Sunday, August 15th, 2010 at 2:58 pm  |  18 responses

Team USA Cuts Two

Yahoo! has the news: “The United States has reduced its roster to 13 players, cutting Jeff Green and JaVale McGee. USA Basketball made the moves Sunday before it played France in an exhibition game at Madison Square Garden. Cutting McGee leaves Tyson Chandler as the only true center on the American roster. Neither Green nor McGee played in the U.S. scrimmage against China on Saturday. The Americans will bring the 13 remaining players when they leave for Europe on Monday. They must cut one more before the world championships start Aug. 28 in Turkey.”

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  • http://gmail dirty frank

    Maybe next time gents. Everybody had better step up and play big in the paint

  • Overtime

    Another two big rebounders gone? What happens is Chandler goes down with injury?

  • http://www.twitter.com/gerardhimself Gerard Himself

    no surprise that they’re gone, since they didn’t play a single second the other day. Risky move though.

  • http://slamonline.com The Black Rick Kamla

    Javale is a big man, but he’s not asserive, doesn’t eat space, and therefore doesn’t come down with the rock as often as a 7 footer should…his athleticism is great but he’d serve no purpose on this squad. Jeff Green has the grit and agressiveness that I feel this USA team needs, just not polished enough for my liking. Good cuts IMO, but yeah I’m VERY concerned about how we are gonna rebound the basketball, VERY concerned. Russell Westbrook will probably be the guard cut, just didn’t look to mesh on the floor, not really needed at the moment…we need to keep Eric Gordon, really impressed me

  • http://twitter.com/HarryByrdMan44 LA Huey

    co-sign BRK.

  • http://slamonline BossTerry

    Whatever happened to team USA being the best players from the NBA? Why not- C-Howard, Duncan.. PF- Garnett,Bosh.. SF- James,Anthony,Durant.. SG- Bryant,Wade,Roy.. and Pg- Paul, D.Williams,Rondo.. Some of the guys on the roster arent even all stars yet, but this is the team we want to represent our country?

  • o no


    First of all Garnett, Duncan and even Kobe are a little old to be using up all that energy in the summer.. They need all the gas they have left to get another chip before they retire…

    And this is the world championships, not the olympics. Its obviously not as important to Lebron and his buddies as the olympics were..

    The USA will always have the most talented team even if they are not taking their first choices on the team..

  • http://slamonline BossTerry

    @ ono- Understood.. Im just remembering the dream team (the reason I began interest in basketball) They had a lot of “older” guys leaving their prime, and destroyed all compitation, and had fun doing it…

  • serevei

    funny how every country except the US takes the world championships more seriously then the olympics… in terms of basketball…

  • mack

    who do they have left at center…. fail

  • Groves

    Dwight could come in and save the day?

  • Shifty

    @Boss Terry, the best players in the NBA haven’t commited to the world championship as some of them have been worried about all this stupid free angency sh$t. I think most of the best will be keen for the olympics though.

  • http://sfjdkldsfl.com Jukai

    Well, Love is easily the worst on the team now, but they need SOMEONE outside of Chandler to rebound… so later Westbrook.

  • http://sfjdkldsfl.com Jukai

    serevei: that’s… just not true at all

  • http://slamonline BossTerry

    I just wish for a Dream Team part 2…… I know we could do it again, if only guys would put their ego (and vacation plans) in check… There is NO reason for USA to ever lose to any other country…. Yeah, I said it.. Bring the hate, if U must…

  • hoodsnake

    Here comes small ball…

  • Overtime

    I do think that the guys who want to come play in London should be committed to this team still. I think Coach K should be allowed to excuse them for the summer (For instance, Kobe and Wade, because of injuries), but they should be a part of it, cause u just know when that time comes around those guys will be back taking spots again

  • http://google c_cantrell

    hate to hear this bout jeff green.. this would have helped develop him so much.. it would have been an irreplaceable experience.. hope they dont cut westbrook too