This is a very entertaining match between USA vs Australia teams in Marvel arena, Melbourne. It is a very entertaining match as USA vs Australia teams are world’s basketball grands, so please review our thoughts here below.

Australia

Australia is coming after two games against Canada. They split this 2 game series with one win a piece. They lost 1st game in Canada (90:70) but then managed to grab a win back in Australia (81:73).

Australia’s national team was one of a few teams that took their final 12 men lineup without any further selection stage. This is good for your team’s chemistry — everyone knows that they will play in the World cup and feel more comfortable playing with each other every day. But there is a downside, Australia has already lost two players and have only 10 men in their lineup. Xavier Cook suffered an injury and Jonah Bolden refused to play in the World cup.

Other two big losses for this team is NBA stars, Ben Simmons and Thon Maker. They should have been a great pick and roll duo but decided to get some rest before the next NBA season.

But if you did not know about the tough times that Boomers are having, you would barely notice it. This team is still very well balanced and they look like they will be a dangerous opponent for every team in the World cup. Aaron Baynes and Andrew Bogut are doing a great job in the painted area. Guard Patty Mills and Matthew Dellavedova are doing a great job on both ends of the floor. You ad Joe Ingles and a bunch of youth and you have a pretty nice, athletic and most importantly “hungry” for wins team.

Australia’s leaders in the preparation period: Patty Mills (20.0ppg, 4.5apg), Jock Landale (14.5ppg, 6rpg), Andrew Bogut (10.5ppg, 11.0rpg).

USA

USA is coming of a win against Spain national team 81:90. This is their only game against other World cup participant in the preparation period. USA is not in their best shape just yet and it will be very interesting to see how they will be developing.

Probably everybody has heard that players like LeBron James, Stephen Curry, James Harden, Damian Lillard, and other NBA stars decided to take this summer off and prepare for NBA season right away. But lately, USA MBNT candidate De’Aaron Fox decided to refuse to play in the national team. This is a huge disappointment for the USA as Fox should have been one of the leaders in this team.

Either way, USA MBNT are still favourites to win the World cup. The talent that they have is still here and all these players are either all-stars, either very strong starting players for NBA teams. Despite the fact that this team is weaker than the others years ago, USA is still the best team in the world right now.

America is a very athletic team that has at least one very strong player in every position. It looks like this team has no weaknesses and it will be a very tough matchup for opposing team’s coaching staff. Every player can become a leader eventually and you can not be sure which player to double team or show more attention on the defensive end. Everyone is dangerous.

USA’s MBNT leaders in preparation period: Donovan Mithcell (13.0ppg, 4.0rpg), Khris Middleton (12.0ppg, 3.0rpg, 3.0apg), Kemba Walker (11.0ppg, 6.0rpg, 8.0apg, 2.0stlpg), Jayson Tatum (11.0ppg, 5.0rpg, 4.0apg, 2.0stlpg).

USA vs Australia H2H

This is the 1st meeting between these teams during this preparation period. Australia has been losing many players and this is very bad news for them. USA lost even more, but they have the most basketball talent in the world and it looks like the number of talented players in this country is infinite. Every single position is better than Australia’s even though Australia is not a bad team. This is going to be very interesting although the winner is probably clear in this one.

 

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