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    Unhappy Complete Failure

    Since we know that the new US national team is already a complete failure, which 12-man lineup do you think will or should be sent to Japan for the 2006 World Championships?

    I think the 12-man lineup SHOULD be:

    C-Brad Miller
    C-Dwight Howard
    PF-Chris Bosh
    PF-Elton Brand
    SF-Shane Battier
    SF-Shawn Marion
    SF-Joe Johnson
    SG-Lebron James
    SG-Kobe Bryant
    SG-Gilbert Arenas
    PG-Chris Paul
    PG-Luke Ridnour

    Obviously, our like of size is a great drawback. Amare's not fit for playing this year, and Antawn Jamison is our only other big man while we've committed every other big man on our roster.

    Also, the lack of Michael Redd and Chauncey Billups really hurts us this year, so perhaps Luke and Joe will help the lack of outside shooting. (doubtful)

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    C-Dwight Howard
    PF-Chris Bosh
    PF-Elton Brand
    SF-Shane Battier


    AMAZING group of forwards

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    Quote Originally Posted by AppleNader
    Obviously, our like of size is a great drawback. Amare's not fit for playing this year, and Antawn Jamison is our only other big man while we've committed every other big man on our roster.
    I think that Amare will be ready. He's just beginning the last and most important phase of rehabilitation. The rust will wear off quickly, plus he'll be excited to play after missing the year.

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    brcue bowne needs to be there

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    Do you ever think about anything else?

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    Here is the list of players invited:
    Carmelo Anthony (Denver Nuggets)
    Gilbert Arenas (Washington Wizards)
    Shane Battier (Memphis Grizzlies)
    Chauncey Billups (Detroit Pistons)
    Chris Bosh (Toronto Raptors)
    Bruce Bowen (San Antonio Spurs)
    Elton Brand (Los Angeles Clippers)
    Kobe Bryant (Los Angeles Lakers)
    Dwight Howard (Orlando Magic)
    LeBron James (Cleveland Cavaliers)
    Antawn Jamison (Washington Wizards)
    Joe Johnson (Atlanta Hawks)
    Shawn Marion (Phoenix Suns)
    Brad Miller (Sacramento Kings)
    Adam Morrison (Gonzaga University)
    Lamar Odom (Los Angeles Lakers)
    Chris Paul (New Orleans/Oklahoma City Hornets)
    Paul Pierce (Boston Celtics)
    J.J. Redick (Duke University)
    Michael Redd (Milwaukee Bucks)
    Luke Ridnour (Seattle Supersonics)
    Amar

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hawker
    brcue bowne needs to be there
    I don't know, he would be pretty useless if the refs didn't allow him to do what he does in the NBA.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kwajo
    C-Dwight Howard
    PF-Chris Bosh
    PF-Elton Brand
    SF-Shane Battier


    AMAZING group of forwards
    Talented, yes.

    But very inexpierienced. Shane (2 competitions) and Bosh(1 competition) last played for USA in college for far less prestigious events. Only Elton has any true international experience...Dwight is completely raw. I predict he'll turn out to be a slightly better Ben Wallace that played in the 2002 World Championships disaster.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hawker
    brcue bowne needs to be there
    No way, he will set the new world record for fouling out the quickest in any international competition. Honestly, his dirty tricks and lack of talent will get him trashed by the refs. He's also a completely one dimensional player who cannot do anything other than spot up for a wide open three.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AppleNader
    ...Dwight is completely raw. I predict he'll turn out to be a slightly better Ben Wallace that played in the 2002 World Championships disaster.
    Nah, Dwight's game is much more suited for this style of game then Ben's is... Dwight will perform much better...

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    Quote Originally Posted by AppleNader
    Talented, yes.

    But very inexpierienced. Shane (2 competitions) and Bosh(1 competition) last played for USA in college for far less prestigious events. Only Elton has any true international experience...Dwight is completely raw. I predict he'll turn out to be a slightly better Ben Wallace that played in the 2002 World Championships disaster.
    Shane, and to a lesser degree CB4, are smart enough to adjust very quickly though, these are not dumb players

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    Quote Originally Posted by Trademark
    Nah, Dwight's game is much more suited for this style of game then Ben's is... Dwight will perform much better...
    Mmmmmm doubtful. Both get most of their points on dunks, putbacks, etc. Not very good post players, and both completely lack a midrange game. Granted, Dwight's probably a smarter player than ben, but still....

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    Here's my 12.


    Carmelo Anthony (Denver Nuggets)
    Gilbert Arenas (Washington Wizards)
    Shane Battier (Memphis Grizzlies)
    Chauncey Billups (Detroit Pistons)
    Chris Bosh (Toronto Raptors)
    Bruce Bowen (San Antonio Spurs)
    Elton Brand (Los Angeles Clippers)
    Kobe Bryant (Los Angeles Lakers)
    Dwight Howard (Orlando Magic)
    LeBron James (Cleveland Cavaliers)

    Antawn Jamison (Washington Wizards)
    Joe Johnson (Atlanta Hawks)
    Shawn Marion (Phoenix Suns)
    Brad Miller (Sacramento Kings)
    Adam Morrison (Gonzaga University)
    Lamar Odom (Los Angeles Lakers)
    Chris Paul (New Orleans/Oklahoma City Hornets)

    Paul Pierce (Boston Celtics)
    J.J. Redick (Duke University)
    Michael Redd (Milwaukee Bucks)
    Luke Ridnour (Seattle Supersonics)
    [B]Amar

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    [quote=totoro]Here's my 12.


    Carmelo Anthony (Denver Nuggets)
    Gilbert Arenas (Washington Wizards)
    Shane Battier (Memphis Grizzlies)
    Chauncey Billups (Detroit Pistons)
    Chris Bosh (Toronto Raptors)
    Bruce Bowen (San Antonio Spurs)
    Elton Brand (Los Angeles Clippers)
    Kobe Bryant (Los Angeles Lakers)
    Dwight Howard (Orlando Magic)
    LeBron James (Cleveland Cavaliers)

    Antawn Jamison (Washington Wizards)
    Joe Johnson (Atlanta Hawks)
    Shawn Marion (Phoenix Suns)
    Brad Miller (Sacramento Kings)
    Adam Morrison (Gonzaga University)
    Lamar Odom (Los Angeles Lakers)
    Chris Paul (New Orleans/Oklahoma City Hornets)

    Paul Pierce (Boston Celtics)
    J.J. Redick (Duke University)
    Michael Redd (Milwaukee Bucks)
    Luke Ridnour (Seattle Supersonics)
    [B]Amar

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    Quote Originally Posted by Trademark
    I think that Amare will be ready. He's just beginning the last and most important phase of rehabilitation. The rust will wear off quickly, plus he'll be excited to play after missing the year.
    I don't think 2 weeks of practice will overcome an entire year of not playing + serious knee surgery

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