Rank the 2012 Olympics USA Basketball Team Roster Basketball Players

Rank the 2012 Olympics USA Basketball Team Roster

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The 2012 Olympic USA Basketball Team roster is composed of 12 of the finest professional basketball players from the United States and will compete for a gold medal at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, England. After losing many strong finalists to injury, the 12-member team for the 2012 Olympics was announced on July 7, 2012.

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Like many editions of the squad from the past, the 2012 US Men's Basketball team will enter the Summer Olympics with big expectations to dominate the tournament and bring home a gold medal. This was also the case in 1992 when the "Dream Team," composed of some of the best basketball players of all time, won the gold medal in glorious fashion. Other teams in the years since were less successful, such as the 2004 squad, but the US bounced back to win a gold medal in 2008.

Many of the players from that 2008 team returned for the 2012 campaign. Comprised completely of National Basketball Association players, the 2012 roster includes some of the best in professional basketball right now such as Kobe Bryant, Kevin Durant, LeBron James, Kevin Love and Carmelo Anthony. Additionally, Blake Griffin, Andre Iguodala and James Harden were named final members the team.

Thought not as strong as originally projected, the US Men's Olympic Basketball team is still expected to be one of those with the most potential at the 2012 Olympics. Think they're destined for gold or do you see a supreme upset in their future? Tell us what you think and why by leaving a comment below.
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    Power forward Projected roster member

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    C. J. Watson is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Rank the 2012 Olympics USA Basketball Team Roster

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    C. J. Watson Point guard

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    Gordon Hayward is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Rank the 2012 Olympics USA Basketball Team Roster


    Gordon Hayward Small forward

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    Small forward

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    LaMarcus Aldridge is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Rank the 2012 Olympics USA Basketball Team Roster

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    LaMarcus Aldridge Power forward, Center

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    Jeremy Lin is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Rank the 2012 Olympics USA Basketball Team Roster

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    Jeremy Lin Point guard

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    Rajon Rondo is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Rank the 2012 Olympics USA Basketball Team Roster

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    Rajon Rondo Point guard

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    Blake Griffin is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Rank the 2012 Olympics USA Basketball Team Roster

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    Blake Griffin Power forward Injured during scrimmage; replaced by Anthony Davis

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    Power forward, Center Projected roster member

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    Center

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    Andre Iguodala is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Rank the 2012 Olympics USA Basketball Team Roster

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    Andre Iguodala Shooting guard, Small forward

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    James Harden is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Rank the 2012 Olympics USA Basketball Team Roster

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    James Harden Shooting guard

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    Kevin Love is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Rank the 2012 Olympics USA Basketball Team Roster


    Kevin Love Power forward, Center

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    Russell Westbrook is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Rank the 2012 Olympics USA Basketball Team Roster

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    Russell Westbrook Point guard

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    Carmelo Anthony is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Rank the 2012 Olympics USA Basketball Team Roster


    Carmelo Anthony Small forward, Forward

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    Chris Paul is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Rank the 2012 Olympics USA Basketball Team Roster

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    Chris Paul Point guard

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    LeBron James is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Rank the 2012 Olympics USA Basketball Team Roster

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    LeBron James Small forward, Power forward, Point forward

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    Kevin Durant is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Rank the 2012 Olympics USA Basketball Team Roster


    Kevin Durant Small forward

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