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    Now that we know all the teams participating how do you rank the 12 teams coming into the Olympics?


    As it stands right now I feel.

    1: USA
    2: Spain
    3: France
    4: Serbia
    5: Lithuania
    6: Brazil
    7: Argentina
    8: Croatia
    9: Australia
    10: Nigeria
    11: Venezuela
    12: China

    1: US is the US. Not their strongest lineup, but the GS Warr - err Durant, Greeen, Klay, complemented by Irving/Carmello is still extremely formidable.

    I feel 2-4 are really, really close and almost interchangeable. Basically the favorites for Silver, and imo the only teams that can take out the US.

    5-8 Are my teams capable of Bronze. I don't think any of them can make the final but they're capable of upsetting the 2-4 teams. Normally I wouldn't put Brazil this high as they are 'Always disappointing' but I feel homecourt counts for something.

    9-11: I feel these are teams that might pull an upset and get to the knock out stage. Might be disrespecting Venezuela a bit but I still feel they just took advantage of a really immature Canada side.

    12: Just happy to be here.
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    Tier 1. United States

    Tier 2. Spain, France, Serbia

    Tier 3 Argentina, Lithuania, Croatia,

    Tier 4 Australia, Brazil

    Tier 5 China, Nigeria, Venezuela

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    Quote Originally Posted by usagre View Post
    Tier 1. United States

    Tier 2. Spain, France, Serbia

    Tier 3 Argentina, Lithuania, Croatia,

    Tier 4 Australia, Brazil

    Tier 5 China, Nigeria, Venezuela
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    Croatia can recall some big man?Tomic,Hamilton,Zoric or Zizic and back up pg?

    if yes for me they are very dangerous team!

    Usa
    Serbia (with Bjelica)
    France
    Spain ( without Marc)
    Lithuania(with D-Mo)
    Brazil
    Argentina
    Croatia
    Australia
    Nigeria
    China
    Venezuela

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    1 America
    2 Serbia
    3 Spain
    4 France
    5 Australia
    6 Argentina
    7 Brazil
    8 Lithuania
    9 Croatia
    10 Nigeria
    11 Venezuela
    12 China

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    Quote Originally Posted by usagre View Post
    Tier 1. United States

    Tier 2. Spain, France, Serbia

    Tier 3 Argentina, Lithuania, Croatia,

    Tier 4 Australia, Brazil

    Tier 5 China, Nigeria, Venezuela
    I agree but I think Nigeria occupies that space between tier 4 and 5. They have a real chance to get an upset and improve

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dtown View Post
    Now that we know all the teams participating how do you rank the 12 teams coming into the Olympics?


    As it stands right now I feel.

    1: USA
    2: Spain
    3: France
    4: Serbia
    5: Lithuania
    6: Brazil
    7: Argentina
    8: Croatia
    9: Australia
    10: Nigeria
    11: Venezuela
    12: China

    1: US is the US. Not their strongest lineup, but the GS Warr - err Durant, Greeen, Klay, complemented by Irving/Carmello is still extremely formidable.

    I feel 2-4 are really, really close and almost interchangeable. Basically the favorites for Silver, and imo the only teams that can take out the US.

    5-8 Are my teams capable of Bronze. I don't think any of them can make the final but they're capable of upsetting the 2-4 teams. Normally I wouldn't put Brazil this high as they are 'Always disappointing' but I feel homecourt counts for something.

    9-11: I feel these are teams that might pull an upset and get to the knock out stage. Might be disrespecting Venezuela a bit but I still feel they just took advantage of a really immature Canada side.

    12: Just happy to be here.
    to be fair to Venezuela....they also beat Argentina.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steadysoul View Post
    to be fair to Venezuela....they also beat Argentina.
    I don't know what to make of Venezuela. But if they play well they will also have a lot of support since the games are in Brazil.

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    1: USA
    2: Spain
    3: France
    4: Lithuania
    5: Serbia
    6: Croatia
    7: Brazil
    8: Argentina
    9: Australia
    10: Venezuela
    11: Nigeria
    12: China

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steadysoul View Post
    to be fair to Venezuela....they also beat Argentina.
    I really didn't think Argentina took that seriously, what with already being qualified for the Olympics. Still maybe they'll prove me wrong. Group A is top heavy so their major game will be against Australia.
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    more or less i agree about possible top 4 teams and semifinalists.But i believe Australia is stronger than most people thinks here .Myself i feel Australia is better than Croatia and alot better than Venezualia.They will beat easily both China and Venezuala and make top8 again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shawshank View Post
    more or less i agree about possible top 4 teams and semifinalists.But i believe Australia is stronger than most people thinks here .Myself i feel Australia is better than Croatia and alot better than Venezualia.They will beat easily both China and Venezuala and make top8 again.
    Could say the same. I think Australia will secure top 8 phase.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dtown View Post
    I really didn't think Argentina took that seriously, what with already being qualified for the Olympics. Still maybe they'll prove me wrong. Group A is top heavy so their major game will be against Australia.
    its too easy to use that excuse. We have to give them some credit for getting to a final no one saw them making. Everyone assumed PR would make the final four over them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shawshank View Post
    more or less i agree about possible top 4 teams and semifinalists.But i believe Australia is stronger than most people thinks here .Myself i feel Australia is better than Croatia and alot better than Venezualia.They will beat easily both China and Venezuala and make top8 again.
    We can never tell because they have such an easy path to the Olympics. Looking at past performances 7-9 seems pretty accurate as far as guesses go.

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    Gold : United States

    go for a Medal : Spain, France, Serbia,

    quarterfinalist : Lithuania, Croatia, Argentina, Australia, Brazil (of course one of this cannot reach the quarterfinal...I should say Brasil, but they play home....so we'll see)

    out at 1st round : China, Nigeria, Venezuela

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    Tier 1. United States, Lithuania, Spain, France,
    Tier 2. Serbia, Croatia, Australia, Brazil,
    Tier 3 Argentina, China, Nigeria, Venezuela

    1.United States
    2/3. Lithuania-Spain
    3/4 Spain-France
    5/6/7/8 Serbia-Croatia-Australia-Brazil

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    Quote Originally Posted by usagre View Post
    Tier 1. United States

    Tier 2. Spain, France, Serbia

    Tier 3 Argentina, Lithuania, Croatia,

    Tier 4 Australia, Brazil

    Tier 5 China, Nigeria, Venezuela
    Most realistic.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Italian Pride View Post
    Croatia can recall some big man?Tomic,Hamilton,Zoric or Zizic and back up pg?
    no changes will be made.
    players decided that together with coaches.
    to be honest, I don't care if we end up last.
    we are there, citius, altius, fortius.
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    Argentina - I do not believe, as a very old team
    Serbia - hardly can fight for a medal, because it has a weak 3-4-5 positions, compared to the USA, Spain, Lithuania, France

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    Quote Originally Posted by G&B View Post
    Argentina - I do not believe, as a very old team
    Serbia - hardly can fight for a medal, because it has a weak 3-4-5 positions, compared to the US, Spain, Lithuania, France
    Dude, you have there a slight case of power underestimation / overestimation in both cases of Serbia and Lithuania. Don't mean to start any flames, but some reality check is in order. At least for a statement that Serbia cannot fight for a medal.

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