i've been watching all the Knucks games because i've got history with the Knucks. so yeah, i'm happy with Shumpert. but i've been watching most of the Timberwolves games for 2 reasons only: Kevin Love and Ricky Rubio. Rubio's court vision is fantastic. he's my early pick for rookie of the year.
Sadly, Irving will most likely take RotY.
He's actually leading his team, albeit terrible but still in 8th place at the moment.
He's been averaging 20+ ppg lately too so if he keeps it up, it's his to lose.
I'm still not that impressed though, he needs to get more assists and steals.
Originally Posted by ESPN
NEW YORK -- The U.S. added Blake Griffin of the Los Angeles Clippersand LaMarcus Aldridge of Portland on Monday to the 18 holdovers who hope to go for more basketball gold.
The Americans announced a 20-player pool, a list from which the 12-man roster will be chosen in June for the London Olympics.
Other than the two newcomers, the remaining players all represented the Americans at either the 2008 Olympics or 2010 world championship and have said they wish to be considered again.
Returning from the team that won gold in Beijing are: Kobe Bryant, LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, Chris Bosh, Carmelo Anthony, Dwight Howard, Chris Paul and Deron Williams. Back from the reigning world champions are: Kevin Durant, Derrick Rose, Tyson Chandler, Eric Gordon, Rudy Gay, Kevin Love, Lamar Odom, Chauncey Billups, Russell Westbrook and Andre Iguodala.
Colangelo had planned to add Griffin to the national team roster in 2009, but he was hurt shortly after being selected with the No. 1 overall pick and those plans were scrapped. Aldridge was on the national team roster but withdrew from consideration for the 2010 worlds for personal reasons.
tough leaving Eric Gordon and Rudy Gay off, but the others are more well-rounded. maybe replace Melo with Gay to improve defense. this would be a killer two-way team as long as Howard and Chandler don't get into foul trouble on defense.