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Old 01-12-2012, 11:56 AM   #1
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My best guesses:

Team USA
PG: Chris Paul / Russell Westbrook / Deron Williams
SG: Kobe Bryant / Eric Gordon
SF: Lebron James / Rudy Gay
PF: Kevin Durant / Carmelo Anthony / Blake Griffin
CT: Tyson Chandler / Kevin Love

Spain
PG: Jose Calderon / Sergio Rodriguez / Victor Sada
SG: Juan Carlos Navarro / Sergio Llull
SF: Rudy Fernandez / Fernando San Emeterio
PF: Pau Gasol / Felipe Reyes / Victor Claver
CT: Marc Gasol / Serge Ibaka

France
PG: Tony Parker / Yannick Bokolo
SG: Nando De Colo / Fabien Causeur
SF: Nicolas Batum / Mickael Gelabale / Charles Kahudi
PF: Boris Diaw / Ali Traore / Florent Pietrus
CT: Kevin Seraphin / Ronny Turiaf

Great Britain
PG: Nate Reinking / Andrew Lawrence
SG: Mike Lenzly / Kyle Johnson
SF: Luol Deng / Andrew Sullivan
PF: Pops Mensah-Bonsu / Dan Clark / Kieron Achara
CT: Joel Freeland / Eric Boateng / Robert Archibald

Brazil
PG: Marcelo Huertas / Larry Taylor / Raul Neto
SG: Leandro Barbosa / Alex Garcia
SF: Marcelo Machado / Marcus Vinicius
PF: Nene / Guilherme Giovannoni
CT: Anderson Varejao / Tiago Splitter / Paolo Prestes

Argentina
PG: Pablo Prigioni / Pepe Sanchez / Juan Fernandez
SG: Manu Ginobili / Paolo Quinteros
SF: Carlos Delfino / Hernan Jasen
PF: Andres Nocioni / Federico Kammerichs / JP Gutierrez
CT: Luis Scola / Fabricio Oberto

Russia
PG: Alexey Shved / Anton Ponkrashov
SG: Vitaly Fridzon / Sergey Bykov / Dmitry Kulagin
SF: Viktor Khryapa / Sergey Monya
PF: Andrei Kirilenko / Andrey Vorontsevich / Semen Antonov
CT: Timofey Mozgov / Sasha Kaun

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Old 01-13-2012, 03:09 AM   #2
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My best guesses:

Team USA
PG: Chris Paul / Derrick Rose / Deron Williams
SG: Kobe Bryant / Dwyane Wade
SF: Lebron James / Carmelo Anthony
PF: Kevin Durant / Chris Bosh
CT: Dwight Howard / LaMarcus Aldridge / Kevin Love

Spain
PG: Jose Calderon / Ricky Rubio / Victor Sada
SG: Juan Carlos Navarro / Sergio Llull
SF: Rudy Fernandez / Fernando San Emeterio
PF: Pau Gasol / Felipe Reyes / Victor Claver
CT: Marc Gasol / Serge Ibaka

France
PG: Tony Parker / Rodrigue Beaubois / Fabien Causeur
SG: Mickael Pietrus / Nando De Colo
SF: Nicolas Batum / Mickael Gelabale
PF: Boris Diaw / Ali Traore
CT: Joakim Noah / Ronny Turiaf / Ian Mahinmi

Brazil
PG: Marcelo Huertas / Rafael Luz / Raul Neto
SG: Leandro Barbosa / Alex Garcia
SF: Marcelo Machado / Marcus Vinicius
PF: Nene / Guilherme Giovannoni
CT: Anderson Varejao / Tiago Splitter / Rafael Hettsheimeir

Argentina
PG: Pablo Prigioni / Pepe Sanchez / Juan Fernandez
SG: Manu Ginobili / Paolo Quinteros
SF: Carlos Delfino / Hernan Jasen
PF: Andres Nocioni / Federico Kammerichs / JP Gutierrez
CT: Luis Scola / Fabricio Oberto

Russia
PG: Alexey Shved / Anton Ponkrashov
SG: Vitaly Fridzon / Sergey Bykov / Dmitry Kulagin
SF: Viktor Khryapa / Sergey Monya
PF: Andrei Kirilenko / Andrey Vorontsevich / Semen Antonov
CT: Timofey Mozgov / Sasha Kaun


Pietrus is always injured or refuses to play. Moerman will be there over him most likely. Juan Fernandez is not ready to play for Argentina's team at the Olympics.

They have numerous players better than him like Leo Gutierrez, Leo Mainoldi, Nico Gianella, Luis Ciqueira, etc. that would be on the team before him.

Kulagin? Antonov? No. Kurbanov and Sokolov are better players. And if Beverly wants to play, which is he says over and over that he does, then he will for sure be over those guys.

Also, Sergio Rodriguez is having a lot better year than Sada is, so he is more likely to make Spain's team at the moment.

And for the USA, Bosh and Aldridge are no locks at all. I would expect Blake Griffin to make it over one of them.

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Old 03-20-2012, 08:01 AM   #3
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No way Sergio Rodriguez makes the team, even with Rubio injured. I guess Sada will make the team, with Llull playing some PG too. Raúl Lopez has a much bigger change of being there than Rodriguez.
Also, if San Emeterio doesn't play better he's gonna lose his spot to Sergi Vidal.
And there's no way Claver makes the team...
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If I was Spain I would take Mumbru 10 times out of 10 over Claver. But I would also take Sada 10 times out of 10 over Rubio. Let's face it, Spain's coach does not appear to be very bright.

As for France, I doubt Gelabale is in their team. He had an injury and he has played like total crap ever since then.

Leo Gutierrez will definitely be on Argentina's roster over someone like Juan Fernandez. Also, Argentina's coach already said Oberto will not be allowed on the team unless he plays pro ball. And so far he did not sign a contract, so that might be it for him also.

That would add Leo Mainoldi to their team, who would also be there over someone like Juan Fernandez.

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No way Sergio Rodriguez makes the team, even with Rubio injured. I guess Sada will make the team, with Llull playing some PG too. Raúl Lopez has a much bigger change of being there than Rodriguez.
Also, if San Emeterio doesn't play better he's gonna lose his spot to Sergi Vidal.
And there's no way Claver makes the team...

Spain is all about NBA players now. In case you have not noticed, they turned just like USA. How good you are is based on your correlation to the NBA, according to Spanish basketball now. So since Rodriguez played 4 years in the NBA and had a solid year with Real Madrid, he will definitely have a great shot at being on their team.

Whether he is any good or not, besides the point. I would take someone like Rafa Martinez over him, but he has never had any "NBA interest", so he does not rate under the "new Spanish basketball philosophy".

Maybe Spain will get lucky and Lopez makes it instead, since he "played in the NBA". But honestly though, Lopez is pretty damn old looking out there now. He is still better than Rodriguez though.

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If I was Spain I would take Mumbru 10 times out of 10 over Claver. But I would also take Sada 10 times out of 10 over Rubio. Let's face it, Spain's coach does not appear to be very bright.

As for France, I doubt Gelabale is in their team. He had an injury and he has played like total crap ever since then.

Leo Gutierrez will definitely be on Argentina's roster over someone like Juan Fernandez. Also, Argentina's coach already said Oberto will not be allowed on the team unless he plays pro ball. And so far he did not sign a contract, so that might be it for him also.

That would add Leo Mainoldi to their team, who would also be their over someone like Juan Fernandez.
Mumbrú retired from the national team, it's not Scariolo's fault (this time).

F*cking Leo Mainoldi always kills us in the ACB league.
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Spain is all about NBA players now. In case you have not noticed, they turned just like USA. How good you are is based on your correlation to the NBA, according to Spanish basketball now. So since Rodriguez played 4 years in the NBA and had a solid year with Real Madrid, he will definitely have a great shot at being on their team.

Whether he is any good or not, besides the point. I would take someone like Rafa Martinez over him, but he has never had any "NBA interest", so he does not rate under the "new Spanish basketball philosophy".

Maybe Spain will get lucky and Lopez makes it instead, since he "played in the NBA". But honestly though, Lopez is pretty damn old looking out there now. He is still better than Rodriguez though.
Rodriguez's got bad press, and I don't think there's a single post in all the Internet not dishing him now.
Rafa Martínez is a good player, but he's been too irregular this season till Valencia's coach got fired. With Perasovic on board he's been better and could have a chance.
That said, IMO players who have already played for the NT and know the "stars", got a better chance of making the team.
That's why I think Raúl López's could be there. He played for Spain, played for Scariolo (with the NT and Khimki), is having a great season (outplaying Jackson), and knows his role as backup PG. Would be a great fit IMO.
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Mumbrú retired from the national team, it's not Scariolo's fault (this time).

F*cking Leo Mainoldi always kills us in the ACB league.

Yeah, I am sure Mainoldi would be in Argentina's team over a mid tier NCAA player like Juan Fernandez.

Grinder hyped Biyombo a lot in this forum. Biyombo was the secondary option at power forward to Mainoldi on their team in ACB. It's funny, Biyombo was hyped by Gridner on this board, but the guy who played over him in the rotation can't even get on Argentina's team over a guy that plays at Temple University?

Mainoldi is a damn good player.

I didn't realize Mumbru retired from the team. I thought he still wanted to play. Oh well, yeah, I guess Scariolo has an excuse for that then.
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Rodriguez's got bad press, and I don't think there's a single post in all the Internet not dishing him now.
Rafa Martínez is a good player, but he's been too irregular this season till Valencia's coach got fired. With Perasovic on board he's been better and could have a chance.
That said, IMO players who have already played for the NT and know the "stars", got a better chance of making the team.
That's why I think Raúl López's could be there. He played for Spain, played for Scariolo (with the NT and Khimki), is having a great season (outplaying Jackson), and knows his role as backup PG. Would be a great fit IMO.

I would take Lopez over Rodriguez also. I think Spain should also consider as you said Sergi Vidal. He is a lot bigger two guard than Llull is and he would make a lot more sense defensively. Ever since Berni Rodriguez left the team they have not had any defensive option with size at two guard.

In the case of Spain though, I keep reading this talk about Llull playing point guard since Rubio is out. That is just comical to me. If Scariolo is dumb enough to play Llull as Calderon's backup then he is just incompetent.

I also heard from someone recently that Real Madrid played Llull at point guard this year because he asked them to since the Rockets asked it for him to play PG, if he wanted to have a chance to sign with them. So Llull staying with Real Madrid was based on him becoming a "point guard" from the Rockets wanting it.

If I was a Real Madrid fan I would be so pissed off at the Rockets if that is true. And it would just wreck Spain's team if they move LLull in there also to PG with the national team.

Playing him at point guard is a real comedy when all he ever does is look to score.

The Rockets GM is a complete retard if that is true.
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Argentina is really making some odd selections. First, they called Oberto to the team, even though he hasn't played with a club in about 2 1/2 years.

And now they called Hermann back, even though he had been out of basketball for 2 years, and just came back this year by playing in one of Argentina's minor leagues. Not their actual pro league, but one of their minor leagues.

I mean what the hell..............

It's not like they don't have some other good players. Their coach's selections are getting a bit bizarre.

Maybe Herrmann and Oberto still have something, but when they have not played serious club basketball in so many years, it's really odd that they get called to the national team.

Guys like Kammerichs, Jasen, JP Gutierrez, Mainoldi.......they can easily cover players like Oberto and Herrmann, and they are actually playing in recent years.

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Old 05-22-2012, 10:35 AM   #11
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Several teams released their pool of candidates today...

Brazil:
They are Marcelo Huertas, Larry James Taylor Jr, Raul Togni Neto, Leandro Barbosa, Marcelo Machado, Marcus Vinicius Vieira De Souza, Alex Ribeiro Garcia, Anderson Varejao, Guilherme Giovannoni, Tiago Splitter, Rafael Hettsheimeir, Nene and Caio Torres.

I'm guessing Caio Torres will be the only cut here.


Lithuania:
Tomas Delininkaitis, Deividas Dulkys, Paulius Jankunas, Simas Jasaitis, Sarunas Jasikevicius, Robertas Javtokas, Adas Juskevicius, Mantas Kalnietis, Rimantas Kaukenas, Antanas Kavaliauskas, Linas Kleiza, Tadas Klimavicius, Mindaugas Kuzminskas, Jonas Maciulis, Donatas Motiejunas, Martynas Pocius, Renaldas Seibutis, Darius Songaila, Jonas Valanciunas.

Lithuania's final roster is always unpredictable. Keliza, Jasikevicius, Kalnietis, Valanciunas, Pocius, Kaukenas, Javtokas, Jankunas, and Jasaitis (probably Maciulis too if he's healthy) are locks I would venture to say.


Angola:
Leonel Paulo, Carlos Almeida, Armando Costa, Joachim Gomes, Felizardo Ambrósio, Carlos Morais, Paulo Barros, Roberto Fortes, Divaldo Mbunga, Paulo Santana, Jorge Tati, Eduardo Mingas, Milton Barros, Olímpio Cipriano, Luís Costa, Yanick Moreira and Valdelicio Joaquim.


Germany:
Robin Benzing, Bastian Doreth, Steffen Hamann, Jan-Hendrik Jagla, Philipp Schwethelm, Philipp Neumann, Tibor Pleiß, Karsten Tadda, Heiko Schaffartzik, Lucca Staiger, Yassin Idbihi, Niels Giffey, Per Günther, Elias Harris, Mathis Mönninghoff, Patrick Heckmann, Maximilian Kleber, Tim Ohlbrecht, Daniel Theis, Maik Zirbes, Philip Zwiener.

This is another tough one to predict because a lot of their regular players weren't even significant rotation players for their club teams this year.

Dominican Republic:
Al Horford, Jack Michael Martínez, Francisco García, Charlie Villanueva, Eulis Báez, Josh Asselin, Luis Flores, Edgar Sosa, Gerardo Suero, Juan Coronado, Manuel Fortuna, Víctor Liz, Ronald Ramón, Alejandro Salas, Orlando Sánchez, Eloy Vargas, Karl Towns, Manuel Guzmán, Dagoberto Peña, James Feldeine, Manny Quezada, Sammy Mejía and Ricky Greer.

France:
Main: Andrew Albicy, Rodrigue Beaubois, Tony Parker, Steed Tchicamboud, Yannick Bokolo, Fabien Causeur, Nando De Colo, Nicolas Batum, Yakhouba Diawara, Mickael Gelabale, Charles Kahudi, Boris Diaw, Florent Pietrus, Ali Traoré, Joakim Noah, Ian Mahinmi, Kevin Seraphin, Ronny Turiaf
Reserves: Ajinca - Fournier - Heurtel - Jackson - M. Pietrus - Tillie

Final roster will probably be:
Parker / Beaubois / Albicy
De Colo / Causeur
Batum / Gelabale
Diaw / Seraphin
Noah / Turiaf / Traore
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For Greece, Mavrokefalidis, Schortsanitis, and Koufos are out with knee surgery.

Diamantidis once again said that he refuses to play - his "girlfriend forbids it".

Nick Calathes probably won't be selected since he wants to tryout for the Mavs and they won't let him play.
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Germany:
Robin Benzing, Bastian Doreth, Steffen Hamann, Jan-Hendrik Jagla, Philipp Schwethelm, Philipp Neumann, Tibor Pleiß, Karsten Tadda, Heiko Schaffartzik, Lucca Staiger, Yassin Idbihi, Niels Giffey, Per Günther, Elias Harris, Mathis Mönninghoff, Patrick Heckmann, Maximilian Kleber, Tim Ohlbrecht, Daniel Theis, Maik Zirbes, Philip Zwiener.

This is another tough one to predict because a lot of their regular players weren't even significant rotation players for their club teams this year.

France:
Main: Andrew Albicy, Rodrigue Beaubois, Tony Parker, Steed Tchicamboud, Yannick Bokolo, Fabien Causeur, Nando De Colo, Nicolas Batum, Yakhouba Diawara, Mickael Gelabale, Charles Kahudi, Boris Diaw, Florent Pietrus, Ali Traoré, Joakim Noah, Ian Mahinmi, Kevin Seraphin, Ronny Turiaf
Reserves: Ajinca - Fournier - Heurtel - Jackson - M. Pietrus - Tillie

Final roster will probably be:
Parker / Beaubois / Albicy
De Colo / Causeur
Batum / Gelabale
Diaw / Seraphin
Noah / Turiaf / Traore

First of all, why is Germany even listed? Germany has nothing to do with the Olympics. Why are you including them in the Olympic rosters thread?

As for France, no way in hell should they select Gelabale. He was horrible ever since his knee injury.
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Greece's 14 man preliminary roster:


PG Vassilis Spanoulis/Nick Calathes/Kostas Sloukas
SG Nikos Zisis/Kostas Vasileiadis/Vangelis Mantzaris
SF Georgios Printezis/Kostas Papanikolaou/Michael Bramos
PF Antonis Fotsis/Kostas Kaimakoglou
C Ioannis Bourousis/Ian Vougioukas/Dimitrios Mavroeidis


Nick Calathes isn't sure to be on the team, as he wants to play for Dallas next season, and they won't let him play if he does (Cuban and his crap again).

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Diamantidis once again said that he refuses to play - his "girlfriend forbids it".
Really?
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