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Old 08-03-2008, 04:31 PM   #13 (permalink)
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USA is going to kick butt IMO. Totally different team this year from the one a few years ago that was similar on paper, but way less mature.

Deron and Paul are the best PG's in the world. Plus they are unselfish (a problem with the last USA team).

LeBron, Carmelo and Wade are older and their games have matured. LeBron may play some PF if Dwight goes down, which means he'll handle the ball a bit less. I think it could work in spurts.

Kidd is a savvy old vet who knows how to win games. Kobe is a savvy 29 year old vet who will absolutely not let team USA lose.

Dwight is a beast down low. Bosh is Bosh (solid, although a weak defender).

Tayshaun was a very smart pick for the team. His game fits perfectly. Redd less so, but you need a shooter to match up zones, and he has that reputation. (Frankly, Anthony Parker would be a better fit than Redd for these games IMO)
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