Men's Basketball - Olympic Basketball | London 2012
Schedule of GB games:
July 29th, 20:00 - Russia v Great Britain / L 95 - 75
July 31st, 16:45 - Great Britain v Brazil / L 62 - 67
August 2nd, 20:00 - Spain v Great Britain
August 4th, 20:00 - Great Britain v Australia
August 6th, 16:45 - Great Britain v China
Schedule of US games:
July 29th, 14:30 - United States v France / W 98 - 71
July 31st, 22:15 - Tunisia v United States / W 63 - 110
August 2nd, 22:15 - United States v Nigeria
August 4th, 14:30 - Lithuania v United States
August 6th, 22:15 - Argentina v United States
So.. thoughts, predictions, etc.
Even with Deng I don't see us having any chance against the other teams in our group.. all of them are above 15th seed and have formidable players. The majority of our roster play for teams overseas, so I can't really see much chemistry. Hopefully we'll still put up a good fight.
Last edited by Aaron_xyz; 02-08-2012 at 11:26.
Opposing teams will just double and triple team Deng and make him do all the work. It's not going to end well. I'd like to see us get out of the group, but Spain are probably the second best team here (have an NBA star-studded frontcourt in the Gasol twins and Ibaka, as well as Navarro and Calderon to run the point), and Brazil have some decent players too in Nene, Barbosa and Huertes. Even Australia and China pose a threat.
Ben Gordon couldn't commit to the Olympics because he got traded recently in the NBA.
(Original post by Iqbal007)
You never know though, Britain's first proper time, I think they'll do decent if they stick together, also Ben Gordon where is he
Last edited by Xotol; 28-07-2012 at 16:30.
Brazil are pretty good. They have some NBA calliber players. They even lost to the US recently by only 11 points (Spain lost by 22 and Argentina by 6)
(Original post by danny111)
B has what Spain and then who else is any good?
Also OP, I imagine it might be worth putting the USA schedule as well. They'll probably be the most exciting games to watch with all their talent.
Last edited by Xotol; 28-07-2012 at 16:38.
Is it me or is the basket for the Olympics higher up/taller than in the NBA?
Last edited by lollage123; 29-07-2012 at 15:01.