USA vs POL Dream11 : USA left fighting for seventh place as the side face the prospect of enduring their worst ever finish at the world cup
USA came into the ongoing edition of the FIBA Basketball World Cup with a massive sense of uncertainty, a side embroiled by an air of flak and the current spate they find themselves in is befitting of the kind of basketball they have doled out at the quadrennial tournamnet. Losing to Serbia and France in the build up to today’s clash, the side suffered their worst run of results since 2002, the first time in 17 years when they have lost two successive matches.
Now left fighting for 7th place against Poland, USA have officially been ascertained of their worst ever finish at the world cup. While the quarter-final shut out at the hands of France was a horrid result for the side, the ensuing defeat to Serbia in the Classification Round hammered down everything wrong with the side at the moment, an outfit which has failed to inspire and win over the basketball fraternity.
It’s not just the fact that this was a side devoid of its star performers which lead due to their demise though. There was a clear lack of cohesion in the setup, an inability to be flexible with their gameplan and a harrowing centre play which all contributed to them finding themselves competing in today’s encounter, an unprecedented unravelling for the side.
Elsewhere, Poland come into this clash after having put on a brave fight and having punched above their weight all across the tournamnet. Despite their not being massive expectations for the country, the proposition of finishing 7th or even 8th out of the 32 partaking sides is a tantalising one, a narrative which helps stamp the side’s ascendancy in the world of basketball.
Probable Playing 5
Kemba Walker, Harrison Barnes, Donovan Mitchell, Myles Turner, Joe Harris
Adam Waczynski, Mateusz Ponitka, A. J. Slaughter, Aaron Cel, Adam Hrycaniuk
USA vs POL Match Prediction
After being put down by Serbia in a 94-89 defeat, things don’t look bright for USA who have nothing to write home from this world cup. However, in Poland, the side might just finally find solace. They are up against a side who are certainly not up to their levels, an outfit which has found it tough to put in stringent defensive displays and USA should capitalise on that to win today.
FIBA Basketball World Cup 2019
Match Details: USA Vs Poland 7th Place Match
Date And Time: 14th September, Saturday- 1:30pm
Venue: LeSports Center, Shanghai
Television: FanCode, livebasketball.tv
- Kemba Walker, Harrison Barnes
- Adam Waczynski, A. J. Slaughter
- Harrison Barnes
- Mateusz Ponitka
Best Ball Stealer
- Joe Harris
- Adam Hrycaniuk
USA vs POL Dream11 Point Guard
Kemba Walker has to be included in our side owing to USA’s ball movement. While the side have been adverse and abysmal in sending down treys, there is no doubting their ability in transitioning play across the court and moving the ball perfectly to scour their way past sides with consummate ease.
We have also picked up A.J. Slaughter from Poland for this clash with the point guard being one of the most consistent names for his in the tournamnet. He’s not only assisted with consummate ease but has cascaded his way up the court as well to send down doubles with efficiency, seeing him come into our side for this one.
USA vs POL Dream11 Shooting Guard
At a time when USA have struggled to send down triples, one of the main reasons for their exiting the tournamnet, in Donovan Mitchell they have someone who has kept trying. His ability to send down open threes and know what his range is have served the side fruitfully, making him our pick in this facet.
USA vs POL Dream11 Small Forward
We have gone ahead with the two picks in this segment, the one each from either given how influential the small forwards have been for both the sides. In Khris Middleton, USA have found themselves a player who has cantered his way down the court efficiently, not only positioning himself to send down triples but also setting up layups and alley-oops for his side.
Elsewhere from Poland we have opted for the services of Adam Waczynski due to his two way identity as a basketball player. His ability to come up with steals and turn over possession for his side is going to be of quissential need against a USA side who love having possession and crafting successful passes in their build up play. Also, his 22 points in the previous encounter go a long way in seeing u repose unequivocal faith in his services for this one.
USA vs POL Dream11 Power Forward
The two players yet against for us with the 22 points last time around making Harrison Barnes our first pick. With Tatum out injured, he’s assured playing time for almost the entirety of the match and with Serbia vulnerable in keeping out judicious attacking moves inside the circle, he should get a slew of both points and rebounds today.
From the opposition we have decided to incur in Aaron Cel into our side.
Centre for USA vs POL Dream11
With this being a 7th place match, USA are bound to try out lesser played players, something which should see centre Brook Lopez feature heavily for them, seeing him complete our side for this encounter.
We have decided to pick out Barnes as our star performer for this impending clash.
Dream 11 Disclaimer
All our selections are based on in-depth and astute analysis of the players partaking in the match and a perusal of other reasoning. Please incorporate a slew of factors while crafting your own side with this article serving as a guide to the match and players.