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    The roster does look like NBA stars + Plumlee

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    Quote stretch wrote: View Post
    Doesn't everyone get it that Plumlee is in fact making this team because Coach K sits on the Iron Throne.
    Totally forgot Plumlee played at Duke with Coach K ... Hilarious. Not sure how I missed that.
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    Quote stretch wrote: View Post
    Doesn't everyone get it that Plumlee is in fact making this team because Coach K sits on the Iron Throne.
    Yeah, I think people are trying way too hard to justify Plumlee being on the team. There is no real rational argument to be made for adding him from a bball perspective.

    It doesn't make sense selecting a less talented player because you project him for a lesser role. A more talented player would still produce more if given the same role. You have to get a guy to accept that, but why would that be hard? These guys are picked partly because they have shown interest in committing themselves to the process. A list of legends of the game have all come through team USA and lots of them had to accept smaller roles. Even for all the crap Cousins takes, can't imagine he'd commit to this every summer if he wasn't willing to do whatever is asked of him. And on top of all that, if you have emergencies (injury, foul trouble, someone just choking big time), instead of asking a less talented player to fill a bigger role, you're asking the more talented guy to stop sacrificing and accept a role closer to what he's accustomed to.

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    Wow. Now that's a big one!!



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    Quote TRex wrote: View Post
    Wow. Now that's a big one!!


    Wow.




    Huge, Huge blow for Team USA.

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    DD should definitely make this team now
    USA is gonna need wing scoring now
    "We had to put the ball in Rudy’s hands. He had it going,” Casey said. “DeMar struggled. I think he was 2-for-15 in the first half. Rudy was the only one that really had something rolling with a rhythm. It was one of those nights. If it was DeMar rolling we would have milked him. But tonight it was Rudy and did a great job of carrying us, getting us into overtime

    Rudy shot 11-37......................

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    Mental and physical exhaustion? i say bullshit. He's just using it as an excuse IMO. I think this is PG related.

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    derozan will be a starter now most likely
    awesome

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    Quote TRex wrote: View Post
    Mental and physical exhaustion? i say bullshit. He's just using it as an excuse IMO. I think this is PG related.
    I'd be mental exhausted too,, if someone offered me 10 year, $325M deal.. ( not sure if this rumuor is true.. )

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    Quote TRex wrote: View Post
    Mental and physical exhaustion? i say bullshit. He's just using it as an excuse IMO. I think this is PG related.
    I agree bullshit.

    Might have to do with two things:

    1) Nike sponsorship with team USA and KD heading to UA (unlikely)

    2) OKC ownership pressure (more likely)


    Please not pure speculation on my part

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    Quote rocwell wrote: View Post
    I'd be mental exhausted too,, if someone offered me 10 year, $325M deal.. ( not sure if this rumuor is true.. )
    That is equivalent of 2 max contracts for anyone keeping track

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    Quote mcHAPPY wrote: View Post
    That is equivalent of 2 max contracts for anyone keeping track
    KD can take a pay cut to join the Raptors in 2016 i guess.

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    It's ok, Coach K's favorite son Plumlee will save Team USA
    "We had to put the ball in Rudy’s hands. He had it going,” Casey said. “DeMar struggled. I think he was 2-for-15 in the first half. Rudy was the only one that really had something rolling with a rhythm. It was one of those nights. If it was DeMar rolling we would have milked him. But tonight it was Rudy and did a great job of carrying us, getting us into overtime

    Rudy shot 11-37......................

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    Quote rocwell wrote: View Post
    Wow.




    Huge, Huge blow for Team USA.
    Maybe Raptors should pull Demar out the Team Usa.
    Every time I c Paul George go down makes me want 2 vomit,pretty sick. Feel bad for the kid,I wish him luck,that's a tough injury.
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    Quote Dr Hannibal Lecter wrote: View Post
    Maybe Raptors should pull Demar out the Team Usa.
    Every time I c Paul George go down makes me want 2 vomit,pretty sick. Feel bad for the kid,I wish him luck,that's a tough injury.
    I'd take a risk on DeMar getting better. With no doubt he should get better, and hopefully he won't get injured.

    KD has championship aspirations this season so he obviously doesn't want to get injured.

    For DeMar its about getting better. KD is not going to get much better from team USA, and DeMar knows this experience is once in a lifetime. KD will have many more years with team USA if he chooses to.

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    look...I can't blame the guy. Cite whatever you want. You just watched a man snap in half.
    Cavs are totally going to make the second round this year and this signature has always been here and has never been anything else.

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    DeMar is a lock now that KD and George are gone
    Cavs are totally going to make the second round this year and this signature has always been here and has never been anything else.

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    Has anyone pulled out of Team Canada citing "exhaustion" or contract uncertainties? No, I thought not.

    I am one disappointed North Carolinian.

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    DeMar DeRozan is a lock for TEAM USA after KD pulled out of the event, I think DeRozan can make it given the fact that he might even start at the 3-spot for the team.

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    Quote MACK11 wrote: View Post
    It's ok, Coach K's favorite son Plumlee will save Team USA
    lol. Think harder. Plumlee is out. Coach K needs Cousins after KD peed his pants.

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