2012 USA Basketball
The final 20-person roster was announced a few days ago, so I pose this question: If you were in charge of making the final 12-person roster to bring to London, who would you have on it, and what would your starting lineup be?
PG: Chris Paul
SG: Kobe Bryant
SF: Kevin Durant
PF: LeBron James
C: Dwight Howard
I went Aldridge over Bosh just because I think he brings more to the team as a whole. And I don't like leaving Westbrook off the roster either, but I can't justify him over Paul, Rose, Williams, Wade or Kobe.
I also don't like Danny Granger being left off entirely. I would've tried to find room for him somehow....
PG: Deron Williams
PF: K Love
Why? I think Kevin Love is a perfect fit for the team. He's unselfish and has an incredibly high basketball IQ. And he'd also open up the paint for Howard to be able to go to work without teams being able to double him. I went with Deron at the PG because he's more of a traditional point and has international experience. And I chose Lamar Odom because of the flexibility he brings to the team. They can play him at the 3, 4, or 5 in international play and be alright and most likely have a mismatch at any of those positions.
Question (without looking it up): Off the top of your head, which of these 20 players has the most international experience?
Originally Posted by JEvans14
Melo has the most international games played (59) than anyone else. The rest are James (55), Williams (47), Wade (40), Howard (38), Paul (37), Bosh (32) and Billups (30).
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