Who should get the final two spots on the USA Men’s Basketball Team?

It’s been a rough summer for the Men’s Basketball Team. Derrick Rose and Dwight Howard got hurt at the end of the NBA season, and most recently Chris Paul has gone down with injury, although thoughts are that it isn’t too serious. Add that to the smaller losses like Chris Bosh and LaMarcus Aldridge and it started to look like a problem.

Even with all of those injuries though, the USA team should be favorites in this years Olympics. That journey will start soon, but first the team needs to be completed. There’s been 9 locks on the team announced, and Blake Griffin was added earlier today. The locks are Carmelo Anthony, Kobe Bryant, Tyson Chandler, Kevin Durant, LeBron James, Kevin Love, Chris Paul, Russel Westbrook and Deron Williams.

So with those 10 locked in, there is two final spots to round out the 12 man Team USA roster. The 5 players that are competing for the job are Antony Davis, Rudy Gay, Eric Gordon, James Harden and Andre Iguodala.

Even though Anthony Davis got hurt during practice, he has continued to practice and has said that he really wants to play for Team USA. I really hope he gets a spot too, and if he plays up to the potential that he has then he should have no problem making the team.

The rest of the 4 are all capable players coming off the bench, but if I was the one picking the team I’d go with James Harden. Even though we obviously can’t see what goes on in Team USA practice, we know that Harden can shoot the ball well and while Team USA has some good shooters they don’t have anybody that can give them a real good shooter off the bench. The other reason I would choose Harden over the rest is because of two other players on the team, his Thunder teammates Russell Westbrook and Kevin Durant. He already has great chemistry with them and the Thunder Big 3 could give them a huge boost.

While the Olympic Games don’t start until July 27th, the roster is set to be chosen tonight at 7 PM on NBATV. There is a good chance any of those players get chosen, but if I were picking the team I’d take Anthony Davis and James Harden.

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One Response to Who should get the final two spots on the USA Men’s Basketball Team?

  1. Reblogged this on Girls Talking Sports and commented:
    Who do you think?
    -M

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