Well they just announced the team and I thought that I'd give my thoughts on it, I don't expect Coach K to get on here and read it, but I was just bored and thought, Why not...15Carmelo Anthony F 6-8 230 24Denver Nuggets 4Carlos Boozer F 6-9 258 27Utah Jazz12Chris Bosh
24Toronto Raptors 10Kobe Bryant G 6-6 220 30Los Angeles Lakers11Dwight Howard C 6-11 265 23Orlando Magic 6LeBron James F 6-8 240 24Cleveland Cavaliers 5Jason Kidd G 6-4 212 35Dallas Mavericks 13Chris Paul G 6-0 170 23New Orleans Hornets14Tayshaun Prince F 6-9 205 28Detroit Pistons 8Michael Redd G 6-6 215 29Milwaukee Bucks 9Dwyane Wade
26Miami Heat 7Deron Williams G 6-3 205 24Utah Jazz Head Coach: Mike Krzyzewski, Duke UniversityAssistant Coach: Jim Boeheim, Syracuse University Assistant Coach: Mike D'Antoni, New York KnicksAssistant Coach: Nate McMillan, Portland Trail BlazersTeam Physician: Sheldon Burns, Minnesota TimberwolvesAthletic Trainer: Keith Jones, Houston RocketsAthletic Trainer: Casey Smith, Dallas Mavericks
Obviously the first thing jumps out you is the age, the average age is 23 on the team, the second thing that jumps out is you is the lack of a center, the only true center on the team is Dwight Howard and he's one of the more athletic if not the most athletic Centers in the League, so looking at those two factor coupled with having Mike D'Antoni as a assistant coach tells me that this team is gonna run, there fast passed game will be a nice change of pace after watching Team America over and over again running a slow half court offenses in international events and getting blown out every time...
One thing I can't wrap my mind around is why did they allow Michael Redd in over a big man like Tyson Chandler, Tim Duncan, Amari Stodimire, or maybe even Shaq?
Good luck team America, and if you don't win Gold, don't bother coming back.