Monday, July 9, 2012


The preliminary 15 man roster was shortened to its final 12 this weekend after scrimmages against the select team, with the finalists below:

PG- Chris Paul, Deron Williams, Russell Westbrook
SG- Kobe Bryant, James Harden
SF- LeBron James, Kevin Durant, Carmelo Anthony, Andre Iguodala
PF- Blake Griffin, Kevin Love
C- Tyson Chandler

Not many surprises, but the selection of Andre Iguodala shows how the team has evolved since the last Olympics, mostly due to the 'big man injury bug of 2012'.  Expect to see Carmelo and LeBron playing a lot of power forward, as the US team will try to spread the floor and attack from all angles, using their size and speed to their advantage.
This month the US team has a number of scrimmages, then they head to Barcelona for final tune ups against Argentina and Spain before the Olympics begin.  Time to dust off your Dream Team windbreaker and get ready for another gold medal.

You mean THIS classic?

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