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Thread: Philippines Senior National Team Thread Vol. IV

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sam (a.k.a.) Tuwid View Post
    As long as Gilas Pilipinas runs the DDO for their offense, Jalalon's point guard skills is a must for the team.

    I too eye with disdain ballers of small stature, firmly believing that size is king in basketball, but I also mostly reassess and allow a bit of flexibility if the baller in question, this case a PG, has transcendental skill set to go with an unbounded desire on defense.

    Coach Chot's words of praise for Jalalon, IMO, is just and within the confines for a source of inspiration and a vote of confidence.
    Jalalon play is laudable for every filipino baller who loves and plays the game..works hard in both ends of teh court..

    Real pg icon..
    To becomes Asia's Best, we need to compete against the World's Best..

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    Okay. I guess it is just a difference in perspective. I always believed that winning by playing much smarter works a lot better than winning by playing harder. Ive got neighbors and classmates who worked as hard as anyone but never did get anywhere. Those who understood how the games of life play out did much better. And the best lesson in life is not repeating mistakes, regardless of how much you like to repeat the mistake. We already saw how the better teams in the world treat casios, alapags and tenorios at the elite level. After all, as one astute forumer noted, 5'9" retired nbaer barrera from a country much smaller than the philippines easily bests pinoy tiny ballers anytime.
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    Btw, you ask inconvenient questions and pose inconvenient truths to make sure favoritism and double standards wont apply in forming national teams. As in jalalons case, 1) which former or current nba pg like mills he may encounter can he outplay to the benefit of the nt; 2) which of the top apac team's pgs from australia, china, nzealand, south korea or japan can he outplay? 3) if those are too hard, which pgs in san miguel beer, ginebra, or talk and txt can he outplay to help his team win a championship?, 4) if forumers here can criticize the pba multi-mvp fajardo as too slow for fiba world and apac, and noticed how few touches good centers like him get under chots version of the ddo, how did jalalon who has not received recognition or trophies from fiba or the pba become a pg icon or excellent pg?, and 5) the ability of castro in his younger days to outplay other pgs are proven by videos, awards, and more importantly, credible offers fron non-philippine teams to play outside the philippines. So, how can he even be a better choice at pg than thompson and norwood, among others, for nt duties?

    So far, the evidence shows he can outplay myanmarese pgs. Is this now enough to get into the pinoy nt?

    If we remove all or five guards from the present gilas nt, good replacements can easily be found. If we remove all present or 5 nt bigs, what happens to the nt's competitiveness?
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    Quote Originally Posted by analyzed View Post
    What this format is really testing, is actually the overall depth of talent a country has at it's disposal. For a country to secure making it to the WC (which BTW has increased the number of slots to 32) it has to have the depth for a B team, that is composed of players not in the major leagues like the NBA, the major players are then only reserved for the window periods that coincide with their respective leagues off season normally June to sept (US summer monthts) . So if you really don't have a good program, and just happened to have 1 NBA player ( baka naturalized player pa) then you're screwed. Which when you think about it is fair. wala na , yung mercernary type . you have to have a good depth which is really an indication of the strenght of your grassroot program. That's why for a strong basketball nation like Australia even if doesn't use it's NBA and European league players for some windows, its confident of qualifying cause it knows it's "minor league players those playing in the NBL can easily win their windows. (so that's a testament of true strength) , aslo note there will no longer be an independent quaifying tournament for the Olympics, as the WC itself will be the Olympic qualifer. which again relieves the major players from having to frequently play an interntioanl season every summer ( which is what is causeing wear and tear)

    BTW note 32 teams qualify for the WC, I'm not sure there are even 32 countries that have 1 or more NBA player. so really if a coutry is trully deserving to qualify for the WC it should't even have to rely on its NBA player, their local domestic league should be good enough to supply players to make it into the top 32 countries in the world, if it is not , then that speaks for itself basketball is really not that good in that country
    Clearly we have the depth for a B and C team, maybe even a D team, and so does the USA. Players are adequately protected here. The problem remains - how to balance this new format with the interests of the clubs and the leagues.
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