bold statement, but think of where these guys will be in two years, and regardless of whether they start or not, they will both get big minutes. Hopefully by than the US team will have at least one actual center and a hybrid, because I think having Tyson Chandler is just not looking good. Odom playing center is not what you want to see either, I think Lamar has played well, but he is not a center, total misuse of his abilities (though I would be surprised to see Lamar in 2012). Certainly the team is stacked at guard, though they are small at the position, but no matter who gets cut I am sure people will have something to say. I think Russell Westbrook and Rajon Rondo are staying, which is slightly surprising as they are both considered 1's, but I am guessing Russell will play 2 quite a bit, which he can definitely do. So, comes down to Granger, Love, Gordon and surprisingly Curry, who I thought was a lock. Will be interesting to see who goes home, Coach K does not seem to be playing Kevin at all, though he has had some minor injuries I am hearing. If Kevin does not make the team, they will be VERY undersized and I think it could come back to haunt them. No matter who gets cut, they are a great player, but you can only have so many smaller guards, which is why I think Eric Gordon may be the one too go, though he has looked fantastic. Who would be your last one out and why?
Calderon got hurt.
i guess i missed it my bad
Derrick Rose, Stephen Curry, Eric Gordon, Chauncey Billups and Russell Westbrook are all listed at 6' 3"... Rubio looked at least two inches taller than all of them.