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Did Colangelo and Krzyzewski make the right call?

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08:13 AM ET 08.20 | When Team USA decided to go small, the spotlight turned to its staff. This just became about Jerry Colangelo and Mike Krzyzewski. Depending on the circumstances of the failure if the United States does not win the gold at the world championships, a potential outcome that cannot be dismissed, they'll take the heat for picking a roster with Tyson Chandler as the only true center. Similarly, they should get inordinate credit, a lot more than crafting the sparkly Redeem Team for the 2008 Olympics, if the risky personnel decisions pay off.

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August 20, 2010  08:56 AM ET

Tyson Chandler is probably the only big who said he would play....most of these guys have no interest in Team USA...they would rather use the summer off to chill and travel

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August 20, 2010  09:22 AM ET

Maybe this is WHY none of the Super star wanted to play ;(

Two teams going to the World Cup, Serbia & Greece ...had a brawl on Thursday Night

A stunned crowd watched players from both teams exchange punches and kicks.

Plus was not there a big security question about Turkey itself

August 20, 2010  09:32 AM ET
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I know in basketball you are always better off with big men, but in this case there simply is a huge shortage of premier big men in their prime in the league without chronic injury problems or lacking talent.....lets run the lot.....Howard,Horford,Noah...Didnt want to playAl,Camby,Kaman,Bynum,Oden.....Are always injured or limited due to injuryLopez...Withdrew due to illnessWhats left Chandler and McGee....LOL!!! I think they made the right choice...that was all that was left...

SD .... Kaman if he does plays with Germany, along with Dirk ...why some duel citizenship

Noah plays for France, were his father was from.

Horford born in and plays for Dominican Republic.

McGee was found to have Asthma in training camp for team USA

August 20, 2010  09:38 AM ET
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SD .... Kaman if he does plays with Germany, along with Dirk ...why some duel citizenship Noah plays for France, were his father was from.Horford born in and plays for Dominican Republic. McGee was found to have Asthma in training camp for team USA

"asthma... i'll give you asthma."

August 20, 2010  09:39 AM ET
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"asthma... i'll give you asthma."

pic of judge smails did not show up for some reason.

August 20, 2010  09:40 AM ET

And the big problem for Team USA - Brazil with 2 1/2 NBA Bigs, Nene / Denver, Sideshow Bob - Varejao / Clev, Tiago Splitter / SA

August 20, 2010  09:41 AM ET
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Its not the smallness that's a problem........its do we have enough outside shooters. Yes we have a few that are consistent, but I'm not sure we have enough. Even the bigs in international play can shoot

spencer hawes?

August 20, 2010  09:53 AM ET

Dream Team it's not, Bros.

August 20, 2010  10:00 AM ET

I wish more big name players would step up. Its not like its for their City any more, it's for their Country. The 08 team didn't have to play well to win, they just had fun. This team has a lot of speed and hopefully the full court press will be a strong point. If not then look out.

August 20, 2010  10:10 AM ET
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Sorry...didnt know that......or just forgot....either way that just proves my point further.....slim pickins for BIG MEN IN TODAYS NBA...

Hahahahahaha. Think before you post.

August 20, 2010  10:24 AM ET

we shall see.

August 20, 2010  10:38 AM ET
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Hahahahahaha. Think before you post.

hahaha... why start now?

August 20, 2010  10:54 AM ET
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Georgia Tech huh??? More garbage LOL!!!!!

great school, great location, great time... what school did you go to?

August 20, 2010  11:07 AM ET
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great school, great location, great time... what school did you go to?

Man U.......

August 20, 2010  11:09 AM ET
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Man U.......

hahahaha... or maybe its satellite campus man-gravy u.

August 20, 2010  11:12 AM ET

Why do people make it seem as if the US is goes to constantly see some great international true post players? The international game is still pick and pop and this team with its length and athleticsm has the physical ability to defend anybody. If they gel defensively all those long contested jumpshots by the opposition turn into long rebounds and transition points.

 
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