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    Default Jonas vs USA & doubters!

    August 4th 9:30 am we get to see Jonas play against the big, bad wolf. Team USA. You know it will be on tv for
    Sure. Hope he holds his own and not get shown up too much.
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    With Chandler being the only true centre on USA's roster, this might actually be a decent matchup at the 5.
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    I want to see Davis get matched up with this years #1 pick....and then crush his brow.

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    Quote Mediumcore wrote: View Post
    I want to see Davis get matched up with this years #1 pick....and then crush his brow.
    That would be nice, however, since people are saying Jonas would have been selected second don't think the U.S. Coach will do that just in case Jonas does show him up.

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    Jonas is not going to be a factor in this game through no fault of his own imo. He won't get many touches on offense because the Lithuanian guards will have great difficulty with the USA's pressure defense leading to easy transition baskets at the other end. In this style of game there won't be much half court offense or defense where a big like JV can show what he can do.

    In this case, I'm a doubter.
    Last edited by stretch; Thu Jul 19th, 2012 at 10:28 AM.

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    Quote Stahmenah_Vybz wrote: View Post
    That would be nice, however, since people are saying Jonas would have been selected second don't think the U.S. Coach will do that just in case Jonas does show him up.
    I doubt Coach K gives two shits about Davis' public perception. If matching big Val with the big Brow is part of his game plan, then that's what he's gonna do.

    This isn't a pre-draft workout.

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    Quote stretch wrote: View Post
    Jonas is not going to be a factor in this game through no fault of his own imo. He won't get many touches on offense because the Lithuanian guards will have great difficulty with the USA's pressure defense leading to easy transition baskets at the other end. In this style of game there won't be much half court offense or defense where a big like JV can show what he can do.

    In this case, I'm a doubter.
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    Quote themasao wrote: View Post
    I doubt Coach K gives two shits about Davis' public perception. If matching big Val with the big Brow is part of his game plan, then that's what he's gonna do.

    This isn't a pre-draft workout.
    Agreed. Doesn't seem to be any benefit for USA Basketball to "protect" Davis's perception.
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    I think JV will do okay, but I don't expect him to stand out much or get a ton of playing time. But it'll be a good test for the young'in
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    Quote Stahmenah_Vybz wrote: View Post
    That would be nice, however, since people are saying Jonas would have been selected second don't think the U.S. Coach will do that just in case Jonas does show him up.
    LOL wtf are you talking about ?

    You think the coach wont play Davis on Valanciunas because Coach K is afraid Davis will be shown up. lol stupidest thing Ive heard. why would Davis even be on the usa team then.

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    Quote themasao wrote: View Post
    I doubt Coach K gives two shits about Davis' public perception. If matching big Val with the big Brow is part of his game plan, then that's what he's gonna do.

    This isn't a pre-draft workout.
    Agreed. That is one of the reasons why the elder Colangelo prefers a college coach as opposed to an NBA coach - because he does not have an investment on the player's NBA future.

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    Shouldn't this be merged with Jonas' thread?

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    Are we looking at "Fool's Gold" in bigV? I hope not and hope he is the real deal as being marketing by the RAPTORS MGMT.

    But this game against the Big Bad Wolf is not the right place to see his game.
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    Quote themasao wrote: View Post
    I doubt Coach K gives two shits about Davis' public perception. If matching big Val with the big Brow is part of his game plan, then that's what he's gonna do.

    This isn't a pre-draft workout.
    I know it's not pre-draft but that will surely fuel a major debate about him going first don't you think?

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    Quote stretch wrote: View Post
    Jonas is not going to be a factor in this game through no fault of his own imo. He won't get many touches on offense because the Lithuanian guards will have great difficulty with the USA's pressure defense leading to easy transition baskets at the other end. In this style of game there won't be much half court offense or defense where a big like JV can show what he can do.

    In this case, I'm a doubter.
    Strange things have happened. Look what happened to them against Argentina!

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    Quote pesterm1 wrote: View Post
    LOL wtf are you talking about ?

    You think the coach wont play Davis on Valanciunas because Coach K is afraid Davis will be shown up. lol stupidest thing Ive heard. why would Davis even be on the usa team then.
    So if this is the stupidest thing you have ever heard, guess you only hang out with Doctors and geniuses. Just my opinion was stated. I am entitled to my opinion. And I wasn't saying that he will not play if Jonas is on the floor.

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    Quote Stahmenah_Vybz wrote: View Post
    I know it's not pre-draft but that will surely fuel a major debate about him going first don't you think?
    Yes, but why do you think there's a reason to avoid the debate?
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    Quote omgsomuchpotential wrote: View Post
    Shouldn't this be merged with Jonas' thread?
    And I believe you are right on that one. Sorry about that. Up to the host to move it.

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    the american team is pretty insanely good, i don't expect flying V to have much of a impact at all, to be honest. it'll be neat to see him playing against davis if it happens, though.
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    BIGV dont be fools gold....Be real play smart...play within your game.
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