Five thoughts from Saturday's Team USA scrimmage

by Darnell Mayberry Published: July 25, 2010

Kevin Love might have played Jeff Green out of a place on this summer's roster. Team USA's coaching staff loves Green's versatility, but Green struggled to knock down perimeter shots and had trouble defending Durant on the perimeter and bigger opponents on the low block. Green seemingly must now beat out Gerald Wallace and Danny Granger.

The U.S. team could be in trouble if its shooters go cold in Turkey. Without Amar'e Stoudemire or David Lee, Team USA doesn't have many low-post scoring options. Brook Lopez and Tyson Chandler won't provide consistent paint points, and the always-dreaded foul trouble could render even those two powerless. That aspect will be worth watching in the World Championship as it could determine Team USA's fate.

by Darnell Mayberry
OKC Thunder Senior Reporter
Darnell Mayberry grew up in Langston, Okla. and is now in his third stint in the Sooner state. After a year and a half at Bishop McGuinness High, he finished his prep years in Falls Church, Va., before graduating from Norfolk State University in...
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