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Harden Makes Team USA. Parsons Left Off

Discussion in 'Houston Rockets: Game Action & Roster Moves' started by Mav-Hater, Aug 23, 2014.

  1. Mav-Hater

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    http://blog.chron.com/ultimaterocke...d-of-fiba-world-cup-of-basketball/#26027101=0

    NEW YORK — The U.S. national basketball team has kept Derrick Rose and cut Damian Lillard and three others, getting its roster down to 12 before the FIBA World Cup of Basketball.

    Former Rockets forward Chandler Parsons won't be able to join ex-teammate James Harden on the final U.S. team for the FIBA World Cup of Basketball. (Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler / NBAE via Getty Images)
    Former Rockets forward Chandler Parsons won’t be able to join ex-teammate James Harden on the final U.S. team for the FIBA World Cup of Basketball. (Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler / NBAE via Getty Images)
    Kyle Korver, Gordon Hayward and Chandler Parsons also were cut early Saturday morning, shortly after the Americans beat Puerto Rico 112-86 in their final exhibition game before leaving for Spain.

    Team officials had previously said they might bring more than 12 players on the trip, but coach Mike Krzyzewski said after the game he wanted to get down to 12, the maximum allowable for the World Cup rosters.

    Rose was expected to make the team if he was healthy enough after missing most of the last two seasons following two knee surgeries.

    The rest of the roster is: Stephen Curry, Anthony Davis, James Harden, Kyrie Irving, DeMarcus Cousins, Klay Thompson, Andre Drummond, Rudy Gay, DeMar DeRozan, Kenneth Faried and Mason Plumlee.

    Categories: Chandler Parsons, General, Houston Rockets, James Harden, Rockets
     
  2. T-macsterful1

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    out of all the guys on the list I think the guy who will benefit from this the most is Demar.
     
  3. Pizza_Da_Hut

    Pizza_Da_Hut I put on pants for this?

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    But I thought Parsons was our third star...
     
  4. Mr. Clutch

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    He's a superstar tho
     
  5. iNoseBleedRed

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    Obligatory offended comment
     
  6. Crashlanded19

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    Parsons game has regressed..he has yet to fix that flat shot
     
  7. traveler

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    Where's TJ?
     
  8. Fulgore

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    USA said no role players :grin:
     
  9. bluffkin

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    That's what happens when you focus more on women than basketball.
     
  10. TMac'n

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    RACIST!!!

    But I like how the two players with the most inflated contracts (Parsons and Hayward) get cut :grin:
     
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    He probably got torched in practice to be honest. Most of the time that is what defines ho makes the cut, you gotta show it in practice and scrimmages.
     
  13. Carl Herrera

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    Coach K cut all the white players as revenge against Kevin Love quitting the team.
     
  14. Joe Fan

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    <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Can now focus on what's important...modeling. RT <a href="https://twitter.com/LanceZierlein">@LanceZierlein</a>: Sucks about Chandler TimberParsons getting cut from the US team. Oh well.</p>&mdash; Michael Connor (@MC790) <a href="https://twitter.com/MC790/statuses/503231376456306688">August 23, 2014</a></blockquote>
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    Elmers glue guy
     
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    We all know parsons isn't a superstar and he's an overrated glue guy but why do you guys keep bringning up his flat shot as if it's not effective? Parsons is a pretty damn good shooter. There are plenty of players who have arc on their shot that can't shoot for s***. Not a big deal I just don't get it
     
  17. apollo33

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    how dare they cut the future MVP GOAT of the league
     
  18. Pieman2005

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    My brother told me that Parsons' had a -4 +/- during the exhibition games so far lol
     
  19. Pieman2005

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    He was really inconsistent though, and he shot may or may not have a part in that
     
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    What does that make Durant, if all the black players didn't get cut?
     
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