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-King-
01-16-2012, 11:04 AM
I'll be surprised if any country is able to stay within 50.

2012 U.S. Olympic Menís Team Finalists Roster

(as of 1/16/2012)
<table border="1" cellpadding="3" cellspacing="0" width="99%"><tbody><tr bgcolor="#cccccc" valign="bottom"> <td class="sub-head-WHITE" bgcolor="#021836" width="30%">NAME
</td> <td class="sub-head-WHITE" bgcolor="#021836"> POS
</td> <td class="sub-head-WHITE" bgcolor="#021836"> HGT
</td> <td class="sub-head-WHITE" bgcolor="#021836"> WGT
</td> <td class="sub-head-WHITE" bgcolor="#021836"> DOB
</td> <td class="sub-head-WHITE" bgcolor="#021836"> CURRENT TEAM / COLLEGE or HIGH SCHOOL

</td></tr> <tr valign="top"> </tr><tr valign="top"> <td class="roster-text">LaMarcus Aldridge (http://www.usabasketball.com/bios/aldridge_lamarcus.html)
</td> <td class="roster-text"> F/C
</td> <td class="roster-text"> 6-11
</td> <td class="roster-text"> 240
</td> <td class="roster-text"> 7/19/85
</td> <td class="roster-text">Portland Trail Blazers / Texas
</td></tr> <tr valign="top"> <td class="roster-text">Carmelo Anthony (http://www.usabasketball.com/bios/anthony_carmelo.html)
</td> <td class="roster-text"> F
</td> <td class="roster-text"> 6-8
</td> <td class="roster-text"> 230
</td> <td class="roster-text"> 5/29/84
</td> <td class="roster-text">New York Knicks / Syracuse
</td></tr> <tr valign="top"> <td class="roster-text">Chauncey Billups (http://www.usabasketball.com/bios/billups_chauncey.html)
</td> <td class="roster-text"> G
</td> <td class="roster-text"> 6-3
</td> <td class="roster-text"> 202
</td> <td class="roster-text"> 9/25/76
</td> <td class="roster-text">Los Angeles Clippers / Colorado
</td></tr> <tr valign="top"> <td class="roster-text">Chris Bosh (http://www.usabasketball.com/bios/bosh_chris.html)
</td> <td class="roster-text"> F
</td> <td class="roster-text"> 6-10
</td> <td class="roster-text"> 230
</td> <td class="roster-text"> 3/24/84
</td> <td class="roster-text">Miami Heat / Georgia Tech
</td></tr> <tr valign="top"> <td class="roster-text">Kobe Bryant (http://www.usabasketball.com/bios/bryant_kobe.html)
</td> <td class="roster-text"> G
</td> <td class="roster-text"> 6-6
</td> <td class="roster-text"> 205
</td> <td class="roster-text"> 8/23/78
</td> <td class="roster-text">Los Angeles Lakers / Lower Merion H.S. (PA)
</td></tr> <tr valign="top"> <td class="roster-text">Tyson Chandler (http://www.usabasketball.com/bios/chandler_tyson.html)
</td> <td class="roster-text"> C
</td> <td class="roster-text"> 7-1
</td> <td class="roster-text"> 235
</td> <td class="roster-text"> 10/02/82
</td> <td class="roster-text">New York Knicks / Dominguez H.S. (CA)
</td></tr> <tr valign="top"> <td class="roster-text">Kevin Durant (http://www.usabasketball.com/bios/durant_kevin.html)
</td> <td class="roster-text"> G
</td> <td class="roster-text"> 6-9
</td> <td class="roster-text"> 230
</td> <td class="roster-text"> 9/29/88
</td> <td class="roster-text">Oklahoma City Thunder / Texas
</td></tr> <tr valign="top"> <td class="roster-text">Rudy Gay (http://www.usabasketball.com/bios/gay_rudy.html)
</td> <td class="roster-text"> F
</td> <td class="roster-text"> 6-8
</td> <td class="roster-text"> 230
</td> <td class="roster-text"> 8/17/86
</td> <td class="roster-text">Memphis Grizzlies / Connecticut
</td></tr> <tr valign="top"> <td class="roster-text">Eric Gordon (http://www.usabasketball.com/bios/gordon_eric.html)
</td> <td class="roster-text"> G
</td> <td class="roster-text"> 6-3
</td> <td class="roster-text"> 222
</td> <td class="roster-text"> 12/25/88
</td> <td class="roster-text">New Orleans Hornets / Indiana
</td></tr> <tr valign="top"> <td class="roster-text">Blake Griffin (http://www.usabasketball.com/bios/griffin_blake.html)
</td> <td class="roster-text"> F
</td> <td class="roster-text"> 6-10
</td> <td class="roster-text"> 251
</td> <td class="roster-text"> 03/16/89
</td> <td class="roster-text">Los Angeles Clippers / Oklahoma
</td></tr> <tr valign="top"> <td class="roster-text">Dwight Howard (http://www.usabasketball.com/bios/howard_dwight.html)
</td> <td class="roster-text"> F/C
</td> <td class="roster-text"> 6-11
</td> <td class="roster-text"> 265
</td> <td class="roster-text"> 12/08/85
</td> <td class="roster-text">Orlando Magic / Southwest Atlanta Christian Academy (GA)
</td></tr> <tr valign="top"> <td class="roster-text">Andre Iguodala (http://www.usabasketball.com/bios/iguodala_andre.html)
</td> <td class="roster-text"> G/F
</td> <td class="roster-text"> 6-6
</td> <td class="roster-text"> 207
</td> <td class="roster-text"> 1/28/84
</td> <td class="roster-text">Philadelphia 76ers / Arizona
</td></tr> <tr valign="top"> <td class="roster-text">LeBron James (http://www.usabasketball.com/bios/james_lebron.html)
</td> <td class="roster-text"> F
</td> <td class="roster-text"> 6-8
</td> <td class="roster-text"> 250
</td> <td class="roster-text"> 12/30/84
</td> <td class="roster-text">Miami Heat / St. Vincent-St. Mary H.S. (OH)
</td></tr> <tr valign="top"> <td class="roster-text">Kevin Love (http://www.usabasketball.com/bios/love_kevin.html)
</td> <td class="roster-text"> F
</td> <td class="roster-text"> 6-10
</td> <td class="roster-text"> 260
</td> <td class="roster-text"> 9/07/88
</td> <td class="roster-text">Minnesota Timberwolves / UCLA
</td></tr> <tr valign="top"> <td class="roster-text">Lamar Odom (http://www.usabasketball.com/bios/odom_lamar.html)
</td> <td class="roster-text"> F
</td> <td class="roster-text"> 6-10
</td> <td class="roster-text"> 230
</td> <td class="roster-text"> 11/06/79
</td> <td class="roster-text">Dallas Mavericks / Rhode Island
</td></tr> <tr valign="top"> <td class="roster-text">Chris Paul (http://www.usabasketball.com/bios/paul_chris.html)
</td> <td class="roster-text"> G
</td> <td class="roster-text"> 6-0
</td> <td class="roster-text"> 175
</td> <td class="roster-text"> 5/06/85
</td> <td class="roster-text">Los Angeles Clippers / Wake Forest
</td></tr> <tr valign="top"> <td class="roster-text">Derrick Rose (http://www.usabasketball.com/bios/rose_derrick.html)
</td> <td class="roster-text"> G
</td> <td class="roster-text"> 6-3
</td> <td class="roster-text"> 190
</td> <td class="roster-text"> 10/04/88
</td> <td class="roster-text">Chicago Bulls / Memphis
</td></tr> <tr valign="top"> <td class="roster-text">Dwyane Wade (http://www.usabasketball.com/bios/wade_dwyane.html)
</td> <td class="roster-text"> G
</td> <td class="roster-text"> 6-4
</td> <td class="roster-text"> 220
</td> <td class="roster-text"> 1/17/82
</td> <td class="roster-text">Miami Heat / Marquette
</td></tr> <tr valign="top"> <td class="roster-text">Russell Westbrook (http://www.usabasketball.com/bios/westbrook_russell.html)
</td> <td class="roster-text"> G
</td> <td class="roster-text"> 6-3
</td> <td class="roster-text"> 187
</td> <td class="roster-text"> 11/12/88
</td> <td class="roster-text">Oklahoma City Thunder / UCLA
</td></tr> <tr valign="top"> <td class="roster-text">Deron Williams (http://www.usabasketball.com/bios/williams_deron.html)
</td> <td class="roster-text"> G
</td> <td class="roster-text"> 6-3
</td> <td class="roster-text"> 207
</td> <td class="roster-text"> 7/26/84
</td> <td class="roster-text">New Jersey Nets / Illinois
</td></tr> <tr valign="top"> <td class="roster-text" colspan="6">Managing Director: Jerry Colangelo (http://www.usabasketball.com/bios/colangelo_jerry.html)
</td></tr> <tr valign="top"> <td class="roster-text" colspan="6">Head Coach: Mike Krzyzewski (http://www.usabasketball.com/bios/krzyzewski_mike.html), Duke University
</td></tr> <tr valign="top"> <td class="roster-text" colspan="6">Assistant Coach: Jim Boeheim, (http://http//www.usabasketball.com/seniormen/2008/MediaGuide/boeheim_jim-Oly.pdf) Syracuse University
</td></tr> <tr valign="top"> <td class="roster-text" colspan="6">Assistant Coach: Mike D'Antoni (http://http//www.usabasketball.com/seniormen/2008/MediaGuide/deantoni_mike-Oly.pdf), New York Knicks
</td></tr> <tr valign="top"> <td class="roster-text" colspan="6">Assistant Coach: Nate McMillan (http://http//www.usabasketball.com/seniormen/2008/MediaGuide/mcmillan_nate-Oly.pdf), Portland Trail Blazers
</td></tr></tbody></table>

Stanley Nickels
01-16-2012, 11:11 AM
JESUS CHRIST.

Okay, who's your everyday starting five, if you were forced to choose ONLY five, with a first-off?

I'd say:
1: Paul
2: Bryant
3: Durant
4: James
5: Howard
First-off: Rose, to play the 1 or 2

Demonpenz
01-16-2012, 11:12 AM
No Dirk?

-King-
01-16-2012, 11:14 AM
No Dirk?

Dunno if this is a Penz'd moment or not, but I'll answer anyway. Dirk is German.

Stanley Nickels
01-16-2012, 11:16 AM
Assuming my list *was* our 5+1 lineup, I doubt any other team would even be able to hang with the "backup" 5+1, which would be:
1. Williams
2. Wade
3. Anthony
4. Griffin
5. Chandler
First-off: K. Love to spell the 4 or 5

Stanley Nickels
01-16-2012, 11:16 AM
Dunno if this is a Penz'd moment or not.

It is.

Deberg_1990
01-16-2012, 11:17 AM
Straight up Balla's

tk13
01-16-2012, 11:19 AM
Assuming my list *was* our 5+1 lineup, I doubt any other team would even be able to hang with the "backup" 5+1, which would be:
1. Williams
2. Wade
3. Anthony
4. Griffin
5. Chandler
First-off: K. Love to spell the 4 or 5

And you've made two lists with 11 players and didn't even mention Derrick Rose.

DaKCMan AP
01-16-2012, 11:20 AM
JESUS CHRIST.

Okay, who's your everyday starting five, if you were forced to choose ONLY five, with a first-off?

I'd say:
1: Paul
2: Bryant
3: Durant
4: James
5: Howard
First-off: Rose, to play the 1 or 2

If it were me:

1. Rose
2. Wade
3. Durant
4. Bron
5. Howard

6. Williams
7. Kobe
8. Melo
9. Love
10. Chandler

However, they could always have Wade be 6th man and lead the team in scoring, like last time.

dirk digler
01-16-2012, 11:23 AM
If it were me:

1. Rose
2. Wade
3. Durant
4. Bron
5. Howard

6. Williams
7. Kobe
8. Melo
9. Love
10. Chandler

However, they could always have Wade be 6th man and lead the team in scoring, like last time.

That is pretty close how I would do it except maybe switch Kobe and Wade

Stanley Nickels
01-16-2012, 11:26 AM
FTR, Paul isn't necessarily more talented than Rose or Williams, but I think he is the ideal PG to be able to coordinate a group as talented as those guys.

Thig Lyfe
01-16-2012, 11:30 AM
This team is mind-blowingly talented. Holy shit.

Predarat
01-16-2012, 12:47 PM
Wow now that is one helluva team, holy shit.

Munson
01-16-2012, 12:53 PM
I don't really watch basketball, but I can easily predict that the US team will dish out some serious international rapings.

DeezNutz
01-16-2012, 12:57 PM
Lack of outside shooting once again a major weakness. The US is always more athletic and talented, but they've struggled mightily in international competition to play as a team, in a system, and have often been woeful from outside.