Only three centers – Drummond, Anthony Davis and DeMarcus Cousins – made the cut. However, in international play, the Americans might use plenty of small ball with a power forward at center.
At ProBasketballTalk, I projected the roster for the 2014 event:
PG: Kyrie Irving, Derrick Rose, Damian Lillard
SG: Stephen Curry, James Harden
SF: Kevin Durant, Paul George, Kyle Korver
PF: Kevin Love, Blake Griffin
C: Anthony Davis, DeMarcus Cousins
I consider Davis a lock if he wants a spot. Cousins previously had issues during his time with the U.S. national team, but I can’t shake the idea that he was invited back for a reason. If his potential weren’t so respected, he would have just been cut loose by now.
Still, Cousins and Drummond are running neck and neck. I could see either making the squad with a strong camp.
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