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    The FIBA World Cup 2014 starts a week from Saturday. Jonas Valanciunas is playing and let's hope that Demar Derozan makes the cut for the USA team.

    Some points of interest are:

    Spain is host and has never beaten the USA in head to head competition in the World Championship or Olympics. They are a very experienced unit and have all their top players on board for this tournament.

    The USA squad will be deep with 12 NBA players and well prepared but are missing so many of their top players in LBJ, Durant, Chris Paul, Paul George, Kevin Love, Blake Griffin, Lamarcus Aldridge, and Derrick Rose may not be ready. Coach K is 64-1 in FIBA competition since 2005.

    France is without Parker, Noah, and De Colo who are injured. Other teams missing NBA players are Argentina (Ginobli and Delfino), Australia (Bogut and Mills), New Zealand (Adams), Finland (Jerebko), Serbia (Nedovic) and Turkey (Kanter and Ilyasova).

    Former Raptors playing - Jose Calderon, Roko Ukic, Leandro Barbosa, Carlos Arroyo, Rudy Gay and David Anderson. Hamed Haddadi was briefly on the Raptors roster though he never played a game for Toronto.

    Canada did not qualify.

    Teams play a round robin in 4 groups of 6 with the top 4 teams from each group qualifying for the 16 team knockout bracket. Lithuania and Spain is a potential semi final match up.
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    Quote stretch wrote: View Post
    The FIBA World Cup 2014 starts a week from Saturday. Jonas Valanciunas is playing and let's hope that Demar Derozan makes the cut for the USA team.

    Some points of interest are:

    Spain is host and has never beaten the USA in head to head competition in the World Championship or Olympics. They are a very experienced unit and have all their top players on board for this tournament.

    The USA squad will be deep with 12 NBA players and well prepared but are missing so many of their top players in LBJ, Durant, Chris Paul, Paul George, Kevin Love, Blake Griffin, Lamarcus Aldridge, and Derrick Rose may not be ready. Coach K is 64-1 in FIBA competition since 2005.

    France is without Parker, Noah, and De Colo who are injured. Other teams missing NBA players are Argentina (Ginobli and Delfino), Australia (Bogut and Mills), New Zealand (Adams), Finland (Jerebko), Serbia (Nedovic) and Turkey (Kanter and Ilyasova).

    Former Raptors playing - Jose Calderon, Roko Ukic, Leandro Barbosa, Carlos Arroyo, Rudy Gay and David Anderson. Hamed Haddadi was briefly on the Raptors roster though he never played a game for Toronto.

    Canada did not qualify.

    Teams play a round robin in 4 groups of 6 with the top 4 teams from each group qualifying for the 16 team knockout bracket. Lithuania and Spain is a potential semi final match up.
    Lithuania and Spain is a potential semi final? Are you sure? I thought we'll see A-B and C-D matchups. Spain is in Group A, Lithuania and USA in groups D and C

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    Lithuania and Spain is a potential semi final? Are you sure? I thought we'll see A-B and C-D matchups. Spain is in Group A, Lithuania and USA in groups D and C
    I stand corrected. It's USA and Lithuania in a potential semi final match.

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    Brazil vs Lithuania right now is live

    http://atdhe.sx/basketball/watch-brazil-lithuania-6dhba

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    Valanciunas not playing?

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    Valanciunas not playing?
    He is. Coach put him on the bench after couple mins.. not sure why

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    Not sure if I'm watching Lithuania playing or Indiana Pacers right there. LOL. Jonas looks like Hibbert too. Slow as shit

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    First two quarters where quite brutal, no defence, poor offence. Somehow after hangtime, they decided to play basketball and won 61:64 (18:22, 7:16, 21:14, 18:9).

    JV 11 pts 3 rebs (26 mins).

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    USA plays Puerto Rico and then the roster cuts come. I would be shocked if Rose makes this team. His injury concerns predominate his involvement. It's FIBA basketball, a supreme grind of 5 games in 6 days.

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    USA plays Puerto Rico and then the roster cuts come. I would be shocked if Rose makes this team. His injury concerns predominate his involvement. It's FIBA basketball, a supreme grind of 5 games in 6 days.
    When is this game against Puerto Rico taking place?

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    Quote stretch wrote: View Post
    USA plays Puerto Rico and then the roster cuts come. I would be shocked if Rose makes this team. His injury concerns predominate his involvement. It's FIBA basketball, a supreme grind of 5 games in 6 days.
    When is this game against Puerto Rico taking place?

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    Quote GLF wrote: View Post
    When is this game against Puerto Rico taking place?
    Tomorrow on ESPN
    Bring back the physical game and send the softies home.

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    USA plays Slovenia on Tuesday in the Canaries for a final tune up.

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    I guess we'll get hammered without Bogut (Usual) and Patty. Oh well, future is very bright.

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    Quote BigCamB wrote: View Post
    I guess we'll get hammered without Bogut (Usual) and Patty. Oh well, future is very bright.
    Any of the youngsters like Simmons and Humphries playing?

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    Simmons was in the preliminary squad but didn't make the final cut sadly, will probably be in the next one. Humphries I guess is a few years away. Hopefully Thon Maker will have committed to the program as well by then, last I heard the news was much better than before on that front!

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    Quote BigCamB wrote: View Post
    Simmons was in the preliminary squad but didn't make the final cut sadly, will probably be in the next one. Humphries I guess is a few years away. Hopefully Thon Maker will have committed to the program as well by then, last I heard the news was much better than before on that front!
    Wow, there's some talent in the pipeline.

    Yesterday Antetokounmpo led Greece with 12 points and added six rebounds in a 70-56 World Cup warm up win over Turkey. Nick Calathes of the Memphis Grizzles also had 12 points for Greece.



    The length of the court in 2 dribbles and a dunk.

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    lol Jonas looks like Pau against zone defense

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    Any one else tired of hearing how DeRozan is on the bubble and he's going to get cut? He has been the leading scorer in the two games he played and one of the best distributors to. The US media especially Stein and ESPN keep reporting that he will be cut or on the bubble. While lesser players like Plumblee, Thompson and even Irving are being reported to make the team. If Derozan is cut it would make Coach Mike a true biased idiot. Derozan's game has come around alot over the last two years and to me is on par with James Harden. Will see what happens but I'm 100% sure that Derozan should be on the current World cup team.

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    Quote Frankthetank wrote: View Post
    Any one else tired of hearing how DeRozan is on the bubble and he's going to get cut? He has been the leading scorer in the two games he played and one of the best distributors to. The US media especially Stein and ESPN keep reporting that he will be cut or on the bubble. While lesser players like Plumblee, Thompson and even Irving are being reported to make the team. If Derozan is cut it would make Coach Mike a true biased idiot. Derozan's game has come around alot over the last two years and to me is on par with James Harden. Will see what happens but I'm 100% sure that Derozan should be on the current World cup team.
    We'll find out tomorrow, maybe. USA basketball are not saying if the cut is going to be down to 12, 13, or 14. Derozan deserves to make it but there is a good chance that USA moves on without Demar and other all stars that don't make the cut. There will be a lot of second guessing especially if a gold medal is not won by this team.

    Rose is not ready to play 9 games in 14 days. He should pull himself out leaving his spot to someone who is able to go full out. Rose has his own training specialist all set to go to Spain with him.

    http://www.chicagotribune.com/sports...821-story.html

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