Parsons cut from team USA

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    Yet Plumlee makes it...Chandler wasted his time
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    Rudy gay blows and has been there for like a week. What a joke
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    Usual caveat - I don't follow the NBA tons. But I'm surprised. Was I off in thinking Parsons might start? I could be wrong, but I wonder if K keeping Irving and Plumlee might have ANYTHING to do with recruiting or loyalty. I actually like coach K and could be wrong, but I wonder. Just seems like there's an argument to make for Lillard over Irving and either Parsons over Plumlee.

    I just saw Parsons as being the ultimate complementary player at a position with relatively little depth on a team full of scorers that he'd supplement nicely. Better than what I know of Gay.

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    I thought Parsons had a great chance to make the squad with Durant and George out. I figured one of Parsons/Hayward would make the team as they are similar players and can both play 2 positions and stretch the floor. I didn't think he would be starting though. Rudy Gay is basically the only wing on the team which is somewhat surprising since he was barely in camp. That being said I guess Coach K needed his scoring.

    Starting lineup for me would be Rose/Curry/Harden/Faried/Davis is my guess. I believe Chandler got cut because Drummond and DeRozan had such good showing in the scrimmages that Coach K had to keep them on the team.
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    Gay blew his way into acceptance.
    Coach K decided to go big with Drummond to help beat Spain.
    Some guards and forwards became expendable in the process.
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    I think keeping Plumlee and Irving was recruiting related. The man is very calculated.
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    Plumlee sucks. I don't see him even getting a minute of action other than in games where the US is winning by 40 in the 2nd half.
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    It is pretty clear in hindsight that Parsons being cut was the plan from the start. When Paul George went down they immediately went out to find a person to fill the roster spot. I am wondering what the point of Chandler even being on the extended roster was other than to scare other players into taking it seriously.
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    This is a surprise. Seems like most commentators expected Parsons to make the team. Coach K kept more big men than people were anticipating.
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    I'm just glad Hayward didn't make the team over Parsons or I would have gone ballistic
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    Krdgrjfjxhazyic is rat. I will be so glad when he is done coaching the senior team. At least they finally brought in a real coach for the defense this year.

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