With the withdrawal of Anthony Davis, Harden, Curry and other players, we may only see a bleak American men's basketball team in the 2019 China Men's Basketball World Cup. Looking at the 18-man roster remaining in the US men's basketball training camp, only 4 were selected to the All-Star last season, and 3 are all-star substitutes.
The list of 18 people are:
Point guards: Lillard, Lowry, Kemba Walker;
Shooting guards: Bill, Eric Gordon, Mai Colum, Donovan Mitchell;
Small forwards: Middleton, Tatum;
Power forwards: Barnes, Harris, Kuzma, Millsap, Tucker;
Center: Drummond, Lopez, Love, Myerstner.
There is probably only Lillard who can be called a super star, especially at the small forward position. This session of the US men’s basketball team is really a bit bleak. The small forward position has always been an American male The biggest advantage of the basket is that in FIBA, the NBA's small forwards are faster than other point guards, and are physically stronger than others' centers. They often fight back wonderfully, from James, Durant, Anthony, to Paul George and Yi Godala and Rudy Gay, the US men's basketball team has never lacked small forwards.
and this time they can only rely on players such as Barnes, Tatum and Middleton. Compared with the previous small forwards, their reputation and athletic talent are not so strong, but they are better than practical . It's just that the biggest problem is that these players lack FIBA experience and I don't know if they can adapt to the rules. If not, they are likely to repeat the mistakes of 2007.
However, their coach Popovich seems to be very good at coaching grassroots players. Perhaps such a few starless players can play a wonderful team basketball in Popovich injured. But the same problem also exists, that is, Popovich has been coaching in the NBA for so many years, can he adapt to the rules of FIBA?
And if this American men’s basketball team can still win the World Cup, then it really shows that with the aging of the Argentine golden generation and the Spanish golden generation, the gap between the world basketball and the American basketball is again Was enlarged.