Originally posted on Project Spurs  |  Last updated 8/8/12
The American basketball team prides itself on having so much depth that no single player on the roster has to get worn out by playing too many minutes. So all of Team USA will return to their respective NBA teams well rested and healthy. Unfortunately for the San Antonio Spurs, none of their players are on the U.S. roster, but there are quite a few scattered among the other international squads. Not only are the Spurs well represented internationally, they also play considerable minutes for their home countries. Manu Ginobili for Argentina, Tony Parker, Boris Diaw and Nando De Colo for France, Tiago Splitter for Brazil and Patty Mills for Australia are all a big part of their respective teams and they’ve all advanced to the elimination round of the tournament. So with only about a month and a half of rest until training camp, will the Spurs’ Olympians be good to go for the NBA season? The quick turnaround will probably be toughest on 35-year-old Manu Ginobili. Not only because of his
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