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Posted on: Thu, 06/25/2020 - 10:35am #1237278
Assuming everyone commits * (some may not, assume they do) there are obvious picks for USA and they are:
Lebron/ Kawhi/ Tatum (if he repeats this year)
with 2 spots available. clearly at least one back up big is needed, and should be 2. I think the second should be love, as he fits so well in fiba.
KAT actually is a viable option as he played for Dominican prior to turning 17 in olympic competition, and according to FIBA rules he can play, but I doubt he will. If he does, its him without question.
Question: Should the back up big be Myles Turner (rewarded for actually playing last summer, can shoot), or Drummond (rebounding was 1 of 2 big reasons they lost and is a way better rebounder, the other is shooting, which goes to turner).
Its a pretty dangerous precedent to give the spot to someone like Drummond who bailed on USA last summer over someone who played.. so is the rebounding advantage worth it? i dont think so… what do you think?0
Posted on: Thu, 06/25/2020 - 11:32am #1237279
If you’re just concerned with building the best team, I’d take Drummond because he brings something that this squad otherwise lacks. Between Davis, Durant and Love, you’ve more than covered every skill that Turner brings.
The loyalty factor is another issue, I would tend to reward it, but did anyone who played on last summer’s clusterfuck really earn anything?0
Posted on: Thu, 06/25/2020 - 9:12pm #1237286
This would be my 12: Bam Adebayo, Anthony Davis, Lebron James, Kevin Durant, Paul George. Kawhi Leonard. Jimmy Butler. Bradley Beal, James Harden, Russell Westbrook, Steph Curry, Damian Lillard0
Posted on: Fri, 06/26/2020 - 5:49am #1237302
How do you not include Klay, the best spot shooter in basketball in a FIBA game? Beal/Butler needs the ball in his hands, and Klay is perfect for the spot up role. Plus, he is a better defender, or shooter. (beal. butler)0
Posted on: Fri, 06/26/2020 - 1:48am #1237293
Drummond doesn’t even get a look. Adebayo ad Turner ahead of him all day/0
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