Originally Posted by TheHonestTruth
Redick is a bigger asset to team USA than Kobe.
JJ Reddick would not even be a major factor in the Olympics just because he can hit those 3 Points shoot in the Collegiate Level...... does not mean he can easily be a Reggie Miller in the International Competition. International game is different from the style of playing in the NBA. Someone must set a screen on JJ Reddick because taller opponents can easily block his shoots.
I do not like Kobe but in terms of this situation i trust a player who is not only a one dimensional player like JJ. Kobe can at least defend the perimeter while Reddick cannot even guard a salt shaker.
the recent games ( FIBA 2006) played by the USA Team exhibited the improvement of the NT's outside sniping...moreover the quickness and speed of the squad, an obvious advantage of the USA team was exploited more frequently in breaking the opposing team's interior defense.
with this development, a Player like Kobe Bryant/ Carmelo Anthony will have a better chance to grab the starting slot
The USA Team would not just trusts on the "streak shooting" of JJ Reddick just to break the zone defense of the opponents.
Beside Kobe Bryant is a much better overall defender than Air Brick.
Kobe Bryant who's a better defender is a logical choice.