The TEAM USA 2008 team to the Beijing Olympics just came out. Now let us look at the team and list what they have accomplished so far and later on debate on why this particular player is vital to the USA Team. Let us start with the three point guards
In this team, Kidd is the veteran
Jason Kidd 6’4 (Dallas Mavericks) At 35 and the senior statesman in the team, Mr. Triple Double still has a lot Leadership and mileage left in him.This season he averaged 10.88ppg, 10.1 apg, 7.5 rpg and 1.7 apg.He was selected second overall in the 1994 NBA Draft after his sophomore season. He quickly made his impact and was named NBA co-Rookie of the Year (with Grant Hill). Ranks 5th on the NBA all-time list for assists per game (9.2) Was tri-captain for the gold-medal winning USA Olympic team at the 2000 Olympics in Sydney, Australia, and a member of the 2003 Team USA Pre-Olympic Qualifying team... Named All- NBA First Team five times. Named First Team All-Defensive 4 times. Played in the All-Star Game as a starter four times and a reserve 3 times. He was the first Maverick to start an All-Star Game. Ranks 1st in Nets history in assists a whole list more.
Deron will spark the Run and Gun play of TEAM USA
Deron Williams 6’3 (Utah Jazz) He is one of the best thinking guards is one of the more physical guards in the NBA. He averaged 18.8 points and 10.5 assists per game in the regular season and improved it to 21.6 points and 10 assists per game in the playoffs.HE was named to the 2005-06 NBA All-Rookie First Team and was also chosen to compete in the All-Star Rookie Challenge each of first two years …He was also a member of the FIBA Team last year with an average of 4.7 points and 4.6 assists per game including a 61.3 field goal percentage.
Chris Paul6’0 (New Orleans Hornets) Heis the Best Point guard in the NBA today. He led the Hornets to a seven game series against the Spurs and nearly got past them. He has a steady 21.1 points per game and 11.6 assists per game average in the regular season and 2.7 steals per game. During the playoffs, he was averaging 24.1 points, 11.3 assists and 2.3 steals per game. He was rookie of the year in the 2005-06 season and was named to the USA FIBA World Championship team. He averaged 7.0 points, 3.4 rebounds, 4.9 assists (third in tournament play), 1.9 steals (ninth) and 23.7 minutes.