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JerseyPalahniuk
07-07-2012, 07:24 PM
http://espn.go.com/olympics/summer/2012/basketball/story/_/id/8139144/blake-griffin-james-harden-andre-iguodala-us-men-basketball-roster-sources-say


LAS VEGAS -- Blake Griffin, Andre Iguodala and James Harden have been chosen for the U.S. Olympic men's basketball team.

The trio earned the final three spots that opened after a rash of injuries knocked out at least four players who would have been on the team. They beat out Eric Gordon, Rudy Gay and No. 1 draft pick Anthony Davis of New Orleans, who couldn't scrimmage this week because of a sprained ankle.

"We projected we would have difficulty getting down to a roster of 12, regardless of the number of injuries that have taken place, because they are such an outstanding group of people and athletes," USA Basketball chairman Jerry Colangelo said in a statement. "The final selections keep us in concert with our game plan to have athleticism, versatility and strong depth on our roster. I think our final roster epitomizes all of that."

Also heading to London for the defending gold medalists are: LeBron James, Kobe Bryant, Carmelo Anthony, Chris Paul, Deron Williams, Kevin Durant, Russell Westbrook, Tyson Chandler and Kevin Love.

The average age of the U.S. team is 26.1 years old.

Depth chart anyone?

PG: Paul, Williams
SG: Kobe, Westbrook, Harden
SF: Durant, Melo, Iguodala
PF: Lebron, Griffin
C: Chandler, Love

Lebron/Melo/Durant can play the 4
Westbrook can play a more natural 2

Chacarron
07-07-2012, 07:34 PM
I want to see this lineup at some point:

PG: Paul
SG: Kobe
SF: Durant
PF: Melo
C: Lebron

Baller1
07-07-2012, 07:38 PM
I'd love to see:
Paul
Westbrook
Iggy
Lebron
Chandler

Scoring on that team would be a *****.

justinnum1
07-07-2012, 07:42 PM
I'd love to see:
Paul
Westbrook
Iggy
Lebron
Chandler

Scoring on that team would be a *****.

damn

i want to see a
paul
kobe
iggy
durant
lebron

lineup to close games

bloomis1307
07-07-2012, 07:58 PM
If I'm not mistaken Iggy played the four some this past Fiba tournament (while durant played the 3). So there is a chance you could see him there at times....I think that is in part why he made the team, he can play the 2-4 and has good wing defense.

SugeKnight
07-07-2012, 08:02 PM
EG>Harden

StarvingKnick22
07-07-2012, 08:06 PM
by that new guys thought Jeremy Lin should be starting at all 5 positions

TheHighLife
07-07-2012, 08:11 PM
Those are some pretty cute Centers on that team. They're going to get abused.
Demarcus Cousins should have made it over Harden, Iguodala, and Chandler.

MintBerryCrunch
07-07-2012, 08:17 PM
Doesn't really matter who we have, were gonna destroy everyone no matter what haha

chrism8188
07-07-2012, 08:17 PM
iggy??? ehhhhhh i rather have EG or Anthony davis. or another true center. still a raw team

thechom80
07-07-2012, 09:07 PM
Ant Davis is injured.

No Love for Love running the point? lol

Avenged
07-07-2012, 09:09 PM
Blake Griffin! We're going to see some high flying moves :drool:

Chronz
07-07-2012, 10:08 PM
I thought this would be the final 3. Good job USA

kobebabe
07-07-2012, 10:19 PM
I would have loved to see EG over Harden but overall a decent team.
I do think we will have problems if we face longer teams though

AllBall
07-07-2012, 10:31 PM
God, this team sucks.

I wouldn't say its our B team, buts its definitely not the 1A team. This is like a B+ or A-.

I mean, its just not Dream Team status which is what I expect out of all our Team USA lineups, which is why I'm so against Mark Cuban and Stern's idea of not letting NBA players compete in the Olympics.

kjdills13
07-07-2012, 10:41 PM
This LEGIT!!!

But

Spain will give them SOME problems just with there length because we dont have alot of size. However Rubio isnt playing so we will still win by at least 10. but it will be the closest game.

metsfanssince05
07-07-2012, 10:43 PM
Stupid question... What happens if some how 5 players get injured?

Blitzbolt
07-07-2012, 10:54 PM
This roster sucks here is my starting 5 for London

Kobe Favors Gay Love Sessions.

Delusional
07-07-2012, 11:29 PM
This roster sucks here is my starting 5 for London

Kobe Favors Gay Love Sessions.

:laugh2:

That was a good one. Lololol

But yeah, this roster isn't quite what we're used to seeing out of Team USA. Not having a really good offensive center could hurt us, unless they plan on using Love at center while Chandler is on the bench.

Baller1
07-07-2012, 11:44 PM
EG>Harden

No.

jrm2054
07-07-2012, 11:47 PM
i feel some players were missed but this team can still win the gold i think

TylerSL
07-08-2012, 12:13 AM
called it a week ago....

justinnum1
07-08-2012, 12:16 AM
cp3/dwill
kobe/westbrick
durant/iggy
bron/melo
chandler/love

that should be the rotation imo

sixer04fan
07-08-2012, 12:24 AM
Congrats to Iggy, Blake, and Harden. That's who I wanted to see make the team.

I like this team a lot. Definitely concerned with the lack of size, but I hope the athleticism and versatility can make up for it. Besides that, it's a very complete team. I also don't see any three point specialists per say, but the team is stacked with talented shooters and guys that can score at will regardless.

shep33
07-08-2012, 12:43 AM
No Iverson or Marbury?

shep33
07-08-2012, 12:46 AM
cp3/dwill
kobe/westbrick
durant/iggy
bron/melo
chandler/love

that should be the rotation imo

Agree. I think we'll be fine. Kinda don't want Kobe to play at all lol. Just want him to rest for this upcoming season.

Very athletic team. With Love at the 5, I mean we become unguardable.

Losoway
07-08-2012, 12:58 AM
i wish i could see this team vs the dream team

but when does the usa games start?

JasonJohnHorn
07-08-2012, 03:15 AM
Does anyone else find it odd that there is only one true center on that team and only two power forwards. I realize LBJ can play PF, but that is not his natural position, and there are going to be some big teams, perhaps most notably Spain with Gasol and Gasol. That said, they only had one center is trying out for the team and only three power forwards, and one of them was a college kid.

I know the USA basketball team has the most talent, but I think there are going to be some match-ups that really hurt this team.

TylerSL
07-08-2012, 03:34 AM
This roster sucks here is my starting 5 for London

Kobe Favors Gay Love Sessions.

haha epic