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Thursday, February 11th, 2010 at 9:00 am  |  24 responses

USA Basketball Roster Announced

The roster is, um, large. To say the least: “2008 Olympians – Carmelo Anthony (Denver Nuggets), Carlos Boozer (Utah Jazz), Chris Bosh (Toronto Raptors), Kobe Bryant (Los Angeles Lakers), Dwight Howard (Orlando Magic), LeBron James (Cleveland Cavaliers), Chris Paul (New Orleans Hornets), Dwyane Wade (Miami Heat) and Deron Williams (Utah Jazz). 2004 Olympians – Lamar Odom (Los Angeles Lakers) and Amare Stoudemire (Phoenix Suns). Newcomers – LaMarcus Aldridge (Portland Trail Blazers), Chauncey Billups (Denver Nuggets), Kevin Durant (Oklahoma City Thunder), Rudy Gay (Memphis Grizzlies), Eric Gordon (Los Angeles Clippers), Danny Granger (Indiana Pacers), Andre Iguodala (Philadelphia 76ers), Al Jefferson (Minnesota Timberwolves), David Lee (New York Knicks), Brook Lopez (New Jersey Nets), Kevin Love (Minnesota Timberwolves), O.J. Mayo (Memphis Grizzlies), Kendrick Perkins (Boston Celtics), Derrick Rose (Chicago Bulls), Gerald Wallace (Charlotte Bobcats) and Russell Westbrook (Oklahoma City Thunder).”

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  • pennydunk_1

    First? Where’s kidd?

  • http://www.behindtheb.blogspot.com Sam Raphael Chadwick

    WOW that is a big team, filled with talent.

    Brooke Lopez but no Devin Harris?

    strange lol Brandon Roy?

  • reald

    kid said he retired from international play with a perfect record

  • http://digitalthread.com AlbertBarr

    Chauncey is an intersting add at his age. He probably wont be in 2012 olympics…maybe he could…

  • jumpman3224

    Chauncey was involved during the last go around, but didnt make the final olympic roster. I think the team (if everyone is healthy) will be the 8 returners PLUS:
    Stoudemire, Durant, Rose and Wallace.

  • james

    no rondo no way

  • Ian

    How do they have Russell Westbrook and Kendrick Perkins, but no Rondo or Bynum?

  • Dutch Rob

    I agree with Rondo
    We all saw the redeem team force a lot of turnovers in the Olympics
    because the opposing guards could not handle the ball.
    Add Rondo to the mix and its a fastbreak frenzy

  • http://myspace.com/weezyleezy337 GametimeWeezy

    Team USA is a problem!

  • Marion Park

    How about adding Monta and letting Nellie Coach. I mean we’re gearing towards 2012 and everyone knows London’s got the pubs for Don Nelson. They should let 1 d-league guy play too. One that’s not already on the Warriors.

  • http://aol.com Run’N'Gun 219

    Because rondo has a bad attitude, and he realy isnt that good.(no jumper, misses to many lay-ups) and he looks like yoshi. lol

  • LA Huey

    I think Team USA needs Crash to replace Tayshaun (as the man who gracefully warms the bench), Durant in for Redd, Rose in for Kidd, and Lee to replace Boozer. I had Lee instead of Amare because if the conditions are the same as 2008, Boozer’s replacement will be next to Crash all game. No way STAT can play good soldier.

  • Reemo

    According to the Commercial Appeal Rondo and Bnum declined to participate. I think they think a wee bit too much of themselves

  • tgm

    rondo doesent want to play! neither does bynum! there’s no money in it!

  • http://www.redraidersports.com Nick Fleming

    Rondo looks like Xerxes from 300. That is all.

  • dizgirlzballin

    i’m juz glad to see my boys rudy and o.j. on the roster! go grizzlies!!!!

  • http://bandewzballer john cortez

    yeah Rondo and Bynum declined.

  • nastierthanu2

    Durant will be hectic on the perimeter and I mean defensively. I’m not seein anyone beating the states again

  • http://staticseth.blogspot.com/ Seth

    Kendrick Perkins? Wow, good for him. Kinda disappointed Rondo didn’t get in (or if he declined, either way).

  • OneStep

    Kendrick Perkins? On the depth chart of US talent the mere fact that he registers high enough to get picked suggests there is a dearth of talent in the US. Unbelievable.

  • http://www.realcavsfans.com Anton

    The world is about to get trapped in the web of the Durantula.

  • Vedran

    No Shawn Marion on the team despite him signing that 3 year contract in 2008 or sth? Does anyone know why??
    Also, not adding Rondo to the squad is dumb.

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