Originally Posted by IGOTGAME
For 1 Marion sucks in FIBA....the post defense and defense in general sucks against some of the better teams especially against the top teams... your team could win but it is far from the best we could send...The post defense and rebounding would get abused by the best teams...Odom is good but starting him with Amare against teams like Spain Argentina and Brazil is gonna be trouble...
If Brazil plays well they beat that team and same with Argentina and Spain an it wouldnt be a fluke.... One off jumpshooting game against the three and they are done...the defense sucks....
Post defense will not be nearly as big a problem as you make it out to be. The defense I spoke about using is a total team defense. It calls for heavy ball pressure, a post front, and a help defender sagging into the lane. That heavy pressure and post front force the passer to either not enter it into the post or lob it with enough air that the help defender can get over and double the post.
The rebounding won't be terrible either. The Laker break is designed in a way that due to the athleticism of all the players on the team you can have all five players crash the boards and still get out and run.
The biggest flaw in my idea is that it would take far more time to get guys up to speed than Team USA is actually given.