Greg Monroe getting Team USA consideration

Marc Stein of ESPN:

Sources close to the situation told that Sacramento Kings power forward DeMarcus Cousins, Detroit Pistons center Greg Monroe and incoming Kentucky star Anthony Davis — widely regarded as a lock to be selected with the No. 1 overall pick in the June draft — are among the young big men under consideration to be among the late additions Colangelo mentioned.

Team USA has lost several players from its roster due to injury (Derrick Rose, Chauncey Billups, Dwight Howard and LaMarcus Aldridge) and reality TV (Lamar Odom). Monroe, with his high post passing ability, would be really fun to watch in international basketball, where great passing big men are a given on most of the top national teams. I don’t think I have to tell anyone how it’s quite an accomplishment for Monroe to even be given consideration for a spot when you look back and remember how little attention he got for his great rookie season a year ago.

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