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Old 07-18-2008, 10:14 AM   #32
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Default Re: Olympic Qualifying Tournament

Originally Posted by la bomba
puerto rico have their strongest team.Arroyo and ayuso always play well for puerto rico.I think Slovenia with their full team would have gone through.Their biggest absentee Matiaz Smodis just does too much for this team,also Nachbar and Vujacic are missing.Lakovic has been in real poor form the last 6 months.As for Fernandez and Gasol I think they are good enough to play in most teams,so I agree.I wish only these type of players would go to the NBA and not the young prospects.My problem is I think Fernandez is in the wrong team.Portland will be his demise!I hope I am wrong.

Agreed, it will be hard for him to find playing time behind Brandon Roy and now it looks more and more like Bayless will be getting the starting PG spot, so Blake will be backing him up. A better fit for Fernandez would have been Memphis or Philadelphia IMO.
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