The Buck Stops Here Roundtable #5: Delly at the Olympics

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In the latest edition of our staff roundtable series, we reflect on Matthew Dellavedova’s performance in the Olympics so far, others who have impressed and make our medal predictions.

With the quarter-final stage of the Men’s Basketball tournament at the 2016 Rio Olympics about to commence, I was joined by site editor-in-chief Adam McGee and staff writers Adam Coffman and Jordan Treske to talk Olympic basketball for the fifth instalment of ‘The Buck Stops Here’ roundtable.

Specifically, we share our thoughts on Matthew Dellavedova’s strong play for Australia in the group stage of the tournament and discuss how much value should be placed on these performances and statistics in international competition as compared to NBA basketball.

If you’ve missed our extensive coverage over the past week, Delly is the only Milwaukee Bucks representative in Rio, currently averaging 9.4 points and 8.6 assists through 5 games, shooting 64.3% (18/28) from the field and 50% (3/6) from deep. Perhaps his most impressive statistic however, has been his on-ball efficiency, totalling 43 assists for just five turnovers.

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Further, the scope is broadened as we take a look at the potential benefits and plausibility of the NBA adopting a number of distinct FIBA rules aimed towards free-flowing play and shortening the length of games.

To finish, we each name a couple of players who have impressed us throughout the group stage thus far and then make our all-important medal predictions.

Read on to hear all of our answers!

As always, lets us hear your thoughts and feedback. Give us your Olympic medal predictions either in a comment below or send us a tweet at @BehindTheBucks.

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