Originally Posted by tyonenine
Should've invited hibbert
I believe Hibbertbus still sitting out since he played with Jamaica a few years ago. I remember reading him saying that had he known he'd have a shot with the USA team he would have waited before committing to Jamaica
Originally Posted by dmbrhs
I think it's pretty clear Team USA is treating the World Cup as a proving ground for the Olympic squads. The United States, unlike everyone else, places an emphasis on the Olympics, and will send its best players there every time (as long as they're part of the program).
Also, one thing people need to keep in mind is that Team USA's competition isn't getting any younger. Within a few years, Spain is going to look like Argentina has in the last three tournaments (Beijing, Turkey, London). Those programs are/were good because they've played together for so long. They don't have a continual crop of young talent to keep up with the overwhelming talent Team USA can reload with.
Although there are some worthy names of Olympic and WC consideration, you guys need to remember the last mini camp during in-between-summers in 09, and what players came out of that camp and earned a spot in Turkey and London, Gay (albeit short lived) Durant, Russy, Iggy.
Out of this year's minicamp I'd be shocked if more than 3 or 4 guys got the call up again to the Oly or WC. Especially if CP3, Dwill, and Russy/Rose are healthy, since a lot of the studs in this minicamp pool are small guards. It would be nice to see some of the young bigs play on the big stage.
I see Davis, Irving, Monroe, and maybe Lawson getting called up