united states olympics basketball rio 2016

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Updated: August 17, 2016
United states olympics basketball rio 2016

United states olympics basketball rio 2016

NBA who will represent the United States at the 2016 Summer Olympics . Although no official confirmation, since it is assumed that the squad will be composed by base Kyrie Irving and Kyle Lowry , the escorts Klay Thompson , Jimmy Butler and DeMar DeRozan , eaves or power forwards Kevin Durant , Carmelo Anthony , Paul George , Harrison Barnes and Draymond Green and pívots DeMarcus Cousins and DeAndre Jordan .

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United states olympics basketball rio 2016

United states olympics basketball rio 2016

 

This is a team that follows the line of authority that won the 2014 World Cup in Spain . It has players with international experience, as Irving (MVP of that tournament), Thompson , Durant , DeRozan , Anthony or Cousins , has excellent scoring ( Irving , Durant , George , Anthony , etc, etc), very good outside shooters ( Thompson , Durant , Anthony , etc), very versatile players who are able to play several positions ( Butler , Anthony , Green , Durant , George , etc), good defenders ( Green , Jordan , etc) and large and powerful pívots ( Jordan and Cousins ). His game is based on defense, speed, scoring ability and versatility.

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united states olympics basketball rio 2016: Despite the absence of big stars such as LeBron James , Stephen Curry , Russell Westbrook , Anthony Davis , LaMarcus Aldridge or Kawhi Leonard , it is a squad of players that is above any other in the Olympics. As he said the Spanish power forward Victor Claver few days ago, ” the United States is favorite but go with his third team.”

The key to the US team will be precisely play as a team. In his last international event, the World of Spain , managed to perfection, with big stars slaughtered or accepting roles and supporting roles and took the gold with great authority. If you get it back is unlikely to not win gold.

Spain also gives the list

Spain also plans to present Monday the squad. You will choose from a group of 23 players after the resignation of Serge Ibaka . These are: Jose Manuel Calderon (New York Knicks) , Quino Colom (BC UNICS) , Sergio Llull, Sergio Rodriguez (Real Madrid) , Ricky Rubio (Minnesota Timberwolves) , Guillem Vives (Valencia Basket) , Juan Carlos Navarro, Pau Ribas (FC Barcelona Lassa), Alberto Abalde (FIATC Joventut) , Alex Abrines (FC Barcelona Lassa) , [AdSense-C]Dani Díez (Unicaja), Rudy Fernandez (Real Madrid) , Fernando San Emeterio (Valencia Basket) , Joan Sastre (CAI Zaragoza), Paul Aguilar Herbalife Gran Canaria) , Victor Claver (Lokomotiv Kuban) , Juancho Hernangómez (Movistar Estudiantes), Nikola Mirotic (Chicago Bulls) , Ilimane Diop (Laboral Kutxa Baskonia) , Marc Gasol (Memphis Grizzlies), Pau Gasol (Chicago Bulls), Guillermo Hernangómez and Felipe Reyes (Real Madrid) .

From what has transpired so far, Sergio Scariolo plans to convene the first training a large group of about 15 or 16 players, plus some potential guests. The reason for this broad call is that there are many doubts about the fitness of some important players as is the case of Juan Carlos Navarro , Rudy Fernandez and Marc Gasol . Also read about united states michael phelps