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Tordawg



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PostPosted: Sun May 07, 2017 8:51 am    Post subject: World Cup Qualifiers Reply with quote

Canada, Virgin Islands, Dominican Republic, Bahamas. That's Group D, even though they put Group C on the screen. Another technical glitch from a country hoping to put a colony on the moon soon. We should get out of this group even without our NBA guys. Speaking of which, the highlights for The Americas showed Wiggins, Joseph and Anthony. Will Wiggins show in 2019 and will Anthony be in shape to make the team?
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PostPosted: Sun May 07, 2017 7:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

None of those guys matter, since no NBA players will be playing during the qualifiers. We have to make it with guys in Europe.
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Tordawg



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PostPosted: Tue May 09, 2017 7:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

chet wrote:
None of those guys matter, since no NBA players will be playing during the qualifiers. We have to make it with guys in Europe.


June 29/18 vs DR could use NBAers as could July 2/18 vs ISV. However, with seven teams qualifying from the Americas we should make it to China no matter which pros or top amateurs we are using. Once in China 2019 those NBA players will matter and that is what I was alluding. With that in mind there is a chance for the NBA guys to play in this summer's Americup, August25 - September 3, and the more they play together the better off for WC China. Interesting to note that the Americans will be using D-League players in the Qualifiers. Hey, if guys like Wiltjer and Lyles could be sent down to the G-League for a weekend . . .
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Tordawg



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PostPosted: Sun Aug 27, 2017 5:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Americup2017, the practice tournament for the World Cup Qualifiers starts for Canada at 6:30 p.m. EST. All games are streamed on livebasketball.tv for $7.99 a month. If you are only signing up to watch Canada play remember to cancel before your month is over otherwise they will charge you for the next month.
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pistol pete



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PostPosted: Sun Aug 27, 2017 7:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Tordawg wrote:
The Americup2017, the practice tournament for the World Cup Qualifiers starts for Canada at 6:30 p.m. EST.


USVI 83 Canada 71...

Good thing it's only a 'practice tournament'. Rolling Eyes
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Tordawg



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PostPosted: Mon Aug 28, 2017 6:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Virgin Islands had a 30 year old veteran, Walter Hodge, step up with 25 points and 8 assists along with a 21 year old rookie, Justin Gray, from Texas Tech knotting 14 points and 8 rebounds. No veterans stepped up for Canada. We'll see what kind of heart the rookies have today against host team Argentina. Go Canada Go!
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pistol pete



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PostPosted: Mon Aug 28, 2017 12:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Tordawg wrote:
No veterans stepped up for Canada. We'll see what kind of heart the rookies have today against host team Argentina.

Heslip, the veteran 3 point 'specialist' was 1-7 from three and just 2-11 overall.
When he isn't dropping treys like he is supposed to he is not much help to this team.
He certainly isn't on the SMNT because of his D.
Steve Nash was never known for being great without the ball but he was a lockdown defender compared to Heslip.
3 point shooting is what got Heslip to the NCAA and Baylor instead of staying in Canada.
But while he was effective at the college and D League level, he doesn't have the overall game to get him to the NBA.
And his lack of athleticism has made him a liability at the international level as well.
Heslip had too many games like this during the 'last chance' tournament where some timely shooting from him sure would have helped.
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hoopipedia



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PostPosted: Mon Aug 28, 2017 2:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I tend to agree. I'm a fan of Heslip, followed him closely at Baylor and have cheered for him. The international game is tough, teams are well scouted. Heslip has one skill (although he is a willing passer) and teams know the scout when world cup/olympic berths are on the line. I'm not too worried about this result. These are simply exhibition games.

He has shot really well in the G league but again teams aren't as well prepared or his defender simply doesn't care as much as they do in National team games.

Truth is, he is a specialist. If he is going to play it should be limited minutes, long periods expose him too much on defence.
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