Found May 10, 2012 on Bloguin Best:
The NBA playoffs and NBA season is taking its toll on the U.S. Olympic roster pool. Already the U.S. has lost Dwight Howard, Derrick Rose, LaMarcus Aldridge and Chauncey Billups off its finalists roster. It forced the team to add Anthony Davis and James Harden to its collective roster pool. It also had the U.S. pushing back the date to submit its final roster and received an extension on the U.S. Olympic Committee's deadline to name a final roster. The U.S.'s 12-man roster will have to make the same commitment to defense that the 2008 Olympic team did, but it will be a mix of the gold-medal winning 2008 team and the gold medal-winning 2010 team at the World Championships. This puts the U.S. behind the 8-ball in building the team and the program. After all, the 2008 team was really born at the 2006 World Championships and the three-year commitment Jerry Colangelo asked of its participants to play in two major international competitions (plus the Tournament of the Americas qua...
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