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  • US will be the clear favorites here. However, the challenge will come from Canada and France.
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    • Originally posted by ja.he View Post
      US will be the clear favorites here. However, the challenge will come from Canada and France.
      And serbians..
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      • Originally posted by ja.he View Post
        US will be the clear favorites here. However, the challenge will come from Canada and France.
        france was salivating at the thought of having a frontline of gobert, wemby, & embiid in paris when embiid got his french citizenship in 2022, but team usa got first dibs on embiid even though he got his american citizenship a few months later

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        • USA should win but single elimination tournaments are just ripe for upsets.

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          • Originally posted by magic_chiongson View Post
            france was salivating at the thought of having a frontline of gobert, wemby, & embiid in paris when embiid got his french citizenship in 2022, but team usa got first dibs on embiid even though he got his american citizenship a few months later
            Had France gotten Embiid, that would have given USA problems in the frontline.

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            • Originally posted by magic_chiongson View Post

              france was salivating at the thought of having a frontline of gobert, wemby, & embiid in paris when embiid got his french citizenship in 2022, but team usa got first dibs on embiid even though he got his american citizenship a few months later
              France has a frontline duo in Wemby and Gobert. They will also have Batum, Fournier, Yabusele, Luwawu-Cabarot and Frank Ntilikina. Draft prospects like Alex Sarr, Risacher, Salaun, Dadiet and Ajinca will also be in consideration. In addition, there are 18 other active French players that currently in the NBA or has played in the NBA. In terms of depth, France can go all-in this year.

              Canada also has a bunch of NBA players. Many of them are either starters or within their team's rotation, some of them are even stars for their teams. Like France, Canada can also go all-in here.
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              • Canada will be a beast if Jamal Murray finally joins the team.

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                • Originally posted by greenarcher View Post
                  Canada will be a beast if Jamal Murray finally joins the team.
                  Strong backcourt with shai and Murray, nice wing rotation as well with wiggins(if available), brooks and NAW. Weakness is bigman rotation and I don’t know if Edey would be helpful even if he dominated college

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                  • Originally posted by TheRodster21 View Post

                    Strong backcourt with shai and Murray, nice wing rotation as well with wiggins(if available), brooks and NAW. Weakness is bigman rotation and I don’t know if Edey would be helpful even if he dominated college
                    Accurate summary of the canadian men's basketball team. Would also like to mention Dort and Barrett to add in the wing rotation. Bigs with Olynyck, Powell and Edey as mentioned are weak compared to the heavy weights like USA and France. Jordi did a good job as well with the team last world cup.

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                    • Originally posted by Silent Killer View Post

                      And serbians..
                      Spain, Germany, and even Latvia are not pushovers either. Those Latvians are playing good team basketball!!!

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                      • Originally posted by lurklurk View Post

                        Accurate summary of the canadian men's basketball team. Would also like to mention Dort and Barrett to add in the wing rotation. Bigs with Olynyck, Powell and Edey as mentioned are weak compared to the heavy weights like USA and France. Jordi did a good job as well with the team last world cup.
                        They are missing guys like Tristan Thompson, Joel Anthony and Sam Dalembert.

                        Guys like Trey Lyles, Brandon Clarke and Chris Boucher should be considered.
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                        • Originally posted by TheRodster21 View Post

                          Strong backcourt with shai and Murray, nice wing rotation as well with wiggins(if available), brooks and NAW. Weakness is bigman rotation and I don’t know if Edey would be helpful even if he dominated college
                          Edey was useless in the World Cup.

                          Originally posted by ja.he View Post

                          They are missing guys like Tristan Thompson, Joel Anthony and Sam Dalembert.

                          Guys like Trey Lyles, Brandon Clarke and Chris Boucher should be considered.
                          ​Yeah they will be stronger if these big men join their team. Olynyk turns to Dirk in FIBA tournaments.

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                          • Originally posted by lurklurk View Post

                            Accurate summary of the canadian men's basketball team. Would also like to mention Dort and Barrett to add in the wing rotation. Bigs with Olynyck, Powell and Edey as mentioned are weak compared to the heavy weights like USA and France. Jordi did a good job as well with the team last world cup.
                            I forgot Dort and Barrett but the perimeter defense on this team can definitely suffocate most teams.

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                            • Bigs

                              Boucher
                              Clarke
                              Lyles

                              Wings

                              Wiggins
                              Dort
                              Brooks
                              Barrett
                              Alexander-Walker
                              Brissett

                              Guards

                              SGA
                              Sharpe
                              Murray

                              Can Canada beat USA with this line-up?
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                              • In a FIBA-type game with less space, I'd take an Edey mismatch against Holiday, Curry, Haliburton... basically who ever is guarding Murray and whoever helps (malamang Kawhai) leaves someone like Powell, Lyles, or even Olynyk at the 4 open. Not saying Edey has to go one on one in the post vs Adebayo or Embiid, but we had an entire tournament last year where even guys like JMF are not doing high post dribble handoffs and just attacking the paint with success.

                                It's just the smaller court that forces the Euro teams to move without the ball quicker and making closeouts easier that gives bigs a license to post-up... lalo na when teams don't switch.

                                It was just crazy to see in MoA it was always Josh Hart that ends up guarding the big on the switch thinking that positionless play would work with Bridges and Portis instead of LeBron and KD lol.

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