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Old 07-05-2006, 11:11 PM   #1
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Default Luke Ridnour the next Carlos Arroyo?

There's been alot of talk over why Luke Ridnour was selected for the US national team. Some people have even expressed outrage that he was taken over Kirk Hinrich, even though it was revealed that Kirk declined the offer. Now, remember Carlos Arroyo back in 2004? An average NBA point guard at best, but he really exploded onto the scene during the Olympics. He was Puerto Rico's best player, and burned the US during the preliminary round.

Do you guys think Luke Ridnour might actually be Team USA's version of Carlos Arroyo? In the NBA, they are both below average defenders, streaky shooters, crafty passers, and smart players. What about in international competition? Arroyo was really exceptional. Maybe Luke will be too?

Should Luke get a roster spot on the 2006 World Championships lineup?
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Old 07-05-2006, 11:24 PM   #2
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There's been alot of talk over why Luke Ridnour was selected for the US national team. Some people have even expressed outrage that he was taken over Kirk Hinrich, even though it was revealed that Kirk declined the offer. Now, remember Carlos Arroyo back in 2004? An average NBA point guard at best, but he really exploded onto the scene during the Olympics. He was Puerto Rico's best player, and burned the US during the preliminary round.

Do you guys think Luke Ridnour might actually be Team USA's version of Carlos Arroyo? In the NBA, they are both below average defenders, streaky shooters, crafty passers, and smart players. What about in international competition? Arroyo was really exceptional. Maybe Luke will be too?

Should Luke get a roster spot on the 2006 World Championships lineup?
I'm thinking people were a little more outraged that he was selected over Allen Iverson than Kirk Hinrich, just a thought. And I disagree, he hasn't shown much in the NBA, not enough to merit a spot on the "dream" team that is USA.
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Old 07-05-2006, 11:26 PM   #3
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I'm thinking people were a little more outraged that he was selected over Allen Iverson than Kirk Hinrich, just a thought. And I disagree, he hasn't shown much in the NBA, not enough to merit a spot on the "dream" team that is USA.

Actually, most of the arguing I've heard boiled down to "Luke Ridnour over Kirk Hinrich", which is in fact a moot point because Kirk rejected the invitation anyways.

Also, lots of people felt that AI should've gotten a roster spot by default...so technically Luke didn't replace him.
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I don't care. Brad Miller will get in shape playing in these olympics! Yeah!
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I don't care. Brad Miller will get in shape playing in these olympics! Yeah!

My second favorite addition to the team

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I doubt it. I don't think Luke has the confidence to do what Arroyo did. Also, Carlos had the benefit as being the lone player in the worlds best basketball league so his team looked to him to lead them. I'd also like to note that they definatly should have gone after chris paul before luke.
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I doubt it. I don't think Luke has the confidence to do what Arroyo did. Also, Carlos had the benefit as being the lone player in the worlds best basketball league so his team looked to him to lead them. I'd also like to note that they definatly should have gone after chris paul before luke.

Well...they already have Chris Paul on the roster, and from the looks of it, will be our starting point guard this summer

Also, Your "confidence" thing is a good point.
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Boy, I never thought I'd hear the phrase "The next Carlos Arroyo". I didn't think that would really mean anything....

It's like saying "The next Rick Brunson"....
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Boy, I never thought I'd hear the phrase "The next Carlos Arroyo".

Kind of sad to be talking about US National team players as the next carlos arroyo isn't it? What a downfall
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I guess its not that big of a downfall when Carlos did woop Americas ass.
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I guess its not that big of a downfall when Carlos did woop Americas ass.

Dirk would have done the same if he had a little bit of help. I remember he dropped 45 on us when we played him.
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well, lets remember that the roster was selected with the advice and input of numerous coaches and players, including the following:

Jerry Colangelo
Dean Smith
Chuck Daly
Lenny Wilkins
Rudy Tomjanovich
David Robinson
Charles Barkely
Michael Jordan
Chris Mullin
Larry Bird
Clyde Drexler
Magic Johnson
Oscar Robertson
Bill Russell
Bill Bradley


So obviously, these guys saw something in Luke that would indicate a great fit. I'm inclined to trust them...hopefully
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Carlos Arroyo had much less egos surrounding him. It aloud him to free up his game to be the Streaky shooter/crafty passer. Luke would have to defer to his superior teammates on the floor.
Plus I don't think he'll accumilate the PT to pull an Arroyo.
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BTW,

Training camp kicks off in 2 weeks! plus exhibition games! more basketball!
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Are the exhibition games nationally televised?
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