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    Ben Simmons says he's gonna suit up for Boomers. Him and Josh Giddey would make funny size at 1.

    Heard USA into competition for Embiid with France. But do France need Embiid when they have Wemby? Hard to say.

    Steph Curry wants to play for USA if healthy. Durant says "we'll see". Next best Americans are Tatum, Morant and healthy Zion (IMO). This would probably mean better roster than 2020 and 2016, but it's safe to say USA has no talent to replace Lebron, Kobe, Durant as 2012 went.

    Obviously Canada is getting more and more stacked with one of the best rookies in B. Mathurin. They could gather not much worse backcourt than USA's basically.

    Europe as 2022 EB showed is a wild continent. Like 10 competitive NTs that can win it all. But still I think France, Serbia, Spain, Slovenia remain top contenders, followed by Greece, Lithuania, Germany, Italy, Turkey.

    Don't know that to make from Argentina? Will they still be competitive Campazzo, Bolmaro, Vildoza, Laprovitolla, Gabriel Deck? Probably still pretty nice and competitive team.

    Thought this thread will be useful since the news about Simmons came out tonight.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Straight forward View Post
    Ben Simmons says he's gonna suit up for Boomers. Him and Josh Giddey would make funny size at 1.

    Heard USA into competition for Embiid with France. But do France need Embiid when they have Wemby? Hard to say.

    Steph Curry wants to play for USA if healthy. Durant says "we'll see". Next best Americans are Tatum, Morant and healthy Zion (IMO). This would probably mean better roster than 2020 and 2016, but it's safe to say USA has no talent to replace Lebron, Kobe, Durant as 2012 went.

    Obviously Canada is getting more and more stacked with one of the best rookies in B. Mathurin. They could gather not much worse backcourt than USA's basically.

    Europe as 2022 EB showed is a wild continent. Like 10 competitive NTs that can win it all. But still I think France, Serbia, Spain, Slovenia remain top contenders, followed by Greece, Lithuania, Germany, Italy, Turkey.

    Don't know that to make from Argentina? Will they still be competitive Campazzo, Bolmaro, Vildoza, Laprovitolla, Gabriel Deck? Probably still pretty nice and competitive team.

    Thought this thread will be useful since the news about Simmons came out tonight.


    I wouldn't be so sure about Simmons suiting up for the Boomers. Simmons has a very poor history with the federation and would need to mend many burnt bridges. And would they even want him? There is something to be said for chemistry and fit. It seems clear Simmons is at least some level of cancer in the NBA and could likely be with Australia in FIBA. Odd fit for FIBA as well - he'd need to play in the front court wouldn't he?.

    Only 7 games in with the 1-6 Net's he is 5.6p 6.0r, 6.4a on 43/0/47 shooting. That might be the player he is now - how does that help?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Straight forward View Post
    Ben Simmons says he's gonna suit up for Boomers. Him and Josh Giddey would make funny size at 1.

    Heard USA into competition for Embiid with France. But do France need Embiid when they have Wemby? Hard to say.

    Steph Curry wants to play for USA if healthy. Durant says "we'll see". Next best Americans are Tatum, Morant and healthy Zion (IMO). This would probably mean better roster than 2020 and 2016, but it's safe to say USA has no talent to replace Lebron, Kobe, Durant as 2012 went.

    Obviously Canada is getting more and more stacked with one of the best rookies in B. Mathurin. They could gather not much worse backcourt than USA's basically.

    Europe as 2022 EB showed is a wild continent. Like 10 competitive NTs that can win it all. But still I think France, Serbia, Spain, Slovenia remain top contenders, followed by Greece, Lithuania, Germany, Italy, Turkey.

    Don't know that to make from Argentina? Will they still be competitive Campazzo, Bolmaro, Vildoza, Laprovitolla, Gabriel Deck? Probably still pretty nice and competitive team.

    Thought this thread will be useful since the news about Simmons came out tonight.
    It's kinda weird why Olympics only has 12 teams... I can count 20 or more teams have a chance to win a medal... 2021 Olympics was not good competition since most of elite teams didn't qualify due to ongoing NBA season and protocol situation problem.... Why not expand to 16 teams?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Giannis34GOD View Post
    It's kinda weird why Olympics only has 12 teams... I can count 20 or more teams have a chance to win a medal... 2021 Olympics was not good competition since most of elite teams didn't qualify due to ongoing NBA season and protocol situation problem.... Why not expand to 16 teams?
    I would also increase the number of teams to 16!

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