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#1 BSLChrisStoner

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Posted 08 May 2015 - 09:28 PM

Thought we discussed this before, but couldn't find it.

The FIBA Americas tournament is in Mexico in late August and early September. The Top 2 teams there qualify for the Olympics, with the US and Brazil already qualified.

 

Will be interesting to see what happens with Team Canada:

1 Tyler Ennis, Cory Joseph, Kevin Pangos

2 Nick Stauskas

3 Andrew Wiggins, Anthony Bennett

4 Tristan Thompson, Trey Lyles, Kyle Wiltjer

5 Kelly Olynyk, Robert Sacre

 

Would look better if Anthony Bennett came on... he could be the 3, with Wiggins at the 2.

Still, that's a pretty good roster. Capable of a medal.



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Posted 08 May 2015 - 09:35 PM

Of course these guys also figure to be pretty good....

 

http://www.usab.com/...014-roster.aspx



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Posted 07 September 2015 - 06:44 PM

Americas championship on NBA Network right now... Canada playing Uruguay...  (currently up big... believe if they finish off tonight, they are in good shape to reach the semi-finals)

 

Canada opened the tourney with a loss to Argentina, but has been on a run since...

 

The Top 2 teams in this tourney qualify for the Olympics...

 

Tomorrow they face host Mexico, and Tuesday they face the Dominican Republic.

 

This is their current roster...

 

  • Anthony Bennett, 6-8" forward, Brampton, Ont., Minnesota Timberwolves (NBA)
  • Aaron Doornekamp, 6-7" forward, Odessa, Ont., Braunschweig (Germany)
  • Melvin Ejim, 6-6" forward, Toronto, Orlando Magic (NBA)
  • Brady Heslip, 6-2" guard, Burlington, Ont., Pallacanestro Cantù (Italy)
  • Cory Joseph, 6-3" guard, Pickering, Ont., Toronto Raptors (NBA)
  • Andrew Nicholson, 6-9" forward, Mississauga, Ont., Orlando Magic (NBA)
  • Kelly Olynyk, 7-0" centre, Kamloops, B.C., Boston Celtics (NBA)
  • Dwight Powell, 6-9" forward, Toronto, Dallas Mavericks (NBA)
  • Robert Sacre, 7-0" centre, Vancouver, Los Angeles Lakers (NBA)
  • Phil Scrubb, 6-3" guard, Richmond, B.C., AEK Athens (Greece)
  • Nik Stauskas, 6-6" guard, Mississauga, Ont., Philadelphia 76ers (NBA)
  • Andrew Wiggins, 6-8" forward, Vaughan, Ont., Minnesota Timberwolves (NBA)

 

Brady Heslip  has been dropping baskets...



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Posted 09 September 2015 - 12:47 PM

Rolled Mexico last night.

I can absolutely see Canada winning Silver next year, and maybe pushing the US if shots were falling.... but have to qualify first...

 

 

 

 

Semifinals

Friday, Sept. 11
Canada vs. Venezuela, 7 p.m.
Argentina vs. Mexico, 9:30 p.m.

 

Finals

Saturday, Sept. 12

Third-place game, 7 p.m.
Championship game, 9:30 p.m.



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Posted 11 September 2015 - 09:02 PM

Lost to Venezuela, will have to qualify next Summer.

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Posted 05 March 2016 - 10:26 AM

The Star: Canadian men’s basketball team heading to Manila for Olympic qualifier

http://www.thestar.c...-qualifier.html



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Posted 09 March 2016 - 07:49 PM

NBC Sports / PBT: USA Basketball to stick with selecting 12 man roster for Rio, no tryouts



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Posted 23 April 2016 - 04:15 PM

SI: USA Basketball’s Colangelo touts ‘analytics’ as he eyes Rio roster



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Posted 11 May 2016 - 07:28 AM

NBC Sports / PBT:  Reports: C.J. McCollum, Myles Turner, Brice Johnson named to USA select team
http://nba.nbcsports...sa-select-team/


Team USA will pick its roster for the 2016 Olympics from 28 finalists (the original list plus Damian Lillard, minus Chris Paul, minus Blake Griffin, minus John Wall).



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Posted 13 May 2016 - 07:25 PM

Australia is qualified, and they should be pretty good...

 

1) Dellavedova, Dante Exum

2) Patty Mills, Kevin Lisch

3) Ben Simmons, Joe Ingles

4) Thon Maker, Cameron Bairstow

5) Bogut, Aron Baynes

 

Maker (20th on the ESPN big board) wants to play for Australia... the Australian HC not sure if he will make the team.



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Posted 11 June 2016 - 09:59 AM

Wiggins won't participate in helping Canada trying to qualify, or go to the Olympics if Canada makes it.  Disappointing for them. If Canada qualifies for Olympic play, would have been that much more interesting with Wiggins on the roster.



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Posted 26 June 2016 - 08:36 AM

CBS Sports: Report: Kyrie Irving, Harrison Barnes selected for final two Team USA spots
http://www.cbssports...team-usa-spots/



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Posted 27 June 2016 - 05:14 PM

Sports on Earth: 2016 USA Basketball Roster Set

http://www.sportsone...-durant-carmelo



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Posted 29 June 2016 - 06:29 AM

Harrison Barnes made the Olympic roster...WTF?
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Posted 29 June 2016 - 10:32 AM

Harrison Barnes made the Olympic roster...WTF?



Probably not if LeBron didn't opt out.
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Posted 29 June 2016 - 11:44 AM

Sports on Earth: Dream or Redeem: The Team USA Cycle
http://www.sportsone...pics-dream-team



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Posted 10 July 2016 - 10:31 PM

France beats Canada for the last spot.

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Posted 16 July 2016 - 09:47 PM

Sports Illustrated: Olympics preview: Even without stars, U.S. men's basketball favored in Rio
http://www.si.com/ol...o-2016-team-usa

 

With Spain missing Ibaka, and M. Gasol, Canada not qualifying, and Simmons not participating with Australia...  not real excited for this.



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Posted 19 July 2016 - 09:16 PM

NBC Sports / PBT: Team USA sticking with system that has worked: High-pressure defense, get out and run



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Posted 22 July 2016 - 09:49 PM

Late 4th in the exhibition vs. Argentina...  US just laying it on.  (Final 111-74.)

Argentina will have a chance to medal, but this isn't one of their best teams.

 

France and Australia have the 2nd and 3rd best teams I think.    Still not clear if Bogut will be able to play for Australia. They would have been a lot of fun to watch with Simmons, Exum, and Maker.

 

France not taking Evan Fournier (who wanted to play) is crazy to me.
They could have had a starting lineup of Parker, Fournier, Batum, Diaw, and Gobert...

 

They do still have Nando de Colo the 2016 Euroleague MVP available as their 2G though.






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