- Dec 16, 2010
That article mentions his initial plan was going to involve Tatum.
I didn't think that it was dirty, but it was certainly reckless. When you're down too much to come back, and there's like a 1% chance that you stop that basket, you shouldn't do that. Especially in an exhibition game. Glad everything turned out ok.He's significantly smaller than both, and doesn't rebound or pass as well as either of them. I think of him more as a rich man's Monta Ellis with a three ball.
On topic: that was pretty messed up by Giannis' little bro. Glad Jaylen told him off, and relieved HB is okay.
Split the difference, he’s Tyrane Evade...Is Mitchell the next Wade or Tyreke Evans?
Ellis is a much better comp.He's significantly smaller than both, and doesn't rebound or pass as well as either of them. I think of him more as a rich man's Monta Ellis with a three ball.
Not unbeatable at all but I'm ecstatic that they laid their egg in a meaningless game prior to the QF. It's exactly what they needed after probably thinking that getting to a Gold Medal game was going to be a cakewalk.Wow, that Serbia team isn't unbeatable.
My primary reason for fading this USA team at the ridiculous price they are favored is their overall lack of international experience. It truly is a different game played under different rules on a different continent.The amount of contact that FIBA refs will let go is truly staggering to any NBA fan. I've been watching for a week now and still haven't fully adjusted my expectations.
Yeah, you hit the nail on the head about the rules. At the beginning of the tournament, I was thinking that the 2-3 (no def 3 second) and wider line weren't going to be a big deal. If anything, the wider lane probably helps a team like us that's basically playing almost all wings. But clearly the foul-calling is an adjustment for these guys. Lots of stuff that gets called in the NBA is not being called, and stuff that doesn't get called is. And the easy go-to ISO plays just aren't as automatic.Not unbeatable at all but I'm ecstatic that they laid their egg in a meaningless game prior to the QF. It's exactly what they needed after probably thinking that getting to a Gold Medal game was going to be a cakewalk.
My primary reason for fading this USA team at the ridiculous price they are favored is their overall lack of international experience. It truly is a different game played under different rules on a different continent.
Makes sense as US is already in next round.Nope, he's on the bench but 0 minutes.
Yes, too bad that Czech didn't win as Brazil would have needed to win by 22+ points to advance; maybe they would be packing it in.edit: if Brazil beats the US, somehow the Czech Republic advances? Yeah Brazil advances with a win, but with a loss Czech Republic owns the tiebreaker on point differential among games with tied teams.
Here's an article describing what happened: https://www.masslive.com/celtics/2019/09/boston-celtics-jaylen-brown-plays-center-helps-team-usa-pull-away-from-brazil-89-73.html. Also points out that JB made some nice passes in transition.According to twitter, USA extended its league going with a lineup with Harrison Barnes at the 4 and JB at the 5. JB was tasked with guarding Varejao.
Without watching have to think Serbia had an off night?Bunch of highlights in this twitter thread. ARG seemed to be passing the ball well. USA will have work cut out for them assuming they advance.
I’m just here for this new version of benhogan who’s all-in on Jaylen as a 5.Without watching have to think Serbia had an off night?
Argentina (Scola vs Jokic) is probably a better match up for USA's productive smaller lineups. Speaking of which, I like what I've seen from Brown defensively and am curious to see him play the 4/5 the rest of this tournament. I could see him gaining some confidence playing a major role on a gold medal team.
In a game where most of the team was negative, Team USA was a +7 with Marcus Smart on the floor (led all players). Smart also missed 4 free throws. Where have we seen this before?I know the team doesn't have Tatum (or Hayward) but this experience isn't making me very optimistic for the Celtics chances.
Agree with this. And in my green tinted view if Tatum was healthy and had suited up he would have helped the team to a victory today. In any case, this has been a great team building exercise for the Celtics.Basketball is a great sport. The world has caught up. No shame in that.