Which national team would be best if they played all their best players?
If we just imagine, that in every team every player has agreed to play and hasn't been injured, which is best?
The top of course is the US, but which teams come next?
The French team could be dirty good.
With such players as De Colo, Pietrus, Albici on the bench
The Spanish team would be even greater
PF P. Gasol
C M. Gasol
With Rubio, Vazquez, Llul, Garbajosa on the bench
These teams to me are the best, could they top the US team? Any more teams that deserve mentioning?
I think the Brazilian, Argetinian, Lithuanian and Turkish teams are great to, but they can't really compare to these two
Spain would give the USA Team fits even if Lebron,Wade,Melo & Kobe was on the team ..
If Rubio applied himself more on offense...
I also forgot Noah on the French team
HAHHA no. Were the best in the world easily
PG - CP3, DWill, Curry (designated shooter)
SG - Kobe , Wade
SF - LBJ, Durant, Melo
PF - Bosh, Boozer, Amare, Lee
C - Dwight, Bynum, Lopez
Why would Curry be the designated shooter when Gordon has shot way better than him this tournament, while also providing more strength and defense?
Yeah..Everyone was raving about Curry's shooting..
But its Gordon who has supplied the much needed instant offense..
Curry looks out of place & over matched at these games
USA and Spain would be at the top
Followed by (in no order) Australia, France, Argentina, Brazil, Lithuania, Russia
Curry has been disappointing... They should've kept Rondo.
Not only has Curry shot the ball poorly, I haven't see this ability to play both guard spots. He's been awful at the point.
Everyone was considering him a lock, when the truth is... He's weak strength wise and is a poor defender.
And to answer the question in the thread... Other than the US, it's Spain easily.
I would much rather start Rubio over Calderon
Deng and Gordon are both avalible to play for them. Not saying they would be that great, but still an improvement on what little they have now.
not to be a douce but you said "dirty good" dont they mean the same thing ...? ha shoulda just used "dirty" or "good" not both together
Canada would improve alot,
PG- Steve Nash, Jermaine Anderson
SG- Andy Rautins, Denham Brown
SF- Jermaine Bucknor, Jevohn Shephard
PF- Joel Anthony, Matt Bonner
C- Sam Dalembert, Jamaal Magloire
Yeah, maybe, I meant really good. Still I can always use the fact that I'm Russian as an excuse lol
The Dominican republic could have quite an interesting roster. Not great, but better than you would've thought
PG Juan Coronado
SG Francisco Garcia
SF Trevor Ariza
PF Charlie V
The English team could be OK with an undersized line up
PG Justin Robinson
SG Ben Gordon
SF Kelena Azubuike
PF Luol Deng
C Pops Mensah-Bonsu
With Ryan Richards possibly emerging as a good player
Steve Nash alone would make Canada legit threats, but in all adding 4 NBA players to team Canada's roster would make them tough and they would probally improve more then any other team, (considering they didnt win a single game).
But USA, Spain and France would be the top 3 imo.
The USA would be the best.
Obviously USA would be #1 but look at France:
PG: Tony Parker/Roddy Beaubois
SG: Mickael Pietrus/Nando De Colo
SF: Nicholas Batum/Michael Gelabale/Yakhouba Diawara,
PF: Boris Diaw/Ronny Turiaf/Florent Pietrus
C: Joakim Noah/Johan Petro
Guys left off the roster: Kevin Seraphin(Wizards), Yannick Bokolo, Andrew Albicy, Edwin Jackson(stud for the future), Ian Mahinimi(Mavs), Ali Traore, Alain Koffi, Alexis Ajinca(Mavs), Pape Sy(Hawks)
Why would I get negatives on the USA would be the best? If someone actually believes that any team out there would be a better team than the USA's best starting 5, then please, lets debate..
This thread isn't talking about who is good enough to knock off the USA, it's asking who is the best. We all know that the USA, with its best players, has the best team..