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Offline CelticsElite

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http://www.espn.com/olympics/story/_/id/19588090/3-3-basketball-added-2020-tokyo-olympic-program

3 on 3 is a different beast. I'm thinking players with quick transition defense and offense would thrive better. Maybe players than can play above the rim too.


Westbrook
Lebron
Davis

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Curry
Durant
Towns

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http://www.espn.com/olympics/story/_/id/19588090/3-3-basketball-added-2020-tokyo-olympic-program

3 on 3 is a different beast. I'm thinking players with quick transition defense and offense would thrive better. Maybe players than can play above the rim too.


Westbrook
Lebron
Davis

Backups:
Curry
Durant
Towns

Wait... transition defense? Is this 3 on 3 halfcourt? Or is the court just shorter?

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Would it be on a full sized court? Or the more classic type where they only use the half of the court and you have to cross over the 3 point line? That changes the game drastically.

I'd send either a trio of:

Harden
Kawhi
LeBron

or
Curry
KD
Anthony Davis
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http://www.espn.com/olympics/story/_/id/19588090/3-3-basketball-added-2020-tokyo-olympic-program

3 on 3 is a different beast. I'm thinking players with quick transition defense and offense would thrive better. Maybe players than can play above the rim too.


Westbrook
Lebron
Davis

Backups:
Curry
Durant
Towns

Having fewer players opens up the court, too, so outside shooting would be less important than being able to score inside.  I'd probably go with Harden instead of Curry
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http://www.espn.com/olympics/story/_/id/19588090/3-3-basketball-added-2020-tokyo-olympic-program

3 on 3 is a different beast. I'm thinking players with quick transition defense and offense would thrive better. Maybe players than can play above the rim too.


Westbrook
Lebron
Davis

Backups:
Curry
Durant
Towns

Having fewer players opens up the court, too, so outside shooting would be less important than being able to score inside.  I'd probably go with Harden instead of Curry

It's interesting. Are they going with free throws, 2pt field goals, and 3pt field goals? The percentage for 2pt field goals would seem to go up with only 3 defenders, possibly making the efficiency discrepancy between 2s and 3s less in a 3-on-3 game. But then again, helping out on defense is likely to leave an open shooter even more open than in 5-on-5 where you have more options to rotate. I've never seen 3-on-3 with high level players so I'm not sure how it would work.

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FIBA 3-on-3 is three players plus one sub per team, half-court. 1-point FG inside the arc, 2-point FG behind the arc. No jump balls; a coin toss is used to start, and any jump ball situation is a turnover: defense gets the ball. 12-second shot clock. Sudden death to 21 points wins, or a two-point lead after 10 minutes. Overtime is a 2-point sudden death.

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Based on the questions I'm seeing in this thread, I figure some of you haven't heard about the Big 3 League yet:

https://big3.com/

I imagine the IOC rules will be similar to this, but without the 4 point shot.

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FIBA makes the rules, not the IOC.

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Reading the topic I kept thinking this must be a joke.... They should also add 2on2 and 1on1... HORSE  too

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I just realized that these games will  not be played by best NBA players as they'll be playing the 5 vs 5.

I imagine it'll be younger NBA players

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I just realized that these games will  not be played by best NBA players as they'll be playing the 5 vs 5.

I imagine it'll be younger NBA players
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If it's 1 and 2 pointers then it will quickly become a 2 pt. shoot out. 
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hopefully they let the pros play, as I think this could greatly help some of the smaller countries that really only have 3 or 4 top flight basketball players and who shouldn't be fielding full size teams. 

There will be 8 teams, 4 players each (men and women each have 8 teams).  The participants are called "specialists", so I'm guessing that means they can only play in 3 on 3 and not the full sized team tournaments.
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I would say shooters who are versatile deenders are the key to 3-on-3. If you want to make the best possible team in the world I would pick. KD, Klay, PG

Another great option would be retired players. Give me Pierce, Kobe and T-Mac not sure how they would be in 2020

For USA basketball I hope they stay away from NBA players for this and use Americans playing over seas. This would give a chance to some good players to rep their country.