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Team USA - Paul Pierce is out, Tayshaun Prince is in

by james on June 21st, 2008

NBA Obsessed takes you into the hit and run game of NBA Basketball.

Paul Pierce is out and Tayshaun Prince is in. Who would have thought?

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No official announcement of all the positions on the team has been announced, but we do know some things.

Take my Pistons. Tayshaun Prince is in. Tayshaun has a balanced game and has never made the All Star team. This pick is a departure from the past and a good one. Chauncey Billups is out. Chauncey opted out due to family reasons. There was talk he would not make the team anyway.

Dwyane Wade is in with Chris Paul and Jason Kidd. Good picks all of them.

Carmelo Anthony is in. Must be looking for scoring punch with no D.

Paul Pierce is out. Don’t get that at all. This guy is at the peak of his game.

Michael Redd is in, again like Carmelo, all O and no D.

Amare Stoudemire is out. After a healthy year following two injury years, Amare did not want to risk damage to the knees.

Beyond that?

it’d be hard to imagine Kobe, Dwight and LeBron not making the roster. In fact, it’d be impossible to imagine. They’re in. So that brings us up to nine guys, with just three spots left.

Of the remaining 18 names, I think Colangelo will pick Bosh and the two Jazzies — Deron and Boozer. Billups withdrawal opens the door up for that third, physical point guard, while Bosh and Boozer help in the size department. Also, their ability to operate in low-post sets when the game slows down could be key.


That is a lot of talent, but is it me or are they missing the big man underneath?

And what is with no Celtics? Not even Kevin Garnett?

As always, any NBA Basketball related comments are welcome.

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