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    http://espn.go.com/nba/story/_/id/10...28-player-pool

    USA Basketball chose their 28 man player pool for the next Olympic cycle. It's no surprise that Paul George was selected, and it wouldn't be any surprise to see him in Brazil in 2016. However, there are a lot of great players that get left off these teams. Whittling this list down to 12 won't be easy.

    The Full Player Pool: Carmelo Anthony, LaMarcus Aldridge, Tyson Chandler, Bradley Beal, Stephen Curry, DeMarcus Cousins, Anthony Davis, Andre Drummond, Kevin Durant, Kenneth Faried, James Harden, Paul George, Dwight Howard, Blake Griffin, Andre Iguodala, Gordon Hayward, LeBron James, Kyrie Irving, Kevin Love, Kyle Korver, Chris Paul, David Lee, Derrick Rose, Kawhi Leonard, Russell Westbrook, Damian Lillard, Deron Williams, Klay Thompson

    Here's my initial guess for what Team USA will look like in Rio:

    Point Guards: Chris Paul, Russell Westbrook, Derrick Rose

    Wings: LeBron James, Kevin Durant, Carmelo Anthony, Paul George, James Harden, Steph Curry

    Bigs: Dwight Howard, Kevin Love, Anthony Davis

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    It wouldn't surprise me to see Rose decline an invite just for pure health reasons. Sure he should be healthy by then, but thats a lot of wear and tear to add to him.

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    I'd just swap Rose for Lillard, even without the injury issues.
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    PG: - Damian Lillard, Chris Paul, Stephen Curry
    Wing: - Paul George, Lebron James, Carmelo Anthony, Kevin Durant, Kyle Korver, Gordan Hayward
    Big men: - Dwight Howard, Demarcus Cousins, Anthony Davis, Blake Griffin

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    PG: - Damian Lillard, Chris Paul, Stephen Curry
    Wing: - Paul George, Lebron James, Carmelo Anthony, Kevin Durant, Kyle Korver, Gordan Hayward
    Big men: - Dwight Howard, Demarcus Cousins, Anthony Davis, Blake Griffin
    That's 13 players. And several of them aren't in the pool.

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    Andre Drummond should get it over Cousins. I would rather have him because of defense and stability. Gordon Hayward would fit well with Coach K. I bet Lebron doesn't go either. He'll wait till the Olympics and so will Dwight, Melo and Paul.

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    Worlds prior to 2012 Olympics didn't have Lebron, Kobe, or Wade. So I think the older guys will sit out. Lebron and Melo are FA, so I don't see them going.

    PG-Curry, Lilliard,Irving
    Wing- Durant, Harden, Paul George, Hayward/Thompson/Kawhi
    Bigs- Howard (if he wants and can), Love, LMA, Davis

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kstat View Post
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    That's 13 players. And several of them aren't in the pool.
    It is 13, but they are all in the pool for selection.

    I have no issue with Since86 swapping out Rose for Lillard. Lillard should be great in the international game.

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    Rose won't want to play coming off that bad injury. I think that all the usuals will make it and I stand by my list.

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    http://es.pn/KMLRlM

    good breakdown of the worlds roster this year

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    Based on the players we've played against, considering some of the best performances against our defense, I think that Aldridge could be on the final roster.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ThA HoyA View Post
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    http://es.pn/KMLRlM

    good breakdown of the worlds roster this year
    Sounds like there's 10 locks, barring injury, to be on the 2014 World Cup team.

    Kevin Durant
    Kevin Love
    LaMarcus Aldridge
    Blake Griffin
    James Harden
    Dwight Howard
    Anthony Davis
    Paul George
    Stephen Curry
    Kyrie Irving
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    Default Re: USA Basketball's 28 Man Roster

    I wish Lance could make it on the roster. I think he would play well in that kind of basketball.

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