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Old 08-15-2006, 10:36 AM   #1
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Default USAB stats after 5 games

Found these on the official site so thought I would post them and see what ppl thought.

Most playing time:

#1. Joe Johnson, 19.8 mpg
#2. Lebron James, 19.4 mpg
#3. Chris Paul, 18.6 mpg
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#14. Bruce Bowen, 10.3 mpg

Gotta say I'm somewhat surprised by this one myself, really hasn't seemed like JJ and CP3 were on the court that much with Lebron, Wade and Anthony dominating every game. Bowen being last is no surprise.

Most points scored:

#1. Carmelo Anthony, 16.8 ppg
#2. Lebron James, 15.8 ppg (65% FG)
#3. Dwayne Wade, 12.2 ppg
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#14. Bruce Bowen, 1.0 ppg

No real surprises here, Anthony, James and Wade have clearly been the top offensive forces in every game so far. And scoring isn't really Bowen's job, though 1.0 ppg is still pretty weak.

Top rebounders:

#1. Dwight Howard, 5.8 rpg (in only 11.2 mpg)
#2. Shane Battier, 3.4 rpg
#3. Elton Brand, 3.2 rpg
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#14. Bruce Bowen, 1.0 rpg

The one thing that stands out here is Howards monster stats, especially when considering that more than half the rebounds he got were offensive ones. Another last place for Bowen.

Top passers:

#1. Chris Paul, 4.2 apg
#2. Dwayne Wade, 4.0 apg
#3. Lebron James, 2.2 apg
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#14. Antawn Jamison, 0.0 apg

What stands out here is not so much the leaderboard but rather how few assists the US team is getting, 17.2 apg is anything but stellar, indicating that they still rely too much on individual performances.

Other stats:

Most steals: Dwayne Wade, 2.6 spg
Most Blocks: Lebron James/Elton Brand, 1.0 bpg
Most 3's: Carmelo Anthony/Antawn Jamison, 1.6 per game.

Overall it looks like the threesome of Wade + James + Anthony are the clear standouts on the team, co-captains perhaps ?

The much talked about 3-point shooting has been pretty decent so far with a team average of nearly 11 per game at better than 41%.

Passing is still somewhat lacking.

Defense has relied mostly on steals (nearly 15 per game), however inside presence espicially in the form of shot blockers has been absent.

Bruce Bowen seems like the prime candidate to be cut for the final 12-man roster.



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http://www.usabasketball.com/seniorm...tivestats.html
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Old 08-15-2006, 10:54 AM   #2
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Bosh is the 3rd worst shooter (Bowen, Arenas), 3rd worst scorer (Bowen, Arenas, Battier), t-2nd worst passer (1)...and he has 0 - that's right 0 - blocks.

Where are those David Robinson comparisons, again?
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Old 08-15-2006, 11:05 AM   #3
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Arenas hasn't shot well but he's not a bad shooter. Certainally better thab guys like Howard. Remember the playoffs? Now the shooting exhibition he put on against the Cavs is null because he struggled with his J in a couple international exhibition games?
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Old 08-15-2006, 11:15 AM   #4
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Bosh is just too nervous and tentative. he will come around. Arenas should thrive in this style of play.
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Old 08-15-2006, 11:35 AM   #5
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Bosh is just too nervous and tentative. he will come around.

Is that true? I thought it was his questionable mid-range jumper...no, no, no...of course, he has an "automatic" mid-range jumper, except for when he is nervous and tentative.
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Old 08-15-2006, 01:50 PM   #6
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Paul shoots a lot better than I'd expected from reading around here.
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nice breakdown
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at least Bowen got in a few points to remember his USA b-ball experience...other than that bye bye
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Old 08-15-2006, 03:25 PM   #9
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Is that true? I thought it was his questionable mid-range jumper...no, no, no...of course, he has an "automatic" mid-range jumper, except for when he is nervous and tentative.

Hey man. I never said he had an automatic jumper. it is a good one but I'm talking about the missed layups and dunks where he appears to be pressing.
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Why is Coach K making Bosh work the post so much? He is such a finesse player, i think its fairly obvious by now that he can't even bang in the post with the likes of Daniel Santiago and Anderson Varejao, much less Pau/Yao/Oberto/Scola. IMO he should continue on taking those mid-range jumpers (STOP taking 3s) and let somebody like Elton or Dwight stay in the paint as much as possible,
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joe johnson getting the PT!! i like i like
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Chris Bosh is trash, and it looks like the Raptors are in trouble this year. Who's their best player? Morris Peterson?
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All you guys are out of your F ucking Minds. I'd admit he hasn't played good as of far, but your basing this on five exhibtion international games comapred to his 3 stellar NBA seasons. To call him trash is ridiculous. For those who don't watch him on a regular basis like most of you, his jumper is automatic. What his problem has been is that he shouldn't be shooting threes and he's been pressing when he gets the ball because he doesn't get it often. You guys need to cool it.
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Chris Bosh is trash, and it looks like the Raptors are in trouble this year. Who's their best player? Morris Peterson?

Ced, STFU! Bosh was an allstar last year and will be for years to come. He will only get better you fool. That's some ignorant sh!t right there. STFU!
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