Tonight USA Basketball will finish their camp in Las Vegas with a televised game. It's going to be at 7 pm MT, on ESPN. It's the Whites against the Blues. And honestly, I don't know if these teams are fair.
|Blue Team||White Team|
|43||Stephen Curry||GSW||1||2||23||Kyrie Irving||CLE||1||2|
|42||Derrick Rose||CHI||1||2||22||Damian Lillard||POR||1||2|
|45||John Wall||WAS||1||32||James Harden||HOU||2||1|
|33||DeMar DeRozan||TOR||2||3||28||Bradley Beal||WAS||2|
|29||Paul George||IND||3||2||21||Klay Thompson||GSW||2||3|
|24||Gordon Hayward||UTA||3||2||52||Kevin Durant||OKC||3||4|
|39||Kyle Korver||ATL||3||2||34||Chandler Parsons||DAL||3||2|
|75||Anthony Davis||NOP||4||5||51||Paul Millsap||ATL||4||3|
|41||Kenneth Faried||DEN||4||3||36||DeMarcus Cousins||SAC||5||4|
|30||Mason Plumlee||BKN||5||4||25||Andre Drummond||DET||5||4|
|C||Monty Williams||NOP||C||Tom Thibodeau||CHI|
We Utah Jazz fans have obvious rooting interest in Blue because of Gordon Hayward and Kyle Korver, but let's not forget Paul Millsap reps White on the other side of the court. As a traditionalist, I look at the bigs first, and unless Anthony Davis has been beating everyone all week long, then there's no way there is parity inside here. White also has a bunch of guys who have gone to the NBA Finals together in Kevin Durant and James Harden at the 2 and 3. Durant also gives White the ability to go with a stretch four in a small ball lineup. I guess Blue will have to counter attack with their point guards shooting a lot. Hooray for that style of basketball . . .
. . . if Blue is going to win they are going to have to play defense. While I may think these teams are unfair, the braintrust of USA Basketball must not. And they must want to see certain things from each player and each mini-group that will be on the floor.
It's going to be a fun game. Watch it at 7 pm MT on ESPN.