Unfortunately, we will likely have only one member of this dynamic trio on our Golden State Warriors 3 on 3 team. Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images.
It looks like the decision on who GSoM selects as its 3-on-3 team in the SBN tournament is coming down to two combinations:
- The one we "officially" voted on: Andrew Bogut, Stephen Curry, and Klay Thompson
- And one that was not previously an option, but came up in the comments: Andrew Bogut, David Lee, Klay Thompson.
I think the arguments made justify a re-vote, but it also led me to actually go read the rules, which might have some bearing on our decision.
The official rules of FIBA's 3x3 tournament call for 1 and 2 point baskets in a halfcourt situation, which would obviously mean that shots from beyond the "3-point line" are worth twice shots inside the arc; that would seriously change the equation of value for our shooters.
But for the sake of this mock tournament, we're adapting the rules network-wide as follows:
Games are one 10 minute period -- team ahead at the end of 10 minutes wins;UNLESS a team reaches 31, in which case that team wins (FIBA rules state 21, but that was with 1 and 2 pointers);7 fouls results in the bonus situation;You can't foul out (since we didn't allow subs);12 second shot clock.
Which team would you rather have represent the Golden State Warriors in a NBA tournament, given the FIBA 3x3 rules?
Bogut, Curry, Thompson (599 votes)
Bogut, Lee, Thompson (228 votes)
827 total votes