Who'll get the openings on Team USA? Kapono mentioned
Old 05-25-2009, 03:27 PM   #1 (permalink)
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"It won't be until a year from now, the spring of 2010, before anyone must give a definitive "yes" or "no" -- and it's a safe bet that minds are going to change between now and then.

But as of now, it appears as many as eight members of the 2008 U.S. Olympic team could be representing Team USA at the 2010 World Championship in Turkey: LeBron James, Kobe Bryant, Dwyane Wade, Dwight Howard, Chris Bosh, Chris Paul, Carmelo Anthony and Deron Williams.

There are some two dozen players who would love to claim one of those four remaining spots, so let's have a look at who will be in Team USA's training camp this summer in Las Vegas, along with their prospects for wearing the red, white and blue when the World Championship competition is held Aug. 28-Sept. 12, 2010."


"Jason Kapono: Was put on the '07 Select Team after the Raptors threw all that money at him, but his stock has dropped to the point where even getting an invite this summer is uncertain"

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I think Kapono deserves to go.
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is that speaking as a spaniard bel?
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Hmmmm. I guess then Kapono must be alot better than some give him credit for if he is even being mentioned......especial if guys like Bosh make it.
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I think Kapono deserves to go.
Yeah, they need somebody with experience handing out water and towels.
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Kapono should make it. Especially with Gilbert at his side for USA's most overpaid team
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he would be a bench player that could be used in 3 point situations.... that being said, he still sux
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he would be a bench player that could be used in 3 point situations.... that being said, he still sux
What about Ray Allen? Or other guys who can do more than hit shots when they aren't required to move and don't have a hand in their face?
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Hmmmm. I guess then Kapono must be alot better than some give him credit for if he is even being mentioned......especial if guys like Bosh make it.
i know, he was so bad in the olympics, did he bang your wife or something?
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Old 05-26-2009, 02:34 PM   #10 (permalink)
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kapono would be good in international game. he's intelligent, and the SG/SF there are less athletic, so he can defend them better. And his shooting would be a major asset on a team with paul as the distributor and lebron and kobe do draw double teams ...
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what shooting? do you mean his dribble drive running floaters?
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Those are travels........
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I don't see why they wouldn't just grab Ray Allen. Ray Allen can actually make open shots, defend his position, and do something other than park on the perimeter and suck.
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Ray Allen is up there in years
and I don't think he wants to play international ball
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haha, it was more a shot at Kapono than an actual suggestion.
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i know, he was so bad in the olympics, did he bang your wife or something?
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Hmmmm. I guess then Kapono must be alot better than some give him credit for if he is even being mentioned......especial if guys like Bosh make it.
mabey try re-reading what I wrote.
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