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Old 05-30-2008, 02:54 PM   #11 (permalink)
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SJ, I'd like to disagree. I am sure it's not 5 games (it'd be more like 20 for any team that reaches the gold-medal game), and there is also a pre-tournament camp to think about.

It has been statistically proven that NBA players who participate in national team competitions over the summer months usually play a sub-par season following that. Americans might be getting off lighter because of the depth of that team, but all the other nationals will play heavy minutes for their teams, like Rasho, Calderon, Garbo (if he plays). Even Delfino will be fairly tired come September.

BTW, Rasho could be getting a double-whammy in case Slovenia qualifies in June.
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