The roster has been released for the U.S. Select Team, which will help Team USA prepare for the Olympics, tweets Shams Charania of The Athletic.
The Select Team, which will practice with and scrimmage against the national team during the upcoming training camp in Las Vegas, is made up mostly of first- and second-year NBA players. It will be coached by Erik Spoelstra of the Heat.
Making up the roster are:
- Saddiq Bey, Pistons
- Miles Bridges, Hornets
- Anthony Edwards, Timberwolves
- Darius Garland, Cavaliers
- Tyrese Haliburton, Kings
- Tyler Herro, Heat
- John Jenkins
- Keldon Johnson, Spurs
- Josh Magette
- Dakota Mathias, Sixers
- Immanuel Quickley, Knicks
- Naz Reid, Timberwolves
- Cameron Reynolds, Rockets
- Isaiah Stewart, Pistons
- Obi Toppin, Knicks
- P.J. Washington, Hornets
- Patrick Williams, Bulls
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18 thoughts on “Roster Announced For U.S. Select Team”
There’s some serious talent on the select team.
Serious bench talent.
Haliburton, Herro, Bey, Bridges/Patrick Williams, Pj Washington
Edwards, Keldon Johnson, Isaiah Stewart, Williams/Bridges the main 4 off the bench, and Toppin and Quickley would be the next guys, depending on matchup
It’s hilarious that you leave Garland out of your proposed rotation even though he averaged the most assists and second most points of anyone on this list.
I am assuming you just did it by accident
He’s the next guy. But honestly there are a lot of guys with deficiencies on this roster. You can maybe change a couple of things and use PJ Washington at the 4, but they already have some issues guarding at the guard spot. Garland is probably the main true PG on the roster, but they have multiple playmakers there. I would also say you could potentially give him Quickley’s spot, but Quickley gives them more versatility with his size allowing him to play both guard spots, and he is a really strong catch and shoot guy, which is what you’d mostly want Garland to do, and can play off those other guys better just b/c it’s similar to the role he actually already plays, and he defends better
The other argument is Edwards, but here he is used as more of a bench scoring combo guard, and is being paired with people who can shoot around him, and defend.
So he is the next guy behind the 12 other guys you listed? He is not the 12th best of 17. It’s hard because the Cavs are so bad that people think his stats or abilities are inflated, but the way he runs the offense is a game changer. Cavs were 4-14 without him this season. Although the roster really isn’t that important in the long run since it is a practice team for Team USA, Garland is only one of three point guards on this team (The others are Haliburton who played a lot of SG this year, and Josh Magette who is a G League regular). Garland won’t be asked to be in the role of a spot up and shoot guy, but rather the PG that he is. Obviously this is all my opinion, but still. We will have to wait and see lol.
You guys all look too much at individuals, rather than the skillsets of the guys on the floor together
Garland is better than most of that rotation lol
im glad Garland will get that experience. Was hoping Sexton would too.
Only thing Sexton can help you prepare for is Sexton
I see you’ve bought into bull ish narratives that he’s a ” me first” player. whatever
Magette and Jenkins representin’
Dakota probably doesn’t even play, shame. Would like to see if that G League play translates.
Spo’s a good choice, he can employ those HEAT zone defenses they had in the bubble …….. best preparation for Pop’s team, as the top Euro teams trap and recover fast.
Time to educate these young guys (read: Ant) on the value of defense.
A by-product perk for Spo – one or a few of these guys might want to go to South Beach somewhere down the road.
Since this Select team will, at times, try to simulate international team’s switching defense, fast-paced offense, the long-ball ……. Lamelo’s overall flair, might not yet be needed.
I would have preferred that they got Duncan Robinson, so that the threat of the long-ball will be better simulated.
I too wonder if quality simulation got overlooked in selection… probably no other knockout-stage team has an Edwards… but IDK as the African (black) teams have been gearing up.